File Your Documents Online
Representing Yourself in Court? Register to E-File
Self-represented litigants can register with the Florida Courts e-Filing Portal, a free service that allows parties to file documents and pleadings online, as well as receive electronic communications from the courts about their cases.
You may access the portal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to file documents.
What You Will Need to Start E-Filing
- A valid e-mail address and regular access to e-mail to receive electronically filed documents. NOTE: You may receive e-mail through your smart phone or tablet, but you will not be able to e-file using these devices.
- Access to a computer with an Internet connection and browser.
- Documents to be filed must be in one of the following formats: Microsoft Word 97 (or higher), WordPerfect or Adobe PDF.
- The case number you are filing to (for an existing case).
Accessing the Portal:
- Go to the portal website at www.myflcourtaccess.com.
- Click on the Register Now! link. NOTE: You will need to have a valid e-mail address and regular access to e-mail in order to register through the portal and receive electronically filed documents.
- Once you click on the link, the portal will guide you through the registration process. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your account. Select “Self-Represented Litigant” as your role.
- Once you are a registered user, type in your assigned User Name and Password to login to the portal. You are now ready to e-file!
Filing Your Documents:
- When you login to the e-filing portal, the e-filing map will display. Select a filing jurisdiction and “new” or “existing” case. Click FILE NOW.
- Enter the information as required on each tab. Use the NEXT button to move from tab to tab.
- On the payment tab, you may pay any filing fees that are due. You may pay by credit card or electronic check.
- The final tab is REVIEW AND SUBMIT. Review the information entered. If correct, click SUBMIT. If you need to make changes, click on the appropriate tab and make the changes; then go back to SUBMIT.
- You will receive two e-mails from the portal regarding your filing: one e-mail when the filing is submitted and a second e-mail when the filing is accepted. If the filing is not accepted for any reason, it will be returned to you for correction. If this occurs, the portal will notify you via e-mail with the reason the document(s) is being returned to you, at which time you may log back into the portal to correct and resubmit. NOTE: If you e-file your documents, do not file the paper copy with the Clerk & Comptroller’s office.
How To Videos
Additional E-Filing Information & Resources
- E-Filing Portal User Guide
- Additional Training Materials
- See instructions for serving summons in E-Filed cases (PDF)
- Go to the statewide E-filing portal
E-Filing Portal Support:
Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County:
Self Service Center: (561) 355-7048