Justice of the Peace 5-1

Small Claims

East Dallas Government Center – 3443 St. Francis Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75228
(214) 943-6980 Main • (214) 943-2871 Fax
Office E-mail: JP51Court@dallascounty.org
Hours of Operation 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday
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NEW CIVIL COURT COST EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2013

HB 2302 imposes a new $10 fee on all civil action or proceedings including counterclaims, cross-action, interpleader, and appeals. Most court costs/fees go into effect on January 1 the next year, but there is hidden language in this bill which states that 51.607 of the Government Code does NOT apply to this fee, and therefore, it shall be collected starting on the effective date of the bill, which is September 1, 2013.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Filing Fees – Effective 09-01-2013 Adobe Acrobat Required   MS-Word '97+ Required
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Chapter 15, Subchapter (E) - Venue - Suits Brought in Justice Court Adobe Acrobat Required
Texas Rules of Evidence – Effective 03-01-13 Adobe Acrobat Required
Requesting a Continuance (Click Here)
Small Claims Procedures & How to Start the Suit (Click Here)
FORMS
Small Claim Petition Packet Adobe Acrobat Required   MS-Word '97+ Required
Defendant's Original Answer Adobe Acrobat Required   MS-Word '97+ Required
Request for Tow Hearing Adobe Acrobat Required   MS-Word '97+ Required
Debt Claim Petition Adobe Acrobat Required   MS-Word '97+ Required
LINKS
TEXAS LAW HELP
DALLAS BAR ASSOCATION LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE
TEXAS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE
TEXAS SECRETARY OF STATE