As of May 2012, the Franklin County Clerk’s Office began accepting electronic filings for Circuit Civil, Family (Domestic Relations), Probate, County Civil, and Juvenile Dependency cases. Those wishing to electronically file court records can do so by using Florida’s eFiling Portal at www.myflcourtaccess.com. All users are required to register and use an assigned user name and password. For assistance with electronic filing, please email email@example.com or call the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers help desk at 850-577-4609.
The Florida Supreme Court has set forth that attorneys will submit all civil court documents electronically starting April 1, 2013 (Florida Supreme Court Order SC 11-399). Attorneys will be required to submit all criminal court documents electronically starting in October of 2013.
There is no need in Franklin County to follow up your e-filing with the paper documents in the Civil Courts.
There are many e-filing resources available on the Internet to assist filers. The Florida Courts E-Filing Authority website has manuals, a number of how-to videos and other information to assist filers. Also, the Florida Bar has a webpage devoted to e-filing to assist attorneys.
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 SC 11-399).
Until further notice, the following documents shall also be manually submitted:
- Summons (a summons may be submitted with payment electronically, and a runner must pick up the executed summons in person, or the filer may submit postage paid envelopes)
- Notice of Action
- Certificates of Title
- Writs (Include check made payable to the Sheriff)
- Postage Paid Self-Addressed Envelopes for Returned/Service List Documents (labeled with the case number and referencing document)
Florida Supreme Court Standards for Electronic Access to the Courts
Florida Supreme Court Order SC11-399
Florida Supreme Court Order SC10-2101
Florida Courts E-Filing Authority Board