As of May 5th, 2014, the Clark County Clerk’s Office began accepting e-filing from those attorneys who have registered and received a user ID and password. If you have already registered with District Court, you will not need to register with Superior Court. However, if a legal assistant registered in District Court, they cannot e-file with their user ID and password in Superior Court. They must e-file with the attorney's user ID and password. If an attorney is not registered, please fill out and submit a registration form and return to Clerk's Office by e-mailing the completed form to email@example.com. Please use the following naming convention (Lastname,Firstname.pdf) when naming your form. You may also mail or deliver the completed registration form to the Clerk's Office.
Instructions for logging on to FTP User Account:
E-filing will not be mandatory in Superior Court.
Only Black & White Group 4 .TIF images scanned at 300 dpi will be accepted for e-filing ( NO PDF’s).
New Superior Court cases and other pleadings can be filed after the filing fee has been paid. New Cases may be e-filed for case type 2, 3, 4. Contact Felicia Tipton at 360-397-2298 to pay the filing fee. Payments can be made with a debit/credit card or you can send a check or money order. You may purchase a block of case numbers if you anticipate a large number of case filings.
Attorney Signature: For purposes of e-filing, attorneys may sign their documents in the following manner
s/ John Attorney
State Bar Number 12345
ABC Law Firm
123 South Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Telephone: (206) 123-4567
Fax: (206) 123-4567
Or you can sign and scan the document. See GR 30 Electronic Filing Rule.
PLEASE WRITE OR TYPE THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PAGES PER PLEADING IN UPPER LEFT CORNER OF DOCUMENT.
The electronic documents will be considered filed when it is received by the clerk's designated computer during the clerk's business hours; otherwise the document is considered filed at the beginning of the next business day. (Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm, except scheduled holidays)
A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the filing party along with a conformed copy of the document. If you need to change your primary e-mail address please email firstname.lastname@example.org and submit an updated registration form.
Sealed Cover Sheets: Per GR 22 in Family Law and Guardianship cases, the appropriate cover sheet must be attached to the original document(s) for it to become sealed AND a separate copy of the cover sheet must be filed for the public file. This policy applies E-Filing as well as documents filed at the Clerk's Office in person or by mail. Please use the correct cover sheet for the type of documents being filed. E-File the document with the cover sheet as the 1st page and also e-file the cover separately as 1 page document for the public file. Below are the sealed covers sheets provided by Washington State Courts at www.courts.wa.gov/forms.
|Sealed Financial Source Document|
|Sealed Personal Health Care Records|
|Sealed Confidential Reports|
|Sealed Medical Health Information|
Declarations: If you are e-filing a declaration follow
Instructions as described in GR17(2) for facsimile transmission and attach a GR17(2) declaration to the back of your document.
The following documents shall not be e-filed and must be filed in paper form:
- Court orders signed by a judge - Original orders must be filed at the Clerks Office
- Exparte orders to be signed by exparte judge
- Foreign judgments
- Original wills and codicils, including new probate cases that include original wills or codicils
- Certified records of proceedings for purposes of appeal
- Negotiable instruments
- Bail bonds
- Documents presented for filing during a court hearing or trial
- Documents of foreign governments under official seal
- Bench copies for the judicial office
- Bonds in probate and guardianship cases
- Documents for filing in an Aggravated Murder case
- Administrative Law Review (ALR) Petitions
- Interpleader or Surplus Funds Petitions
- Documents submitted for in camera review
- Affidavits for Writs of Garnishment and Writs of Execution
- Writs (that have to be issued by the Clerk)
- Letters of Testamentary
- Letters of Guardianship
- Letters of Administration
- 3rd Party Custody – non parental
Instructions and E-filing videos
Video Demonstration of how to set up PDFCreator to Print to Tif format for E-Filing. (wmv)
Instructions how to print documents from PDF to TIF (PDF)
The above instructions are for a free software printer that will print any digital document to TIF. This software is available at http://www.pdfforge.org.
*Update - There is a new version of PDFCreator available to download, PDFCreator 2.2. If you download or upgrade to this version the instructions on how to set options for printing to a TIF file are list here. PDFCreator 2.2 Instructions
E-File Registration Form Fill out this E-file Registration form to set up an FTP Account for E-Filing. If you are registering for e-filing in District Court only, see electronic e-file instructions on District Court's webpage.