STATE ORDERS

Texas Supreme Court Extends Eviction Moratorium until April 30.

On April 6, 2020, the Supreme Court of Texas issued its Ninth Emergency Order Regarding the Covid-19 State of Disaster.


Paragraph 3 states:


3.      In any action for eviction to recover possession of residential property under

Chapter 24 of the Texas Property Code and Rule 510 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure:


               a.       No trial, hearing, or other proceeding may be conducted, and all deadlines

       are tolled, until after April 19, 2020;


               b.      A writ of possession may issue, but the posting of the written warning

       required by § 24.0061(d)(1) of the Property Code and the execution of the writ of

       possession may not occur until after May 7, 2020, and the deadlines in Rules 510.8(d)(1)-

       (d)(2) are tolled while this Order remains in effect; and


              c.     New filings may be accepted, but the time period in Rule 510.4(a)(10) is

       suspended, and issuance and service of citation may not occur until after April 30, 2020.

Texas Supreme Court ensures renters will not be evicted until at least April 19.

On March 19, 2020, the Supreme Court of Texas issued its Fourth Emergency Order Regarding the Covid-19 State of Disaster.


Paragraph 3 states:


3.      In any action for eviction to recover possession of residential property under

Chapter 24 of the Texas Property Code and Rule 510 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure:


               a.       No trial, hearing, or other proceeding may be conducted, and all deadlines

       are tolled, until after April 19, 2020;


               b.      A writ of possession may issue, but the posting of the written warning

       required by § 24.0061(d)(1) of the Property Code and the execution of the writ of

       possession may not occur until after April 26, 2020, and the deadlines in Rules 510.8(d)(1)-

       (d)(2) are tolled while this Order remains in effect; and


              c.     New filings may be accepted, but the time period in Rule 510.4(a)(10) is

       suspended, and issuance and service of citation may not occur until after April 19, 2020.

Dallas County pushes eviction proceedings until May 18

On March 18, 2020, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issues an amended order advising all Dallas County Justice of Peace judges to suspend eviction hearings until May 18.


Paragraph 3 clarifies the original order: "Advises the Dallas County Justices of the Peace to suspend eviction hearings and writs of possession for at least the next 60 days to prevent renters from being displaced and to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19."