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    Justice of the Peace Court 2
    Arlington Subcourthouse

    Judge Mary Tom Cravens Curnutt

    Judge Mary Tom Cravens Curnutt

    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


    On August 3, 2021, the CDC has issued a new order temporarily halting evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission in order to respond to recent, unexpected developments in the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the rise of the Delta variant. It is intended to target specific areas of the country where cases are rapidly increasing, which likely would be exacerbated by mass evictions.

    Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions in Communities with Substantial or High Levels of Community Transmission of COVID-19 to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19

    CDC COVID Data Tracker

    The Texas Supreme Court's 34th Emergency Order, which applied the Moratorium to Texas Courts, expired March 31, 2021.

    Without a further order from the Texas Supreme Court, Justice Court, Pct. 2 has no authority to apply the extended CDC Eviction Moratorium, including abating cases until the  CDC Moratorium expires.

    After receiving a motion from a landlord requesting that his/her case continue to trial or a writ of possession be issued in a case previously abated, Justice Court, Pct. 2 will proceed accordingly.

    A landlord's request to proceed with his/her eviction case acknowledges the potential consequences of evicting a tenant covered by the CDC Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions, which may include facing civil and/or criminal penalties of up to $500,000 per event and/or one year in jail.

    Tenant CDC Declaration

    The Supreme Court of Texas has issued its 39th Emergency Order, extending the Texas Eviction Diversion Program until October 1, 2021.

    State of Texas Eviction Diversion Program- EFFECTIVE February 15, 2021

    The Supreme Court of Texas has issued its 35th Emergency Order, implementing the Texas Eviction Diversion Program statewide. Below are some important highlights:

    The Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) helps Texas tenants stay in their homes and provides landlords an alternative to eviction. The TEDP may provide up to fifteen months of rental assistance for eligible tenants who are behind on their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have been sued for eviction. Both the tenant and the landlord must agree to participate and meet the requirements in the chart below. This temporary program is a unique partnership between the Supreme Court of Texas, Texas Office of Court Administration, and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).

    The TEDP is a voluntary program that permits eligible landlords and tenants to agree upon a resolution to the issues raised in an eviction case. If eligibility requirements are met, past due rent obligations and utility delinquencies may be eligible to be covered in full and the eviction case dismissed.

    • Assistance can be used to pay the full contracted rent that is past due, and the remainder may be used to pay for subsequent months of assistance.
    • The TEDP uses a special court process that allows courts to put eviction lawsuits on hold and divert them to the TEDP. Under the TEDP, lump sum payments are provided to landlords for rental arrears in exchange for allowing tenants to remain in their homes and forgiving late fees. Diverted cases may be dismissed and will be made confidential from public disclosure.

    For more information on the State of Texas Eviction Diversion Program Click on the links below.

        Texas Judicial Branch

        Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

        Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) Overview


    TEDP Informational Brochures

        TEDP Program Brochure (English)

        TEDP Program Brochure (Spanish)

    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

    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?

    Visit 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.

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    Office Info

    Southeast Subcourthouse
    700 E. Abram, Suite 200
    Arlington, Texas 76010

    Phone: 817-548-3925
    Fax: 682-255-3960
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    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.

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    Important Information

    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.

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