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Office Closure:

The Traffic Court clerk's office and courtroom Dept 20 at 2260 Floyd Ave in Modesto are temporarily closed as of 9/27/2023. We will provide more information soon.


E-Filing Information

Begin the E-filing process for Civil, Criminal, Family Law, Unlawful Detainer, and Small Claims cases at the E-filing portal.

E-Filing Portal

General User Information

  1. If a case type or filing code is not visible, please reach out to your eFiling Service Provider (EFSP) to confirm that the vendor has the most current data.
  2. Add party names in ALL CAPS.
  3. Do not add any document descriptions.
  4. Do not add "dba" to party names. The clerk will add the dba to the case management system.
  5. If cases are consolidated, you must E-file into the lead (primary) case number.
  6. When submitting a first paper for multiple parties, the document will need to be submitted in separate envelopes for each party. Currently, filing fees can only be assessed to one party per envelope.
  7. Each fileable document needs to be submitted as a separate lead document. Please do not add any documents as attachments.
  8. As of 7/23/20, the court is informed that the only EFSP available for Criminal fIlings is Odyssey eFileCA.

The following documents cannot be accepted via File and Serve at this time:

  • Abstracts/Abstract of Judgment
  • Administrative Records or other lodged documents
  • Appeals documents/filings
  • Bench Warrant
  • Bonds
  • Certificate of Facts
  • Citations to be issued
  • Coordinated proceedings or filings on coordinated cases
  • Coversheet / Declaration Re Covid-19 Related Financial Distress
  • Original Wills
  • Ex Parte Communication
  • Exemplification (Certificate of Authenticity)
  • Notice of Jury Fees cannot be filed pursuant to California Rules of Court 3.250.
  • Copy or search requests including estate searches.
  • Civil Pre-Trial Trial briefs
  • Exhibits
  • Writs to be Issued
  • Surplus Proceeds of Trustees Sale
  • Domestic Violence Petitions
  • Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse Petitions
  • Request for Orders with Temporary Orders or Requests for Order Shortening Time (Family Law)
  • Request to Continue Hearings and related proposed Orders (FL-306, FL-307, DV-115 & DV-116)
  • Order to Show Cause re: Contempt
  • Stipulation and Order to ADR (STAN-100)

    Please Note:  Jury fees are located in Optional Services and are only accepted if they are submitted in conjunction with a document filing.

Probate Estates/Trust cases

  1. Add the names of the Trustor, Petitioner and/or Trustee.
  2. Do not add beneficiaries.
  3. When a Petition for Probate of Will is e-Filed, a copy of the will must be submitted with a coversheet and the original will must be delivered to the Clerk’s Office no later than 3 weeks before the hearing. Failure to deliver the original will to the clerk’s office may result in your petition hearing being continued or dismissed.

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