Welcome to the website of your Precinct 2 Justice Court in the heart of historic Downtown Arlington! As your Judge, I am honored to preside over one of the busiest and most productive courts in all of Texas. Our Court handles over 15,000 filings annually in areas such as Evictions, Civil Small Claims, Debt Cases, and Class C offenses including Traffic and Failure to Attend School.
In addition, our Court holds many Administrative Hearings including Towing, Property Seizures, Driver’s License Suspensions, Handgun License Revocations and Essential Needs Licenses.
Our Court is also happy to perform Marriages.
We are committed to serving the citizens of Tarrant County Precinct 2 by providing fair, efficient, effective and economical resolutions to all things handled by our Court.
Judge Mary Tom Curnutt
Please be advised that on January 1, 2022, in accordance with S.B. 41, the filing fee for Justice Court civil suits will increase from $46.00 to $54.00. In addition to the increased fee, motions for new trial and appeals will now require this filing fee to be paid at the time of filing.
On November 10, 2021, the Supreme Court of Texas issued its 44th Emergency Order, which removed the requirement for eviction petitions to state that the plaintiff has reviewed the information about the Texas Eviction Diversion Program. The 44th Emergency Order also revised the contents required to be included on eviction citations.
On November 3, 2021, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs ("TDHCA") announced that it was closing the Texas Eviction Diversion Program to new applications because TDHCA has successfully paid or obligated all funds available to date.
On August 26, 2021, the CDC order temporarily halting evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission ended.
IMPORTANT: It has been brought to our attention that some jurors may have received a summons with no printed reporting information on the inside. Those summons are being reprinted and mailed out. If you don't want to wait for the new summons, we can provide your juror candidate ID number in order for you to register online. Please send your name as listed on the summons, address, and date of birth to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
If you have questions, please contact our office at 817-548-3925.
Please be advised that Tarrant County JP2 has resumed in-person hearings for all jury trials effective Monday, June 7, 2021. All case types listed below will resume in-person trials as listed:
Driver License Suspension Hearings - June 22, 2021
Small Claims Bench Trials - July 1, 2021
Eviction Trials - July 1, 2021
Any case types not listed above will continue to be held virtually by Zoom until further notice.
Please visit our JP2 COVID-19 INFORMATION section for procedures regarding court appearances for those who are part of a vulnerable population and for those displaying symptoms of COVID-19.
Need help paying rent and/or utilities because of COVID-19?
Getrenthelp.com is for Tarrant County residents having difficulty paying rent and/or utilities, and for landlords seeking assistance on their behalf.
Have questions? Please call 817-850-7940 and select option 1.
To schedule a wedding ceremony, please call the court at 817-548-3925.
Continue to check our website for updates as more information becomes available.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the court by phone at 817-548-3925 or email us.
For your convenience, we now offer E-Filing. Use EFile Texas to file
new cases and add additional documents to existing Small Claim,
Evictions and Debt Claim cases. Documents must be scanned into the
program before filing. It is important to remember that you may incur
additional fees for copies. The fees PER CASE are $1 for the first
page and 25 cents for every page therafter.
700 E. Abram, Suite 200
Arlington, Texas 76010
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
All financial transactions must be completed 30 minutes prior to close of business.
All filings must be in triplicate, otherwise each copy made by the court is $1 per page (see copy request fees).
Justice Court 2 follow the same Severe Weather Policy as the Arlington Independent School District (AISD). If AISD delays its opening or is closed, Justice Court 2 will do so as well. Please call our office to confirm closure or delay.
House Bill 2398[84(R) – 2015] Mandates the expunction of all failure to attend school cases as of September 1, 2015. Accordingly, all such cases are dismissed as of that date. No payments, community service, return to show proof of graduation or report card, or any other requirements set by the Court or the Criminal District Attorney's Office are due or will be accepted. The Court is in the process of expunging all records.This does not change the status of Parent Contributing to Non-Attendance cases.
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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