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?
The Precinct 1 Justice Court office accepts civil filings electronically.
How to E-File Training Videos
Option 1 - EFILETEXAS Self-Help is commonly called "Guide and File"
"Guide and File" is used mainly by Pro Se or persons not represented by an attorney.
"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!
Using "Guide and File", you simply answer a series of questions to help you prepare and file your forms online.
Note: An account will need to be created when using "Guide and File"
Debt Claim Cases can not be filed through "Guide and File" at this time.
Debt Claim Cases can be filed through EFile Texas only.
Note: Cases filed with a Statement of Inability to Afford Payment of Court Costs cannot be filed using "Guide and File." These cases MUST be filed through EFileTexas.
Option 2 - EFileTexas
EFileTexas is mainly used by attorneys.
Efiletexas.gov 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.
Repair & Remedy All new and subsequent filings
Writ of Garnishment All new and subsequent filings
Tow Hearing All new and subsequent filings
Occupational Driver's License All new and subsequent filings
Tax Suit All new and subsequent filings
Residential Eviction for Imminent Threat All new and subsequent filings
New filings include the following costs: a $54.00 filing fee, a $75 constable service fee per defendant, if served in Tarrant County (please select correct precinct), and copy fees ($1 for first page, 25 cents per additional page). For example: new filing against one defendant with a nine page document, the total cost would be $132.00 ($54for the filing fee, $75 for the Precinct One Constable 1 service fee, $1 for the copy of the first page and $2 for the eight remaining pages).
See Fees. Court reserves the right to correct payment if under or over paid.
Refunds for E-Filing (electronic filing) are made for overpayment or errors, not for filing against the wrong person or entity. The refund process takes about 2 weeks. Please double-check your filing information before submitting.
Any questions, contact us at JP1court@tarrantcounty.com or 817-884-1395.
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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