Online Case Filing

Civil Cases

  • Currently, Electronic filing is mandatory for all limited civil and probate case types. Exceptions may be granted upon request.
     
  • E-Filing became mandatory January 1, 2017 for all civil case types: Unlimited, Limited, Small Claims, Probate and Guardianships, Family Law, Family Support, Adoption and Mental Health.
     
  • Self-represented parties are exempt from the mandatory electronic filing requirement pursuant to California Rules of Court section 2.253(b)(2) but are encouraged to participate voluntarily in filing electronically.
     
  • Civil case FAX filings are no longer accepted. Please use E-Filing.
     
  • Fee waivers for filing fees (including e-filing fees) may be granted upon request.
     
  • Pursuant to CRC 2.253(b)(7) E-Filings received prior to 11:59 P.M. on court days will be filed in as of that day. E-Filings received after 11:59 P.M. will be filed in as of the next court day.
     
  • If you are trying to file into an existing but older case number and cannot find it in EFile, please email the case number and name with your issue at the link below and we will migrate the case into our new system. We will respond be email to let you know when it has been done. You will then be able to search the case and efile into it. Court case migration contact: slocourt@slo.courts.ca.gov
     

Criminal Cases

Criminal is now conducting limited testing for E-file for predesignated users, only.  Please note that if you are not a designated e-file tester, you may experience problems and delays.

If you are interested in becoming a tester, please contact the Criminal Clerk’s office at slocrim@slo.courts.ca.gov.

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E-Filing Service Providers (EFSPs) currently serving this court

General information regarding electronic filing