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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 (as of February 1, 2021)

NOTICE TO LANDLORDS- In accordance with the Supreme Court of Texas 31st and 34th Emergency Orders Read the 31st Emergency Order hereRead the 34th Emergency Order herein any action for eviction to recover possession of residential property under Chapter 24 of the Texas Property Code and Rule 510 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure:

A sworn original, amended, or supplemental petition containing “a description of the facts and grounds for eviction” required by Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 510.3(a)(2) must state whether or not:

  1. the premises are a “covered dwelling” subject to Section 4024 of the CARES Act;
  2. the plaintiff has provided the defendant with 30 days’ notice to vacate under Sections 4024(c) of the CARES Act;
  3. the defendant has provided the plaintiff with a declaration under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s agency order, titled Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19, (“CDC Order”) that took effect on September 4, 2020 and is extended by Section 502 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021; Click here to read full order  
  4. the premises are a property securing an FHA-insured Single Family mortgage.
  5. the plaintiff has reviewed the information about the Texas Eviction Diversion Program, found at www.txcourts.gov/eviction-diversion.

The required statement can be included in your original sworn petition for eviction, in an amended or supplement sworn petition, or you may submit a separate affidavit. Click here for a sample affidavit. 

*Note that under the CDC’s order, there are serious consequences against landlords who proceed with a nonpayment of rent eviction against a covered person after receiving a declaration, you may contest Defendant's Declaration by filing Landlord's Contest of Defendant's CDC Declaration Form with the court, Click here. 

NOTICE TO TENANTS - The Centers for Disease Control issued an order stopping some evictions Click here to read full order.   You may be able to stop your eviction if you provide a sworn Declaration under Penalty of Perjury for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Temporary Halt in Evictions to Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19 to your landlord and the court. Before signing the Declaration, read it carefully and make sure all the statements are true. The Declaration is sworn, meaning you can be prosecuted, go to jail, or pay a fine if any of the statements are not true. Find out more about the order at TexasLawHelp.org. Click here for a sample Declaration form, the Declaration must be filed with the court and on your landlord. For more languages and more information regarding the CDC Eviction Moratorium, please Click here.

 


ATTENTION:

NEW FILING OPTIONS – including REMOTE FILING  |  NEW PAYMENT OPTIONS – including REMOTE PAYMENTS
Eviction questions, correspondence, and filing can be done by DIRECT EMAIL to JP32Evictions@DallasCounty.org.

 

Helpful Links


Federal Eviction Moratoriums 

State of Texas Eviction Diversion Program - Effective 2/1/2021

 

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s agency order, titled Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19, (“CDC Order”) that took effect on September 4, 2020 and is extended by the Thirty-Fourth Supreme Court of Texas Emergency Order until March 31, 2021; Click here to read full order    

 

 

EVICTION FORMS

 ORIGINAL SWORN PETITION as of February 1, 2021 -  for Eviction Cases Subject to CARES ACT and CDC Order and TEDP - in Accordance with Supreme Court of Texas 31st and 34th Emergency Orders
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AMENDED Sworn Petition - as of February 1, 2021- Subject to CARES ACT and CDC Order and TEDP - in Accordance with Supreme Court of Texas 31st and 34th Emergency Orders
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Request for Writ of Possession Form 
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Plaintiff’s Motion for Nonsuit
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Landlord's Contest of Defendant's CDC Declaration Form
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