Repair and Remedy

Repair and Remedy Form (pdf)

A repair and remedy case is a lawsuit filed by a residential tenant under Chapter 92, Subchapter B of the Texas Property Code to enforce the landlord's duty to repair or remedy a condition materially affecting the physical health or safety of an ordinary tenant. The relief sought can be for no more than $20,000 excluding statutory interest and court costs but including attorney fees, if any. (Governed by Rules 500-507 and 509 of Part V of the Rules of Civil Procedure. To the extent of any conflict between Rule 509 and the rest of Part V, Rule 509 applies).


How to File a Repair and Remedy Case (pdf)

New Rules for Justice Courts (pdf)

Statement of Inability to Afford Court Costs (pdf)


Document Fee Schedule

Document Title

Filing Fee (1)

Issuance Fee (2)

Service Fee (3)

Debt Claim Petition $46.00 N/A $85.00
Eviction Petition $46.00 N/A $85.00
Abstract of Judgment (per page) $5.00 N/A N/A
Subpoena (plus $10 attached to the summons for each witness) N/A N/A $85.00
Repair and Remedy Petition $46.00 N/A $85.00
Small Claim Petition $46.00 N/A $85.00
Writ of Execution N/A $5.00 $275.00
Writ of Garnishment $46.00 $5.00 $275.00
Writ of Possession (per hour) N/A N/A $80.00
Writ of Restoration of Utility Service $46.00 $5.00 $85.00
Writ of Re-Entry $46.00 $5.00 $85.00
Writ of Retrieval $46.00 N/A $85.00
Towing Administrative Hearing $41.00 N/A $30.00

(1)"Filing Fees" are charged per case filed, not by the number of persons/parties named in the lawsuit or claim.

(2)"Issuance Fees” are charged per post-judgment writ issued

(3)"Service Fees" must be multiplied by the number of person/parties to be served. The above quoted service fee amount is for service by Guadalupe County Constables. The cost of service by other agencies my differ.

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