Electronic Filing Information


Electronic filing of court documents, eFiling, allows attorneys to submit court documents electronically 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The eFiling portal allows for a single statewide log-in, utilizing a uniform authentication process through a single point of access. Presently, it will only support access for attorneys. In the future, it will support access for self-represented users.

The Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller's office has been accepting electronic documents through the eFiling Portal since April 1, 2013 in the following areas according to Florida Supreme Court Order 11SC-399 (Revision October 18, 2012) and Administrative Order 2013-017:

  • Circuit Civil
  • County Civil
  • Family Law (does not include Juvenile Dependency)
  • Small Claims


The Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller's office has been accepting electronic documents through the eFiling Portal since February 25, 2014 in the following areas according to local Administrative Order No. 2014-011.

  • Criminal
  • Traffic
  • Delinquency
  • Dependency

Register and eFile Documents

Register and eFile documents using the Florida Courts eFiling Portal.

Pursuant to local administrative order 2013-003 and 2005-065, eFiling and eService in probate of estates, the administration of guardianships, and incapacity proceedings will continue to be done through File & ServeXpress (formerly LexisNexis® File and Serve). To submit electronic documents for Probate and Guardianship cases CLICK HERE.

Out-Of-State Attorneys: Pursuant to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.510, an out-of-state attorney wishing to appear in a Florida case must be granted permission by the court where the case is pending by filing a Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice (PHV). A copy of the Motion is to be sent to The Florida Bar. The Florida Bar will send a letter to the movant with their PHV number. The attorney must use the PHV number to register with the Portal and eFile future pleadings. Until the attorney receives their PHV number, all pleading will be eFiled by the local attorney designated in the Motion. If an attorney has a pending case and needs a PHV number, a number will be assigned. For questions on obtaining a PHV number, call The Florida Bar at 850-561-5840. For additional information see The Florida Bar's letter regarding eFiling by Attorneys Appearing Pro Hac Vice.


Additional Resources

Florida Courts E-Filing Authority Board

Florida Supreme Court Standards for Electronic Access to the Courts

Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order SC 09-3

Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order SC 09-30

Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order SC14-01

Local Administrative Order 2016-18

eFiling Training Manual and Materials

eFiling Training Videos

The Florida Bar eFiling Resources for Florida Lawyers

Civil

Pursuant to local Administrative Order 2013-017 and Administrative Order 2013-029 , certain documents must be manually submitted (in paper form). The following documents may be scanned and eFiled; however, the original must be submitted to the Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller:
  • Affidavits
  • Bonds
  • Certificates of Title
  • Death Certificates
  • Deeds
  • Mortgages
  • Notices of Action
  • Promissory Notes
  • Wills
  • Writs (include checks made payable to the sheriff)
  • Consents for Adoptions
  • Affidavits for Nonpaternity
  • Any other document specifically ordered by the Court
  • Any other document required by Florida law to be filed in its original form.

In addition, an original and two copies of a proposed summons should be submitted in paper form to the Clerk. The proposed summons should include the case number received when the case was eFiled. The $10.00 summons fee should continue to be submitted directly to the Clerk. If the issued summons will not be picked up, stamped, addressed, envelopes for return of the summons must also be submitted.
eFiling Reminders For Filers in Circuit Civil, County Civil, Small Claims, and Family

Criminal

Pursuant to local Administrative Order 2014-011, certain documents must be submitted (in paper form). The following documents may be scanned and eFiled; however, the original must be submitted to the Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller:
  • Verified and Sworn Documents
  • Original Paper Judgments and Sentences
  • Death Certificates
  • Birth Certificates
  • Certificates of Eligibility for Expungements
  • Consents for Adoption
  • Affidavits of Nonpaternity
  • Any other document specifically ordered by the Court
  • Any other document required by Florida law to be filed in its original form


Civil and Criminal

The following documents must be submitted according to the Court's direction and may not be electronically filed through the eFiling Portal:
  • Proposed orders
  • Proposed judgments
  • Letters or correspondence directed to a judge

Attorneys should provide sufficient copies of documents for conforming and stamped addressed envelopes for distribution.

All other documents must be eFiled. eFiling a document does not relieve a party of its evidentiary burden to prove the authenticity of an original document. Attorneys should maintain original documents that may be needed in court hearings unless the original is submitted as provided above. When original documents are submitted as exhibits at a court hearing, the attorney must indicate on the document or notify the Clerk & Comptroller in writing when an original document must be retained as an original.


Original Documents

Pursuant to Section 5.3, Florida Supreme Court Standards for Electronic Access to the Courts, original documents, such as death certificates, or those that contain original signatures such as affidavits, deeds, mortgages and wills must be filed manually until further standards have been adopted ( Florida Supreme Court Standards for Electronic Access to the Courts: Florida Supreme Court Order SC11-399, pg. 16).


Help and Support for the eFiler

A manual on how to use the eFiling Portal is available. See State of Florida ePortal e-Filer Documentation.

To find out what to do when the ePortal is Unavailable/Down, CLICK HERE.

To view FAQs on electronic filing through the Florida Courts eFiling portal,
CLICK HERE.

eFiling Reminders for Filers in Circuit Civil, County Civil, Small Claims and Family

If you encounter any issues at the eFiling Portal site, please email support@myflcourtaccess.com or call (850) 577-4609.

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