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Fines, Fees, and Costs Deskbook

January 1st is here. Click here to download our Fines, Fees, and Costs deskbook, including information on changes that went into effect January 1, 2020. We hope you find it a useful resource!

UPDATED: Letter Regarding Eviction Default Judgments

TJCTC is aware of the letter sent by an Austin attorney sharing a district court opinion that it is unconstitutional for a default judgment for back rent to be rendered in a case where alternative service occurred. Please see The Docket for TJCTC's full response, including an update posted January 10th following entry of a final judgment by the district court.

The Docket

Click here to visit TJCTC's new blog. The Docket will provide important legal announcements and newsworthy items about justice courts and constable offices.

Post-Judgment Interest Rate 

An earlier post on this page reflected information from the OCCC website reporting a decrease in the post-judgment interest rate effective 12/1/19. However, that information was updated and the rate will remain 5.00%, based on Finance Code 304.003. This rate applies to any judgment where parties don't have a contract specifying a different rate. Remember to check the OCCC site every month for the current rates! Click here to see the current rates.