Electronically filed documents can be filed until midnight on the day that the filing is due, and will be considered timely pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1010.6(b)(3). The document is 'filed' at the date and time it is received by the court and the confirmation of receipt is created. See Cal. Rules of Court, Rule 2.259(a)(1). Any electronically filed document received by the Court on or after midnight will be file stamped on the next court day.
Pursuant to Local Rule 3118, eFiling is mandatory for parties represented by counsel and optional for self-represented litigants in civil cases. Certain documents are exempt from eFiling (see Documents Exempt From Electronic Filing).
There are no fees associated with filing a domestic violence or gun violence restraining order.
Disclaimer: Protect Your Privacy
Many filed documents are viewable by the general public through the Court’s website and/or at the courthouse. It is the sole responsibility of the filer to ensure that confidential identifiers are properly omitted or redacted prior to transmission. [California Rule of Court, rule 1.201]
eFiling Document Finder
To assist in choosing the correct Filing Document Name when eFiling, the court has provided the below eFiling Document Finder.
The following documents shall not be submitted electronically:
- Any ex parte application that is filed concurrently with a new complaint;
- Bonds and undertakings;
- Trial documents under Local Rule 3401;
- Exhibits to be offered at any trial or evidentiary hearing;
- New Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings (JCCP) cases. Subsequent filings in JCCP cases are permitted;
- Harassment proceedings requesting the minor’s information be confidential;
- Mandatory Settlement Conference Briefs;
- Notices of Appeal and any subsequent appeals documents;
- Small Claims Notice of Appeal and Small Claims Notice of Appeal as to the Denial of the Motion to Vacate Judgment;
- Writ Returns;
- Media Request to Photograph, Record, or Broadcast;
- Request to file new litigation by vexatious litigants. Motions to declare a litigant vexatious are permitted;
- Subpoenaed records;
- Administrative records;
- Sealed documents;
- Documents submitted conditionally under seal. The actual motion or application shall be electronically filed. A courtesy copy of the electronically filed motion or application to submit documents conditionally under seal must be provided with the documents submitted conditionally under seal; and
- Documents attached to a Notice of Lodgment shall be lodged and/or served conventionally in paper form. The actual document entitled, "Notice of Lodgment," shall be filed electronically.