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NEW JP Eviction Petition Form

Supreme Court of Texas 40th Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster


Texas Eviction Diversion Program

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Contact Information

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Physical Address:
435 E. Vinton Rd.
Suite C
Vinton, Texas 79821
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Phone (915) 886-2598

Constable Precinct 7

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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Our court will be setting each Eviction case accordingly. For safety reasons, we are asking both parties to appear either telephonically, videoconferencing (Zoom) or in person through our lobby camera. Please note in reference to the Supreme Courts 40th 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 October 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: $225.00*
Abstract of Judgment: $5.00
Writ of Execution: $225.00
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 Peace Local Rules

Legislative Rules for Justice Courts

Amended Texas Rules of Civil Procedure 47, 500.3, 509.2 and 509.6


Petition: Debt Claim Case

Petition: Eviction Case

Petition: Repair and Remedy

Petition: Small Claims

Notice to Vacate

Defendants Answer - Eviction Case

Defendants Answer- Small Claim

Defendants Answer- Debt Claim


Claudio Ibarra: Court Coordinator - cibarra@epcounty.com- ext. 1027

Norma Rosales: Administrative Specialist Sr.- nrosales@epcounty.com - ext. 1026

Lizette Acosta: Juvenile Case Manager - liacosta@epcounty.com - ext. 1022

Sandra Medina: Court Clerk Intermediate - smedina@epcounty.com - ext. 1020

George Villegas: Court Clerk Intermediate - gevillegas@epcounty.com - ext. 1022

Ana “Martha” Quintana: Court Clerk Intermediate - aquintana@epcounty.com - ext. 1024

Michelle Reyero: Court Clerk Intermediate - mreyero@epcounty.com - ext. 1024

Rosario ”Chayo” Galceran: Court Clerk Intermediate - rgalceran@epcounty.com - ext. 1039

General Information: - justicepeace7@epcounty.com - ext. 1025