Third Court of Appeals
Extensions of Time / NOAs / Noticing: Clerks and Court Reporters should email requests for extension of time, notices, and status reports to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 the TAMES Record Submission Portal (RSP) or eFileTexas.gov.)
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 the TAMES Record Submission Portal (RSP) or eFileTexas.gov https://www.efiletexas.gov/.
Documents cannot be "locked" by the filer as this prevents the application of the electronic file stamp by the Third Court of Appeals. Locked documents will be rejected and the filer will be required to resubmit the filing.
A Notice of Filing will issue once the record has been successfully filed by the Third Court of Appeals.
Filing Reporters’ Records with eFileTexas.gov: 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 dropdown menu. By selecting Reporter's Record, only court personnel will be permitted to view your e-filing.
Filing Court Clerks’ Records with efiletexas.gov: 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 dropdown menu. By selecting Clerk’s Record, only court personnel will be permitted to view your e-filing.