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eFiling

eFiling is now available statewide in Utah State District Courts for filings on all matters. All pleadings and other papers filed by attorneys in civil, probate, and domestic cases must be electronically filed. (See UCJA Rule 4-503).

Beginning March 31, 2014, all documents other than the Information must be electronically filed in district court criminal cases. Informations must be electronically filed beginning January 1, 2015. (See UCJA Rule 4-603).

All citations in district and justice courts must be efiled. UCCrP 77-7-20

Self-represented litigants who are not attorneys may file by any means permitted by the court.


General eFiling Information


eFiling Domestic Cases

  • Quick Reference to E-filing Document Names in Domestic Cases - PDF Document PDF
  • Formatting .RTF Documents Submitted for Court Signature - PDF Document PDF

eFiling Probate Cases

  • Quick Reference to E-filing Document Names in Probate Cases - PDF Document PDF
  • Electronically Filing Adoption Cases and Documents - PDF Document PDF
  • Formatting .RTF Documents Submitted for Court Signature - PDF Document PDF

eFiling in Criminal Cases

CJA 4-603. Mandatory Electronic Filing

This proposed rule requires all documents other than the Information to be electronically filed in district court criminal cases as of March 31, 2014. The rule requires Informations to be electronically filed as of January 1, 2015. The rule is effective October 28, 2013 under Rule 2-205, but is subject to change after the comment period.

The court recognizes that it must provide a mechanism to supplement the Prosecutor Information Management System (PIMS) to allow criminal documents to be filed electronically. To this end, the court has developed a three step process to support electronic filing in criminal cases:

  1. To meet the March 31, 2014 deadline, the court will allow prosecutors to use the court's government filer interface effective immediately,
  2. To meet the January 1, 2015 deadline, the court will modify the government filer interface to include the ability to file Informations, and
  3. The court will publish an API that will allow any third party to become certified as an efiling vendor for the purpose of filing all criminal documents.

To meet the March 31, 2014 deadline, attorneys can get set up for criminal efiling by reviewing the information below in the 'Government Filers' section. Government attorneys in criminal actions are eligible for fee waived accounts just like government attorneys in civil cases. Attorneys who maintain a private practice and also provide government representation may sign a Memorandum of Understanding which outlines an agreement to pay all filing fees associated with their private practice cases.

If you already have a government filer interface for civil cases, you may use that account to begin filing documents in criminal cases. If you have an account with one of the certified efiling vendors for civil cases, you may begin to use that account to file on criminal cases.

Government attorneys may request a New User Account, by sending an email to efiling@utcourts.gov and including the following information: Attorney name, bar number, phone number, mailing address, email address, and a secondary (support staff) email address.

As these training materials are also used for civil government attorneys, the section on Case Initiation is not applicable for criminal cases.

At this time, criminal cases must be initiated either by paper, or using the PIMS efiling system if available.

  • Training Materials for Prosecutors - PDF Document PDF
  • Quick Reference to Document Types in District Court Criminal eFiling - PDF Document PDF

Government Filers

Attorneys who do government work may be eligible for a fee-waived account. Contact the Court's help desk at 801-578-3850. Attorneys who maintain a private practice and also provide government representation may sign a Memorandum of Understanding which outlines an agreement to pay all filing fees associated with their private practice cases.

  • Training Materials: Government Agency Attorneys, Civil Cases - PDF Document PDF
  • Formatting .RTF Documents Submitted for Court Signature - PDF Document PDF

Technical Difficulties

  • If you are a registered efiler and are experiencing problems with the eFiling system, please call your Electronic Filing Service Provider.
  • For court-related questions, contact an eFiling Specialist in the district in which you are filing. Here is the most current list of eFiling Specialists (PDF Document PDF).
  • Request for Data Correction - PDF Document PDF | Word Document Word
    Use this form if you need to correct an error in the case data you entered in eFiling (e.g. a misspelled defendant name)
  • Formatting .RTF Documents Submitted for Court Signature - PDF Document PDF

¹ Attorneys may elect to build a system to submit electronic filings to the court. A non-disclosure agreement is required of all Electronic Filing Service Providers and filers building an interface to the court system. Non-Disclosure agreement (PDF Document PDF). Upon submission of a non-disclosure agreement, an eFiling Integration Guide containing information about the Application Program Interface (API) will be provided.



Page Last Modified: 3/17/2014
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