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 eFileTexas.gov.
Galveston County Clerk Local eFiling Practices
- 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.
- 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!
- Upcoming Training for Filers
- Galveston County Civil, Family, Probate & Criminal E-Filing Requirements