Mandatory Form – Use the Judicial Council Facsimile Transmission Cover Sheet
A party filing by fax must use the Judicial Council Facsimile Transmission Cover Sheet (JC Form MC-005). The cover sheet must be the first page transmitted.
Each document submitted by electronic fax filing must have the notation “BY FAX” clearly noted immediately below the title of the document pursuant to CA Rules of Court, rule 2.304(c).
The total number of pages received should match the number of pages stated on the cover sheet. When submitting documents for multiple cases, use a separate cover sheet for each case.
ATTENTION: FAX FILINGS FOR CIVIL, FAMILY LAW, CHILD SUPPORT, SMALL CLAIMS AND LANDLORD TENANT (EVICTIONS)
The court is no longer accepting fax filings using the credit card information on form MC-005 for these case types listed. For fax filing documents that require payment using a credit card, you are to use one of these methods for your submission: FileSubmit, mail or in-person. See Public Notice.
Fax Filing Surcharge Fee: $1 per page
For more information on applicable fling fees, please refer to the court’s Fee Schedule. The court will compute the fee payable for the fax filing transmittal.
The JC Form MC-005 must include payment information as outlined on item 3.
File – Stamp Date
Documents received by 4:00 PM on a court day are file-stamped for that same day.
Documents received after 4:00 PM or on court holidays, are file-stamped for the following court day.
If the credit/debit card issuing company rejects the charge, the court may call the filing party to seek alternate payment/or mail a return notice.
If a document is rejected for filing, the entire document must be re-submitted, including the JC Form MC-005. The court may call to notify the filing party of the rejection and/or mail a return notice.
List of Fax Phone Numbers
File by fax directly with the appropriate courthouse using the fax numbers listed. Pursuant to Local Rule 320, the court will not accept any document in any location other than the clerk’s office of the courthouse where the document is required to be filed. See our Where Can I File? page.
- BIG BEAR
- JOSHUA TREE
- RANCHO CUCAMONGA
- SAN BERNARDINO
Frequently Asked Questions
- Which documents cannot be faxed?
- CCP § 170.1 and CCP § 170.6
- Request for same day civil harassment orders
- Sister state judgments
- Same day elder abuse
- Behavioral Health filings
- Lodging of wills
- CCP § 170.1 and CCP § 170.6
- An assignment of judgment
Juvenile courts do not accept any fax filings at this time.
- May I apply for a fee waiver via fax?
Yes. For more information about fee waiver forms, visit the Judicial Council of California website.
- Will I be required to make a payment if I include fee waiver forms in my fax transmittal?
- Will I receive confirmation of the receipt of documents for filing?
No. confirmation of receipt beyond that given by the standard confirmation option of the filing party’s fax machine is not available.
- May I request a conformed copy of the filed documents?
Yes, you may add this request on the JC Form MC-005. The court may add the applicable mailing fees.