In Texas Justice of the Peace
courts, all appeals are to the Constitutional County Court or County Court at
Law, if the county has one.
A person appeals when they (the Appellant) have
delivered an Appeal Bond that is:
In the amount ordered by the trial court
Signed by the Appellant
Signed by the number of sureties required
Approvable by the court
If there is no bond the court
has approved, there is no appeal.
Appeals from Justice of the
Peace Courts (Criminal) are to be made within ten days of the judgment.
Appeals from MOST
civil cases, including Small Claims are to be made within ten days of the
judgment being signed.
Appeals from Eviction Cases
must be made within five (5) days.
All appeal trials are De Novo or as if the first trial never
There is an appeal form
provided for each of the courts in this section.