Email Policy for Filings to the Supreme Court, and the Civil, Family, Environmental, and Probate Divisions

Individuals may file documents with the court by email, unless the individual is required to or has opted to file electronically via Odyssey File & Serve. Self-represented litigants may elect to file electronically via OFS. Attorneys and state agencies are required to file electronically via OFS.

When filing a document by email:

  1. Send the document to the email account for the court where the filing is being made. A list of these emails can be found here. The use of individual court staff and judge email addresses is prohibited.
  2. Include the court and case information in the subject line. The subject line of the email must contain the case number, if known, and the name of the court where the filing is being made to ensure that it is processed by the correct court.
  3. Send the document as an attachment to the email. PDF attachments are preferred.
  4. Sign your document. Filers may use a scanned signature, apply an electronic signature, or type “/s/” and their name on the signature line.
  5. Filing fees. Some documents require a filing fee. If you are emailing a document that requires a fee, you must pay the fee. Contact the court to ask about options.
  6. Notarization. Some documents must be notarized before they are filed with the court. One way you can tell if a document must be notarized is if the form includes a line for “signature for notary public.”

Those who are required to file electronically via OFS may email the court under certain conditions. These include:

  1. The electronic filing system (Odyssey File & Serve) is unavailable.
  2. The filer has filed an emergency pleading via OFS and wishes to alert the court staff via email.
  3. The court has permitted filing via email to protect confidentiality or for other good cause.

Filing procedures are governed by rules of procedure. To review all the applicable rules, please visit LexisNexis.