Where to File Documents
Review the following administrative orders by case type, in order to determine the correct location where documents should be filed.
- Administrative Order - Where to File Civil Documents (pdf )
- Administrative Order - Where to File Criminal Documents (pdf )
- Administrative Order - Where to File Family Law Documents (pdf )
- Administrative Order - Where to File Juvenile Documents (pdf )
- Administrative Order - Where to File Probate Documents (pdf )
- Administrative Order - Where to File Appellate Documents (pdf )
The reference guide below can be used to determine the correct courthouse location where a case is heard based on the letters found in the case number prefix.
Please note that the filing cut-off time is 4:00 p.m. for documents submitted in person and via courthouse drop boxes. Pursuant to CCP § 1010.6(b)(2) any document received electronically by the court via eSubmit between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59:59 p.m. on a court day is deemed filed on that court day. Any document that is received electronically on a non-court day shall be deemed filed on the next court day.
The tool below allows you to search the above Administrative Orders by Case Type using your filing zip code or city. Follow the steps below to determine the correct court location for filing court documents for Civil, Family Law, Juvenile, Probate, and Appeals cases.
Please note that Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Elder Abuse Restraining Orders, and Appeals can be filed at any court location.
Please see court locations for your nearest court.
NOTE: Where a case can be filed depends on the zip code of the parties AND the laws specific to each case type. You should obtain legal assistance or consult the clerk' office to determine which zip code or city to enter.