Debt Claims Cases

A debt claim case is a lawsuit brought to recover a debt by an assignee of a claim, a debt collector or collection agency, a financial institutjon, or a person or entity primarily engaged in the business of lending money at interest.

The claim can be for no more than $20,000, excluding statutory interest and court costs but including attorney fees, if any. Debt claim cases in justic court are governed by Rules 500-507 and 508 of Part V of the Rules of Civil Procedure. To the extent of any confict between Rule 508 and the rest of Part V, Rule 508 applies.

To search the Justice Court Precinct for your case, please visit Tarrant County Comprehensive Address Information Directory.

For information on Justice Court Rules, please visit Texas Judicial Branch Rules and Forms website.

FORMS NEEDED:

* Indicates three copies need to be submitted

1. Debt Claim Petition*

2. Military Affidavit

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

1. File with Justice Court 7 and serve in Tarrant County

  • Fees
  • $54 filing fee
  • $75 Constable fee for each person being served

2. File with Justice Court 7 and serve outside Tarrant County

  • The plaintiff is responsible to provide the court with the following information: name, address, phone number and separate payment for the service fee for the Constable, Sheriff or other agency that will be serving the citation.

 

This page was last modified on January 11, 2022

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