E-Filing

E-Filing 


By the Book Attorney Service will handle all of your E-Filing needs, whether you choose to E-File yourself or take advantage of our complete E-Filing Concierge.

E-Filings can be submitted 24/7 through By the Book Attorney Service’s certified California Superior Court EFSP portal. At the time of E-Filing, request E-Service to any designated party. If a party has E-Filed, that party has consented to receive E-Service!

Simply log in to your account, upload your court documents through our site and we’ll provide you with a stamped, conformed copy upon acceptance from the court. If you do not wish to submit your documents through our portal, you may send them via email to  [email protected] and By the Book Attorney Service will process your E-filing for an additional convenience fee listed below*. Click on the E-Filing Portal link to set-up an online account today!

E-Filing Self Service Fees

E-Filing Service

E-Filing Fees

E-Filing (Client Submits)

$6.95*

E-Filing (Complex Cases)

No Charge per party/person noticed

* Plus, Court "EFM" Fees $1.75 - $5.75*

** Plus, 3.5% court convenience fee on all fililng fees paid by credit card

** Note: Certain courts require payment by credit card for filing fee and courts that accept payment by ACH will be charged $1.00 e-check fee, when applies.

Concierge E-Filing Service:

Don’t have time to e-File? By the Book Attorney Service offers full-service order creation, document submission, fees advanced, conformed copy receipt and cloud storage on By the Book Attorney Service WebPortal.

Simply email  [email protected] your PDF file…we will take care of the rest! Contact us today for a quote, or simply login to our  WebPortal to place an order!

**NOTE- All orders received for concierge service AFTER 4:00 PM will be submitted for filing the following business day.

Concierge E-Filing Service

Routine

Rush

E-Filing (By the Book Submits)

$25.00*

$35.00*

E-Service (Complex Cases)

No Charge per party/person noticed

* Plus, Court "EFM" Fees $1.75 - $5.75*

** Plus, 3.5% court convenience fee on all fililng fees paid by credit card

** Note: Certain courts require payment by credit card for filing fee and courts that accept payment by ACH will be charged $1.00 e-check fee, when applies.

County

Civil

Complex Civil

Small Claims

Family

Probate

Special Requirements

Butte

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

None

Calaveras

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

None

Fresno

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

None

Kern

YES

YES

YES

Kings

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

None

Los Angeles

YES

NO

NO

NO

YES

Currently, all case types other than probate and Civil Limited must be physically filed with the court.

Merced

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

None

Monterey

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

None

Napa

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

None

Orange

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

Currently, small claims case initiations must be filed physically with the court.

San Diego

YES

YES

NO

NO

YES

None

San Francisco

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

Case initiations must be physically filed; complex cases must be filed with the court's mandated provider.

San Luis Obispo

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

None

San Mateo

NO

YES

NO

NO

YES

None

Santa Barbara

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

None

Santa Clara

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

None

Santa Cruz

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

None

Stanislaus

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

None

Sutter

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

None

Yuba

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

None




The document is “Filed” at the date and time it is received by the court and the confirmation of receipt is created. Any electronically filed document received by the Court on or after midnight will be file stamped on the next court day.

**When requested by customers, By the Book Attorney Service will submit court filing fees required by court rule or statute. Customers can pay via ACH (eCheck) or Credit Card processed and remitted by By the Book Attorney Service. This fee only applies when filing fees are required by the Court and the fee will be reflected on the invoice.

Disclaimer: The court clerk makes the final decision on whether to file or not file your document(s). Service is not guaranteed on all service of process and or court filings. Payment for service requested is due at time of submission. Rates (Fees) are subject to change without notice at any time.