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As of August 29, 2016, the Superior Court requires electronic filing ("e-filing") in civil case types, this includes civil, family (except Department of Child Support Services), probate, LPS, appellate (except felony appellate filings) and dependency cases types.
Effective March 6, 2017, the Superior Court uses permissive e-filing of trial documents only. E-filing of trial documents will become mandatory starting Monday, July 3, 2017. It is expected that more criminal documents will be accepted through e-filing by January 2, 2018.
To get started go to: http://www.odysseyefileca.com/service-providers.htm. Once you pick the e-filing Service Provider (EFSP) you would like to use for e-filing you will be able to go through their tutorial on how to do e-filing.
Santa Cruz Superior Court’s local rule regarding e-filing is posted on our Local Rules page, see rule 2.7.05.
Odyssey eFileCA Overview Bar Presentation (March 9,2016)
Electronic Filing Memo - Exceptions to Electronic Filing (August 18, 2016)
Frequently Asked Questions (December 14, 2016)
Instructions for e-filing in criminal cases (March 24, 2016)
After reviewing the materials posted on this site if you still have questions about Santa Cruz Superior Court e-filing please contact: Sasha Morgan, Director of Civil Operations: email@example.com for civil cas types or Tim Newman, Director of Criminal Operations: firstname.lastname@example.org for criminal case types.