Civil / Probate E-filing

The Supreme Court of Texas has mandated that all civil cases, including family and probate cases, by attorneys in appellate courts, and all non-juvenile civil cases, including family and probate cases, by attorneys in district courts, statutory county courts, constitutional courts, and statutory probate courts be filed electronically. The complete final Supreme Court documents are provided for review and use:

Order Adopting Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 21c and Amendments to Texas Rules of Civil Procedure 4, 21, 21a, 45, 57, AND 502; Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure 6, 9, and 48; and the Supreme Court Order Directing the Form of the Appellate Record 13-9165 Supreme Court Final E-Filing Rules (PDF).

Amended Order Requiring Electronic Filing in Certain Courts 13-9164 Supreme Court Order for Civil Electronic Filing (PDF). Download Approval of Technology Standards, Version 2.5, Set by the Judicial Committee on Information Technology (PDF).

The Supreme Court relied on the Judicial Committee on Information Technology (JCIT) to develop policy recommendations and the Office of Court Administration (OCA) to procure and contract a vendor. Tyler Technologies was the selected vendor and they have created a new system called "eFileTexas" to administer the civil electronic filing for the State of Texas. Detailed information and additional material is available on the eFileTexas website.

Helpful Training Videos, Web Training, and Documents can be found Texas Court site.

The Williamson County Clerk will start accepting permissive electronic civil and probate filings through the portal beginning May 12, 2014 and will enforce the mandatory e-filing beginning July 1, 2014. Criminal filing started 2018.

Download the County Clerk E-filing Requirements (PDF).

Questions about eFiling

Email eFiling. Note: Except for cases not represented by an attorney.