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Fax Filing

File from the convenience of your computer or fax machine

& 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.)

IMPORTANT CHANGES:  Effective Monday, 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


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






Family Law Fax Numbers






$1.00 per page

$1.50 per page

        All Fax Filing (Regular and Premium)


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

Required Form

All documents submitted for premium or 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 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.


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.

Technical Note

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


Telephone Hours

 8:30am - 2:30pm

Civil & Probate: 510-690-2555 

Family Law: 510-690-2550

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