All California courts in our e-filing system now have the option to serve documents via Certified or First Class Mail for an additional fee in addition to our current optional service to send documents electronically via email. Filers will be able to request this mail service in our updated Service Contacts section. View the list of California Courts
It is important to note that we only mail these documents after the court accepts the submission.
1. Updated Service Contact Section
- eServe – Check any box in this column to electronically serve a party or attorney via email.
- Mail Service – Select Certified or First Class Mail to serve a party or attorney via mail once the court accepts the filing.
- Name – a filer may add or edit an address for Mail Service. However, only the contact’s name shows until a user selects a Mail Service type in the previous column.Note: Filers may only edit a contact’s address if they originally added the service contact. If you receive an error stating you have, “Insufficient permissions to complete operation,” when trying to edit the address, please re-add the contact and enter the current information.
- Add Service Contact – click this link to add new contacts to a filing.
- Acknowledgment Checkbox – For those users who have requested mail service, check this box to acknowledge you understand mail service doesn’t go out until the court accepts the filing.
- Return Address – Verify the return address is accurate and correct in case any Mail Service is returned to you.
2. Mail Service Fees
In the Filing Fees section of the filing, a new row titled Mail Service lists the total fees for all requested Mail Service from the Service Contact Section. We only mail the documents when the filing clerk accepts it.
3. Mail Service Fee Schedule
|Certified Mail||1st Class Mail|
Note: The number of pages are calculated by combining the total page count of ALL PDFs in the submission. If the total pages exceeds the 74 page limit (you do not want a specific PDF mailed in the submission), you may create multiple serve only filings to serve parties the relevant file-stamped copies.
4. Mail Service Status
Once filer submits the filing to the court, they may click Filing Status from the left menu of the Dasuboard, and then click the pending/accepted filing id at anytime to bring that filing back up. Then they can scroll to the Service Contact section to view the Mail Service’s status along with any eService.
While we do not send the mail until the filing clerk accepts the filing, users can view details of its status; find a proof of what the system sent to the contacts, as well as a receipt for it.