Texas Debt Collection Laws and Statutes

Below you will find important information on Texas state debt recovery laws including: Texas Statutes, Judgments, Garnishments, Interest Rates, and Bad Check Laws.

STATE: TEXAS

Interest Rate

  • Legal: 6%
  • Agreement: can charge up to 18%
  • No Agreement: statuory interest of 6% begins to run 30th day after becoming due
  • Judgment: 8.25% (effective 2007) Always consult cousel to charge interst - Texas has very onerous usury laws & penalties.

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS (IN YEARS)

  • Open Account: 4
  • Written Contract: 4
  • Promissory Note: 6
  • Domestic Judgment: 10 Renewable
  • Foreign Judgment: 10 Renewable

BAD CHECK LAWS (CIVIL PENALTY)

N/A

GENERAL GARNISHMENT EXEMPTIONS

100% of wages.

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