E-File

Alert

E-Filing Portal Maintenance

Posted 09/20/2017

ALERT: The ePortal will be performing system maintenance on Saturday, September 30th beginning at 10 AM Eastern Time Zone. This may cause a disturbance with filings requiring payment. If you experience issues, please save the filing to your workbench and attempt to submit later. The estimated duration for maintenance is 8-10 hours.

We apologize for this inconvenience. We strive to maintain our services with excellent security and system processes and this requires maintenance. Please contact the service desk at support@myflcourtaccess.com for further assistance.

NOTICE: New Florida Courts E-Filing Portal YouTube Channel

The Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers has developed a new Florida Courts E-Filing Portal YouTube Channel so that users can have one convenient location to see the latest training videos for the site.

You may access the site by going to: youtube.com/user/FLCrtsEFilingPortal.

Volusia County is now accepting filings electronically for all Civil, Criminal, Domestic Relations, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Dependency, Mental Health, and Probate matters through the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal at www.myflcourtaccess.com. Paper follow-up is not required for these filings, with the exception of documents listed in Supreme Court Administrative Order 09-30.

To eFile in Volusia County on the ePortal, after entering your user name and password, select "Volusia County" on the E-Filing Map. Then, choose whether to file either within an Existing Case or a New Case. To continue filing in Volusia County after your initial filing is complete, under "Filing Options" select Existing or New Case. To file within another county, under "Filing Options" select E-Filing Map and select the appropriate county.

On September 28, 2013, the Florida Courts E-Filing portal added the "Electronic (E-Mail) Service" feature. Pursuant to Supreme Court Administrative Order 13-49, utilizing this feature through the Florida Court's E-Filing Portal in conjunction with an E-Filing, is deemed as compliance with the service requirements, in accordance with rule 2.516, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration.

E-Filing Documentation

Helpful Tips for eFiling in Volusia County

Volusia County is a part of the 7th Judicial Circuit, also including Putnam, Flagler and St Johns counties.

Original Documents and Follow-up Copies

Duplicate paper follow-up is no longer required for Civil, Criminal, Domestic Relations, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Dependency, Mental Health, and Probate cases, with the exception of the documents listed in Supreme Court Administrative Order 09-30. Pursuant to Supreme Court Administrative Order 09-30, affidavits, deeds, mortgages, and wills should continue to be filed manually until the court has determined the appropriate digital format for these documents.

Civil/Domestic Relations/Juvenile/Mental Health/Probate

Proposed Orders - Please continue to manually submit all proposed orders along with appropriate copies and envelopes for distribution until a method for electronic signature and electronic distribution is determined. The only exception is the Proposed Order for Appointment of Process Server.

Summons Issuance - Requests for summons issuance and payment for summons issuance can both be completed via the ePortal. Upon entering the number of summons needed for issuance in the appropriately marked box for fee assessment, the statutory summons issuance fee of $10 per summons will be charged. After entering the number of summons requested, please attach as a pleading to be E-Filed, the request for summons issuance and/or letter or memorandum containing service instructions.

Effective November 1, 2016, upon receipt of the summons issuance fee, the Volusia County Clerk's Office will prepare and electronically sign and seal the summons. Once issued, the summons will be electronically returned to the email address of the attorney and the attorney is responsible for printing the summons and effectuating service on the party. The Clerk's office will no longer accept the Sheriff's fee and summons packets to be forwarded to the Sheriff, with the exception of evictions and pro se cases.

Non-attorney parties in Civil cases may fill out a Permission to Use E-Mail form in each case in which they wish to participate in receiving summons by email. The non-attorney party will then be responsible for printing the summons and effectuating service.

Notices of Action - Please continue to provide Notices of Action to our office along with the appropriate copies and envelopes for mailing, including a copy to be conformed for return to your office for publication.

Criminal

Proposed Orders - Please continue to manually submit all proposed orders along with appropriate copies and envelopes for distribution until a method for electronic signature and electronic distribution is determined.