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Cares Act Funding    |    Emergency Housing Assistance Programs (EHAPS)    |    Reopenings and Operational Updates



The health and safety of our customers and employees is our priority to avoid further spread of COVID-19. Due to the backlog of cases, high volume of filings and new processes to conduct business, there will be some delay.

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2020, you may file documents in-person by appointment only. Please contact the court by telephone 214-643-4773 or email to schedule an appointment. We will have a drop box available on October 1, 2020, to drop off payments or filings located at the front window of our lobby. We still encourage customers to file documents via mail, email or fax. Motions and some hearings continue to be conducted by telephone or by computer conference. If you meet the criteria of vulnerable population*, you may request a teleconference or web based hearing.

Please contact the Chief Clerk in regards to urgent hearings such as writs; other matters requiring immediate attention, or to schedule a marriage ceremony.

Thank you for your patience & understanding,
Judge Margaret O’Brien

* Vulnerable individuals are those over age 65 and individuals with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised, such as by chemotherapy for cancer or other conditions requiring such therapy.



Justice of the Peace 2-1

Garland Office – 140 N. Garland Avenue, Garland, TX 75040
(214) 643-4773 Main • (214) 643-4772 Fax
Office E-mail:
Hours of Operation: 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday – Friday
Se Habla Español

Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Part V Rules of Practice in Justice Court
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Chapter 15
Texas Rules of Evidence

** PLEASE NOTE:  As of May 1st 2019 no credit/debit card payments will be processed onsite after 4pm. **

CARES Act Forms

CARES Act Affidavit
CDC Declaration Form
CDC Declaration - Arabic
CDC Declaration - Espanol
CDC Declaration - Mandarin
CDC Declaration - Vietnamese
Landlord's Contest of Defendant's Declaration

Eviction Information
Eviction Petition
Eviction Request For Writ Of Possession
Immediate Possession Bond
Reentry Petition
Repair and Remedy Petition
Restoration of Utilities