Notice: The Fifth District Court of Appeal Does Not accept Any sealed documents electronically.
Sealed documents Must Be in paper form in a sealed envelope in conformance with California Rules of Court, rule 8.46.
Electronic filing is the filing of an electronic document in lieu of a paper original and any required paper copies with the reviewing court.
Pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 8.70 and Local Rule 8, all filings in Civil, Criminal, Juvenile and Original proceedings must be made through the Court's electronic filing system (TrueFiling). The forms can be found in the Forms & Rules page.
Pursuant to Local Rule 8 self-represented parties may, but are not required to register for electronic filing, but must comply with this rule and the requirements of TrueFiling if they elect to register.
Before submitting your documents, please note that bookmarking is required. For formatting guidelines and resources, please review the following:
For Civil cases, filing your documents through e-Filing will satisfy the requirements for service on the Supreme Court under rule 8.212(c)(2).
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