Answer Dates

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Date Of Service Answer Is Due Monday 10:00 A.M. Date Of Service Answer Is Due Monday 10:00 A.M.
December 26 – January 1 January 22, 2024 July 2 – July 8 July 29, 2024
January 2 – January 8 January 29, 2024 July 9 – July 15 August 5, 2024
January 9 – January 15 February 5, 2024 July 16 – July 22 August 12, 2024
January 16 – January 22 February 12, 2024 July 23 – July 29 August 19, 2024
January 23 – January 29 February 19, 2024 July 30 – August 5 August 26, 2024
January 30 – February 5 February 26, 2024 August 6 – August 12 September 2, 2024
February 6 – February 12 March 4, 2024 August 13 – August 19 September 9, 2024
February 13 – February 19 March 11, 2024 August 20 – August 26 September 16, 2024
February 20 – February 26 March 18, 2024 August 27 – September 2 September 23, 2024
February 27 – March 4 March 25, 2024 September 3 – September 9 September 30, 2024
March 5 – March 11 April 1, 2024 September 10 – September 16 October 7, 2024
March 12 – March 18 April 8, 2024 September 17 – September 23 October 14, 2024
March 19 – March 25 April 15, 2024 September 24 – September 30 October 21, 2024
March 26 – April 1 April 22, 2024 October 1 – October 7 October 28, 2024
April 2 – April 8 April 29, 2024 October 8 – October 14 November 4, 2024
April 9 – April 15 May 6, 2024 October 15 – October 21 November 11, 2024
April 16 – April 22 May 13, 2024 October 22 – October 28 November 18, 2024
April 23 – April 29 May 20, 2024 October 29 – November 4 November 25, 2024
April 30 – May 6 May 27, 2024 November 5 – November 11 December 2, 2024
May 7 – May 13 June 3, 2024 November 12 – November 18 December 9, 2024
May 14 – May 20 June 10, 2024 November 19 – November 25 December 16, 2024
May 21 – May 27 June 17, 2024 November 26 – December 2 December 23, 2024
May 28 – June 3 June 24, 2024 December 3 – December 9 December 30, 2024
June 4 – June 10 July 1, 2024 December 10 – December 16 January 6, 2025
June 11 – June 17 July 8, 2024 December 17 – December 23 January 13, 2025
June 18 – June 24 July 15, 2024 December 24 – December 30 January 20, 2025
June 25 – July 1 July 22, 2024 December 31 – January 6 January 27, 2025
 
 
 
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.