Addresses and information on Texas small claims courts and filings.

A person can file a claim in small claims court if he/she has a dispute involving a certain amount of money with another person, company or government agency.

Most common claims in small claims courts involve:

  • Auto Accidents - Someone dents your vehicle and refuses to pay for the repairs.
  • Defected New Products - Your new chair breaks but the store will not fix it or return your money.
  • Small Loans - Someone refuses to pay you back the money he/she borrowed.
  • Poor Services Rendered - A dry cleaning company ruins your favorite dress and will not pay for or replace it.
  • Landlord/Tenant Issues - The property owner or landlord refuses to return your security deposit, even after certifying the place was left in in good condition.

Small Claims Courts Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age. (If not, a guardian appointed by the court will sue for the minor.)
  • United States citizen and non-citizens can use the small claims court.
  • Be of sound mind or mentally competent. (If not, a guardian appointed by the court will sue for the incapacitated.)
  • There are no juries in small claims courts.
  • No objections are allowed.
  • Either the plaintiff (the person who is suing) or the defendant (the person being sued) are allowed to speak with an attorney before coming to court, but lawyers are not allowed in the court with you. You must be a Pro Se litigant (represent yourself.)

Hearing dates are usually set on some evenings or on Saturday (once a month.)

Hearing is scheduled within 40 days in most cases (up to 70 days if one litigant does not live in the same county).

Things to bring to court:

Original copies of all papers you need to help prove the case (contracts, letters, rental agreements, canceled checks, deeds, repair bills, IOUs, diagrams, written damage estimates, photographs or even drawings.)

2 photocopies of every original document. (one for the defendant, one for the court)

The piece of clothing or the appliance damaged by the defendant, if that's the case.

Any witness that could help the case. Some judges allow notarized statements by witness that cannot appear in court.

The amount that could be recovered is limited, and it varies from state to state (ranging from $1,500 to 10,000 Dollars.)


Travis County, Texas P.O. Box 1748 Austin, TX 78767 (512) 854`9020

The Travis courthouse 1000 Guadalupe, Rms 112 & 117 Austin, TX 78701 Phone: (512) 854`9049.

The Austin courthouse 4717 Heflin Lane #107 Austin, TX 78721 Phone: (512) 854`7700

Bexar Cnty Small Claims 218 S Laredo St Ste 1 San Antonio, TX 78207-4503 Phone:(210) 335`2803

McKinney Courthouse 2300 Bloomdale Rd #1164 McKinney, TX 75071 Phone: (972) 548`4125

El Paso Courthouse 4641 Cohen, Ste A El Paso, TX 79924 (915)751`7575

The El Paso courthouse 500 E San Antonio, Rm 308 El Paso, TX 79901-2492 Phone: (915)546`2170

El Paso Courthouse 9521 Socorro Rd, Ste A El Paso, TX 79927 Phone: (915)859`374

San Antonio Courthouse 7723 Guilbeau Rd, Ste 105 San Antonio, TX 78250-3216 Phone: (210) 335`4800

San Antonio Courthouse 2711 SE Loop 410, Ste 200 San Antonio, TX 78222 (210)335`4900

Dallas Courthouse 410 S Beckley Ave Dallas, TX 75203 Phone:(214)943`5981

Houston Courthouse 1302 Preston, 1st Fl Houston, TX 77002 (713)755`5125

Houston Courthouse 14350 Wallisville Rd Houston, TX 77049 Phone:(713)450`2409.

The Tarrant Courthouse 700 E Abram, Ste 200 Arlington, TX 76010 (817)548`3925

El Paso County Government District Courts City County Court House El Paso, TX 79901 Phone:(915) 546`2134

Small Claims Procedures & How to Start the Suit 10056 Marsh Lane, Suite 132, North Dallas Government Center, Dallas, Texas 75229-6017 (214) 321`4106 - (214) 321`4912 (Fax)

Weslaco Courthouse 1902 Joe Stephens, Ste 302 Weslaco, TX 78596 Phone: (956)968`0707

Corpus Christi Courthouse 901 Leopard, Ste 115 Corpus Christi, TX 78401 Phone: (361)888`0210

Corpus Christi Courthouse 11408 Leopard Corpus Christi, TX 78410 Phone: (361)241`1222

District Court 412 S Kaufman St Newton, TX 75966-3603 Phone:(409) 379`4949

388th District Court 388 District Ct El Paso, TX 79902 Phone:(915) 543`3850

Southern District of Texas 515 Rusk St Houston, TX 77002 Phone:(713)250`5500

Small Claims Evictions 2711 Se Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78222-1446 Phone:(210) 335`4952

Small Claims Court 700 E Abram St Arlington, TX 76010-1257 Phone:(817) 548`3925

District Clerk 300 E 26th St Ste 216 Bryan, TX 77801 Phone:(979) 361`4230

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