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Guidelines, Rules, and Statutes

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Guidelines, Rules and Statutes related to eFiling:



Frequently Asked Questions

Please review the following most frequently asked questions related to electronic filing:

1) Is efiling available in all case types and all Judicial Divisions?
2) Are there guidelines which govern the eFiling Program in Maricopa County Superior Court?
3) Can any document be efiled?
4) Do I need to provide the judicial division with a copy of the filing?
5) Where can I see all of the document that have been filed in my case?
6) When viewing the Electronic Court Record, how do I know if a document has been efiled or filed in traditional paper format?
7) How do I efile supporting documents with a main document?
8) How do I efile a Proposed Order?
9) How long will it take for someone to review my document and how will I know when it has been Accepted or Rejected?
10) What do I do if I efiled the wrong document or forgot to sign the document?
11) Is efiling training available?
12) Is technical support available?

1) Is efiling available in all case types and all Judicial Divisions?

No, efiling is currently only available for Maricopa County Superior Court cases as indicated below:

  • Criminal cases assigned to judges and DUI commissioners.

  • Family Court cases where the case is assigned to a Family Court eFiling Pilot division. Current divisions that are participating include: Judge Chavez, Judge Hoag, Judge Klein and Judge Padilla. Please contact the judicial division directly for questions on specific cases.

  • Efiling in civil cases via AZTurboCourt is mandatory for attorneys pursuant to Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Order 2010-117, unless an exception in Supreme Court Administrative Order 2011-10 applies. Self-represented litigants involved in civil cases are allowed to efile pleadings via AZTurboCourt or they may file their pleadings conventionally on paper.

For a current list of Judicial Officers and their case type assignment Click Here Off-Site Link

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5) Where can I see all of the documents that have been filed in my case?

Most adult case types filed after January 1, 2007 do not have a physical case file, as the electronic image of the filings are now designated as the original and official court record. Please consult the Electronic Court Record (ECR) via the available computer kiosks at our Downtown Customer Service Center, Southeast Regional Court Center, Northwest Regional Court Center, or Northeast Regional Court Center. You may also visit the Clerk of the Court’s Electronic Court Record Online (ECR Online) for information on how to register for and access cases online in those cases in which you are the party and/or the attorney of record.

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6) When viewing the Electronic Court Record, how do I know if a document has been efiled or filed in traditional paper format?

If viewing documents via the available computer kiosks at our Downtown Customer Service Center, Southeast Regional Court Center, Northwest Regional Court Center, or Northeast Regional Court Center, efiled documents are signified by a red “e” on the paper document icon. Otherwise, you can tell that a document was efiled by looking at the file stamp. All efiled documents have special wording in the file stamp which states that they have been “electronically filed.” Effective 01/01/07, the Electronic Court Record is the official record in Maricopa County Superior Court, regardless of whether a document is efiled, or filed on paper and scanned into the Electronic Court Record.

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7) How do I efile supporting documents with a main document?

Each document that you want file stamped and docketed is a main document. Supporting documents are exhibits or attachments to the main document (documents you would stapleto the main document if you were filing paper). Supporting documents will NOT receive a file stamp and will not generate a separate entry in the court’s docket. Only one main document is permitted per filing transaction. The first document in each filing is considered the main document, and will receive the “FILED” stamp (if accepted) and determines how the document will be recorded on the court’s docket. Select Exhibit or Proposed Order as the filing type for supporting documents. See FAQ #8 “How do I efile a Proposed Order” for more information.

EXAMPLE: Motions for Summary Judgment and Statements of Facts are both filed in and docketed as separate documents. Efile the Motion for Summary Judgment, complete that transaction, then start a new transaction with the Statement of Facts as the main document, followed by any exhibits to the Statement of Facts.

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8) How do I efile a Proposed Order?

Proposed Orders should be submitted as a supporting document with the same filing transaction as the respective Motion whenever possible. Do not submit the main document and the Proposed Order together as one integral document, as this restricts the judicial officer's ability to electronically sign and process the Proposed Order. The eFiling System does not separate documents that are scanned together as one document. Incorrectly filing a Proposed Order may result in the filing being rejected, or the Proposed Order may not route to the judicial officer for ruling. If this occurs, you may have to resubmit the Proposed Order.

It is highly recommended that Proposed Orders be submitted in an editable format, preferably in Microsoft Word 2003 or a prior version. This allows the judicial officer to modify Proposed Orders prior to granting them.

The system will only allow one Proposed Order to be submitted within each filing transaction. If you are submitting more than one Proposed Order, submit one in the same transaction as its respective Motion. Each additional Proposed Order will need to be submitted in a separate transaction.

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9) How long will it take for someone to review my document and how will I know when it has been accepted or rejected?

Every effort is made to review documents the same day they are submitted, but this is not always possible. Documents are reviewed and processed within eight business hours after receipt by the Clerk’s Office. It is highly recommended that you efile a document before the date it is due.

After successfully completing an efiling transaction you will receive notification indicating your document has been RECEIVED. This means the document is pending clerk review. You will receive a second notification letting you know that the filing was accepted, rejected, or forwarded to the judicial officer for ruling. Always look for comments on the notification whether your filing was accepted or rejected, as it may include valuable comments related to an accepted document, or explain the reason for a rejection. If your document is rejected, it will be file stamped (if accepted) with the resubmission date.

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10) What do I do if I filed the wrong document or forgot to sign the document?

Once a document has been submitted for filing it will be reviewed and accepted, or, if it is found to be deficient, it will be rejected. Review clerks can’t reject upon verbal request of the filing party. If the document has already been accepted, the clerk cannot return, remove or delete and replace the incorrect document with a corrected document. Efile a corrected document and, if you feel an explanation is necessary, efile the appropriate explanatory documents. If the incorrect document needs to be removed from the court’s record, you will need to file a Motion asking the court to issue an Order directing the Clerk of the Court to remove the document from the court’s record.

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11) Is eFiling training available?

Yes, free training on how to efile using the Clerk of Court eFiling website is regularly scheduled and available. Please Click Here to access information regarding upcoming training dates, time, location, and free parking.

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12) Is technical support available?

Yes, if you have technical issues or questions please contact the Clerk's Office:

Phone: (602)37-CLERK, or (602)372-5375, Press option 2, option 1 and then option 5.

Email: efilesupport@cosc.maricopa.gov

Phone and email support for users of eFiling Online is available during the hours stated above. If you encounter difficulty, technical or otherwise, when attempting to submit a filing, and it is considered an EMERGENCY filing that must absolutely be filed right away in order to meet a deadline, you may utilize the night filing boxes at one of the Clerk of the Superior Court office locations throughout the valley. Filing a letter or Notice to the Court explaining the reason you are conventionally filing a document in a case designated for mandatory efiling is recommended. Include a coversheet which clearly identifies the document as an emergency filing in an efile case. Filings that occur in this manner will be scanned and be made available electronically the following business day (if accepted). The status of the timely filing in this situation will be determined by the Court.

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