Answer Dates

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Date Of ServiceAnswer Is Due
Monday 10:00 A.M.
Date Of ServiceAnswer Is Due
Monday 10:00 A.M.
December 27 – January 2
January 3 – January 9
January 10 – January 16
January 17 – January 23
January 24 – January 30
January 31 – February 6
February 7 – February 13
February 14 – February 20
February 21 – February 27
February 28 – March 6
March 7 – March 13
March 14 – March 20
March 21 – March 27
March 28 – April 3
April 4 – April 10
April 11 – April 17
April 18 – April 24
April 25 – May 1
May 2 – May 8
May 9 – May 15
May 16 – May 22
May 23 – May 29
May 30 – June 5
June 6 – June 12
June 13 – June 19
June 20 – June 26
June 27 – July 3
January 23, 2023
January 30, 2023
February 6, 2023
February 13, 2023
February 20, 2023
February 27, 2023
March 6, 2023
March 13, 2023
March 20, 2023
March 27, 2023
April 3, 2023
April 10, 2023
April 17, 2023
April 24, 2023
May 1, 2023
May 8, 2023
May 15, 2023
May 22, 2023
May 29, 2023
June 5, 2023
June 12, 2023
June 19, 2023
June 26, 2023
July 3, 2023
July 10, 2023
July 17, 2023
July 24, 2023
July 4 – July 10
July 11 – July 17
July 18 – July 24
July 25 – July 31
August 1 – August 7
August 8 – August 14
August 15 – August 21
August 22 – August 28
August 29 – September 4
September 5 – September 11
September 12 – September 18
September 19 – September 25
September 26 – October 2
October 3 – October 9
October 10 – October 16
October 17 – October 23
October 24 – October 30
October 31 – November 6
November 7 – November 13
November 14 – November 20
November 21 – November 27
November 28 – December 4
December 5 – December 11
December 12 – December 18
December 19 – December 25
December 26 – January 1
January 2 – January 8
July 31, 2023
August 7, 2023
August 14, 2023
August 21, 2023
August 28, 2023
September 4, 2023
September 11, 2023
September 18, 2023
September 25, 2023
October 2, 2023
October 9, 2023
October 16, 2023
October 23, 2023
October 30, 2023
November 6, 2023
November 13, 2023
November 20, 2023
November 27, 2023
December 4, 2023
December 11, 2023
December 18, 2023
December 25, 2023
January 1, 2024
January 8, 2024
January 15, 2024
January 22, 2024
January 29, 2024
 
Denotes Court holiday on Monday, answer date falls on the following Tuesday.
 

T.R.C.P. 99(b) states that the citation accompanying the Petition shall direct the defendant to answer on or before 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next after the expiration of 20 days after the date of service. If the answer date is a state holiday on which the state courts are closed, then the answer is due the next business day. This Answer Date Calculator applies only to lawsuits in the State of Texas. This Answer Date Calculator does not apply to Justice Courts. Also, the time to answer for eviction can be as little as 7 days. WARNING: THIS ANSWER DATE CALCULATOR IS PROVIDED ONLY AS A GUIDE IN ASSISTING PERSONS IN MAKING THEIR OWN CALCULATIONS OF APPEARANCE DATES. ALWAYS VERIFY CURRENT RULES AND POSSIBLE RULE CHANGES WHEN USING THE ANSWER DATE CALCULATOR. WHILE CARE HAS BEEN USED IN PREPARING THIS TABLE, THE ACCURACY IS NOT GUARANTEED, AND THE USE OF IT IS AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE USER.