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PLEASE READ: Important Information Regarding Evictions for September 4, 2020 through December 31, 2020

MUST Read: CDC Moratorium on Evictions

MUST Read: CDC Tenant Declaration Form

Plantiff’s Contest of Defendant’s CDC Declaration

NEW JP Eviction Petition Form

Verification of Compliance with Sections 4023 and 4024 of the CARES Act

Supreme Court of Texas 25th Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster

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Judge John Chatman
Judge
John Chatman

Contact Information

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Closed for Lunch)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Physical Address:
9521 Socorro Rd.
Suite B2
EL Paso, Texas 79927
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Phone (915) 859-3744
Fax (915) 859-8681

Constable Precinct 5

Justices of the Peace Directory

Precinct 1 - Robert T. Pearson
Precinct 2 - Brian J. Haggerty
Precinct 3 - Josh Herrera
Precinct 4 - Rebeca Bustamante
Precinct 5 - John Chatman
Precinct 6-1 - Ruben Lujan
Precinct 6-2 - Enedina Nina Serna
Precinct 7 - Stephanie Frietze

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ATTENTION EVICTION FILERS:
Our court will be setting each Eviction case accordingly. For safety reasons, we are asking both parties to appear either telephonically or by videoconference (Zoom). Please note in reference to the Supreme Courts 29th Emergency Order, the court has the power to modify or suspend procedures or deadlines when necessary due to COVID-19 for a period ending no later than February 1, 2021.

Justice of the PeacePlease be advised that clerks are not permitted to give any legal advice or provide legal forms

Service Fees (effective 9/1/2017):
Small Claims, Repair and Remedy Claims and Debt Claims: $111.00* for one individual and $65 for each additional person
Evictions: $146.00* for one individual and $100.00 for each additional person
Writ of Possession: $220.00*
Abstract of Judgment: $5.00
Writ of Execution: $220.00
Jury Fee: $22.00 (must be requested and paid at least 3 days before the trial date)
Appeal Fee $16.00 + Bond Amount (please refer to the court for this amount)(must be posted by the 21st day after the judgement date)
Subpoena Fee: $65.00
Counter-Claim Fee: $46.00

* includes Constable service fee for one defendant

Claims Process (effective 9/1/2013):
Once claim is filed, defendant will be served with a copy of the suit between 1 to 90 days. Once defendant has been served, they will have until closing time on the 14th day after the suit was served on them to file their answer to the suit with the court. It is the responsibility of the Plaintiff to file a request for hearing on the case after this time has lapsed.

Justice of the PeaceJustice of the Peace Local Rules

Legislative Rules for Justice Courts


Eviction Forms

Military Affidavit
SCRA
CDC Moratorium on Evictions
CARES ACT and CDC Moratorium Affidavit
Do I qualify for CDC Declarations?
CDC Declaration to Landlord
Tenant's Notice to Court
NEW COVID – EVICTION PETITION
SRL - Eviction Defendant
SRL - Eviction Plaintiff


Forms

Justice Court Civil Case Information Sheet

Petition: Debt Claim Case

Petition: Eviction Case

Petition: Repair and Remedy

Petition: Small Claims

Defendant's Original Answer

Release of Judgement Lien

Request Abstract of Judgment

Blank Affidavit

SRL - Debt Claim Defendant

SRL - Small Claim Defendant

SRL - Small Claim Plaintiff


Staff

Hector Vidal: Court Coordinator - H.vidal@epcounty.com

Yolanda Rodela: Juvenile case Manager/Civil - YRodela@epcounty.com

Arlando Brudent: Court Clerk Intermediate - ABrudent@epcounty.com

Joseph Quintela: Court Clerk - J.quintela@epcounty.com