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Electronic Filing & Service

Enabled Case Types

  • Asbestos
  • Complex Litigation
  • Probate Trust
  • General Civil - Designated Cases

Rules and Orders

  • Asbestos: Amended General Order No. 158 - Order Mandating Electronic Filing and Service of Asbestos Pleadings (PDF, 389K)
  • Asbestos: Amended General Order No. 158 Addendum - Selection of Attorney for Service (PDF, 12K)
  • Asbestos: Other General Orders
  • Complex Litigation: San Francisco Superior Court’s Local Rule 2.10
  • General Civil: San Francisco Superior Court's Local Rule 2.10
  • General Civil: San Francisco Superior Court's Press Releases (PDF, 210K)
  • Probate Trust: San Francisco Superior Court's Local Rules 2.10 & 14.100

E-filing and E-service procedures

  • Filing deadline: 4:00 pm PT for all cases
  • Court Counter Business Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM PT (excluding weekends and holidays)
  • Court Holidays:
    New Year's Day 1/1/2015
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 1/19/2015

    Lincoln's Birthday 2/12/2015
    President's Day 2/16/2015

    Cesar Chavez Day 3/31/2015
    Memorial Day 5/25/2015
    Independence Day 7/3/2015
    Labor Day 9/7/2015
    Columbus Day 10/12/2015
    Veteran's Day 11/11/2015
    Thanksgiving Day 11/26/2015
    Day After Thanksgiving 11/27/2015
    Christmas Day 12/25/2015

  • Signature requirements: All e-filed and/or e-served documents requiring a signature under penalty of perjury must contain a handwritten signature. All other documents may be signed with a typographical signature that consists of "/s/" followed by the attorney's name typed on the signature line. For more details see the Special Instructions (link located below).
  • Statutory filing fees: Invoiced monthly with File & ServeXpress charges.
  • Sealed documents: A motion to file documents under seal must be e-filed. Sealed documents must be filed and lodged conventionally in paper form.
  • New case filing accepted electronically: Generally no; however, please see CA Superior Court County of San Francisco- General Civil Case Initiations
  • Multi-case filing permitted: No.
  • Service deadline: 4:00 pm PT for complex litigation, general civil and probate trust cases.  5:00 pm PT for asbestos cases.
  • Non-subscriber service: Delivery sent by File & ServeXpress via U.S Mail.
  • Automated payment of statutory fees: Yes.

Special Instructions