Repair and Remedy

Repair and Remedy Form

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. (Governed by Rules 500-507 and 509 of Part V of the Rules of Civil Procedure. To the extent of any conflict between Rule 509 and the rest of Part V, Rule 509 applies).

How to File a Repair and Remedy Case

New Rules for Justice Courts

Statement of Inability to Afford Court Costs

Document Fee Schedule

Document Title

Filing Fee (1)

Service Fee (2)

 

 

 

Debt Claim Petition

$46.00

$85.00

Eviction Petition

$46.00

$85.00

Abstract of Judgment (per page)

$5.00

N/A

Subpoena (plus $10 attached to the summons for each witness)

N/A

$85.00

Repair and Remedy Petition

$46.00

$85.00

Small Claim Petition

$46.00

$85.00

Subpoena

N/A

$85.00

Writ of Execution

$5.00

$275.00

Writ of Garnishment

$46.00

$275.00

Writ of Possession (per hour)

N/A

$80.00

Writ of Restoration of Utility Service

$46.00

$85.00

Writ of Re-Entry

$46.00

$85.00

Writ of Retrieval

N/A

$85.00

Towing Administrative Hearing

N/A

$30.00

(1)"Filing Fees" are charged per case filed, not by the number of persons/parties named in the lawsuit or claim.

(2)"Service Fees" must be multiplied by the number of person/parties to be served. The above quoted service fee amount is for service by Guadalupe County Constables. The cost of service by other agencies my differ.