Civil E-Filing

Electronic Filing of Justice Court Civil Cases

The court is promoting two programs that allow a more efficient way to file civil documents.

EFILETEXAS.gov

Although the Texas Supreme Court has not mandated e-filing with justice courts, the Denton County Justices of the Peace accept cases through the EFILETEXAS.gov filing system.

You can file your documents at EFILETEXAS.gov.

All filing costs are paid through a credit or debit card.

EFILETEXAS selfhelp

This program is designed to help a non-attorney plaintiff maneuver through the information needed to generate the necessary forms for initiating a cause of action. It works a lot like tax software such as TurboTax and TaxAct. The user is guided through a tutorial of questions. At the end, the answers are populated to a form that can then be electronically filed or printed. The printed form may be filed at the court window during normal business hours.

Small Claims and Eviction cases are the predominate cases to file through this program.

The tool is available at EFILETEXAS selfhelp