Civil Division

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

General Information

The County Clerk serves as the Clerk of the Court for County Court at Law 1.  The Clerk’s responsibilities include receiving the filings for civil cases, preparing notices and citations, and maintaining records associated with the cases filed before this court.

Civil cases usually deal with disputes between parties. A civil case can be defined as a personal action instituted by one party (the plaintiff) to require payment or the performance of an act by the other party (the defendant).

To schedule a case on the docket, please contact County Court at Law 1

If you have any questions, please call the Civil Desk at 972-825-5063 or 972-825-5070

File a Document

E-filing Required for Attorneys

The Supreme Court of Texas has mandated that all attorneys file court documents electronically in the ten most populous counties beginning January 1, 2014.

As a result of this mandate, except in juvenile cases, attorneys are now required to electronically file (e-file) documents in civil cases in Ellis County. Unrepresented (pro se) parties and case participants who are not attorneys may e-file, but are not required to do so. We will continue to make document images available on this website.

To eFile a document, use your Electronic Filing Service Provider.
If you have not yet selected a provider, go to to start e-filing now.

Please do not ask Clerks for legal advice. Unauthorized Practice of Law - Government Code, Sec. 81.101 Clerks cannot give advice or the rendering of any service requiring the use of legal skill or knowledge, such as preparing an instrument.