During the COVID-19 crisis, the Court will not offer premium fax filing service. Filings submitted to the Premium Fax Line will not be received by the Court. All documents filed by fax filing will be subject to the non-premium fax filing surcharge.
Parties with a fee waiver will not be charged a fax filing surcharge during the COVID-19 crisis. Court users may request a fee waiver via mail, drop box, or fax filing.
Papers received before 3:00 p.m. will be processed within three business days. See Emergency Local Rule 1.8a for more details.
For information about the Court's response to the COVID-19 virus, please visit our COVID-19 Information Page.
Parties may file documents via facsimile (fax) in Civil, Probate, and Family Law cases pursuant to Local Rule of Court 1.8 and the California Rules of Court. (Please note: If the information provided on this website conflicts with the rules of court, the rules of court prevail).
Fax Filing is no longer available in Civil matters. Please see the Civil e-filing web page for more information.
Regular Fax Filing
The court will review and process all documents submitted via fax filing within three business days.
- $1.00 per page
All Fax Filing (Regular)
Regular fax filing may be used in Civil, Probate and Family Law cases.
All documents submitted for regular fax filing must have the Judicial Council
Facsimile Transmission Cover sheet (JC form MC-005) as the first page of each case filing.
When submitting documents for multiple cases, use a separate Judicial Council Facsimile
Transmission Cover sheet for each case.
Documents received by 3:00 p.m. on a court day are file-stamped with the court day they
are received. Documents received after 3:00 p.m. will be file-stamped the next court day.
The required filing fees and fax filing surcharge must be paid by credit card. All required credit card information must be included on the Judicial Council Facsimile Transmission Cover sheet.
If a document is rejected for filing, the entire document must be re-submitted, including the
Judicial Council Facsimile Transmission Cover sheet.
How will I know that the court has received and processed the document?
Once processing is complete, a receipt will be faxed back to you. The receipt will include
the case number, the amount charged to your credit card account, and any additional
Can I view file-stamped documents online?
Yes. If allowed by law, file-stamped copies are viewable online (on DomainWeb) once
processed. If the law prohibits online disclosure, the court will send you a return fax with a stamped copy of the first page of the document.
Item 2 of the Judicial Council Facsimile Coversheet suggests submitting a separate attachment with processing instructions. Is this necessary?
No, unless there are some extraordinary circumstances related to your filing, this item is
- Civil & Probate: 510-690-2555
- Family Law: 510-690-2550
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