ONLINE eDELIVERY ACCESS

eDelivery Important Information


As of March 11, 2020, use of the court’s eDelivery solution is mandatory in civil and family law cases for attorneys and represented parties. This mandate does not apply to self-represented litigants or government entities. However, self-represented litigants or government entities are still encouraged to use the eDelivery system.


NOTE THAT EDELIVERY REQUIRES A CREDIT CARD, EVEN IF YOU HAVE A FEE WAIVER.

 

 

 

eDelivery: Written Instructions

 

eDelivery Account Creation

 

eDelivery Filing Submission

 

EDELIVERY FAQ

What is eDelivery?

eDelivery provides parties the ability to submit electronic (PDF) version of documents as the original.

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What are the goals?

Support court and court user transition to electronic filing of documents and use of electronic records as the official court record.
Provide a method for electronic submission to reduce the number of individuals who must come to the courthouse to file papers.
Convenience: This new service will allow parties to prepare and submit their documents from their homes/business and at any time. Additionally, this new service is expected to improve convenience for parties that will still need to physically come to the court with shorter lines and quicker service turn-around.

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Is Edelivery Mandatory?

Yes. Only litigants represented by attorneys must electronically submit files. This may be waived on a case-by-case basis upon a judicial finding of good cause. This mandate does not apply to self-represented litigants or government entities.

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What type of documents can I upload?

Documents submitted through eDelivery must be submitted in PDF (Portable Document Format) and text-searchable format, and viewable on any standard PDF Viewer. For more information on how to make your documents text-searchable, see this page.

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How does it work?

  1. Electronic (PDF) versions of documents will be submitted by the filing party through a web portal.
  2. Emails regarding the status of your document will be sent to the email address provided. The first will confirm receipt of your document, and subsequent emails will notify you if the document was accepted or rejected.
  3. Documents will be returned via the eDelivery web portal.

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What is a “bookmark” on a document? Do I have to add these to electronically filed documents?

A bookmark is a PDF document navigational tool that allows the reader to quickly locate and navigate to a designated point of interest within a document. Any documents that equal or exceed 15 pages and/or contain multiple exhibits/sections must be bookmarked. Bookmark titles should match the corresponding section/exhibit.

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How will I know that the court has received my document? How will I know when it has been accepted and filed or rejected by the court?

  1. Upon receiving electronic document(s), a “Notice of Receipt of Documents” will be sent to the email address provided by the user.
  2. This notice will confirm that the Court has received the document(s).
  3. Provided the information supplied is complete and the fees paid are correct, the document(s) will be accepted by the Court and will be filed with as if it had been filed in person or through the mail.
  4. Upon the acceptance of the document, an email notifying the submitting party of such, along with an electronic conformed copy, will be sent.
  5. A notifying email will also be sent if the document is rejected.

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How can I check the status of my document?

To check the status of your document, please visit the eDelivery web portal, login and then click on “My Previous Filings.” Click on the “Filing Search” box, enter the corresponding case information and click “Search.” Along with other information, the web portal will display the status of the document.

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When is my document considered filed?

Once Placer Superior Court staff have confirmed that the information is complete and the fees paid are correct, the court will accept the document. After it is accepted, the court will file the document as of the business day the court received it.

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What type of filings are not accepted?

Documents cannot be filed through eDelivery if any of the following are true:

  1. Peremptory Challenges or Challenges for Cause of a Judicial Officer pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure sections 170.6 or 170.3;
  2. Bonds/Undertaking documents;
  3. Any ex parte application that is filed concurrently with a new complaint;
  4. Any order with an original judicial officer’s signature;
  5. Out-of-State Commission;
  6. Abstract of Judgment;
  7. Documents submitted conditionally under seal;
  8. Certificate of Facts Re Unsatisfied Judgment;
  9. Family Law Request for Entry of Default and the Notice of Entry of Judgment;
  10. Letters testamentary, of administration, of conservatorship, and of guardianship, including temporary and special letters;
  11. Request for Administrative Records;
  12. Affidavit Re Real Property of Small Value (Probate);
  13. Original will and codicil;
  14. Financial documents lodged under Local Rule 80.1.8, and;
  15. Any paper document ordered by the court to be filed in the clerk’s office

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Does Placer Superior Court require courtesy copies?

Only electronically filed motions that exceed 50 pages require a courtesy copy, and proof of electronic submission, be printed and provided to the court the same day it was electronically submitted.

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Do I still need to make required redactions?

Yes. Parties and their attorneys are still required to redact documents pursuant to California Rule of Court 1.20 as if they are filing the documents in person. Failure to do so may result in the imposition of sanctions pursuant to California Rule of Court 2.30(b).

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How long will it be before my document is processed?

Processing times will vary. While, as with documents filed in person, it is the goal of Placer Superior Court to process documents submitted through eDelivery the same day or following day, the court makes no guarantee related to processing times.

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What happens if the court rejects my document? Will the court file it as of the original submission date if I resubmit it and the court accepts it?

If the court rejects a document, eDelivery will send a notifying email to the email address on file with the reason it has been rejected. Once you resubmit the document and the court accepts it, the court will file the document as of the business day that you resubmitted the accepted document.

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How can I access conformed copies of my documents?

After your submission has been reviewed and if it is accepted, then you may access conformed documents from the eDelivery web portal under the “My Previous Filings” section.

Note: For documents requiring a Judicial Officer signature, Court staff will forward it to the courtroom for determination by the judicial officer. Please check the case summary at Placer Superior Court Case Inquiry for entries regarding your submission.

After the judicial officer rules on the document and court staff processes it, you can obtain a copy from the clerk’s office. The document will be considered filed as of the date of the judicial officer’s signature. The court will not return a conformed copy of the document with the judge’s signature and any changes via email.

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How much does it cost?

  1. Applicable motion filing fee and/or first paper fee pursuant to the Placer Superior Court fee schedule.
  2. $3.95 convenience fee paid to Journal Technologies (the third party vendor)
  3. 2.75% credit card process fee will be applied to any court filing fee processed through this website will be collected and paid to Journal Technologies.

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What are payment profiles?

  1. A payment profile allows you to securely store your credit card information on industry leading Authorize.Net servers. Authorize.Net is the service provider that stores and processes all payment transactions needed for eDelivery.
  2. Once a profile is created, every transaction on eDelivery using your credit card will be processed without ever requiring you to type in card information.
  3. Creating a payment profile also means the eDelivery web portal never has to store, process or transmit your credit card data.
  4. Attorney Service Companies and Law Firms may setup a single payment profile allowing their members to use "company cards" rather than requiring each member to create their own profile.

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My client is a government agency; do I still need to pay these fees?

eDelivery accepts filings from exempt government agencies at no cost (pursuant to Govt. Code §6103). Government agencies should contact Court Administration before creating their account.

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How can I participate?

Attorney Service Companies
Attorney service companies wishing to take part in the project can contact efile@journaltech.com E-Mail or call (833) 402-9333 Option 3.


Law Firms and Self-Represented Parties
Law firms wishing to participate in the project can register online by creating an account without contacting Journal Technologies.

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How do I get help?

Contact Journal Technologies with any issues that you may have via email or phone: efile@journaltech.com E-Mail or call (833) 402-9333 Option 3.

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Is fax filing still available?

Yes, fax filing is still available through a fax filing agency.

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Can I still file my document at the filing window?

Yes. Placer Superior Court will still accept paper documents for filing at the filing window or via U.S. mail. The implementation of eDelivery does not supersede any statutes, rules, and/or policies and procedures related to the filing of documents in person or via mail.

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What is the eDelivery refund policy?

A credit card refund can be requested by emailing efile@journaltech.com E-Mail. Please be sure to include your name, court location, case number, date of transaction, transaction amount and last four digits of the credit card number in the request. Once a refund request has been initiated, the court will be contacted to verify the payment information. If the refund is approved by the court, the refund will be processed, the case will be returned to the proper case status and payment reversed. Refunds will be sent to the card-issuing bank within five business days of receipt of the refund request. Please contact the card-issuing bank directly with questions about when the credit will be posted to your account.

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Through using eDelivery, am I agreeing to receive eService from the Court?

Yes, you are consenting to receive filed documents back from the Court through eService when you use eDelivery. Please see Local Rule 10.27 for more information.

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Will the Court electronically serve other parties for me?

No. The Court will not serve other parties on behalf of another party.

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WHY DID THE COURT SEND ME EXTRA DOCUMENTS THAT I DID NOT FILE?

The extra documents you received from the court may need to be served to the opposing party with the documents you already filed. These documents may be listed as “documents-other” when you receive them from the court.

If you do not have an attorney and you have questions about the extra documents, you can make a phone or video appointment with the Self-Help Center. To schedule an appointment with the Self-Help Center click on http://www.placer.courts.ca.gov/online-appointments.shtml and then scroll to the bottom of the page and select “Click here to Schedule an Appointment.”

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