Attorneys must use eFile for CIVIL and PROBATE filings.
As of July 1, 2016, attorneys filing in CIVIL courts with the Leon County District Clerk and the Leon County Clerk will be mandated by the Texas Supreme Court to file electronically.
To begin, attorneys must select an electronic filing service provider (EFSP) who will submit your documents on your behalf through the State of Texas' authorized electronic portal, which is known as:
The link above will help you get started, troubleshoot filing problems, and answer any questions should you need technical assistance. Or, dial 1-855-839-3453, or firstname.lastname@example.org
County Court and District Court follow different protocols. See below for details.
District Clerk E-File FAQ
COUNTY COURT - Probate Court, Civil Court - Judge Byron Ryder
1)When you are submitting documents, you are building the docket sheet. Therefore, upload each document as a lead document. Only submit a document as an attachment if it is an exhibit.
2)All proposed orders need to be filed in a separate envelope AFTER the petition is initially filed, and the first page of the proposed order needs to be a cover sheet. That prevents the file stamp from appearing on the actual order.
3)After July 1, 2016, for probate hearings, you will need to file the signed and notarized proof of death and proposed order PRIOR to the hearing. These two documents may be filed in the same envelope. The oath can be witnessed, signed and sealed by the Clerk or deputies at the hearing, but the attorney will then take the Oath to eFile it. After the Oath is filed, letters may be issued.
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