Unless a court chooses to adopt mandatory e-filing earlier by enacting local rules, e-filing will be mandatory in civil cases in the district courts, statutory county courts, constitutional county courts and statutory probate courts according to the following implementation schedule based upon the counties’ 2010 Federal Census population. Courts in counties with a population of:
a. 500,000 or more — January 1, 2014
b. 200,000 to 499,999 — July 1, 2014
c. 100,000 to 199,999 — January 1, 2015
d. 50,000 to 99,999 — July 1, 2015
e. 20,000 to 49,999 — January 1, 2016
f. 20,000 — July 1, 2016
Please visit the following page to learn about courts that currently require e-filing and now longer accept paper filings:
Am I required to e-file?
The Texas Supreme Court has mandated all attorneys to electronically file documents in a Galveston County Civil/Family/Provate cases through an electronic filing service provider certified by the Office of Court Administration. Pro Se litigants may still hand file their documents. More information about e-filling can be found on the Judicial Committee of Information Technology's website: http://www.courts.state.tx.us/jcit/Efiling/EfilingHome.asp
What if the filing code that I am looking for isn't an option?
Galveton County has adopted the standard filing codes. You can locate the standard codes here:
Why was my filing returned for correction (rejected)?
Below are a list of reasons why a filing would be returned for correction
- Fees submitted are insufficient.
Document Addressed to Wrong Clerk
- The document is addressed to a court for which this clerk's office does not accept filings.
- Please resubmit using the correct: (1) cause number, (2) Case Type, (3) Case Category, (4) Filing Code, (5) Party Names on Document(s)
Please resubmit the document (1) by rotating the documents so that the file mark will appear in the upper right hand corner, (2) In text searchable PDF, (3) Directly convered to PDF if possible, (4) With a 300 dpi resolution, (5) with a page size of 8.5" x11" and (6) with no embedded fonts.
PDF Documents Combined
- Please file all lead documents as separate PDF documents.
- Format of document is not legible