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Document Upload Policy - Harris County Probate

General Information

  • Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, and AMEX.  
  • Court is partially integrated. Case information for an existing case may be provided to you.
  • Court is charging the $2 cost recovery fee.
  • Attachments are allowed combined into single document.

Initial Filings

  • Case Information Sheet should be submitted as a lead petition. (You may want to select "Affidavit of Indigency" as the filing code in order for the clerks to push the filing through the system).
  • Upload the will as an attachment to the Application to Probate.
  • Exhibits may be merged together or uploaded separately and submitted as attachments to the lead document.
  • Order and pay for Citation Requests, Copies and the like under Court Services.
  • The addresses of the plaintiff are not required. The addresses of the defendants are not required.
  • In preparing an Original Petition all parties should be listed.

Subsequent Filings

  • Items not needing a file stamp (proposed orders, etc) should be uploaded as attachments to the lead document.
  • The Case Information Sheet can be filed as lead document.
  • Motions should be filed as lead documents.
  • Exhibits should be filed as an attachment to the lead documents.
  • To request citations and the like, create a cover letter and upload it as the lead document - select Citation ($)) as the filing code.
  • Order and pay for Citation Requests, Copies and the like under Court Services.

Case Information Availability

This jurisdiction’s Case Management System, (CMS) is not fully integrated into the State eFiling system.

When you are making a subsequent eFiling into an existing case for this jurisdiction your case may or may not be available in the eFiling system.

·         If your case is found the case information will be retrieved.

·         If it is not found, be sure you have properly entered the jurisdiction and case number. If so, you can proceed with the filing. You will need to provide the required case information, i.e. case category, case type and required parties.

Updated by Kenny Williams on 1/8/2015 as directed by Jackie Washington

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