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It is common for police agencies to refer citizens involved in disputes to the Constable or Sheriff to assist with a civil stand-by. However, it is important to note the policy of this Constable's office does not permit civil stand-by.
Per Tex. Prop. Code 24A.002
If a landlord has locked a residential or commercial tenant out of leased premises in violation of Texas Property Code Section 92.0081 and 92.009 (residential) or Section 93.002 and 93.003 (commercial), the tenant may recover possession of the premises.
To determine venue for your case, refer to the Texas Property Code Section 92.009(b) if a residential tenancy, or Section 93.003(b) if a commercial tenancy.
If a person is unable to enter a residence or former residence to retrieve property belonging to the person or the person's dependent because the current occupant is denying the person entry, the person may apply to the Justice Court for an order authorizing the person to enter the residence, accompanied by a peace officer, to retrieve specific items of persona property according to the Texas Property Code Section 24A.002.
The applicant, under oath must certify that the applicant or the applicant's minor dependent requires personal items located in the residence that are only of the following types:
If the Judge grants the application, a bond will be set, a hearing date and time will be issued, and the occupant will be served by the Constable with notice of the hearing.
To determine venue for your case, refer to the Texas Property Code Section 24A.002.
When a Writ of Possession has been received by the Constable's office, the following procedures will apply:
Per the Williamson county constable fee schedule, after two hours an additional fee of $40 per hour per deputy will be assessed.