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Texas 2021 Answer Date Calculator

This Answer Date Calculator is applicable to lawsuits filed in district or county courts in the State of Texas only.

Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 99(b) instructs, “The citation shall direct the defendant to file a written answer to the plaintiff’s petition on or before 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next after the expiration of twenty days after the date of service thereof.”

Date of ServiceAnswer is Due Monday 10:00 A.M.
December 28-January 4January 25, 2021
January 1- January 4January 25, 2021
January 5- January 11February 1, 2021
January 12- January 18February 8, 2021
January 19- January 25February 15, 2021
January 26- February 1February 22, 2021
February 2- February 8March 1, 2021
February 9- February 15March 8, 2021
February 16- February 22March 15, 2021
February 23- March 1March 22, 2021
March 2-March 8March 29, 2021
March 9-March 15April 5, 2021
March 16- March 22April 12, 2021
March 23- March 29April 19, 2021
March 30- April 5April 26, 2021
April 6- April 12May 3, 2021
April 13- April 19May 10, 2021
April 20- April 26May 17, 2021
April 27- Mary 3May 24, 2021
May 4- May 10May 31, 2021
May 11- May 17June 7, 2021
May 18- May 24June 14, 2021
May 25- May 31June 21, 2021
June 1- June 7June 28, 2021
June 8 – June 14July 5, 2021
June 15- June 21July 12, 2021
June 22- June 28July 19, 2021
June 29- July 5July 26, 2021
July 6- July 12August 2, 2021
July 13- July 19August 9, 2021
July 20-July 26August 16, 2021
July 27- August 2August 23, 2021
August 10- August 16September 6, 2021
August 17- August 23September 13, 2021
August 24- August 30September 20, 2021
August 31- September 6September 27, 2021
September 7- September 13October 4, 2021
September 14- September 20October 11, 2021
September 21- September 27October 18, 2021
September 28- October 4October 25, 2021
October 5- October 11November 1, 2021
October 12- October 18November 8, 2021
October 19- October 25November 15, 2021
October 26- November 1November 22, 2021
November 2-November 8November 29, 2021
November 9- November 15December 6, 2021
November 16- November 22December 13, 2021
November 23- November 29December 20, 2021
November 30- December 6December 27, 2021
December 7- December 13January 3, 2022
December 14- December 20January 10, 2022
December 21- December 27January 17, 2022
December 28- January 3January 24, 2022

Note: This chart is for informative purposes only. It is not meant to provide legal advice or guidance.

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