Filing Documents - Texas El Paso Texas District Court (2024)

April 30, 2024

Texas District Court El Paso County

Filing Fees

Fee Schedule

The schedule of El Paso County filing fees is online at:

Delivery To Clerk's Office

Where to File Pleadings and Other Papers

Pleadings and other papers requiring filing must be filed with the clerk of the court. The judge may permit the papers to be filed with him, in which case the judge must note the filing date and time and transmit the papers to the clerk's office. Tex. R. Civ. P. 74.

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Exhibits Presented To The Court

The court reporter or stenographer must file with the clerk all exhibits that were admitted in evidence or tendered on bill of exception during the course of any hearing, proceeding, or trial. Tex. R. Civ. P. 75a.

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Court Hours

The court will be open for judicial business from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on court-declared holidays. For additional information, see:

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Court Holidays

The court observes all El Paso County and Texas state holidays. Additional information is available on the county's website.

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Additional Court Information

More information on court locations, filing window hours, and a calendar of court holidays is available at the county website at:

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Electronic Filing

The Supreme Court of Texas ordered mandatory eFiling in all civil cases statewide. Counties with populations of 500,000 and more (including El Paso) began mandatory e-filing January 1, 2014.

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Supreme Court Electronic Filing Rules


Attorneys must electronically file documents in courts where electronic filing has been mandated. Attorneys practicing in courts where electronic filing is available but not mandated and unrepresented parties may electronically file documents, but it is not required (except in juvenile cases under Title 3 of the Family Code and truancy cases under Title 3A of the Family Code). Tex. R. Civ. P. 21 (f)(1).


The following documents must not be filed electronically:

Documents filed under seal or presented to the court in camera; and

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Documents That May Be Filed Electronically

The clerk can accept for filing via electronic transmission any document which might be filed in a court action except:

1. Citations or writs bearing the seal of the court;

2. Returns of citation;

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Mechanics of Electronic Filing

Parties must register to file documents online by following the procedures outlined by TexasOnline at To begin filing documents electronically, parties must choose and register with a certified Electronic Filing Service Provider (EFSP) through the TexasOnline website. Once registered, a filer may transmit its documents for filing to the EFSP. The EFSP will then electronically transmit the documents to TexasOnline, which will in turn electronically transmit the documents to the court clerk. El Paso County L.R. for E-Filing 4.1.

Parties who electronically file documents will pay regular filing fees to the district clerk indirectly through TexasOnline. Both TexasOnline and the EFSP may charge a convenience fee, in addition to any regular filing fees, to electronically file documents. El Paso County L.R. for E-Filing 4.1.

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Format of Electronically-Filed Documents

A document that is required to be verified, notarized, acknowledged, sworn to, or made under oath or a document that requires the signatures of opposing parties may be electronically filed only as a scanned image. El Paso County L.R. for E-Filing 3.4(a); El Paso County L.R. for E-Filing 3.4(b).

Any affidavit or other paper described in Rule 3.4(a) or (b) that is to be attached to an electronically filed document may be scanned and electronically filed along with the underlying document. El Paso County L.R. for E-Filing 3.4(c).

A filer must include an E-mail address on any electronically filed document. El Paso County L.R. for E-Filing 4.7.

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Signatures on Electronically-Filed Documents

A digital signature on an electronically-filed document constitutes a legal signature. The person whose name appears first in the signature block of an initial pleading is deemed to be the attorney in charge, unless otherwise designated. A digital signature on an electronically-filed document also constitutes a legal signature by the filer for the purpose of authorizing the payment of document filing fees. El Paso County L.R. for E-Filing 4.2.

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Date of Service

Electronic service is complete when the document is transmitted by the filer to the party at the party's E-mail address. The date of service is the date upon which the electronic service is complete. El Paso County L.R. for E-Filing 5.2(a)&(b)

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Documents Filed After Close of Business

When electronic service is completed after 5:00 p.m. (recipient's time), the date of service is the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. El Paso County L.R. for E-Filing 5.2(c).

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