Where is electronic court filing available in California?

Learn more about mandatory and voluntary eFiling courts and case types.

You can use One Legal to file court documents all of California's 58 superior courts.

Where eFiling is available, your filing will be submitted to the court electronically (learn more about eFiling in the eFiling basics section). 

Where electronic filing is not available, your documents will be printed and physically delivered to the courthouse by a One Legal court runner (learn more in the physical paper filing section).

When you are in the court filing platform, you will see the indication in the upper left of the screen whether you are eFiling or physically filing: 

This table was last updated on February 6, 2020.

The table below shows only courts that have enabled electronic court filing. File into all other courts using One Legal's traditional paper filing offering. See full-service directory>>

County
Civil Unltd.
Civil Ltd.
Small Claim
Probate
Family
Butte

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Calaveras

Electronic
 
Electronic

Electronic

Electronic
 
Electronic
Fresno
 
Electronic
(mandatory)
 
Electronic
(mandatory)
 
Electronic

 
Electronic
(mandatory)
 
Electronic
(mandatory)
Kern

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Paper


Electronic


Electronic

Los Angeles

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Paper


Electronic
(mandatory)

Paper

Merced

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Monterey

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Napa

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic
Orange

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
San Diego
Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic
San Francisco*

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(Trust only)

Paper

San Luis Obispo

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
San Mateo

Electronic


Electronic


Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Santa Barbara

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Santa Clara
Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Santa Cruz
Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Sonoma
Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Stanislaus
Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Sutter
Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Yuba
Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Courts not listed above are physical filing only. In some courts, eDelivery has been enabled.

Persons not represented by counsel (self-represented litigants/pro per) may eFile documents, but eFiling is not required.

* In San Francisco Case initiations in Civil Limited & Unlimited must be traditionally filed at the clerk's window. Complex cases and probate/mental health cases must be filed using File&ServeXpress.



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