What are the character limits when eFiling?

Staying within individual field character limitations for each court

Each court's back-end system has certain limitations on the number of characters that can be entered in the relevant fields in the eFiling process. 

Here are the maximum character allowances for each of the back-end systems used in eFiling courts.

Limitations for most eFiling courts

Including California courts using eFileCA, all Illinois courts, all Indiana courts, and all Texas courts.

Field name Character limit
First Name 40
Last Name 40
Middle Name 40
Organization 80
Document Title 255
Case Title 100
Document File Name 50
Client Billing Code 25
Message to the Clerk 250

Los Angeles Civil Limited and Unlimited

Field name Character limit
First Name 50
Last Name 255
Middle Name 50
Organization 248
Document Title 250
Case Title 100
Document File Name 250
Client Billing Code 25
Message to the Clerk 255

San Diego, San Francisco, and Orange Counties

Field name Character limit
First Name 38
Last Name 38
Middle Name 38
Organization 248
Document Title 249 (512 for San Francisco)
Case Title 100
Document File Name 250 
Client Billing Code 25
Message to the Clerk 125



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