Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court
Courts Department

3315 Tamiami Trail East, Ste. 102
Naples, Florida 34112-5324
Phone: (239) 252-2646

 

 

eFile

What Is E-Filing?

E-filing is a way to electronically transmit legal documents from an attorney or a self-represented litigant to the Court.

There are three e-filing portals used in Florida:

  1. Florida Courts e-Filing Portal
  2. eDCA
  3. CM/ECF

Where Do I Go To E-File?

For Collier County cases you will use the Florida Courts e-Filing Portal located the resources tab. You can e-file new cases, file court documents in existing cases and eRecord.

Registering For An Account

Users must register for an account in order to file a new case and file documents, registration is free. When you register, you’ll choose a login name and password then when the account has been approved, you’ll receive an activation link to the email you registered with. If you do not have an attorney, you will select Self-Represented Litigant as your Role.

E-Filing A New Case

  1. Login to the portal with your unique username and password
  2. Select Collier County on the map
  3. Select the radio button for New Case and click File Now
  4. Select Division
  5. Select Case Type
  6. Select Sub Type
  7. Next add all parties and click Next
  8. Add all documents and click Next
  9. Select all parties to be served and click Next
  10. Add your payment method and click Next
  11. Review your entire filing on this page and click Submit when accuracy confirmed

If there are errors, you will receive a pop-up message.

E-Filing In An Existing Case

  1. Login to the portal with your unique username and password
  2. Select Collier County on the map
  3. Select the radio button for Existing Case and click File Now
  4. Scroll down to My Cases and click File Now to the left of the desired case
  5. Go to the documents tab, upload your docs and click Next
  6. Select all parties to be served and click Next
  7. Add your payment method or select saved payment method and click Next
  8. Review your entire filing and click Submit

If there are errors, you will receive a pop-up message.

Uploading Requirements

  1. Documents can be uploaded in PDF or PDF/A formats
  2. No color documents accepted, must be scanned in black and white only
  3. Max file size: 50MB
  4. Max page limit: 200

E-Filing Payment Methods

The Florida Courts e-Filing Authority charges $5.00 per filing when paying with an e-check and 3.5% when you pay with a credit card. E-check can be from a savings or checking account. Accepted credit and debit cards are Discover, MasterCard, American Express and Visa.

Accepted vs Rejected Status

When your filing is processed by the clerk you will receive an email confirmation.

If a filing is rejected and returned to you for correction, it will go to your Correction Queue.

Common reasons your filing may be returned:

  1. Case # does not match parties names
  2. Wrong case type selected
  3. Wrong division selected
  4. Must Separate documents
  5. Unsigned Orders do not get e-filed

To locate your rejected filings, click My Filings in the top right corner of your home page. Scroll down and they are listed there. When you get to the documents page, don’t delete the old document. Rather, click on the document link to replace it and this keeps the original date and time filed.

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