Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Q: How Do I Pay For eFiling? What Does it Cost?
You may either pay on a per transaction basis with your credit card or you can sign-up for monthly invoicing by contacting Support@fileandserve.com to fill out the necessary form. 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.
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.
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.
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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