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Justice Court Venue

General Rule (CP & RC 15.082)

County and precinct where one or more of the defendants resides

Evictions (15.084)

County and precinct in which all or part of the property is located (no exceptions)

Suit for Rent (15.091)

County and precinct in which all or part of the property is located

Suit on a Tort (15.093)

County and precinct in which the injury occurred

Suit on a Contract (15.092)

A. Suit on a written contract that promises performance may be brought in the precinct where the work was to be performed;

B. Suit on an oral or written contract for labor actually performed may be brought in the precinct where labor was actually performed.

C. Suit on a contract for goods, services or loans for personal, family or household use may be brought where contract was signed or where defendant resides

Suit to recover personal property (15.090)

Precinct in which the property in located.

Suit against Corporation or Association (15.094)

Precinct where:

A. All or part of the cause of action arose;

B. The corporation has an agency or representative; OR

C. The principal office is located.

Insurance Companies (15.096)

Precinct where:

A. All or part of the insured property is located in the case of a property claim;

B. The injured person resided when the injury or death occurred

For other specific venue provisions

15.081 to 18.100

CP&RC = Civil Practice and Remedy Code

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