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Fax Filing

FILE FROM THE CONVENIENCE OF YOUR COMPUTER OR FAX MACHINE
AND SAVE TIME AND MONEY BY AVOIDING A TRIP TO COURT
 

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).

Effective October 15, 2018: Civil, Probate and Family Law filings each have separate designated fax numbers. Fees and other established requirements remain in effect. Failure to submit documents to the correct fax number may result in processing delays. Click here to view the Fax Filing Flyer. 


REGULAR FAX FILING
PREMIUM FAX FILING

 Features

 The court will review and process all
 documents submitted via fax filing
 within 48 hours.

 For documents submitted via premium fax
 and received by 4:00 PM on a court day:

  • The court guarantees documents will be reviewed and processed the same day.
  • The court will send the filer a return fax of the filed copy of the first page of the document by 5:00 PM.
  • File-stamped copies of documents filed via premium fax will be viewable online on the same day.

 Civil & Probate
 Fax Numbers

 Regular:
 510-267-1546
 510-267-1547

 Premium:
 510-267-5739

 Family Law
 Fax Numbers

 Regular:
 510-267-1544

 Premium:
 510-267-1545

 Fee

 $1.00 per page

 $1.50 per page

 

ALL FAX FILING (Regular & Premium)

 Casetypes

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

 Required Form

 All documents submitted for regular or premium 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 PM on a court day are file-stamped with the court day they
 are received. Documents received after 4:00 PM 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.

 FAQs

 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 uggests 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 - 3:00pm

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