File Your Case Online


**Appeals will not be accepted through E-File at this time**


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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. 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.

Small Claim Cases               

Eviction Cases                     

Debt Claim Cases                 

Subsequent Filings                        File into existing case. For example: Answers, Amended Petitions, Motions, and many more!

Repair  & Remedy                                                                                      

Writ of Garnishment                                                                                  

Tow Hearing                                                                                               

Occupational Driver's License                                                                  

Tax Suit                                                                                                        

Handgun License

Stolen or Seized Property Hearings

Writ of Entry

Writ of Retrieval

Cruelty Animal Hearings

Dangerous Dog Hearings


How to calculate your E-Filing cost and avoid your case being rejected.

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. 

See Fees


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.