Small Claims

Small Claim Form (pdf)

A small claims case is a lawsuit brought for the recovery of money damges, civil penalties, personal property, or other relief allowed by law. the claim can be for no more then $10,000 excluding statutory interest and court costs but including attorney fees, if any. (Governed by Rules 500-507 of Part V of the Rules of Civil Procedure)

Filing a Small Claim Information Sheet (pdf)

New Rules for Justice Courts (pdf)

Texas Rules of Evidence (pdf)

Demand for Jury (pdf)

Defendants Answer (pdf)

Statement of Inability to Afford Court Costs (pdf)

Motion for Dismissal (pdf)

How to Sue in Justice Court (pdf)

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.

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