FileTime Pricing and eFiling Fees

NO Contract or Registration Fee with FileTime. Setup only takes a minute. No credit card required.

Submitting and paying for eFilings doesn’t come any simpler than we make it at FileTime:

  • There is no contract required to use FileTime.
  • You have a choice of three fee options for FileTime services.
  • You pay any fees owed for a submission only when that submission is accepted by the clerk of court.

Basic Plan

Free
Per Submission

  • Mobile version
  • Robust reporting
  • Extensive Help system
  • Export firm filing data
  • Proofs of Filing/eService/Fax Service
  • 24X7, Knowledgeable Customer Support

Gold Plan

$2.99
Per Submission

  • All features of the Basic Plan
  • Automatically merge PDF files
  • Auto-correct PDF size & orientation
  • Extended file-stamped document storage
  • Convert Word Processor Files to searchable PDFs
  • FREE Fax Service – 100 pages per submission

Platinum Plan

$3.99
Per Submission

  • All features of the Basic Plan
  • Automatically merge PDF files
  • Monthly Invoicing for firm filings
  • Extended file-stamped document storage
  • Auto-correct PDF size & orientation
  • Convert Word Processor Files to searchable PDFs
  • FREE Fax Service – unlimited pages per submission

Plus, Every paid plan comes included with these extra features.


  • Provide Proof of Filing
  • Bulk Filing
  • Provide Proof of Service
  • Convert Any Uploaded Document to Text-Searchable PDF
  • Robust Reporting
  • 24x7 Customer Support
  • Extended file-stamped document storage
  • Detailed step-by-step training guides
  • Export Filing Data
  • Mobile Version
  • Simple and intuitive design
  • Extensive knowledge base of clerk policies
  • Fax Service
  • Filing Templates
  • Automatically counts pages
  • Extensive context-sensitive help

Typical eFiling Fees

TX

Fees that may be assessed for an eFiling include:

1. Court Fees

These fees can include case initiation fees, filing fees, jury demand fees, citation preparation fees, copy fees, etc. These fees are the same as those charged for filing over the counter.

2. Court Service Fee

Jurisdictions MAY collect a Court Service Fee for accepting eFilings. Many jurisdictions such as the appellate courts, Dallas District, Travis District, Denton District, and Hidalgo District do not collect a jurisdiction (convenience) fee. A $2.00 Court Service fee is the norm in most jurisdictions.

3. eFiling Manager Convenience Fee

eFiling Manager charges a 2.89% credit card processing fee on the total of all fees for the filing. Since the jurisdictions cannot pay this fee it is charged to the filer.

4. FileTime Service Provider Fee

The Service Provider fee is the only fee that varies depending on the service provider you choose. FileTime offers the three fee plans described above in the FileTime Fee Plans section. We are also required to collect sales tax on this fee.

Example of TX eFiling and eService Fees
Filing1 Court Fees $200.00
Filing2 Court Fees $5.00
Filing3 Court Fees $25.00
Court Service Fee $2.00
FileTime Fee (+ Sales Tax) $3.24
eService Fee (6 parties) $0.00
Fees Subtotal $235.24
eFiling Manager Convenience Fee $6.80
TOTAL Fees $242.04
  • In spite of initial reservations from many of our users, those who have now used FileTime like it and have found it easy to use. I appreciate your great customer service!

    Kathy, Houston

  • Tom has always been there for me in my use of efiling. He got me set up and guided me through the process. He has quickly provided "fixes" to glitches in both the system and me as a user. He will be a pivotal influence on the many lawyers who are being dragged "kicking and screaming" into the age of efiling in state courts in Texas. He is the right man for the job.

    Rush Wells, Attorney

  • In my 25 years of dealing with various service providers in the legal industry, Tom Schoolcraft is at the top of my list for being the most knowledgeable and quick to respond to my needs. It didn’t matter what time, day or night, Tom was always available by email or phone to try and solve whatever issue I may have been experiencing.

    Law Office Administrator, Dallas

  • Tom Schoolcraft is the go to person in e-filing. Tom's combination of ground roots experience, boundless energy, generous spirit and a people networking gift has made my e-filing issues disappear. Tom always finds workable solutions to any e-filing issue and makes sure you know why the solution is the best.

    Carol Wyatt Myers, Attorney

  • Just wanted to take this time to say that I truly appreciate everything you and your staff are doing for us. I have had many instances when I’ve needed prompt assistance and your staff has always been available — at all hours of the evening — to offer guidance and solutions. It has been a joy to work with everyone I’ve contacted at your company.

    Only the best to you and your staff for the new year. You guys rock!

  • Your 24x7 support has been a life saver. Late Friday evening I was faced with a technical problem and a filing deadline before Monday morning. You (personally) worked with me Friday night and Saturday morning until my filing was completed. From Monday through Thursday you (personally)continued following up to ensure that all issues were resolved. Thanks again for all your excellent work.

    K Walker

  • We recently experienced a problem with the filing of a new lawsuit with the district clerk of a major metropolitan area. Tom Schoolcraft responded with lightning speed, helped us draft multiple affidavits, and thoroughly explained the process to me in layman’s terms (for conveying to the court). In the end, the trial court agreed with our analysis. Thank you Tom and FileTime!

    Kevin Queenan, Attorney