Instructions: Venue is the place where the lawsuit should be filed. Generally, in Justice Court, proper venue is the county and precinct
in which one or more defendants reside, the county and precinct where the incident that gave rise to the claim occurred, the county and
precinct where the contract, if any, that gave rise to the claim was to be performed, or in a suit to recover personal property, the county
and precinct where the property is located. The justices of the peace in each county are allowed to adopt local rules regarding the
transfer of a pending case from one precinct to a different precinct.
Venue may be proper, but a party may believe that a fair trial in a specific precinct or before a specific judge is not possible.
A motion to transfer venue must be filed before trial, but no later than 21 days after the defendant’s answer is filed. The motion must
contain a sworn statement that the venue chosen by the plaintiff is improper and state the specific county and precinct of proper venue.
Venue provisions may be found in Chapter 15, Subchapter E of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code which is available online
and for examination during the Court’s business hours. Rule 502.4
Case No. ____________________
IN THE JUSTICE COURT
LIBERTY COUNTY, TEXAS
MOTION TO TRANSFER VENUE
Defendant, __________________________________, requests that the Court transfer
this proceeding to ______________________, County, Precinct:_______ Place:_____,
because the venue chosen by the Plaintiff is improper for the following reasons:
DECLARATION OF PLAINTIFF/DEFENDANT
Name:_______________________________________________ Date of Birth:____________________
Address:_________________________ City:________________ State:_________ Zip Code:________
I declare under penalty of perjury that the information provided in this Motion to Transfer Venue is True
Executed in __________________ County, Texas, on _______________, _____, 20____.
Declarant (Person making Statement)