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Superior Court of California - County of San Diego: Civil: Civil E-Filing
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Civil Division E-Filing

As of March 4, 2013, San Diego Superior Court opened up eFiling in its Central Civil Division. Effective June 30, 2014, San Diego Superior Court will open up eFiling in its North Civil Division. Attorneys and the public will now be able to file documents with the Court without physically coming into the courthouse.

Documents may be filed electronically in non-mandated civil cases in the Central Division, where either: (1) the case is first initiated on or after March 4, 2013; or (2) the case is already pending as of March 3, 2013, and has been imaged by the court.

Documents may be filed electronically in non-mandated civil cases in the North Division where either: (1) the case is first initiated on or after June 30, 2014; or (2) the case is already pending as of June 29, 2014, and has been imaged by the court.

Beginning March 4, 2013, certain case types will be subject to mandatory eFiling, including civil class actions, some consolidated and coordinated actions, and actions that are provisionally complex under CRC 3.400-3.403 (as set forth in the Civil Cover Sheet, Judicial Council form CM-010 – but not including construction defect actions). The “Complex” case types included as mandatory e-file are as follows: Antitrust/Trade Regulation, Mass Tort, Environmental/Toxic Tort, and Securities Litigation cases, as well as insurance coverage claims arising from these case types.

Effective January 20, 2020, mandatory electronic filing through the court’s E-File Service Providers will be required for all Construction Defect Cases, including those currently being filed through File&Serve Xpress (fka LexisNexis File&Serve). As of 11:59 p.m. on January 20, 2020, no documents will be allowed to be filed through File&Serve Xpress.

Commencing October 1, 2020, the San Diego Superior Court is now providing additional e-filing service providers for public members and attorneys who wish to file Civil and Probate cases with the Court electronically. This new option is available by accessing the “Links to eFiling” below.

Click here for information on Civil Construction Defect Cases.


Links to eFiling

Click Here to see a list of eFiling Service Providers for civil cases filed in the Central Division (including construction defect). 


Reference Materials

Refer to eFiling General Order, Electronic Requirements, and Frequently Asked Questions below for additional information.

Electronic Filing and Imaging General Order

Electronic Filing Requirements

Civil Court Case eFiling FAQs

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