Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code - CIV PRAC & REM § 132.001. Unsworn Declaration

(a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), an unsworn declaration may be used in lieu of a written sworn declaration, verification, certification, oath, or affidavit required by statute or required by a rule, order, or requirement adopted as provided by law.

(b) This section does not apply to a lien required to be filed with a county clerk, an instrument concerning real or personal property required to be filed with a county clerk, or an oath of office or an oath required to be taken before a specified official other than a notary public.

(c) An unsworn declaration made under this section must be:

(1) in writing;  and

(2) subscribed by the person making the declaration as true under penalty of perjury.

(d) Except as provided by Subsections (e) and (f), an unsworn declaration made under this section must include a jurat in substantially the following form:

    “My name is

_________________________

_________________________

___________,

(First)

(Middle)

(Last)

  my date of birth is ________________________________, and my address is

___________________,

________________________,

________________________,

________________________,

(Street)

(City)

(State)

(Zip Code)

  and _______________________________________________________.

I declare under penalty of

(Country)

  perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.

    Executed in  __________ County, State of  ______________________________________________________________,

  on the ______ day

of _________________________________,

____________________________________.

(Month)

(Year)

____________________

Declarant”

(e) An unsworn declaration made under this section by an inmate must include a jurat in substantially the following form:

    “My name is

_________________________

_________________________

________________________,

(First)

(Middle)

(Last)

  my date of birth is __________________________________, and my inmate

  identifying number, if any, is _______________________________________________________________.

I am presently incarcerated in __________________________________________________________________

 (Corrections unit name)

  in ______________,

________________________,

________________________,

________________________.

(City)

(County)

(State)

(Zip Code)

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.

    Executed on the _____ day of

___________________________________,

____________________.

(Month)

(Year)

____________________

Declarant”

(f) An unsworn declaration made under this section by an employee of a state agency or a political subdivision in the performance of the employee's job duties, must include a jurat in substantially the following form:

    “My name is

_________________________

_________________________

________________________,

(First)

(Middle)

(Last)

  and I am an employee of the following governmental agency:  __________________.  I am executing this declaration as part of my assigned duties and responsibilities.  I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.

    Executed in __________ County, State of  _______________________________________________________________,

  on the ______ day

of _________________________________,

____________________________________.

(Month)

(Year)

____________________

Declarant”


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