For filers who qualify for a waiver of fees on a case, they will need to create a Waiver Payment Account to use as the payment method. Once created, anytime a user files on that case, they can select it to indicate to the court that they should waive filing fees.

Note: The Los Angeles Superior Court does NOT allow for a waiver payment account be used for filings on Civil cases. Please see section below for more information.

Quick Steps

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  1. Click Settings at the top.
  2. Then click on the Payment Settings tab on left.
  3. Click Add New Payment Method in the eFile State Court panel.
  4. Enter Nickname and Select a Payment Account Type of Waiver.
  5. Click Continue and verify the new Waiver account shows in the panel.

Create a Waiver Payment Account

  1. Click Settings at the top.
  2. Then click Payment Settings on the left menu.
  3. Click Add New Payment Method in the eFile State Court.
    California users will click Add New Payment Method in the eFileCA panel (Letter B). This page lists which courts are part of eFileCA.
    Add Payment Account
  4. Enter a Payment Account Nickname, and select a Payment Account Type of Waiver.
  5. Click Continue, and you’re done.

Los Angeles Civil e-Filers

The Los Angeles Superior Court does NOT allow filers to use use a waiver payment type for Civil filings. In LASC Civil, the filer’s party will need to have a waiver on file with the court for the particular case, or the filer will want to submit a Request to Waive Fees on the case for their party. Then the filer will select a credit card or e-check for payment, and when they click the Confirm Fee Calculation link in the fees section, the amount will show $0.00. learn more…

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