Justice Court Civil Cases

Civil case information can now be searched online for the Midland County Justice of the Peace Offices at https://www.govrec.com/home/midlandcotx.

Civil Questions

Email our office for any questions related to civil cases.

TEXAS RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE - PDF

SELF-HELP LINK FOR FILING IN JUSTICE COURT

Texaslawhelp.org (Tenants Rights Handbook)

Link for Texas Eviction Diversion Program

TENANT PROVIDES DECLARATION TO THE landlord

THE CDC FEDERAL EVICTION MORATORIUM REQUIRES LANDLORDS NOT TO EVICT TENANTS IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS. HOWEVER, THE MORATORIUM DOES NOT AFFECT THE REQUIREMENT FOR THIS COURT TO FOLLOW TEXAS LAW REGARDING EVICTION SUITS.  THE LANDLORD MAY CHOOSE TO PLACE THIS CASE ON HOLD UNTIL THE CDC MORATORIUM IS OVER, WHICH IS CURRENTLY SCHEDULED TO BY OCTOBER 1, 2021.  IF THEY DO NOT PLACE THE CASE ON HOLD, AND YOU BELIEVE THE MORATORIUM SHOULD REQUIRE THEM TO DO SO, YOU CAN CONSULT AN ATTORNEY TO DISCUSS YOUR OPTIONS.  LEGAL ASSISTANCE CONTACT INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.TJCTC.ORG/SLR..

  1. Debt Claim
  2. Eviction
  3. Repair & Remedy
  4. Small Claims
  5. Occupational Driver's License
  6. Tow Hearings

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 $20,000, excluding statutory interest and court costs but including attorney fees, if any.

BEFORE FILING - Find Your Precinct

Access the documentation needed to file a Debt Claim Packet PDF

Defendant’s Answer Instructions & Defendant’s Original Sworn Answer

Application - Subpoena

Appeal Bond - Defendant

Appeal Bond - Plaintiff

Application - Writ of Execution

Application - Writ of Garnishment

Motion for New Trial

Motion to Set Aside Default Judgment

Motion - Transfer Venue

Civil Indigence