Eviction Petition Form - Harris County, Texas

This Texas-specific "Eviction Petition Form" is a document released by the Texas Courts.

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Instructions: In order to initiate an eviction, a written petition must be filed with the justice court in the precinct in which the premises are located, together
with payment of the filing fees and fees for service of citation. The petition must contain the following information: (1) the name of the plaintiff; (2) the
name, address, telephone number, and fax number, if any, of the plaintiff’s attorney, if applicable, or the address, telephone number, and fax number, if any,
of the plaintiff; (3) the name, address, and telephone number, if known, of the defendant; (4) a description, including address, of the premises; (5) a
description of when and how the notice to vacate was delivered; (6) the amount of rent due and unpaid, if any, at the time of filing; (7) the basis for the
eviction; (8) a statement that attorney fees are sought, if any; and (9) if the plaintiff consents to email service of the answer and any other motions or
pleadings, a statement consenting to email service and email contact information. Rule 510.3. The Justice Court Civil Case Information Sheet must also be
filed. Rule 502.2. If the eviction is based on a written residential lease, all tenants obligated under the lease must be named as defendants.
NO. ______________
______________________________
§
IN THE JUSTICE COURT OF
______________________________
§
HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS
PLAINTIFF(S)
§
PRECINCT ___ PLACE ___
VS.
§
_________________________
______________________________
§
_________________________
______________________________
§
_________________________
DEFENDANT(S)
§
EVICTION PETITION
Plaintiff-Landlord: Plaintiff is a _______________________________________(describe the legal
nature of the plaintiff, for example, individual, sole proprietorship ,partnership, corporation)
If applicable, Plaintiff is acting through an agent ________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________(provide
name,
address, telephone and fax for agent, and relationship to Plaintiff):
Defendant-Tenant(s): Defendant is a _________________________________________(describe the
legal nature of the defendant, for example, individual, sole proprietorship ,partnership, corporation) :
Defendant may be served as follows:
Individual Tenant. Defendant-Tenant is an individual residing in ____________________ County,
Texas, who may be served with citation at the following address:
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
Other Tenant. Tenant is a _______________________________(describe the legal nature of tenant,
e.g. sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, limited liability company):
Tenant may be served as follows by serving: ___________________________________(provide the name
of the registered agent, or other agent for service of process and describe the agent’s capacity),
at ___________________________________________________________________________________.
The Plaintiff knows of no home or work addresses of the defendant in Harris County, other than the
following:
______________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________
Right to Repossession
Premises: Plaintiff seeks possession of the following described premises:
______________________________________________________________________________________
 Residential  Commercial  Written  Oral
Lease
Date of Lease: __________________
Term: From _______ to _______ Rent: $______ per ______ (i.e. week, month) payable on ___________
 Holding over after termination of right to possession.
Date of termination: ______________________________
 Failure to pay rent.
Date of last rental payment: ___________ Total amount of rental due as of date of filing: $___________
Government agency, if any, responsible for rent: _______________________________________________
Portion of rent owed by government agency: $_______ Portion of rent owed by Tenant: $_____________
Instructions: In order to initiate an eviction, a written petition must be filed with the justice court in the precinct in which the premises are located, together
with payment of the filing fees and fees for service of citation. The petition must contain the following information: (1) the name of the plaintiff; (2) the
name, address, telephone number, and fax number, if any, of the plaintiff’s attorney, if applicable, or the address, telephone number, and fax number, if any,
of the plaintiff; (3) the name, address, and telephone number, if known, of the defendant; (4) a description, including address, of the premises; (5) a
description of when and how the notice to vacate was delivered; (6) the amount of rent due and unpaid, if any, at the time of filing; (7) the basis for the
eviction; (8) a statement that attorney fees are sought, if any; and (9) if the plaintiff consents to email service of the answer and any other motions or
pleadings, a statement consenting to email service and email contact information. Rule 510.3. The Justice Court Civil Case Information Sheet must also be
filed. Rule 502.2. If the eviction is based on a written residential lease, all tenants obligated under the lease must be named as defendants.
NO. ______________
______________________________
§
IN THE JUSTICE COURT OF
______________________________
§
HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS
PLAINTIFF(S)
§
PRECINCT ___ PLACE ___
VS.
§
_________________________
______________________________
§
_________________________
______________________________
§
_________________________
DEFENDANT(S)
§
EVICTION PETITION
Plaintiff-Landlord: Plaintiff is a _______________________________________(describe the legal
nature of the plaintiff, for example, individual, sole proprietorship ,partnership, corporation)
If applicable, Plaintiff is acting through an agent ________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________(provide
name,
address, telephone and fax for agent, and relationship to Plaintiff):
Defendant-Tenant(s): Defendant is a _________________________________________(describe the
legal nature of the defendant, for example, individual, sole proprietorship ,partnership, corporation) :
Defendant may be served as follows:
Individual Tenant. Defendant-Tenant is an individual residing in ____________________ County,
Texas, who may be served with citation at the following address:
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
Other Tenant. Tenant is a _______________________________(describe the legal nature of tenant,
e.g. sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, limited liability company):
Tenant may be served as follows by serving: ___________________________________(provide the name
of the registered agent, or other agent for service of process and describe the agent’s capacity),
at ___________________________________________________________________________________.
The Plaintiff knows of no home or work addresses of the defendant in Harris County, other than the
following:
______________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________
Right to Repossession
Premises: Plaintiff seeks possession of the following described premises:
______________________________________________________________________________________
 Residential  Commercial  Written  Oral
Lease
Date of Lease: __________________
Term: From _______ to _______ Rent: $______ per ______ (i.e. week, month) payable on ___________
 Holding over after termination of right to possession.
Date of termination: ______________________________
 Failure to pay rent.
Date of last rental payment: ___________ Total amount of rental due as of date of filing: $___________
Government agency, if any, responsible for rent: _______________________________________________
Portion of rent owed by government agency: $_______ Portion of rent owed by Tenant: $_____________
 Other default.
Description of violation of Lease: ________________________________________ Paragraph No. _____
 Foreclosure sale.
Date of sale: _______________; Date of notice of intended foreclosure to tenant: ____________________
Last date tenant paid rent, if applicable: _____________;
Notice to Terminate, if applicable:
 Notice of termination of tenancy given on __________, in the following manner:
____________________________________________________________________
Notice to vacate.
 Notice to vacate given on: _______________________, in the following manner:
____________________________________________________________________
 Attorney’s fees. Plaintiff seeks attorneys fees as follows:
 Contractual attorney’s fees; Lease Paragraph No. ____________
Amount of attorney’s fees claimed: $_____________
 Statutory attorney’s fees
Written demand to vacate sent on: ______________ Date Received: ___________________
Amount of attorney’s fees claimed: $_____________
Relief Requested: Tenant continues in possession of the property, and Landlord requests that Tenant be
cited, and that on final hearing, Landlord be awarded possession, past due rent, if applicable, attorney’s
fees, as applicable, and all costs of court, and general relief.
Respectfully submitted,
__________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
Signature of Plaintiff ‘s Attorney
Signature of Plaintiff
Printed Name:______________________________________
Printed Name:______________________________________
Address: __________________________________________
State Bar No. ______________________________________
__________________________________________________
Address: __________________________________________
Telephone: ________________________________________
__________________________________________________
Fax: _____________________________________________
Telephone: ________________________________________
Fax: _____________________________________________
Consent to use of e-mail address for notice: (Check if consent given.)
Plaintiff consents to e-mail service of pleadings and notices to the following e-mail address.
E-mail address: ____________________________________________________________
THE STATE OF TEXAS §
COUNTY OF HARRIS
§
SWORN TO before me on ______________________.
________________________________________
_______________________________________
Clerk of the Court
NOTARY PUBLIC, State of Texas

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