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Court to Launch Significant Hardware Upgrade in May.

The Orange County Superior Court, Technology Department, will be performing a significant hardware upgrade Friday, May 17, 2024, beginning at 6:00 p.m. and continuing through Sunday, May 19, 2024.  During this time, network and online services will be down and unavailable.  Network and online services will be available again beginning on Sunday, May 19, 2024, after 8:00 p.m.

eFiling for Probate / Mental Health

Effective, September 3, 2013, pursuant to section 1010.6 of the Code of Civil Procedure , rule 2.253 (b)(2) of the California Rules of Court , and Local Rule 601.01, all papers filed by attorneys in probate proceedings, other than the original documents specified below, must be filed electronically unless the Court rules otherwise. Self-represented parties are exempt from the mandatory electronic filing requirement, but are strongly encouraged to participate voluntarily in electronic filing and service.

Electronic filing in mental health cases is encouraged but is not required.

The following original documents may not be filed electronically:

  • Affidavit re: Real Property of Small Value;
  • Financial Documents submitted by Private Professional Conservator;
  • Subpoenaed documents;
  • Undertakings; and
  • Will/Codicils – originals for filing or safekeeping;

NOTE: In light of the pandemic related to COVID-19 and until further notice, electronic submission of bonds and letters will be allowed and require a signature (digital or otherwise). Letters without signatures will not be accepted. [Government Code section 68150 subdivision (c)].

Select one of the following court approved Electronic Filing Service Providers (listed alphabetically) to electronically file (eFile) your probate documents:

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