Some counties and municipalities in Texas may be suspending eviction court proceedings or utility shutoffs due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Some Justice Courts have issued orders that specifically discuss how they will handle evictions, while others have said that they will only be holding hearings for "essential functions" of the court. These essential functions may include things like magistrations, writs of re-entry, and protective order hearings. If a county appears in the list below, their essential functions do not include writs of possession, which are what allow a landlord to regain possession of their rental property from a tenant who has been evicted.
The list below is not comprehensive, but we will do our best to keep it up to date.
Please check with your local government for more information.