Civil Division 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).
Refer to eFiling General Order, Electronic Requirements, and Frequently Asked Questions below for additional information.Electronic Filing and Imaging General Order
Electronic Filing Requirements