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 August 5, 2022.

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. 

Note: eFiling is only ever mandated for represented parties. Self-represented parties may continue to file paper documents.

For more information about each California court, visit our court information pages.

County
Civil Unlimited
Civil Limited Small Claims Probate Family
Alameda
EFM: Journal Technologies

Electronic (mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)


Electronic
(mandatory)

Paper

Paper
Butte
EFM: Tyler Technologies

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Calaveras
EFM: Tyler Technologies

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic
Contra Costa
EFM: Tyler Technologies
 
Electronic
(mandatory)
 
Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
 
Electronic
(mandatory)
 
Electronic
(mandatory)
Fresno
EFM: Tyler Technologies

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Imperial
EFM: Journal Technologies

Electronic
(mandatory)
 
Electronic
(mandatory)
 
Electronic
 
Electronic
(mandatory)
 
Electronic
(mandatory)
Kern
EFM: Tyler Technologies

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Paper


Electronic


Electronic

Kings
EFM: Tyler Technologies

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Los Angeles
EFM for Civil Limited and Unlimited: 
Journal Technologies
EFM for Family and Probate: 
Tyler Technologies

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Paper


Electronic
(mandatory)
Electronic
(mandatory)
Mendocino
EFM: Tyler Technologies

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Paper

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Merced
EFM: Tyler Technologies

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Monterey
EFM: Tyler Technologies

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Napa
EFM: Tyler Technologies

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic
Orange
EFM for Family and Probate
Tyler Technologies
EFM for Civil Limited and Unlimited: 
California Court Case Management System

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Placer
EFM: Journal Technologies

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Riverside
EFM: Journal Technologies

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Paper

Paper
San Diego
EFM for Family and Probate
Tyler Technologies
EFM for Civil Limited and Unlimited: 
California Court Case Management System

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Paper

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
San Francisco*
Electronic
(mandatory)
(Learn more>>)

Electronic
(mandatory)
(Learn more>>)

Paper


Electronic
(Learn more>>)

Electronic
(Learn more>>)
San Luis Obispo
EFM: Tyler Technologies

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
San Mateo
EFM: Tyler Technologies

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Santa Barbara
EFM: Tyler Technologies

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Santa Clara
EFM: Tyler Technologies

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Santa Cruz
EFM: Tyler Technologies

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Sonoma
EFM: Tyler Technologies

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Stanislaus
EFM: Tyler Technologies

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Sutter
EFM: Tyler Technologies

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic


Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Tehama
EFM: Tyler Technologies

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic
Tulare
EFM: Tyler Technologies

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic
Yolo
EFM: Tyler Technologies

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic

Electronic
(mandatory)

Electronic
(mandatory)
Yuba
EFM: Tyler Technologies

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 / pro per litigants) may eFile documents, but eFiling is not required.

* In San Francisco, each case type and filing type has specific filing method requirements. Please visit the San Francisco Court page for more information.



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