Registration, Login, Account Profile

Q: What is eFileTexas.gov?

The Supreme Court of Texas mandated eFiling in Texas on January 1, 2014. In support of the Supreme Court mandate, the Office of Court Administration is transitioning from the existing Texas.gov portal to a new statewide eFiling portal called eFileTexas.gov. Our eFiling system is expanding to connect to eFileTexas.gov, beginning on October 1, 2014.

Q: Does My Firm Need to Register Separately with eFileTexas.gov?

No, once you register with our system, you will simply need to link your firm to eFileTexas.gov. Here are complete step-by-step instructions for firm registration.

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Payments & Fees

Q: How Do I Pay For eFiling? What Does it Cost?

You will receive a monthly invoice for all transactions filed through our system. Payments of invoices are due net 15. Our fee is transaction-based. You will pay $2.99 for each transaction eFiled plus any applicable statutory fees as well as a 2.89% convenience fee charged by the eFileTexas.gov portal.

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Electronic Filing

Q: If I am an existing File & ServeXpress client, how will the state-wide eFiling mandate affect me?

An overview of the mandate as well as tips on how to transition your firm can be found here.

Q: What is the maximum file size per transaction?

The maximum file size for eFileTexas.gov is 35MB per transaction.

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Q: What Do I Need to Use Your System?

Firms must have at least one (1) attorney with a TX Bar Number in their File & ServeXpress firm account to be able to file electronically into Texas courts through the File & ServeXpress system.

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Rules of Procedure

The Local County EFiling Practices can be found here

Texas Rules of Civil Procedure can be found here

Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure can be found here

The JCIT Technology Standards can be found here

Q: Where can I find the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure (TxRCP) for electronic filing and service effective January 1, 2014?

The TxRCP effective January 1, 2014 can be found here.

Q: Where can I find an overview of the notable changes for Texas Rules of Civil Procedure for electronic filing and service January 1, 2014?

An overview of the TxRCP effective January 1, 2014 can be found here.

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Q: What are the technical requirements for eFiling to the Texas Superior Court through the File & Serve Texas system?
  • A computer or laptop with Internet access
  • Internet Browser (Internet Explorer will yield the best results; however most other browsers are supported)
  • Document creation software such as Microsoft® Word or Corel® WordPerfect®
  • A scanner to scan supporting documents and exhibits (minimum 300 DPI)
  • Adobe® Reader® – to read and open and view PDF documents
  • Optional (PDF conversion software)
  • A File & Serve Texas login
Q: What Browsers do you support?

The application is best viewed on IE 6+ for PC. Performance of the application cannot be guaranteed with other browsers and operating system, such as Safari for Macintosh. Please notify FSX Customer Support if you have issues with using the system in your browser.

Q: What software do I need to view eFiled and eServed documents?

You will need Adobe Reader software to view PDF documents through the File & Serve Texas system.  Adobe Reader is available for download at no charge through the following link: http://get.adobe.com/reader/.

Q: What is the maximum file size for eFiling documents?

The maximum file size is 30 megabytes (MB). If your filing is larger than 30MB (total size of all documents combined), you will need to separate your filing into 30MB or smaller segments and submit multiple filings (see instructions below for submitting multiple filings). During the upload process on Step 2, our system calculates and displays your total number of pages and filing size as you upload your documents. You may also right-click on the document and select properties to view its file size.

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