Capital Area Private Defender Service

Efiling in Misdemeanors in Now Mandatory in Travis County

Beginning July 1, 2017, all attorney filings in misdemeanor cases in Travis County must be made electronically.  Currently, mandatory efiling in felony cases is planned to begin January 1, 2018.  You can learn more about the legal requirement here.  

The following information may assist you in migrating to e-filing.  As you know CAPDS does not have any control over the efiling processes or vendors.  These resources were developed to assist attorneys, but we cannot guarantee they will be solve all problems or be helpful to all attorneys.

User Guide:

CAPDS developed a user guide for those choosing to use the portal.  This user guide is for the newest portal only at

You can download it here.

Information from the Clerks office:

The District and County Clerk made a presentation to ACDLA and CAPDS.  You can download the presentation here.

The County Clerk will present to attorneys again on July 14th from 1:00 to 2:30 in CC5.

You can download the County Clerk's FAQ on efiling here.

Email address to serve the state:

You can serve the State electronically through a central mail box for the respective courts. The addresses are: