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Civil, Probate & Family Law Fax Filing

The information on this page is for Civil, Probate & Family Law cases and does not apply to Juvenile nor Appellate cases. For Fax Filing in Juvenile or Appellate cases, click HERE.

Pursuant to Local Rules of Court, Rule 17.1 and the California Rules of Court, the Lassen Superior Court accepts fax filings for Civil, Probate, and Family Law cases. The information on this page provides details on fees specific to Civil, Probate, and Family Law fax filings as well as relevant instructions and procedures.

Fees

Fees detailed below are calculated and assessed for fax filings. Additional filing fees may apply depending on the type of legal document being filed.

Calculated Fax Filing Fees

  • $1 per page fee
  • Additional filing fees as appropriate
  • A credit card service fee may be charged

Additional Civil Document Filing Fees

Parties filing under a Fee Waiver will have any relevant fees waived.

Fax Filing Instructions

  1. Documents submitted for filing must be legible and in proper format as set forth in CRC 2.100 and 2.300.
  2. Facsimile Transmission Cover Sheet is mandatory with all fax filings (Form MC-005), pursuant to CRC 2.304(b).
    • Credit card information must be included on the cover sheet, including the 3-digit CVV. The credit card number used must match the address listed on the cover sheet. The court accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit/debit cards.
    • Telephone No. and Email Address must be included on the cover sheet.
    • The total number of pages received should match the number of pages stated on the cover sheet.
    • If there is no cover sheet or if the sheet is incompletely filled out, the filing will be rejected.
  3. The document must contain the phrase "By fax" immediately below the title of each document. Documents submitted without this notation are incomplete and cannot be filed.
  4. Fax the cover sheet and document to: (530) 251-2115
  5. The party filing by fax has the responsibility of keeping the original document in his or her possession or control (CRC 2.305).
  6. Documents received by the court on or before 4:00 PM PST, on a court business day, will be file stamped with the court date received. Documents received after 4:00 PM PST will be file stamped received the following court business day. Note: A filing is considered to be received at the time the last page of the document is received.

Filing & Payment Accepted

Upon approval and acceptance of the filing, a receipt of payment will be delivered to the e-mail address in the upper section of the JC Form MC-005, if one is provided. Confirmation of receipt beyond that given by the standard confirmation option of the filing party's fax machine is not provided.

If return of a conformed copy of the filed document(s) is required, you may add this request on the JC Form MC-005. The court will add the applicable processing and/or mailing fees.

Filing or Payment Rejected

If the credit/debit card issuing company rejects the charge, the court may call the filing party to seek alternate payment and/or mail a Notice of Return. 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 Notice of Return.

Additional Information

The following items may not be electronically filed, regardless of the Case Type in which they are to be filed:

  • Any will, codicil, or testamentary trust;
  • Bond or undertaking;
  • Subpoenaed documents;
  • Financial institution documents, care facility documents, or escrow documents as defined under Probate Code § 2620, submitted by conservators, guardians, or trustees of court supervised trusts;
  • California state vital records forms;
  • Any documents with attachments/exhibits that cannot be accurately transmitted via fax filing due to size or type;
  • Documents typically submitted during the course of a proceeding (e.g. Trial Exhibits);
  • Documents lodged with the court provisionally under seal;
  • Labor Commissioner deposit of cash or check.

Note the following:

  • The filing party is responsible for being familiar with and complying to California Rules of Court 2.300 et seq.
  • If the matter is on calendar the same day, the original is to be filed in open court and not filed by fax.

The Court does not currently accept filings by fax in any criminal matters including felony, misdemeanor, infractions, juvenile delinquency, and criminal-related mental health matters at this time.

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