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For Civil questions contact us at: jp24civil@co.midland.tx.us

 

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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.
Here is the documentation needed to file a Debt Claim Case: PACKET DEBIT CLAIM CASE

 
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.
Here is the documentation needed to file an Eviction Case: PACKET EVICTION CASE

 

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.
Here is the documentation needed to file a Repair and Remedy Case: PACKET REPAIR AND REMEDY CASE

 

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.
Here is the documentation needed to file a Small Claims Case: PACKET SMALL CLAIMS CASE


Occupational Driver’s License (ODL):
An Occupational Driver’s License (ODL) is a restricted license that lets you drive at certain times, on specific days, under certain conditions, when you have an “essential need to drive.” An “essential need” means you need to drive for work, get to and from work or school, or perform necessary household duties. You cannot request a (ODL) if your license was suspended for medical reasons, suspended for failing to pay child support or you wish to drive a commercial motor vehicle. If your license was automatically suspended or cancelled following a conviction, file the Petition in the same court that convicted you. If your license was not suspended or cancelled following a conviction, file the Petition in the county where you live or where the offence occurred. You may have a choice between filing in District Court, County Court-at-Law or Justice of the Peace (JP) court.
Here is the documentation needed to file your Petition for Occupational License (ODL):
OCCUPATIONAL DRIVERS LICENSE
ODL LOG

 
Tow Hearings:
The owner or operator of a vehicle towed and placed in a vehicle storage facility without consent, or booted without consent, is entitled to a hearing on whether probable cause existed for the removal or booting of the vehicle. Any Justice Court in the County in which the vehicle was towed or booted may hear the case.
Here is the documentation needed to file a Tow Hearing Case: TOW HEARING CASE