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Effective July 1, 2023, pursuant to the Penal Code section 18122, Petitions for Gun Violence Restraining Order (JC Form #GV-100) (GVRO) may be submitted electronically through one of the court’s approved e-Filing service providers (EFSP), with exceptions for specific documents. E-Filers are required to comply with the requirements listed Electronic Filing Requirements (Civil) SDSC Form # CIV-409, which also contains the list of documents that are ineligible for e-Filing.
It is the duty of the petitioner to serve a copy of 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 SDSC Form # CIV-409, both available on this website, with the petition.
Gun Violence Retraining Orders and any other gun violence related requests will be ruled on the same day, unless received after 3:00 p.m., in which case they will be ruled on the next court day. Fill out your forms completely and accurately to avoid delays in processing. Filers are strongly encouraged to submit documents at least 30 minutes prior to the cutoff time to ensure that there are no technical issues, which may result in the GVTRO being reviewed the next business day.
Links to e-Filing
Please refer to this list of e-Filing Service Providers for Gun Violence Restraining Order petitions.