Electronic Filing

State Links

  • Electronic Filing Rules and Web Sites

Alabama

Supreme Court: Appellate Court's Online Information Service and Interim Electronic Filing and Service Rule

Court of Criminal Appeals: Appellate Court's Online Information Service and Interim Electronic Filing and Service Rule

Court of Civil Appeals: Appellate Court's Online Information Service and Interim Electronic Filing and Service Rule

Circuit Court (all courts): Alabama Judicial System's E-filing Web site provides information pertaining to electronic filing in the State of Alabama including the Supreme Court Order and Administrative Procedures.  The Alabama e-filing application is AlaFile.   

Alaska

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey  - Alaska plans to offer electronic filing within 2 years.

Arizona

Court of Appeals, Second Division: E-Filer

Superior Court, Maricopa County complex litigation cases): eFiling Online and Administrative Order 2007 - 140

Superior Court, Pima County (probate): LexisNexis™File & Serve

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey - Includes statewide, Supreme Court, and Maricopa County

Arkansas

Supreme Court: Filing Pilot project and Order

Court of Appeals: Filing Pilot project and Order

Trial Courts (all): Administrative Order Number 21—Electronic Filing.

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey - Arkansas plans to offer electronic filing in 2010

California

Supreme Court: Electronic Filing of Civil Appellate Briefs

Superior Court, Contra Costa County: (complex civil) LexisNexis™File & Serve

Superior Court, Los Angeles County: (small claims) EFiling

Superior Court, Orange County: (complex civil) Civil Complex E-Filing (small claims) I-CAN!™ Legal E-Files Small Claims

Superior Court, Sacramento County: (small claims) Electronic Filing

Superior Court, San Diego County: (complex civil) LexisNexis™File & Serve

Superior Court, San Bernadino County: Local Rules, Chapter 18

Superior Court, San Francisco County: (asbestos, complex civil) LexisNexis™File & Serve General Order 129 Re: New Filings.

Superior Court, San Joaquin County: (small claims) Rule 9, effective January 2011

Superior Court, Santa Clara County: (complex civil) Electronic Filing System

Superior Court, Shasta County: (select civil cases) LexisNexis™File & Serve

Superior Court, Tulare County: (criminal accusatory proceedings) Rule 117

Superior Court, Ventura County: (civil, family law, small claims) E-filing

California Rules of Court Rule 2.255. Contracts with electronic filing service providers.

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-filing Survey  - Includes Fifth Appellate District, Orange County, San Bernardino County, and San Mateo

Colorado

Court of Appeals: LexisNexis™File & Serve

District Courts (all courts): LexisNexis™File & Serve

County Courts (all courts):  LexisNexis™File & Serve

Denver Juvenile Court: LexisNexis™File & Serve

Denver Probate Court: LexisNexis™File & Serve

Mandatory E-Filing Courts in Colorado.  List of civil and probate courts where e-filing is mandatory in Colorado.

Administrative Order Regarding Mandated Filing of Probate Cases

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey

Connecticut

Supreme Court (civil cases): E-Services and list of exemptions from e-filing

Appellate Court (civil cases): E-Services and list of exemptions from e-filing

Superior Court (civil cases): E-Services and list of exemptions from e-filing

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey

DC

eFiling Main Information - Mandatory e-filing for civil cases began February 2007.  Pro se litigants are not required to file electronically A service provider (currently CaseFileXpress ("CFX")) electronically transmits filings to the Court's contractor, Bearing Point's eFiling for Courts, which processes it for acceptance into the Superior Court's case management system

Administrative Order 06-17.  Mandatory eFiling in civil division.

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey

Delaware

Supreme Court: LexisNexis™File & Serve
Superior Court (all counties): LexisNexis™File & Serve

Chancery Court (all counties): LexisNexis™File & Serve  Administrative Directive Amended No. 2003-01

Court of Common Pleas: (all counties, civil): eFlex efiling  Rule 79.  Electronic Filing  & Administrative Directive 2008-2

Justice of the Peace Court (all counties, civil): eFlex efiling  Rule 79.1. Electronic Filing.

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey - Includes Court of Chancery, Justice of the Peace, Superior Court

Florida

Circuit Court, Pasco County (probate, mental health, guardianship):  LexisNexis™File & Serve

Circuit Court, Orange County (probate, mental health, guardianship): Electronic Case Filing

Circuit Court, Mantee County: E-filing

Circuit Court, Sarasota County: E-Filing

Circuit Court, Hillborough County (business court): BizCourt

Circuit Court, Broward County (probate, mental health, guardianship): eFiling Portal

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey - Including 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 17th Judicial Circuits, Duval County, and Supreme Court

Georgia

Court of Appeals: EFAST

Superior Court, Fulton County: Order Mandating Certain Case Types to Electronic Filing Status and Local E-Filing Rules.

Superior Court, Henry County: eFiling

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-FIling Survey- Includes Bulloch County, Cherokee County, Elbert County, Gordon County, Habersham County, Jasper County, Liberty County, Meriwether Counyy, Taliaferro County, Terrell County, Toombs County, Turner County, Wilkes County, Wilkinson County, and County of Appeals 

Hawaii

Order establishing pilot project for submitting written criminal complaints by electronic mail in the district courts of the first, third, and fifth circuits of the state of Hawaii. 

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey - Hawaii plans to offer electronic filing in 2010. 

Idaho

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey - Idaho plans to offer electronic filing within 2 years

Illinois

Circuit Court, Cook County (pilot, commercial litigation): eFile

Circuit Court, Dupage County (pilot): multiple vendors including  Lexis Nexisi2filing and Wiznet

Circuit Court, Madison County (pilot): Will County (pilot):e-File & Serve

Statewide Policy for Implementation of an Electronic Filing Pilot Project in Illinois' Courts

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey - Includes 12th Judicial Court, 18th Judicial Court, Cook County, and Kane County 

Indiana

Circuit Court, Lake County: Rule

Circuit Court, Marion County (pilot): Rule

Circuit Court, Porter County (juvenile): Rule

Circuit Court, St. Joseph County: Rule

Probate/Juvenile Court, St. Joseph County: Rule

Superior Court, Lake County: Rule

Superior Court, Porter County (juvenile): Rule

Superior Court, St. Joseph County: Rule

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey  - Indiana plans to offer electronic filing within 2 years

Iowa

District Court, Plymouth County (pilot): Efile

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey: plans to offer in 2010

Kansas

Interim Report of the Kansas Supreme Court's Electronic Filing Committee

Third Judicial District Court Electronic Filing Project.
Electronic filing project in Shawnee County Court in Kansas.

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey 

Kentucky

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey - Kentucky plans to offer electronic filing in more than 2 years.

Louisiana

District Court, Jefferson County: E-Filing Initiative

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey - Includes 14th Judicial District Court, 24th Judicial District Court, Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court, Supreme Court

Maine

Electronic filing of pleadings is not currently authorized by the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure, but it may be authorized in limited circumstances by Administrative Order.

Maryland

For information on the rules governing electronic filing, see Court Standards for Electronic Filing: Attorney's Version.   

Michigan

Court of Appeals: File & Serve

Circuit Court, Oakland County: E-File & Serve

20th Circuit Court, 58th District Court, County Probate (Ottawa County): ImageSoft True Filing

Results of NCSC's 2009 Courts E-Filing Survey - Includes Oakland County, Court of Appeals, Supreme Court


Minnesota

Circuit Court, Hennepin County (pilot): File and Serve

The Approved Uniform Court Practices (UPC) for MNCIS include a section on Electronic Filing. 

Mississippi

E-filing and case management.  The Mississippi Supreme Court since 2004 has worked to develop a case management and electronic filing system for trial courts statewide.

Missouri

According to Rule 4.3 Filings by Fascimile in Civil Cases , electronic filing is allowed as long as the appropriate court fees are administered.  However, there is no formal system for said filing. 

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey - Missouri plans to offer electronic filing in 2010.

Montana

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey - Belgrade City Court

Nebraska

District Courts (all): E-filing and Rules

County Courts (all except Douglas): E-filing and Rules

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey

Nevada

Supreme Court: E-Filing

District Court, Clark County: E-File & Serve & Administrative Order 09-12

District Court, Washoe County: e-Flex Electronic Filing

Order Adopting Nevada Electronic Filing Rules -These rules establish statewide policies and procedures governing the electronic filing process in all the courts in Nevada.

New Hampshire

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey - New Hampshire plans to offer electronic filing in more than 2 years

New Jersey

Appellate Division of the Superior Court: E-Filing Transmittal System

Superior Court (all vicinages); Statewide Judiciary Electronic Filing System (special civil part only)

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey

New York

Supreme Court (general jurisdiction trial court), 1st Judicial District New York State Courts E-Filing (commercial, tort, and tax certiorari cases)

Supreme Court (general jurisdiction trial court), 2nd Judicial District New York State Courts E-Filing Select counties: Kings (commercial, tort, and tax certiorari cases)

Supreme Court (general jurisdiction trial court), 3rd Judicial District New York State Courts E-Filing Select counties: Albany (commercial, tort, and tax certiorari cases); Albany (court of claims)

Supreme Court (general jurisdiction trial court), 5th Judicial District New York State Courts E-Filing Select counties: Onondaga (commercial, tort, and tax certiorari cases)

Supreme Court (general jurisdiction trial court), 6th Judicial District New York State Courts E-Filing Select counties: Broome (all cases)

Supreme Court (general jurisdiction trial court), 7th Judicial District New York State Courts E-Filing Select counties: Livingston, Monroe (commercial, tort, and tax certiorari cases)

Supreme Court (general jurisdiction trial court), 8th Judicial District New York State Courts E-Filing Select counties: Erie, Niagra (commercial, tort, and tax certiorari cases); Erie (surrogate's court)

Supreme Court (general jurisdiction trial court), 9th Judicial District New York State Courts E-Filing Select counties: Westchester (commercial, tort, and tax certiorari cases)

Supreme Court (general jurisdiction trial court), 10th Judicial District New York State Courts E-Filing Nassau, Suffolk (commercial, tort, and tax certiorari cases)

Supreme Court (general jurisdiction trial court), 11th Judicial District New York State Courts E-Filing Queens (commercial, tort, and tax certiorari cases)

Supreme Court (general jurisdiction trial court), 12th Judicial District New York State Courts E-Filing Bronx (commercial, tort, and tax certiorari cases)

Supreme Court (general jurisdiction trial court), 13th Judicial District New York State Courts E-Filing Richmond (commercial, tort, and tax certiorari cases)

Rules - Documentation available for the rules of the New York State Electronic Filing System.

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey - Includes Suffolk County

North Carolina

North Carolina Court Information System Electronic Filing . Pilot eFiling system of the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).  Operational in Chowan and Davidson Counties.  

Supplemental Rules of Practice and Procedure for the North Carolina eFiling Pilot Project.

North Carolina Business Court - Business Court of North Carolina e-filing registration site.

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey -
Business Court

North Dakota

Electronic Filing Pilot Program.  Administrative Order 14 allows electronic filing by e-mail and facsimile.

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey

Ohio

Court of Common Pleas, Butler County E-Filing Rule

Court of Common Pleas, Delaware County E-Filing Rule 35.02

Court of Common Pleas, Hamilton County Electronic Filing

Court of Common Pleas, Lake County E-Filing Rule

Court of Common Pleas, Montgomery County Electronic Filing

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey - Includes Franklin County and Montgomery County

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Court of Common Pleas, 1st Judicial District (Philadelphia) Electronic Filing System

Court of Common Pleas, 5th Judicial District (Allegheny County) Electronic filing and retrieval system

Court of Common Pleas, 31st Judicial District (Lehigh County) Attorney Docket Access

Court of Common Pleas, 33rd Judicial District (Armstrong County) Rule 205.4 Limited Electronic Filing and Services of Legal Papers

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey - Pennsylvania plans to offer electronic filing within 2 years

South Carolina

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey - South Carolina plans to offer electronic filing in more than 2 years

South Dakota

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey - South Dakota  plans to offer electronic filing in more than 2 years

Tennessee

E-Filing: Rule 46

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey - Tennessee plans to offer electronic filing  within 2 years

Texas

Electronic Filing - Resource listing and strategic guide to future Texas State Judiciary Electronic Filing capabilities.

efiling Main Information - Texas Online.  Getting started with efiling for courts.

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey - Includes City of El Paso Municipal Court and City of Odessa Municipal Court

Utah

Vermont

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey - Vermont plans to offer electronic filing in 2010.

Virginia

" E-filing: Court system preps for switch, draft rules are out for comment in Virginia "  October 5, 2009 article from Lawyer's Weekly.  The Supreme Court of Virginia’s Advisory Committee on Rules is seeking comment on preliminary draft of e-filing rules in state courts by April 15.

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey - Virginia plans to offer electronic filing in 2010.

Washington

King County Superior Court .   Electronic Filing” is now available for most King County Superior Court cases. Exceptions include criminal cases, original wills, and other specified case and document types.

E-Filing
 - E-Filing Legal Services - Washington State.  In addition 
Chelan County Superior Court and Pierce County Superior Court   have e-filing programs.

Rule GR-30.    Electronic Filing.  An electronic document has the same legal effect as a paper document.  LGR-30.  Update - Mandatory electronic filing for attorneys in King County Superior Court started July 1, 2009.  Pro Se parties may choose to e-file but are not required to do so.

Results of NCSC's 2009 Court E-Filing Survey - King County  Pierce County  Snohomish County

Wisconsin

Wyoming