ELECTRONIC FILING IN LEON COUNTY
Efiling has changed how we work with our customers. No longer do attorneys have to come to our office or mail a document to create a case or file on an existing case. Instead, they can do that 24/7 from their homes and offices. Efiling allows filers to know when filings are received and accepted, and filings are available to the judiciary and other court participants soon after acceptance. The potential for misfilings and lost files is virtually eliminated.
We are excited to offer you this service; it is something Clerks have been planning and working on for years. Leon was one of the first offices in the State to provide full civil functionality to open a new case, pay filing fees, and file on an existing case. Civil efiling became mandatory in April 2013, and criminal efiling becomes mandatory on October 1, 2013. This link provides helpful information about criminal efiling.
The portal will continue to evolve to meet the needs of all filers and to include new functionality as approved by the courts and the Efiling Authority. An upcoming exciting feature will be the provision of electronic service that complies with Rule 2.516, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration. Please check the links below frequently so that you stay up-to-date with new features!
The link to the central portal is www.myflcourtaccess.com. To register, click this link; click “File Now!”, then click “Register now”, and follow the instructions. Your registration is for the portal and is not specific to a county. After you register, you can begin filing immediately. This link provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions that you may have.
Access to the portal provides you only with the ability to transmit filings electronically. If you want to view your filings, you need to use local Clerk systems. For Leon County, attorneys can access their cases and filings on the Judicial Website. You can register for access on the main page of this site, in the left hand column, by clicking on the button labeled "Attorney Sign Up Page" or by reading this manual (this will be the only link to the Judicial Website training manual now).
Using the Portal:There are many videos and manuals to assist efilers in using the portal.
We have held both live and webex training programs. Please contact us if you would like to request additional live training sessions.
More Information: The following links provide additional valuable information: