Fourteenth Court of Appeals

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Parties and counsel may communicate with the Court about a case only through the Office of the Clerk of the Court. Tex. R. App. P. 9.6; see also Tex. Code Jud. Conduct Canon 3(B) (ex parte communications); Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 36.04 (Vernon 2003) (prohibiting improper influence on adjudicatory proceeding). The Clerk's Office cannot accept fax or e-mail filing of briefs, motions, or other documents related to a case.

The Clerk's Office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., except for certain holidays. See Tex. Gov't Code Ann. §§ 658.005(a), 662.003, 662.004, 662.021, 662.022 (Vernon 2004).

After hours filing is available through electronic filing (eFile). A party may eFile any document that may be filed with the court in paper form, except a document under seal or subject to a motion to seal. 

Original proceedings should be first presented to the Clerk for assignment to either the First or Fourteenth Court of Appeals. 

If a party believes an emergency may arise which would require it to file a document when the Clerk's Office is closed, then the Clerk's Office should be notified in advance during regular business hours. If the emergency involves an appeal in which the notice of appeal has not yet been filed, then arrangements must also be made with the trial-court clerk to file the notice of appeal and to make an assignment to either the First or Fourteenth Court of Appeal. If the emergency involves the filing of an original proceeding, then arrangements must also be made to present the original proceeding for assignment to either the First or Fourteenth Court of Appeals. If the appeal or original proceeding is assigned to this Court, then the Clerk's Office will notify the Court concerning the emergency filing. See also Tex. P. App. P. 17.

Physical Location

Fourteenth Court of Appeals
301 Fannin, Room 245
Houston, TX 77002

Mailing Address

Fourteenth Court of Appeals
301 Fannin, Room 245
Houston, TX 77002

Contact By Telephone

Telephone: (713) 274-2800

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) except on certain holidays.

Contact Personnel

Clerk: Christopher A. Prine

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The Court is located in the Harris County 1910 Courthouse.

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