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Contents

Debt Claim
Small Claims
Repair and Remedy
Eviction
Forms


Debt Claim: 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 institution, or a person or entity primarily engaged in the business of lending money at interest.  The claim can be for no more than $10,000, excluding statutory interest and court costs but including attorney fees, if any.

Documents for filing:

Debt Claim Petition

Case Info Sheet 1

Case Info Sheet 2

Service Member's Relief Act Affidavit

Debt Claim Filing Fee is $41.00 Made Payable to JP2

Service Fee in Wise County is $100.00  (Please call to see what Constable payment should be made payable to & call for Out of County Fee’s)

****You must pay these fees separately******  

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Small Claims: A small claims case is a lawsuit brought for the recovery of money damages, civil penalties, personal property, or other relief allowed by law.  The claim can be for no more than $10,000, excluding statutory interest and court costs but including attorney fees, if any.

Documents for Filing:

Small Claims Petition

Case Info Sheet 1

Case Info Sheet 2

Service Member's Relief Act Affidavit

Small Claim Filing Fee is $41.00 Made Payable to JP2

Service Fee in Wise County is $100.00 (Please call to see what Constable payment should be made payable to & call for Out of County Fee’s)

****You must pay these fees separately******

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Repair and Remedy: A repair and remedy case is a lawsuit filed by a residential tenant under Chapter 92, Subchapter B of the Texas Property Code to enforce the landlord’s duty to repair or remedy a condition materially affecting the physical health or safety of an ordinary tenant. The relief sought can be for no more than $10,000, excluding statutory interest and court costs but including attorney fees, if any. 

Documents for Filing:

Repair and Remedy Petition

Case Info Sheet 1

Case Info Sheet 2

Service Member's Relief Act Affidavit

Repair and Remedy Filing Fee is: $41.00 Made Payable to Jp2

Service Fee in Wise County is $100.00 (Please call to see what Constable payment should be made payable to & call for Out of County Fee’s)

****You must pay these fees separately******

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Eviction: An eviction case is a lawsuit brought to recover possession of real property, often by a landlord against a tenant.  A claim for rent may be joined with an eviction case if the amount of rent due and unpaid is not more than $10,000, excluding statutory interest and court costs but including attorney fees, if any. 

Documents for Filing:

Eviction Petition

Case Info Sheet 1

Case Info Sheet 2

Service Member's Relief Act Affidavit

Eviction Filing Fee is: $41.00 Made Payable to Jp2

Service Fee in Wise County is $150.00 (Please call to see what Constable payment should be made payable to & call for Out of County Fee’s)

****You must pay these fees separately******

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We will be happy to answer any procedural questions; however; we cannot answer legal questions.

LISTED HERE ARE HELPFUL INSTRUCTIONS

JP Civil Case Information Sheet (Data Collection) Effective 9-1-13 - Must be filed with Petition

JP Civil Case Information Sheet Effective 9-1-13 - Must be filed with Petition

Case Information Sheet Instructions Effective 9-1-13

(Po Se) Case Information Instructions Effective 9-1-13

940-626-4206 Press 5 ask to speak to Civil Clerk

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Forms

Debt Claim Petition

Small Claims Petition

Repair and Remedy Petition

Eviction Petition

Case Info Sheet 1

Case Info Sheet 2

Service Member's Relief Act Affidavit

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