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    File Your Case Online

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    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.

    EFileTexas
    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.

                Small Claim Cases            Step-by-step guide

                Eviction Cases                  Step-by-step guide

                Debt Claim Cases             Step-by-step guide

                Subsequent Filings           Step-by-step guide 

     

    Guide and File
    "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!

    Small Claim Cases             Step-by-step guide

    Eviction Cases                   Step-by-step guide

    Debt Claim Cases can not be filed through "Guide and File" at this time.
    Debt Claim Cases can be filed through EFile Texas only.

    Repair & Remedy Cases    Step-by-step guide (not available at this time)

     

    Note: An account will need to be created when using "Guide and File"

    How to calculate your E-Filing cost and avoid your case being rejected.

    New filings include the following costs: a $46 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 $124  ($46 for 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.

    Any questions, contact us at JP1court@tarrantcounty.com or 817-884-1395.