Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure §1010.6 and the California Rules of Court, rule 2.253(b)(2),
the Civil Division of the Riverside Superior Court is implementing electronic filing (eFiling).
You can eFile documents 24/7 through an approved Electronic Filing Service Provider (EFSP).
Electronically filed documents can be filed until midnight on the day that the filing is due,
and will be considered timely pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1010.6(b)(3). The
document is 'filed' at the date and time it is received by the court and the confirmation
of receipt is created. See Cal. Rules of Court, Rule 2.259(a)(1). Any electronically filed
document received by the Court on or after midnight will be file stamped on the next court day.
Pursuant to Local Rule 3118, eFiling is mandatory for parties represented by counsel and optional
for self-represented litigants in civil cases. Certain documents are exempt from eFiling
(see Documents Exempt From Electronic Filing).
There are no fees associated with filing a domestic violence or gun violence restraining order.
The following documents shall not be submitted electronically:
Any ex parte application that is filed concurrently with a new complaint;
Bonds and undertakings;
Trial documents under Local Rule 3401;
Exhibits to be offered at any trial or evidentiary hearing;
New Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings (JCCP) cases. Subsequent filings in JCCP cases are permitted;
Harassment proceedings requesting the minor’s information be confidential;
Mandatory Settlement Conference Briefs;
Notices of Appeal and any subsequent appeals documents;
Small Claims Notice of Appeal and Small Claims Notice of Appeal as to the Denial of the Motion to Vacate Judgment;
Media Request to Photograph, Record, or Broadcast;
Request to file new litigation by vexatious litigants. Motions to declare a litigant vexatious are permitted;
Documents submitted conditionally under seal. The actual motion or application shall be electronically filed. A courtesy copy of the electronically filed motion or application to submit documents conditionally under seal must be provided with the documents submitted conditionally under seal; and
Documents attached to a Notice of Lodgment shall be lodged and/or served conventionally in paper form. The actual document entitled, "Notice of Lodgment," shall be filed electronically.