Basic Filing Procedures

When filling out or completing forms, they should be neatly printed in blue or black ink, or typewritten.

Prior to bringing the forms to the court for filing, you should make two copies. The court can make copies for you, but the cost is $0.50 cents per page.

When bringing your forms to the court for filing, you will provide the clerk with your originals and the copies. After the clerk processes the papers, the court will retain the originals and the clerk will give you back the copies; one for you to keep and the other to be provided to the other party.

© 2011 Superior Court of California, County of Riverside