File Your Case Online

**Appeals will not be accepted through eFile at this time**


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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 7 Justice Court office accepts civil filings electronically.


How to E-File Training Videos


Option 1 - EFILETEXAS Self-Help is commonly called "Guide and File"

How to E-File Guide and File (Self-Help) Video

"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.

Small Claim Cases                           Small Claim Step-by-step guide                      All new and subsequent filings

Eviction Cases                                 Eviction Step-by-step guide                             All new and subsequent filings

Repair and Remedy Cases              Repair and Remedy Step-by-step guide          All new and subsequent filings

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


Option 2 - EFileTexas

EFileTexas is mainly used by attorneys. 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                Small Claim Step-by-step guide                      All new and subsequent filings

Eviction Cases                      Eviction Step-by-step guide                             All new and subsequent filings

Debt Claim Cases                 Debt Claim Step-by-step guide                        All new and subsequent filings

Subsequent Filings               Subsequent Filing Step-by-step guide             For example: Answers, Amended Petitions, Motions, and many more!

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

Handgun License

Stolen or Seized Property Hearings

Writ of Entry

Writ of Possession

Cruelty Animal Hearings

Dangerous Dog Hearings


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 Four 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 817-473-5101. 

This page was last modified on October 26, 2020


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