Attorneys must electronically file (e-file) court documents using the Clerk's online eFile & Serve (EFS) e-filing system. Non-attorneys are encouraged to e-file but are not required to do so. For a list of exceptions to e-filing, including documents that will NOT BE ACCEPTED through e-filing, please see Snohomish County General Court Rule 30 (SCLGR 30).
Filing hours for court documents are Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PST, excluding court holidays. Any paper or electronic documents received outside of these filing hours will be considered received and filed at the beginning of the next business day.
Note - Proposed orders received through e-filing WILL NOT be presented to the bench for signature; they will be filed in the court file. The Clerk does not accept Ex Parte-via-the-Clerk requests through e-filing; they must be submitted in paper form.
eFile & Serve Filing Fees
There are no fees for using eFile & Serve. The only fees that users will encounter are statutory filing fees and an eCommerce transaction fee which shall be applied for each electronic payment (2.89% of total fees for credit and debit cards).
Judicial Working Copies
Judicial working copies will continue to be required in paper form and presented pursuant to SCLCR 7(b)(2)(b) unless directed otherwise by Superior Court.
To register, select eFile WA and review additional e-filing information, training videos, manuals, and FAQ's. If you haven't completed a training webinar, it is strongly recommended you review the "Information for Filers" section on the registration page.
Tyler Technologies offers online training videos, webinars, and written documentation on how to electronically file documents using eFile & Serve. This training material is free and can be accessed at the below link.
For access to a pre-recorded training video specific to Snohomish County, click on the link below.
E-filing Support & Assistance
eFS is hosted by Tyler Technologies, which provides customer support to users; court staff have a limited ability to assist with technical e-filing questions and problems.
If you experience a problem with e-filing or registration due to technical issues with the application, please contact EFS Support:
Tyler support hours are 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. CST, excluding Tyler Technologies holidays.
For questions related to the e-filing application, technical or registration issues, please visit Tyler Technologies FAQ page.
If you have questions regarding Clerk e-filing policies, procedures, or local court practices, please review the Clerk's FAQ page.
If you have questions that are not answered in these FAQ's, or you are unable to resolve an issue, please contact the Clerk's e-filing support team below.
Clerk support hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST, excluding County holidays.