Judge Seider, JP 3-2

Evictions

North Dallas Government Center – 6820 LBJ Freeway Suite 2100, Dallas, TX 75240 
(214) 904-3042 Main
(214) 904-3049 Fax
Office E-mail: JP32Court@dallascounty.org
Business Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Se Habla Español
Chief Clerk: Nuria Ascon


UPDATE ON EVICTION CASES

The CDC Eviction Moratorium has been extended until July 31, 2021. However, the Texas Supreme Court's 34th Emergency Order, which applied the provisions of the moratorium to Texas courts, has expired, effective March 31, 2021.

NOTICE TO LANDLORDS:  The process related to the CDC eviction moratorium in Texas eviction cases has been governed by the Texas Supreme Court's Emergency Orders, not the specific text of the CDC order itself. Nothing in the text of the moratorium itself (click here to read the moratorium) specifically directs or forbids courts to take any action.

Instead, it directs landlords to not evict tenants that are covered by the moratorium. It also provides civil and criminal penalties for landlords who violate the moratorium, but that is a matter between the tenant, the landlord, and potentially a federal prosecutor. It is not a matter that a justice court can or should enforce in the absence of authority from the Texas Supreme Court.

 

 

NOTICE TO TENANTS:  The CDC Eviction Moratorium has been extended until July 31, 2021, you can find out more about the order at www.TexasLawHelp.org.

Click here for a sample Declaration Form to submit to your landlord. Courts are no longer authorized by the Texas Supreme Court to abate (put on hold) cases based on the CDC eviction moratorium. Instead, the moratorium prevents landlords from evicting covered tenants, and provides civil and criminal penalties for landlords who violate it. Therefore, there are no actions for the court to take if provided a Declaration.

 

 

NOTICE TO LANDLORDS & TENANTS - TEXAS EVICTION DIVERSION PROGRAM NOTIFICATION:  The Texas Supreme Court, in conjunction with an order from Gov. Abbott and with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs has created the Texas Eviction Diversion Program, which is designed to curb a surge of COVID-related evictions, assist vulnerable tenants, and provide an alternative to eviction for landlords.

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, utility delinquencies may be eligible to be covered in full, and the eviction case dismissed. For more information about the program, please click here.

 


For Eviction Questions Email: JP32Evictions@DallasCounty.org.

 

 

Currently Active Supreme Court Orders

37th Emergency Order - Effective April 28, expires July 27, 2021. This order extends the Texas Eviction Diversion Program, which is designed to curb a surge of COVID-related evictions, assist vulnerable tenants, and provide an alternative to eviction for landlords read the 37th Emergency Order here. Eligibility for the program will be determined by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA). Please see the Diversion Program FAQ section above for full information and to download the forms and documents related to the program.

38th Emergency Order - Effective May 26, expires August 1, 2021. This order extends the Texas Eviction Diversion Program, which is designed to curb a surge of COVID-related evictions, assist vulnerable tenants, and provide an alternative to eviction for landlords read the 38th Emergency Order here. Eligibility for the program will be determined by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA). Please see the Diversion Program FAQ section above for full information and to download the forms and documents related to the program.

 

 

CARES Act Helpful Links:

Federal Eviction Moratoriums

 

 

EVICTION FORMS

 ORIGINAL Sworn Petition as of April 1, 2021 -  
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AMENDED Sworn Petition as of April 1, 2021 -
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Request for Writ of Possession Form as of April 1, 2021 -  
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Plaintiff’s Motion for Nonsuit
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