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IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

The Court will be transitioning to Zoom for all remote appearances.  Click here to see information about how the transition will happen in each case type.

Mandatory Face Covering Requirements:

 Effective Monday, July 19, 2021, all persons entering any court facility will be required to properly wear a face covering over their nose and mouth, regardless of their vaccination status.

Important Information:

Beginning June 15, 2021, all courthouses are open to the public and most in-person services are restored.

Fax Filing

File from the convenience of your computer or fax machine and save time and money by avoiding a trip to the court.

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.

Court users may request a fee waiver via mail, drop box, or fax filing.

Papers received before 4:00 p.m. will be processed within three business days. 

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

Features

The court will review and process all documents submitted via fax filing within three business days.

Fax Numbers

Probate

  • 510-267-5785

Family Law

  • 510-267-1544

Fee

  • $1.00 per page

All Fax Filing (Regular)

Case Types

Regular fax filing may be used in Civil, Probate and Family Law cases.

Required Form

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.

File-Stamp Date

Documents received by 4:00 p.m. on a court day are file-stamped with the court day they
are received. Documents received after 4:00 p.m. will be file-stamped the next court day.

Payment

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.

Rejected Filings

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
information required.

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
optional.

Contact Numbers

  • Civil & Probate: 510-690-2555
  • Family Law: 510-690-2550

Telephone Hours: 8:30am - 2:00pm

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