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The County Clerk's Office makes every reasonable effort not to reject filings.  Many times a complimentary call will be made to the attorney in order to not reject the filing.  However, a call due to the volume of filings, is not always possible.  Please note some issues are with the eFile system and thus not within the County Clerk's control.  Please take note the County Clerk has modified the rule requirements regarding email addresses on specific documents submitted to our office for filing (see for home page further information).

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A clerk must accept a document tendered for e-filing unless specifically authorized not to accept a document(s) by statute, Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, or by the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure for the reasons listed below.

Category Reason Authority
Sealed Documents Documents filed under seal or presented to court in camera cannot be eFiled. TRCP 21 (f)(4)
TRAP 9.10
Vexatious Litigant Filer has been found to be a vexatious litigant and has not presented an order from the local administrative judge permitting the filing. CPRC 11.103

A clerk may request to correct an e-filed document only for the following reasons.  The request must state the reason and reference any supporting authority as follows:

Category Reason Authority
Insufficient Fees

Fees submitted are insufficient. Please resubmit your filing with the correct case type/filing type. <provide short summary as to what fees were not included>

TRCP 99(d) and Gov’t Code, §51.318(b)(7) and (8) Gov’t Code §51.317(a) Local Gov’t Code §118.052; §118.121; or §118.131
Insufficient Funds Credit Card was declined. Please resubmit with a valid method of payment. TRCP 99(d) and Gov’t Code, §51.318(b)(7) and (8) Gov’t Code §51.317(a) Local Gov’t Code §118.052; §118.121; or §118.131
Document Addressed
to Wrong Clerk

The document is addressed to a court for which this clerk’s office does not accept filings. Please correct or re-file with the appropriate clerk’s office.

Duplicate New Case Filing The filing requesting a new case duplicates an existing case. Please file under the existing the case  

 Please resubmit using the correct/complete information

  • Cause number
  • Case Type
  • Case Category
  • Filing Code
  • Party Names on document(s)
  • Attorney/Party email address(es)
  • Required forms
  • Information required by Statute
Family Code §102.008 and §105.006 require identification of children by name and DOB


Civil Practices and Remedies Code 30.015
Incorrect Formatting

Please resubmit the document

  • By rotating the document so that
    the file mark will appear in the
    upper right corner
  • In text searchable PDF
  • Directly converted to PDF if
  • With a 300dpi resolution
  • With a page size of 8.5” x 11”
  • With no embedded fonts
PDF Documents
You have submitted multiple documents for filing in a single PDF. The file-mark will only appear on documents submitted as lead documents.
Please file all lead documents as separate PDF documents.
Illegible/Unreadable Please resubmit in a format that is legible.
Sensitive Data

Please resubmit with all sensitive data redacted:

  • DL, SSN, Passport Number, Tax ID Number, Government Issued ID Number
  • Bank Account Number, Credit Card Number, Financial Account Number
  • Birth Date, Home Address and name of any person who was a minor when the suit was filed.
TRCP 21c (a-f)
TRAP 9.10
Filer’s Request The filer requested that this filing be returned.  

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