Justice of the Peace #3 Forms

Justice Court Civil Case Information Sheet (must BE FILED WITH EACH PETITION)

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.


Application for Order of Retrieval

Hot Check Complaint and Affidavit


PETITION: Debt Claim Case (online form)

PETITION: Small Claims Case (online form)

PETITION: Eviction Case (online form)

PETITION: Occupational Drivers License (online form)

**NOTE for online petition forms: Your petition will be processed upon payment and completion of all required documents. Please use certifiedpayments.net and Bureau Code 3625552 for JP3. When entering your data in Certified Payments, you will be asked for "docket information".  Enter either "Small", "Debt", "Eviction", or "Occup".


PETITION: Small Claims (pdf)

PETITION: Debt Claims (pdf)

PETITION: Repair & Remedy (pdf)

PETITION: Expunction of Arrest Records (pdf)

PETITION: Occupational License (pdf)

Payment Plan Application

JP Letter of Representation (for individuals who plead "not guilty" and want to discuss options with the DA office)

Defendant's Answer (Small Claims or Debt Claim Case)

Statement of Inability to Afford Court Costs

Sworn Statement of Inability Form (Espanol)

Writ of Restoration - Application

Writ of Sequestration - Application

Writ of Garnishment - Application

Writ of Execution - Application

Writ of Re-Entry - Application

Online Citation Reply/Defensive Driving Request Form

Printable Citation Reply/Defensive Driving Request Form

Vehicle Towed or Booted-Written Request for Hearing

Justice Courts are now included on issuing an occupation license (Transportation Code 521.242)- HB 438

Instructions for processing an Occupational License:

  1. *Will not include people who have lost their license due to a physical or mental disability or driving while intoxicated.

  2. *A person must file a verified petition with the clerk in the county or precinct where they reside or where the offense occurred that resulted in the suspension

  3. *May not be granted for operation of CMV to which Chapter 522 applies

  4. *In order to get an ODL, petitioner must be current on surcharges or installment agreements with state and present proof at hearing of “essential need” and proof of compliance with CH.601- SR 22(financial responsibility)

  5. *Petitioner must bring from their employer a letter on company letterhead that clarifies days and hours scheduled.

  6. *Petitioner must bring certified abstract driving record (link below)

  7. *The court shall send a certified copy of the petition and the court order setting out the Judge’s findings and restrictions to the department (Department of Public Safety)

  8. * The person may use a copy of the order as a restricted license until the 31st day after the date on which the order takes effect

  9. *You must use the petition for this court provided below.

Occupational Filing Fee: $54.00 as of January 1, 2022
Petition: for Occupational Driver's License

**NOTE for online petition forms: Your petition will be processed upon payment. Please use certifiedpayments.net and Bureau Code 3625552. When entering your data in Certified Payments, you will be asked for "docket information".  Enter either "Occup".

Please enter petition "type" for docket information when submitting to certified payments. For example, Eviction, Small, Debt, and/or Occup.

For more information on Occupational Driver License visit

For certified Abstract driving record (Type AR) visit


If you have any additional questions, please call, CIVIL CLERK
OFC: (830)-626-4888
FAX: (830)-620-3465

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