Civil Intake

According to The Supreme Court of Texas, an order was signed adopting Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 21c and Amendments to Texas Rules of Civil Procedure 4, 21, 21a, and 502.1, Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure 6 and 9, and the Supreme court Order Directing the Form of the Appellate Record in Civil Cases to be effective January 1, 2014 for Harris County. This order mandates electronic filing in all Civil Courts and restricts us from accepting paper filing from any filer other than Pro Se filers. Please, click on the following link to learn more about electronic filing We will also be unable to accept any other type of electronic filing other than through which include any type of Fax Filing.

Protective Orders (Family Violence)

Matters concerning family violence are handled by the Harris County District Attorney's Office. The Family Violence Unit of the DA's office is temporarily located at 2221 West Loop South, 1st Floor, Houston, 77027. They can be reached at (713) 274-0212. If you wish to file the paperwork yourself, visit the Office of the Attorney General's Web Site to retrieve the packet of information needed for filing.

Legal Advice

The District Clerk’s Office cannot dispense legal advice or carry forms to file a case (cause) in the Civil District Courts. However, there are different options and alternatives you can use to seek legal advice.

Payment Information

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Civil forms are available on our Forms page.