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Small Claims Cases

This legal research guide provides information about small claims cases in justice court and provides links to filing information for select Texas counties.

Writ of Garnishment

Requesting a Writ of Garnishment

Garnishment is a remedy that allows a judgment creditor to order a third party that holds or owes property to the debtor (e.g., a bank) to turn over any of that property in order to satisfy the judgment. While some property is exempt from garnishment in Texas, such as wages, other property such as bank accounts and stocks may be subject to garnishment. The garnishment of a bank account is also commonly referred to as a bank levy. See the resources below for more information.

Texas Law

Court Rules

Understanding the Law


Some of the Texas justice courts have a form to request a writ of garnishment available on their website. If the justice court you intend to file with does not provide a form, a sample application is available at the link below.