The Texas Supreme Court requires that e-filing be used for all civil matters in appellate, probate, district and county courts. In June 2016, the Court of Criminal Appeals mandated criminal eFiling as well. The Court of Criminal Appeals, the appellate courts, and many district and county courts are mandatory today. Once the mandatory schedule concludes on January 1, 2020, paper will no longer be accepted at the clerk’s counter for criminal filings. For more details, refer to the Deadlines By County, Mandatory E-filing document »
The active courts charts include information related to each county or court's status regarding e-filing, case search capability, collection policy and acceptance of American Express.
JCIT Technology Standards
In an effort to create uniformity and a consistent filing experience across the state, the Judicial Committee of Information Technology (JCIT) has developed a set of technology standards. This common set of case types, filing codes and options are approved by the Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeals. Learn more about the JCIT Technology Standards »