Experienced in Orange County CA Court E-Filing, Court Filing, Process Service, and Locate Searches

Lawyers, Law Firms, Government Agencies and Corporate Clients trust and rely on the timely and efficient court e-filing and in-person same-day court filing services that our E-FILE Expert™ Process Servers provide.  We make it easy for you to file any legal court document anywhere in California including Orange County avoiding the complexities and the rules that each division of the court may have or whether they accept electronic filing of court documents or if you have to walk in-person and file with the clerk of the court.  

Our corporate and private clients file court documents using our court services because it allows them to focus on their court cases while we handle the time constraints and complexities of filing court documents in-person or electronically if is available.

The Superior Court of California in the County Of Orange allows for Civil e-filing (Electronic filing in the court civil division) of court and legal documents and will make it mandatory to file all documents electronically in Limited, unlimited and complex court cases, unless the Court rules otherwise starting January 1st, 2023.

Our E-FILE Expert™ can help you file legal documents and court documents at any division of The Superior Court of California in the County of Orange even if they do not accept electronic filing of documents yet because we make daily runs to the courthouse to deliver documents same-day and in-person to the clerk of the court.  

We can deliver in-person same-day court documents at the Appeals Division, Civil Division, Collaborative Courts, Collections division of the court, Criminal Division, Family Court Services, Family Court, Juvenile, Probate/Mental Health, Small Claims and Traffic & Infractions Divisions.  

Commencing January 1st, 2013, electronically filed documents are subject to the mandatory electronic filing requirements in civil limited, unlimited, and complex actions can be filed until midnight on the day that the filing is due, and will be considered timely. Any electronically filed document received by the Court on or after midnight will be file stamped on the next court day.

Since January 1, 2018, all documents in Family Court must be filed electronically by represented parties, unless the Court rules otherwise. Filings can be submitted at any time from anywhere. Any document received by the Court on or after midnight will be deemed filed the next court business day.

Who do I contact to begin eFiling?

E-FILE Expert™ is an Electronic Filing Service Provider (EFSPs) for the Orange County Superior Court.

What is eFiling?

eFiling is a different way of filing papers with the court. Instead of delivering or mailing a paper document to the court, the document is sent to the court electronically, via the Internet. 

What are the benefits of eFiling to the court, the litigants and the lawyers?

eFiling eliminates the need for the court to enter data and scan documents after they have been accepted for filing. This enables the court to save an additional 15-30 minutes of processing per filing, and it gets the filed documents out to court personnel far more quickly and effectively than paper documents filed at the window. Additional benefits to lawyers and litigants include: 

• By eFiling, attorneys save the cost of time, paper, file folders, labels, and document delivery services. 

eFiling documents are electronically available to their intended audience almost immediately after being accepted for filing.

eFiled documents can be filed with the court 24/7. 

eFiled documents are text searchable when downloaded

When will eFiling become mandatory? 

As of January 1, 2013, eFiling is mandatory for all civil cases (complex, unlimited, and limited) except for small claims cases. (See, Orange County Superior Court Local Rule 352.) Note: Paper filings in civil cases will not be accepted after January 1, 2013.

What case types can be eFiled? 

Civil, Probate, Mental Health and Small Claims papers can be eFiled. Small Claims eFiling is only available through the use of a tutorial forms program called I-CAN! or through fillable forms using Smart Forms technology. These are both available through the Small Claims link at: http://www.occourts.org/directory/small claims/efiling.html 

Will sending documents by email satisfy the rule? 

Sending documents by e-mail will NOT satisfy the rule. Documents that are eFiled receive an electronic certification, date and time stamp and are automatically added to the court’s electronic document repository. Data submitted with the document is entered automatically into the court’s case management system. Parties using the eFiling system receive notifications, messages of confirmation and payment receipts. None of this can happen when a document is sent by email.

How do I submit (a) courtesy copies and (b) ex parte motions? 

(a) Courtesy copies are not part of the official record and should never be eFiled. They should be submitted directly to the courtroom only when requested by the judge or compelled by local rule, and only in hard copy form. 

(b) Ex parte motions should be submitted through eFiling like any other document. Such documents are automatically routed to clerks for special handling 

What are the signature requirements for eFiling? 

Rule 2.257 of the California Rules of Court outlines the requirements for signatures on documents submitted electronically to the court. 

Do I need to be an attorney to eFile with the court? 

Attorney involvement is not necessary. A self-represented litigant can register and obtain an account with any of the court’s electronic filing service providers. Additional information can be found at: Civil Code of Procedure 1010.6 California Rules of Court, Rule 2.257  

***Paper filings will not be accepted after January 1, 2013 at the Superior Court of California County of Orange *  *There will be limited exceptions for indigent and other qualified litigants.

  • Civil e-Filing at the Superior Court of California in County of Orange         
  • Complex Civil e-filing at the Superior Court of California in County of Orange
  • Probate e-Filing at the Superior Court of California in County of Orange
  • Juvenile Dependency e-filing at the Superior Court of California in County of Orange
  • Family Law e-Filing at the Superior Court of California in County of Orange
  • Adoptions e-filing at the Superior Court of California in County of Orange
  • Small Claims e-Filing at the Superior Court of California in County of Orange

Searching for a Orange County Certified E-Filing Service Provider (EFSP) that does Court Electronic filing, Process Service, Private Investigations (skip Tracing) all with a click of a button? You can electronically file (file) and serve all legal documents same-day by choosing our local Orange County, California court services. Our document e filing serviceprocess serving and skip tracing services are proven to beat short deadlines by instantly and expeditiously delivering copies over the internet. Wherever court e filing is unavailable, we will visit the clerk of the court for you in person on the same day you request the court filing service. Contact us and share your specific needs today. No companies that serve legal papers will go above and beyond for your service like E-FILE Expert™.

We are a Orange County California e-filing court technology company and certified E-Filing Service Provider (EFSP) for all 58 counties in California. Our Orange County California court e filing company can also guarantee same-day or next-day delivery for all legal document filings statewide. Business organizations such as lawyerslaw firms, insurance agenciesgovernment agencies and corporate legal departments trust E-FILE Expert™ because we have more than 30 years of experience with same-day in-person filings and know the local rules and regulations at courthouses. 

Our Orange County California e-filing company can meet any deadlines at the Orange County Superior Court through electronic filing, same-day in-person filing at the courthouse, by fax machine, or by mail depending on the courthouse’s rules. Scroll down for complete lists of the counties that accept e-filing or require in-person filings or other methods provided by our Orange County California court filing company. 

Through our court e filing platform online, law firms, insurance companies, government agencies, and businesses are able to electronically file and easily manage hundreds — even thousands — of pages and loads of court cases instantly in minutes with the click of a button.  Trust our three decades as a Orange County California court filing company doing same-day legal service assignments for our corporate and private clients and more. To guarantee same-day delivery, login or contact our Orange County California e-filing company to submit your service request by 4 PM PST. We will transmit a conformed copy of the filing to you electronically as soon as it’s available from the court.

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Pursuant to section 1010.6 of the Code of Civil Procedure, rule 2.253(b)(2) of the California Rules of Court, Orange County Superior Court Local Rule 352, and Local Rule 601.01 all documents filed by attorneys in probate, limited civil, unlimited civil, and complex civil actions, other than the original documents specified below must be filed electronically unless the Court rules otherwise. Self-represented parties are exempt from the mandatory electronic filing requirement set forth in Orange County Superior Court Local Rule 352, and Local Rule 601.01 and but are strongly encouraged to participate voluntarily in electronic filing and service.

Electronically filed documents subject to the mandatory electronic filing requirements in probate, limited civil, unlimited civil, and complex civil actions can be filed until midnight on the day that the filing is due, and will be considered timely pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1010.6(b)(3). The document is “filed” at the date and time it is received by the court and the confirmation of receipt is created. See Cal. Rules of Court, Rule 2.259(a)(1). Any electronically filed document received by the Court on or after midnight will be file stamped on the next court day.

The following original documents may not be filed electronically:

For Civil Cases:

  • Bench Warrants;
  • Subpoenaed documents;
  • Labor Commissioner deposit of cash or check;
  • Bonds; and
  • Undertakings.


For Probate/Mental Health Cases:

  • Affidavit re: Real Property of Small Value;
  • Financial Documents submitted by Private Professional Conservator;
  • Subpoenaed documents;
  • Undertakings; and
  • Will/Codicils – originals for filing or safekeeping

Same-Day In-Person Court Filing is Available in the Counties Below

We Offer Same-Day Service for All Filings

Orange County California Process Service Company of Licensed Experts With 3 Decades of Experience

Our Orange County California process service company has more than 30 years of experience serving Small Claims Matters, Bank Levies, Wage Garnishments, Personal Subpoenas, Record Subpoenas, Writs of Execution, Restraining Orders, Evictions and Foreclosures, Summons and Complaints, Notices and Letters, Probate Matters, Family Law Matters, and more at any address statewide. 

Our experienced process servers consistently satisfy attorneys, law firms, insurance companies, government agencies, and businesses with same-day or next-day delivery. eFile Expert’s Orange County California process service company serves the target properly on the first attempt in more than 9 out of 10 assignments. 

In the event of an elusive defendant or witness, California licensed investigators at eFile Expert can quickly do a locate search or skip trace to find the most up-to-date address for service. Our Orange County California process service company is happy to file your Proof of Service at the courthouse too; simply let us know before we begin.

Skip Trace and Locate Search Services by California Licensed Investigators

Our Orange County California locate search company can access the most up-to-date databases to track, trace, and locate the address of any individual or business you’re trying to serve. Our California locate search company normally finds an up-to-date address for the target person or business in 24-48 hours. 

Orange County Online Court Forms and Orange County Court Filing Fee Information

Any local or state legal forms that you need e-filed or filed in-person in Orange County are available from the county court website here for local forms and here for state forms. All of these forms are approved by California’s State Judicial Council, and can easily be filled in electronically by clicking the form to load it as a PDF file before typing your case information into the fields provided. Use the buttons below to view Orange County’s local court forms:

State-approved forms for the following case types are available using the buttons below:

Fees Related To Legal Assignments Vary By County And Are Outlined In The Most Current Orange County Fee Schedule. For The Most Up-To-Date Fee Schedule, Click The Button Below. 

Note: Prices are subject to change based on various conditions.

*Additional court filing fees or surcharges may apply. Contact us for more information about county surcharges in your area. Advanced fees will be billed as incurred. There is an additional 10% fee for all advance costs.  We bill for any shipping and handling fees as incurred.

We are unable to assist pro per or pro se parties. If you are proceeding individually, please choose another service. If you have an attorney, please have them register an account with us.