eCitations - Dallas County District Clerk

To request eCitation from the Dallas County District clerk's office follow these procedures:

Note: The clerk's office will allow you to type in the Comments section of your filing your request to for them to email the citation to you at your email address.

You use also the method shown below.

Create a cover letter in the form of a request for citation of service:

Provide the:

  • Court
  • Cause Number
  • Case Style

Provide the name and address of each party.

After each party is listed, enter this: Return this citation to [name] at [email address].

If submitting this request with a filing of another court document:

  • Begin a filing in your usual manner.
  • Upload your lead document.
  • Click the Add Another Lead Document button to begin a new filing in this submission.
  • Select Requests as your Filing Code.
  • Upload your cover letter as the lead document.
  • Under Additional Court Services, find the Issue Citation option and request the number of citations needed.
  • Do not request copies.
  • Complete the filing in your usual manner.

When the citation has been prepared the clerk's office will email a copy of the citation to you.

Attach a copy of the file stamped pleading to the citation and deliver it to your process server.

If submitting this request as a stand-alone document:

  • Begin a filing in your usual manner.
  • Upload your cover letter as the lead document
  • Under Additional Court Services, find the Issue Citation option and request the number of citations needed.
  • Do not request copies.
  • Complete the filing in your usual manner.

When the citation has been prepared the clerk's office will email a copy of the citation to you.

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