Justice Civil Case Information Sheet Form PDF Details

Initiating a civil case in the justice courts requires meticulous preparation, starting with the submission of the Justice Court Civil Case Information Sheet, an essential document revised in April 2013. This form serves several pivotal functions, including facilitating statistical analysis and ensuring the streamlined processing of new suits. By design, it captures basic yet critical information right at the onset of a legal proceeding. Completers of the form are asked to provide contact details, the names of the parties involved, and to categorize the case by identifying the primary issue at hand, options for which include debt claim, eviction, repair and remedy, and small claims, each with its own set of criteria and limitations. Remarkably, the form is mandated by Rule of Civil Procedure 502 but does not interfere with required legal pleadings or document submissions. It clearly states its purpose as not being a part of discovery, nor is it admissible at trial, underscoring its role in organizational rather than procedural legal work. Indeed, the Justice Civil Case Information Sheet is the starting point of a legal journey, encapsulating the key elements of a case for both clerical and analytical use within the Texas justice system.

Form NameJustice Civil Case Information Sheet Form
Form Length1 pages
Fillable fields0
Avg. time to fill out15 sec
Other namestexas justice court case information sheet, justice civil case information sheet, fillable civil case information sheet, justice court sheet form

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CAUSE NUMBER (FOR CLERK USE ONLY) _________________________________

STYLED ____________________________________________________________________________

(e.g., John Smith v. All American Insurance Co; In re Mary Ann Jones; In the Matter of the Estate of George Jackson)

A civil case information sheet must be completed and submitted when an original petition is filed to initiate a new suit. The information should be the best available at the time of filing. This sheet, required by Rule of Civil Procedure 502, is intended to collect information that will be used for statistical purposes only. It neither replaces nor supplements the filings or service of pleading or other documents as required by law or rule. The sheet does not constitute a discovery request, response, or supplementation, and it is not admissible at trial.


1. Contact information for person completing case


2. Names of parties in case:



information sheet:











































State Bar No:
































[Attach additional page as necessary to list all parties]


















3. Indicate case type, or identify the most important issue in the case (select only 1):



Debt Claim: A debt claim case is a lawsuit


Eviction: An eviction case is a lawsuit brought to


brought to recover a debt by an assignee of a claim,


recover possession of real property, often by a


a debt collector or collection agency, a financial


landlord against a tenant. A claim for rent may be


institution, or a person or entity primarily engaged


joined with an eviction case if the amount of rent due


in the business of lending money at interest. The


and unpaid is not more than $10,000, excluding


claim can be for no more than $10,000, excluding


statutory interest and court costs but including


statutory interest and court costs but including


attorney fees, if any.


attorney fees, if any.







Repair and Remedy: A repair and remedy case


Small Claims: A small claims case is a lawsuit


is a lawsuit filed by a residential tenant under


brought for the recovery of money damages, civil


Chapter 92, Subchapter B of the Texas Property


penalties, personal property, or other relief allowed by


Code to enforce the landlord’s duty to repair or


law. The claim can be for no more than $10,000,


remedy a condition materially affecting the


excluding statutory interest and court costs but


physical health or safety of an ordinary tenant. The


including attorney fees, if any.


relief sought can be for no more than $10,000,






excluding statutory interest and court costs but






including attorney fees, if any.






Judge Katy Hubener Justice of the Peace 4-2 Dallas County, Texas

841 West Irving Boulevard Irving, TX 75060 P. (214) 589-7000 F. (214) 589-7048