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Unsworn Declaration: Information, Instructions, and Forms

What is an Unsworn Declaration and when can it be used?

Pursuant to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 132.001, an unsworn declaration may be used in lieu of (in place 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.

This provision does not apply to an oath of office or an oath required to be taken before a specified official other than a notary public.

Example: It can replace the requirement for a notary in specific cases, such as uncontested divorce. 

An unsworn declaration made under this section must be:

  1. in writing, 
  2. signed by the person making the declaration as true under penalty of perjury and
  3. in substantially the form used at the link below. 

Forms and Instructions

Click the link below for the forms and instructions for a general unsworn declaration. This is the form for use by most people.

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Click the link below for an online guided form to help you fill out the form.

Guided Form - Click Here

Click the link below for the forms and instructions for an unsworn declaration for inmates in a jail. 

CLICK HERE

Click the link below for the forms and instructions for an unsworn declaration for employees of a governmental agency.

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