Eviction Petition Form - Harris County, Texas

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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. ______________
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IN THE JUSTICE COURT OF
______________________________
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HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS
PLAINTIFF(S)
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PRECINCT ___ PLACE ___
VS.
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_________________________
______________________________
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_________________________
______________________________
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_________________________
DEFENDANT(S)
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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: $_____________

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