Contra Costa Superior Court

Information about filing court documents in Contra Costa County, California

Services

eFiling
Maximum file size: 25 MB per document / 35 MB total transaction
Civil Limited (Mandatory)
Civil Unlimited (Mandatory)
 Civil Complex (Mandatory)
 Small Claims (Mandatory for represented parties)
 
Family (Mandatory)
 
Probate (Mandatory)
eService  Available 
Physical Filing
Maximum file size: 25 MB per document / Unlimited total
 Documents exempt from eFiling
Courtesy Copy Delivery
Maximum file size: 25 MB per document / Unlimited total
Available

Court locations

Court address Services
Wakefield Taylor Courthouse
725 Court Street
Martinez, CA 94553
 Physical Filing
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery same court day)
 Courtesy Copy Delivery
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery same court day)
Spinetta Family Law Center
751 Pine Street
Martinez, CA 94553
 Physical Filing
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery same court day)
 Courtesy Copy Delivery
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery same court day)
Richard E. Arnason Justice Center
1000 Center Drive
Pittsburg, CA 94565
 Physical Filing
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Area surcharge: +$40
George D. Carroll Courthouse
100 — 37th Street
Richmond, CA 94805
 Physical Filing
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Area surcharge: +$40
 Courtesy Copy Delivery
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Area surcharge: +$40

Contact information

Court phone directory
Main court contact (925) 608-1000

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Useful resources

FAQs

Which documents are exempt from eFiling?

  • Documents related to Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Civil Harassment Restraining Orders, Workplace Violence Restraining Orders and Gun Violence Restraining Orders*
  • Bonds and undertakings  
  • Bench warrants 
  • Petitions for Name Change  
  • Documents submitted provisionally under seal pending a motion to seal
  • Challenges under Code of Civil Procedure §§ 170.1/170.3 and 170.6 
  • Ex Parte Motions and Oppositions
  • Judgments and Notice of Entry of Judgments

Plus, others depending on the case type. View the full list here>>

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How are proposed orders handled?

Proposed orders can be eFiled as separate PDFs in the same transaction as other documents. Signed orders will be mailed back to the filer. 

Proposed orders after a hearing should be emailed to the department in Microsoft Word format to enable the judge to edit the order.

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Are courtesy copies required?

Courtesy copies are not required by the Court, however judicial officers may request courtesy copies of documents.

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How should documents conditionally under seal be filed?

The Motion to File a Document Under seal should be eFiled with the redacted version of the documents in question. 

"The unredacted copies of documents which the party seeks to file under seal should not be eFiled. They should be attached to a conformed copy of the electronically filed motion or application and then submitted directly to the courtroom.”

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How should documents ordered under seal be filed?

Documents ordered under seal must be eFiled. Choose the "Confidential" option when adding the document. 

"Unredacted copies should be attached to a conformed copy of the electronically filed motion or application and submitted directly to the courtroom."

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