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The eviction process begins when a landlord files an eviction petition in the Justice of the Peace precinct where the rental property is located. The tenant is served with the petition and the date to appear in court for trial. Both parties are required to appear at the court date. Decisions in favor of the landlord are summarized in the tables below as “Eviction Judgments.” If the tenant does not move out or appeal within 5 days after the judgment, the landlord must apply for a Writ of Possession (WRITP) that is issued by the Justice Court. The County Constable’s Office serves the tenant with the Writ of Possession that serves notice that the tenant has to vacate the property and the landlord has the right to remove the tenant and their belongings from the property.
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These data sets are more complicated so we have provided a list of key terms, accessible on every page, to help with clarity. As will be noted throughout this dashboard, some data sets have a lag time showing the impacts of COVID-19.
Data Notes: Travis County Justice of the Peace eviction data for each of the 5 precincts, provided monthly. During COVID-19, moratoriums were placed on evictions which impact the number of evictions filed beginning in March 2020. Once the moratoriums are lifted, it is anticipated that eviction petitions will rise sharply.
This data set is available to you at the precinct level. To select a data set, click on Pct 1- Pct 5, and the active data set will be in orange. The data cards below show information about the previous month, the current month and the percent change between the two, providing a quick reference to how many evictions are occurring. A percent change in green with a yellow arrow indicates the indicator is moving in a positive direction for the economy. A percent change in yellow with a red arrow indicates the indicator is moving in a negative direction.
To interact with the data, click on one or more of the data points and the charts, tables and graphs will adjust based on the data points you choose. Click on the “Reset All” button to start anew. If you want to download the data behind the dashboard, you will find an export button just below the charts and graphs.
Eviction Petitions by Precinct
Evictions Petitions by Year
Evictions Petitions by Month
Evictions by WRIT Issued
Evictions by Judgment
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