Ninth Court of Appeals


Upon perfecting the appeal in a civil or criminal case, the appellant must file a docketing statement in the appellate court. See Tex. R. App. P. 32.1 & 32.2.

Filing Civil Docketing Statement

UPDATE: The Civil Docketing Statement can now be e-signed using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC in order to create a PDF suitable for filing. Once e-signed, the Civil document is ready to be saved and e-filed without printing to PDF.

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC links

Filing Criminal Docketing Statement
After completing the Criminal Docketing form, in order to create a PDF suitable for electronic filing you must use the Print to PDF feature as follows:

Adobe Acrobat Users:

•  When printing, select “Adobe PDF” as your printer destination; you will be prompted to save the file.

If you don't have Adobe Acrobat, free software is available to Print to PDF, examples include:

•  CutePDF for PC, when printing select "CutePDF Writer"

(install both the writer and the converter)

•  PDF Writer for MAC, when printing select "PDFWriter"

Docketing Statements Civil | Criminal