Current court fees incurred with paper filings, plus
- $2.00 County e-Filing technology recovery fee
- $5.00 Texas Online e-Service fee
- $5.00 Court File America service provider fee
- .27 2.25% Credit card usage fee
If eService to opposing counsel is an included, the filing fee increases to $17.89.
Hardware and software requirements:
- Internet access
- Completed registration with Court File America
- Adobe PDF Reader to read submitted and returned documents
- Scanner to submit non-electronic documents (Court File America accepts
Microsoft Word (.doc), ASCII Text Files (.txt), and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) files
Time and Date Stamp:
The time and date stamp applied to your filing are the time and date that you submit your filing via Court File America. You will receive a submission acknowledgement with a trace number and the timestamp.
NOTE: E-filing rules allow filing up to 11:59 PM on the filing deadline BUT do not extend filing deadlines.
File stamped copy:
- The attorney will receive a file stamped copy via e-mail when the document is accepted by the court clerk (usually the next business day)
- Only the top (lead) document will receive a file stamp. If you need a file stamp on a series of documents, each will have to be filed separately.
This feature allows you to directly email discovery to opposing counsel without going through the court. You will receive email proof of electronic delivery
The Texas Supreme Court has createda uniform set of local e-Filing rules.
The link below is to Harris County’s rules.