A debt claim case is a lawsuit brought to recover a debt by an assignee of a claim, a debt collector or collection agency, a financial institution, or a person or entity primarily engaged in the business of lending money at interest. The claim can be for no more than $20,000, excluding statutory interest and court costs but including attorney fees, if any. Debt claim cases injustice court are governed by Rules 500 through 507 and 508 of Part V of the Rules of Civil Procedure (PDF). To the extent of any conflict between Rule 508 and the rest of Part V, Rule 508 applies.
Debt Claim Filing Fee
Debt Claim Filing Fee is $146 ($46 court cost and $100 service fee per person in Wise County). Payment options of cash, cashier's check, or money order. Please make payable to the Justice of the Peace 3 (JP3).