File & ServeXpress


Superior Court of San Francisco

Welcome to e-Filing & e-Service

File & ServeXpress has been providing e-Filing and e-Service in San Francisco Superior Court for more than 14 years. We helped develop the Court's e-Filing and e-Service integration, and have grown and managed its online caseload content since that development.

This site is designed to answer any questions you might have about e-Filing and e-Service in San Francisco Superior Court cases. With more than 28,000 users in over 4,500 registered California law firms, we welcome you to the File & ServeXpress community.


Features At-A-Glance

e-File 24x7

e-File 24x7

With the convenience of File & ServeXpress you can meet filing deadlines without leaving your desk.  You can even schedule a filing for the future with the click of a mouse.
e-Serve Opposing Counsel

e-Serve Opposing Counsel

Online Service Lists make it quick and easy to serve opposing counsel electronically.  Plus, you receive instant proof of delivery and an online tracking status.
Transaction Report

Receive immediate proof of delivery

Eliminate uncertainty and lag time when you file and serve. Our proactive alerts immediately let you know precisely when, how, and to whom your documents were delivered.
Lower your costs

Lower your costs today

Our low fees start at $8 to e-File and $7 to e-Serve.  It's the smart way to increase your firm's bottom line by reducing costs, increasing efficiency and improving productivity.
No rush fees

File & Serve anytime with no rush fees.

Avoid the hassles of courier rush fees.  With File & ServeXpress there are never rush fees and filing and serving takes a matter of minutes.
Free access

Free document access in your cases.

Access your case documents, including court orders, service lists, proof of service, and filing receipts 24 x 7, via a secure, password-protected Internet connection.
Our firm uses File & ServeXpress on a regular basis. We find it to be extremely helpful in managing multi-party litigation. It is a quick and cost effective way to serve all documents in complex litigation matters. It is secure and reliable with excellent customer service. Given the current budgetary concerns, the Courts welcome it as a way to create a more efficient means of managing litigation and it is the legal technology for the future. It eliminates so much paper and yet a full record is always maintained of all documents. We wouldn't manage our cases any other way".
- Fred M. Adelman, Esq. - Milstein Adelman LLP

How Does It Work?

Available Case Types

The following case types are available for e-Filing with File & ServeXpress.

Mandatory Case Types

The following case types are currently mandated for e-Filing in the San Francisco Superior Court.

  • Asbestos
  • Complex Litigation
  • Probate Trust
Permissive Case Types

E-Filing is now available for the following case types and is currently considered voluntary until the court mandates these case types.

San Francisco Phase 1 Case Types

  • Antitrust/Unfair Competition
  • Business Tort
  • Common Counts/Open Book Accounts/Collections
  • Construction
  • Contract/Warranty
  • Injunctive Relief
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mass Tort
  • Partnership and Corporate Governance
  • Personal Injury
  • Personal Injury/Property Damage-Vehicle Related
  • Products Liability
  • Subrogation/Insurance
  • Toxic Tort/Environment
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Ceqa

San Francisco Phase 2 Case Types

  • Civil Rights
  • Defamation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Fraud
  • Labor
  • Labor Commission Appeal
  • Malpractice - Medical/Dental
  • Personal Injury/Property Damage - Non-Vehicle Related
  • Professional Negligence
  • Quiet Title - Real Property
  • Securities/
  • Investment
  • Tax
  • Uninsured Motorist
  • Confession of Judgment
  • Declaratory Relief
  • Exempt Collections (Rule 3.740)
  • Petition and Order Appointing Guardian Ad Litem
  • Petition to Confirm Arbitration Award
  • Renewal of Judgment
  • Summary Judgment
  • Writs of Mandate or Proh., Certi., etc./Admin. Agen

San Francisco Phase 3 Case Types (effective July 14, 2014)

  • Civil Harassment
  • Elder and Adult Dependent Abuse
  • Order of Examination
  • Petition for Change of Gender and for Issuance of New Birth Certificate
  • Petition for Change of Name
  • Petition for Change of Name and Gender
  • Petition for Compromise of Claim
  • Unlawful Detainer - Commercial
  • Unlawful Detainer- Drug Related
  • Wrongful Eviction
  • Landlord/Tenant Residential
  • Petition for Forfeiture/Asset Forfeiture
  • Claim Opposing Forfeiture
  • Quiet Title- McEnerney
  • Petition for Relief In Discovery Dispute Related To Out-Of-State Case
  • Labor Judgment
  • Sister State Judgment
  • Rico
  • Complaint within Small Claims Jurisdictional Limit by Assignee Of Record
  • Small Claims Appeals
  • General Negligence
  • Administrative Agency Review
  • Other Civil Petitions
  • Other Exempt Status Complaints
  • Other Non Exempt Complaints

Ready To Get Started?

Registering is easy. Simply provide a little information about your organization and add any users who will need to file and/or access documents in a case.  Registration is free. There is no charge to set up an account or to add users.