Riverside Superior Court of California Announces Their Transition to E-Filing Services for Civil Case Types

June 9, 2021 • Chris Haley

The Riverside County Superior Court of California has announced that beginning at 12:00 a.m. on July 1, 2021, they will transition to electronic filing (e-Filing) for all new electronic case filings in unlimited, limited, complex civil, unlawful detainers and small claims cases.

The Court’s e-Submit Electronic Document Portal will remain available for parties to electronically delivery documents in family law, probate, criminal and traffic cases.

Electronic filing (e-Filing) for unlimited, limited, complex civil, unlawful detainers and small claims cases will start as optional with the anticipation of e-Filing being mandated for attorneys and represented parties effective September 1, 2021, unless there is an exemption. Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 2.253(b)(2), self-represented litigants will be exempt from mandatory electronic filing requirements.

e-Filing differs from the e-Submit Electronic Document Portal in that parties can select any approved Electronic Filing Service Provider (EFSP) to submit their filings. In eFiling, the party will submit documents in PDF format and after a document is submitted, a confirmation email will be sent to the submitting party. Additional notifications will be sent upon the filing or rejection of the document(s).

Riverside’s Electronic Filing Manager (EFM), Journal Technologies Inc. (JTI), has certified Green Filing as an Electronic Filing Service Provider (EFSP) for the Riverside Superior Court. Additional information, including the Court’s General Order on e-Filing and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) will be available in the coming weeks.

For additional information on how to e-File in the Riverside Superior Courts, please visit support.greenfiling.com.