What is electronic filing (E-Filing)?
Electronic filing is a system that enables registered users to file documents with the court anytime, anywhere, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. This system provides customers the opportunity to transition from an inefficient, paper-based process to a streamlined, technology-based electronic filing (e-filing) system.
Which Justice Court accepts E-filing?
This Justice Court, Precinct 7 office accepts filings electronically.
Local Rule Electronic Filing (click link to access)
How to E-File Training Videos (click link to access the training videos listed below)
Training Video: Getting started (Landing Page, Registration and Signing In)
Training Videos: Filers without lawyers account setup
Training Video: Setting up a Firm account setup
Training Video: How to Start a New Case
Training Video: How to file into an Existing Case
Training Video: How to Add a Payment Account?
Training Video: How to file into an existing case that has never received an electronic submission
Training Video: Filing History and Drafts
Training Video: Helpful Filling Tools and Reporting
Option 1 - EFILETEXAS Self-Help is commonly called "Guide and File"
EFileTexas Self-Help main link
"Guide and File" is used mainly by Pro Se or persons not represented by an attorney. Using "Guide and File", you simply answer a series of questions to help you prepare and file your forms online. "Guide and File" is an easy step by step guide that will help you E-File your civil case with ease. Simply follow the links below to get started!
Eviction Cases select Landlord-Tenant: Landlord's request to remove tenant from rented property
Debt Claim Cases select Texas Debt Claim Petition
Occupational Driver License Petition select Occupational Driver License Petition
Repair and Remedy Cases select Landlord-Tenant: Tenant's formal through court for repairs
Small Claim Cases select Texas Small Claims Petition
Note: An account will need to be created when using "Guide and File"
Option 2 - EFileTexas
EFileTexas main link
EFileTexas is mainly used by attorneys. EFiletexas.gov is a system that receives electronic documents (as PDFs) from attorneys and other filers via Web portals and securely distributes these documents to the appropriate county or appellate court where they can be accepted into the court’s case management system.
Subsequent Filings File into existing case. For example: Answers, Amended Petitions, Motions, and many more!
Stolen or Seized Property Hearings
New filings include the following costs: a $54 filing fee, a $75 constable service fee per defendant, if served in Tarrant County (please select correct constable), and copy fees. The court will produce the first set of copies at no charge, but any additional copies for additional defendants required to be served with citations, will be an additional charge. The fees are $1 for the first page and .25 cents for every page thereafter. Court reserves the right to correct payment if under or over paid.
Refunds for E-Filing (electronic filing) are made for overpayment or errors, not for filing against the wrong person/entity or duplicate filing. No refunds on filing fee will be made, no exceptions. The refund process can take approximately 4 weeks. Please double-check your filing information before submitting.
Any questions, contact us at 817-473-5101.
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