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eFiling for Civil, Probate & Misdemeanor Filings
Effective July 1, 2014, Probate and Civil e-Filings became mandatory for all attorneys per Court Order from the Supreme Court of Texas Misc. Docket No. 12-9208.
Effective January 1, 2018, Misdemeanor e-Filing will be mandatory for all attorneys per Court Order from the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas Misc. Docket No. 16-003.
Information about selecting an Electronic Filing Service Provider (EFSP), filer training, and other information on e-filing can be found at
Galveston County Clerk Local eFiling Practices 
Initial Filings
Case Information Sheets should be submitted as a separate filing.
Exhibits should be submitted behind the petition in the same document.
Citation Requests, Copies and the like are under Optional Services.
The filer can request copies as an optional service to be attached to the citation.
The address of the plaintiff is required. The address of the defendant is required.
In preparing an Original Petition all parties should be listed.
Subsequent Filings
Items not needing a file stamp (proposed orders, notices, etc) should not have a cover letter as the
lead document.
Proposed orders should be filed as a lead document.
Motions should be filed as a lead document.
Exhibits should be filed as the end pages of an appropriate lead document (motion, petition).
If separate, as a lead document.
Upcoming Training for Filers
Follow the link below to view a number of training opportunities coming up for filers. Browse through the available sessions and find the one that works best for you!