Third Court of Appeals

Clerks & Court Reporters 

Clerks' and Reporters' Records must be filed electronically and must conform to Appendix C of the Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure (which specifies conformance with the Uniform Format Manual for Texas Reporters' Records) and must be submitted through eFileTexas.gov:  https://www.efiletexas.gov/.

Extensions of Time / Noticing: Clerks and Court Reporters should email requests for extension of time, notices, and status reports to 3rdclerksandreporters@txcourts.gov. All documents, including requests, should be submitted as PDF attachments.  Extension request templates may be downloaded at https://www.txcourts.gov/3rdcoa/practice-before-the-court/forms/(Clerks' and reporter's records must be submitted by way of efiletexas.gov.)

Reporters’ Records: Attached are how-to instructions for court reporters.  Please note, when e-filing a record, it is important that you choose Reporter's Record from the Filing Code drop-down menu.  By selecting Reporter's Record, only court personnel will be permitted to view your e-filing.

Court Clerks’ Records: Court clerks should follow the same how-to instructions with a few modifications. First, trial court clerks already have an e-File Texas account and won’t need to request a new account.  Second, on page 15 of the instructions, instead of choosing filing type “Reporter Record”, clerks should choose “Clerk Record.” Please note, when e-filing a document, it is important that you choose Clerk's Record from the Filing Code drop-down menu.  By selecting Clerk’s Record, only court personnel will be permitted to view your e-filing.

Court Clerks’ Record Tutorial: For more information about creating electronic clerks' records, please view How to Create an Electronic Clerk's Record and the accompanying guide.

Clerk/Court Reporter Resources