Electronic Filing of Justice Court Civil Cases
The court is promoting two programs that allow a more efficient way to file civil documents.
Although the Texas Supreme Court has not mandated e-filing with justice courts, the Denton County Justices of the Peace accept cases through the EFILETEXAS.gov filing system. You can file your documents at this website. All filing costs are paid through a credit or debit card.
Texas State Law Library
The Texas State Law Library serves the legal research needs of the Texas Supreme Court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, the Office of the Attorney General, other state agencies and commissions, and the citizens of the state.
The EFILETEXAS SELFHELP Program is designed to help a non-attorney plaintiff maneuver through the information needed to generate the necessary forms for initiating a cause of action. It works a lot like tax software such as TurboTax and TaxAct. The user is guided through a tutorial of questions and, at the end, the answers are populated to a form that can then be electronically filed or printed and filed at the court window during normal business hours.
Small Claims and Eviction cases are the predominate cases to file through this program.