About eDelivery

What is eDelivery?

  • eDelivery is a service that allows for the electronic submission of filing documents in Civil, Small Claims, Family Law and Probate cases
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What are the goals?

  • Begin court and customer transition to electronic filing of documents and use of electronic records as the official court record
  • Prepare for a new court case management system launching this year for Small Claims with Civil, Probate and Family Law case types to be added in the near future (eCourt)
  • Shorter lines: Transition a measurable number of filers out of line to online
  • Demonstrate progress toward the electronic court
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How does it work?

  • Electronic (PDF) versions of documents will be submitted by the filing party through a web portal
  • Upon receiving electronic document(s), a “Notice of Receipt of Documents” will be sent to the email address provided by the user
  • This notice will contain the eDelivery submission number and will confirm that the Court has received the document(s)
  • Provided the information supplied is complete and the fees paid are correct, the document(s) will be accepted by the Court and will be filed with the appropriate courthouse as if it had been filed in person
  • Upon the acceptance of the document, an email notifying the submitting party of such, along with an electronic conformed copy, will be sent
  • A notifying email will also be sent if the document is rejected
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How will I know that the court has received my document? How will I know when it has been accepted and filed or rejected by the court?

  • Upon receipt of a document submitted electronically, eDelivery will email the submitting party a “Notice of Receipt of Documents” to the email address provided. This notice will contain the eDelivery submission number and will confirm that the Court has received the document(s)
  • Provided the information supplied is complete and the fees paid are correct, the court will file the document(s) with the appropriate courtroom as if filed in person.
  • Once filed, eDelivery will send an email notifying the submitting party of such.
  • eDelivery will also send a notifying email if the document is rejected.
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How can I check the status of my document?

To check the status of your document, please visit the eDelivery website, login and then click on “My Previous Filings.” Click on the “Filing Search” box, enter the corresponding case information and click “Search.” Along with other information, the website will display the status of the document. Back to top

When is my document considered filed?

Once Ventura Superior Court staff have confirmed that the information is complete and the fees paid are correct, the court will accept the document. After it is accepted, the court will file the document as of the business day the court received it. Back to top

Will conformed copies be returned to me?

If your document is accepted for filing, a conformed copy can be viewed and printed by logging into the eDelivery website and clicking on the “My Previous Filings” box. Back to top

What type of filings are not accepted?

Documents cannot be filed through eDelivery if any of the following are true:

  • Will, codicil or testamentary trust
  • Bond or undertaking
  • Any order with an original judicial officer’s signature
  • Out-of-State Commission
  • Abstract of Judgment
  • Writ of Execution
  • Confidential document(s) lodged conditionally under seal
  • Certificate of Facts Re Unsatisfied Judgment
  • Family Law Request for Entry of Default, Judgment and the Notice of Entry of Judgment
  • Letters of Administration
  • Any and all documents relating to restraining order matters, including applications/requests for restraining orders, proposed temporary restraining order and notice of hearing (i.e., Domestic Violence, Civil Harassment, Elder Abuse, etc.)
  • Notice of Pendency of Action
  • Affidavit Re Real Property of Small Value (Probate)
  • All Ex parte Applications; and,
  • Any paper document ordered by the court to be filed in the clerk’s office.
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Do I still need to make required redactions?

Yes. Parties and their attorneys are still required to redact documents pursuant to California Rule of Court 1.20 as if they are filing the documents in person. Failure to do so may result in the imposition of sanctions pursuant to California Rule of Court 2.30(b). Back to top

How long will it be before my document is processed?

The court currently receives over 1000 documents a month through eDelivery, which the clerks must print out and process for the paper files. It is the goal of Ventura Superior Court to process documents submitted through eDelivery within twenty-four (24) hours after the the court receives a document. After it is accepted, the court will file a document as of the business day the court received it. Back to top

What happens if the court rejects my document? Will the court file it as of the original submission date if I resubmit it and the court accepts it?

If the court rejects a document, eDelivery will send a notifying email to the email address on file. Once you resubmit the document and the court accepts it, the court will file the document as of the business day that you resubmitted the accepted document. Back to top

I submitted a document requiring a signature by a judicial officer. Will I also receive a conformed copy of the signed document via email?

eDelivery does not return conformed copies of documents requiring the signature of a judicial officer. Court staff will print the received and unsigned order and forward it to the courtroom for determination by the judicial officer. Please check the case summary at Ventura Superior Court Case Inquiry for entries regarding your submission. After the judicial officer rules on the document and court staff processes it, you can obtain a copy from the Ventura Superior Court Records Department. Back to top

How much does it cost?

  • Applicable motion filing fee and/or first paper fee pursuant to the Ventura Superior Court fee schedule
  • $1.75 court transaction fee
  • $4.95 convenience fee paid to Journal Technologies (the third party vendor)
  • 2.75% of the filing and/or first paper fee paid to Journal Technologies.
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What are payment profiles?

  • A payment profile allows you to securely store your credit card information on industry leading Authorize.Net servers.
  • Once a profile is created, every transaction on eDelivery using your credit card will be processed without ever requiring you to type in card information.
  • Creating a payment profile also means eDelivery never has to store, process or transmit your credit card data.
  • Attorney Service Companies and Law Firms may setup a single payment profile allowing their members to use "company cards" rather than requiring each member to create their own profile.
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My client is a government agency; do I still need to pay these fees?

eDelivery accepts filings from exempt government agencies (pursuant to Govt. Code §6103) for filing fees only. The $4.95 convenience fee applies. Back to top

When will the court file my document if I submit it after 11:59:59 p.m., on a court holiday, or on a weekend?

As with fax filing, a document that is received electronically by the Court after the close of business (11:59:59 p.m., Monday through Friday) or on a weekend or court holiday is considered to be filed as of the next court day. Back to top

How can I participate?

Attorney Service Companies
Attorney service companies wishing to take part in the project can contact efile@journaltech.com or call (833) 402-9333 Option 2.

Law Firms and Self-Represented Parties
Law firms wishing to participate in the project can register online by creating an account without contacting Journal Technologies.

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How do I get help?

Contact Journal Technologies with any issues that you may have via email or phone: efile@journaltech.com or call (833) 402-9333 Option 2.

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Is fax filing still available?

As of March 15, 2018 fax filing is no longer available.

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Can I still file my document at the filing window?

Yes. Ventura Superior Court will still accept paper documents for filing at the filing window or via U.S. mail. The implementation of eDelivery does not supersede any statutes, rules, and/or policies and procedures related to the filing of documents in person or via mail. Back to top

Will Ventura Superior Court now be paperless?

Ventura Superior Court is not paperless. eDelivery is a means for electronically submitting documents, but, once filed, the documents will be printed and the court will still utilize paper files. Please note that you may still file paper documents in person. Back to top

What is the eDelivery refund policy?

A credit card refund can be requested by emailing efile@journaltech.com. Please be sure to include your name, court location, case number, date of transaction, transaction amount and last four digits of the credit card number in the request. Once a refund request has been initiated, the court will be contacted to verify the payment information. If the refund is approved by the court the refund will be processed, the case will be returned to the proper case status and payment reversed. Refunds will be sent to the card-issuing bank within five business days of receipt of the refund request. Please contact the card-issuing bank directly with questions about when the credit will be posted to your account. Back to top

Should a Document be Password Protected?

No. Documents should not be password protected and will be rejected if the content cannont be viewed. Back to top
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