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E-filing Required for Attorneys

The Supreme Court of Texas has mandated that all attorneys file court documents electronically including Jefferson County) with regard to civil cases beginning June 1, 2014.

As a result of this mandate, except in juvenile cases, attorneys are now required to electronically file (e-file) documents in civil or probate cases in Jefferson County. Unrepresented (pro se) parties and case participants who are not attorneys may e-file, but are not required to do so.

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To eFile a document, use your Electronic Filing Service Provider. If you have not yet selected a provider, go to to start e-filing now.

Local e-Filing rules for civil cases

If you have questions, please contact us at (409) 835-8475, Option 3.

Filing a Petition or Application

When opening a new case, a Civil Case Information Sheet is required, under Rule 78a of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. Download the appropriate information sheet below:

Civil Information Sheet

Please attach the Civil Case Information Sheet to your petition or application.