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General Information

Intake Area

Our intake areas are designed to assist the general public in a variety of ways. A deputy clerk will be available from 8:00 am through 4:00 pm. General information regarding court procedures may be obtained from the deputy clerk on duty. Specific case information is available for viewing from several computer stations at no charge. If you want to print documents from our public terminals, the cost is $0.10 per page. New cases, pleadings and all other documents may be filed in person.

All staff members of the clerk’s office are expressly forbidden by law from giving legal advice.

Help Desk

If you have a general question about electronic filing, dial the main number for one of our divisions, and the deputy clerk at the intake desk will direct your question to the correct person.

Emergency Filing Procedures

If CM/ECF is inaccessible, an Electronic Filing User’s system is inoperable, or an emergency requires the paper filing of a document outside of normal business hours, the filer may send email to emergencyfiling@txeb.uscourts.gov.  The subject line should read, "Emergency Filing Request."  Include your name, phone number, and nature of your emergency.  Documents attached to the email will only be used as reference to determine the nature of the emergency and are not considered filed with the court.  

If the filing is deemed an emergency, a deputy clerk will arrange to receive the required documents for the case filing.  Any required fees are due within 24 hours of the time of filing and must be paid in the form of cash, money order or cashier's check.