SCSD HomeClick here for COVID-19 response information.
Court Seal, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego

Civil HomeCivil Home  
ADR (Alternatives to Trial)ADR (Alternatives to Trial)  
Civil ImagingCivil Imaging  
Civil E-FilingCivil E-Filing  
JCCP CasesJCCP Cases  
Minor's CompromiseMinor's Compromise  
Schedule Ex Parte & MotionSchedule Ex Parte & Motion  
Where to FileWhere to File  
Construction Defect CasesConstruction Defect Cases  
Harassment Restraining OrderHarassment Restraining Order  
Civil Harassment Restraining Order HearingsCivil Harassment Restraining Order Hearings  
     (NOT Domestic Violence)
Limited Civil HearingsLimited Civil Hearings  
Civil Independent Calendar HearingsCivil Independent Calendar Hearings  
Unlawful Detainer HearingsUnlawful Detainer Hearings  
Small Claims HearingsSmall Claims Hearings  
Small Claims Trial De Novo HearingsSmall Claims Trial De Novo Hearings  
     (Small Claims Appeals)
Landlord / Tenant Landlord / Tenant  
Name or Gender ChangeName or Gender Change  
Small ClaimsSmall Claims  

Hall of Justice
Superior Court of California - County of San Diego: Civil: Civil E-Filing
View a Case File Calendar Tentative Rulings Forms FAQs  Reserve a Civil Motion Date

Civil Division E-Filing

Mandatory/Permissive E-Filing:

Effective April 15, 2021, pursuant to the General Order of the Presiding Department: In Re Procedures Regarding Electronically Imaged Court Records, Electronic Filing, and Access to Electronic Court Records in Civil and Probate Cases, and San Diego Superior Court (SDSC) Local Rule 2.1.4, all filings submitted by attorneys for represented parties in all limited and unlimited civil case types must be submitted electronically through one of the court’s approved e-filing service providers (“EFSPs”), with exceptions for specific documents. Construction Defect Cases, previously filed through File&Serve Xpress (fka LexisNexis File&Serve), must also be filed through a court approved EFSP, as has been the policy since January 20, 2020.

E-filers are required to comply with the e-filing filing requirements listed in SDSC form number CIV-409 (“E-Filing Requirements (Civil)”). CIV-409 also contains the list of documents that are ineligible for e-filing. Self-represented litigants are not required to e-file, but are strongly encouraged to participate voluntarily.

It is the duty of the plaintiff or petitioner (and cross-complainant) to serve a copy of the above-referenced General Order and SDSC form number CIV-409, both available on this website, with the complaint/petition or other case-initiating documents (and cross-complaint).

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

List of Civil Filings

HelpSite MapUse/Privacy Policy

© 2020 Court Information Technology
Superior Court of California, County of San Diego