The Texas Supreme Court requires that e-filing be used for all civil matters. As of September 2015, the entire state of Texas — all 254 counties, the Supreme Court and all appellate courts use e-filing. Mandatory e-filing will be extended to all Texas counties on a graduated schedule through 2016. Once the mandatory schedule concludes on July 1, 2016, paper will no longer be accepted at the clerk’s counter. 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 were recently approved by the Supreme Court and are being rolled out to all counties across the state. Learn more about the JCIT Technology Standards »