The Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas at Dallas was formally opened on September 4, 1893. There was a Chief Justice and two Associate Justices until 1978 (85 years) when three additional Justices were authorized. In 1981, criminal jurisdiction was added and six additional justices. In 1983, an additional justice position was created and the present configuration is 12 Justices and one Chief Justice. Statewide, there are a total of 80 Appellate Court Justices.
On Wednesday, August 29, 2012, the 5th Court of Appeals began transitioning to this website which functions in conjunction with the TAMES Case Management system. The transition has been completed. The TAMES system, provided by the Office of Court Administration in Austin, is also utilized by other Texas appellate courts and the web interface should be familiar.
TRIAL COURT CLERKS AND REPORTERS. All records, copies of notices of appeal and extension requests in electronic form must be filed via the TAMES Records Submission Portal. You must request an account from the OCA Portal to electronically upload files.
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vNotices transitions to CaseMail
If you have signed up to receive vNotices for a case, you will need to sign up for CaseMail.
If you are seeking information that is not on the website, you can continue to check on this website via: http://courtstuff.com/5th or call the 5th Court clerk's office directly at 214-712-3400.
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