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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

Galveston County Clerk Local eFiling Practices

Initial Filings

  • 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.

Subsequent Filings

  • 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!

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