Electronic Filing and Service


The Hood County District Clerk will be accepting documents by e-filing starting October 29, 2014. E-filing has been permissive but as of July 1, 2015 it will be mandatory for attorneys to e-file on all civil and family cases in Hood County. This is pursuant to Supreme Court Order 13-9165. See the links below on this page for training opportunities. E-filing guides and other helpful information are also available.
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District Clerk Business Process Definitions: District Clerk Business Process Definitions

Requesting Issuances through e-Filing

There are four (4) forms available below which will need to be used when requesting these types of issuance to be completed by the Hood County District Clerk.

Please select the form which fits your request.

When requesting issuances through the e-filing system:

The request form MUST be a separate lead document (it is not an exhibit to another document, so please do not add it as an attachment to another lead document).

Select the Filing Code: On New Suits select "Application" and on Subsequent filings select "Request".

Select the correct Issuance Fee under "Optional Services".

Any request for issuance that requires the District Clerk to print hard copies of pleadings MUST be paid for in advance. Select "Copies-Non Certified $1 per page".

If a Hood County Constable is to serve the issuance, please select the appropriate service fee and Constable under Optional Services. If you do not know the appropriate Constable, contact Constable 4, Chad Jordan at 817-579-3204.

Upload the "Request for Issuance form shown above" and DO NOT attach the pleading to be served. The pleading should be its own lead document in the filing or previously filed.

If there is not a "Request for Issuance form" that fits your request, and you are not requesting the service with an original pleading document, please submit a letter requesting the type of issuance you need as the lead document.

Most Common User Questions

  1. Do I have to efile?
    It is optional in Hood County until July 1, 2015. E-filing is mandated for almost all documents filed by attorneys. Exceptions are listed in the Supreme Court rules.
  2. eService:
    You must sign up to receive eService on each case individually. eFiling into a case or being the attorney of record does not mean you have signed up for eService.
  3. What if I am filing a case with an Affidavit of Indigency? Or I have been court appointed to represent a litigant or filing 'pro bono'? How are the fees handled?
    You will have a "waiver" option for those instances where you are not required to make a payment.
  4. May I include more than one document for filing per submission? Yes. EfileTexas will allow multiple documents (same cause number) for file-marking per submission.
  5. My motion needs the hearing date and time entered. How is that completed?
    Submit motion and order setting hearing as separate lead documents. Orders requiring judge's signature need to be filed as "Proposed Order" and will be accepted without a file mark. The Proposed Order will be sent to the Court for review. If signed by court, the order will be e-served back to you.
  6. How do I submit proposed orders?
    The District Clerk has made "Proposed Order" as a filing code so you will need to select it. Your submission will be accepted without a file mark and sent to the Court for review. If signed by the Court the clerk will e-serve the signed order back to you. This business process may possibly change so please check back for any updates.
  7. There is not a "filing code" which fits my document title exactly.
    What do I choose? Search by the keyword of your document. Ex: Motion, Petition, Request, Affidavit, Certificate, etc. The clerk will modify your selection to reflect the closest title match for entry into the case management system.
  8. What if I am not sure if my document requires a filing fee?
    A "hold" is placed on the total funds at the time of submission. Although the clerk may have the authority to add additional fees, the amount is not guaranteed therefore your submission will probably be rejected.

eFile Support

Technical Support: 855-839-3453 or email

District Clerk Support: 817-579-3236 and/or email

Training and User Guides for EfileTexas are available at www.efiletexas.gov

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