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Main -> E-Filing -> File a New Case

E-File a New Case

Start with clicking the (e-filing tab.) Next find and click the "File New Case" link.



1. Select a Location, Category, and Type of case you intend to file.

  • Once your selections have been made and you see you can proceed to the next section.
  • 2. All parties marked with an will need completed before additional parties can be added.

      Note: Be sure the correct Filing Attorney is shown. (You can also select "None" as an option if filing Pro Se.)

  • After you click the button the following box will pop up:
  • Just complete the required fields and click either the button or the button.
    • Note: Attorneys will want to add themselves to the party(ies) they represent.

  • After the required parties have been entered the button will become available.
  • 3. Attach your service contact.

  • Select your service contact from the drop down list:
  • Click the button.
  • 4. Click on or drag a file over the button.

  • Once the file has been selected the following form will be presented:
    • Fields with a next to them are required.


    1. Filing Type: If your Filing Type is not listed, use "Motion" or "Petition".
    2. Filing Description: The Filing Description should be the title of your document.
    3. Filing Party: If you mistakenly select the wrong Filing Party, just click the button.

    Document Security:The attorney or filer is responsible for correctly identifying whether a document is considered confidential or not confidential (i.e., public) under Rule on Access to Court Records. Incorrectly classifying the document security may result in the erroneous release of confidential information.

    Each document should be classified as:

    Confidential document under Rules on Access to Court Records, for confidential documents in either confidential or public cases, or

    Public document, for public documents in public cases.

    For more information, see the E-Filing User Guide.


    Begin by clicking on or dragging a file over the button.

    To view the document you have selected on the left, click the button. The document selected will have next to it.

    You will be required to select the attachment's document security.


    If you would like to have a copy of your e-filed document sent to someone who is not listed as a service contact to the case, you can add their email address when adding your document.

    After you have entered the email address, don't forget to click the button.

    By toggling the selection for "Also receive a Preliminary Copy", the recipient should expect a copy of this document immediately after submission and another copy after the document has been accepted by the clerk.


    If you need to have a document served by Sheriff (such as a Summons) just toggle the selection to add the fee to your filing.

    Only one document in your envelope needs to have this selection.

    Once your documents have been saved you can review your list and edit or delete if needed.

    5. As an optional service, Delivery by Doxpop allows you to streamline the filing process by having us handle your conventional (physical) service of the file stamped documents.

    We offer a variety of delivery methods to choose from! You will want to look over what is offered to make a proper selection that will fit your needs and satisfy the Indiana Trial Rules.

    Typically, there are a couple of ways you will want to provide service on an initial filing:


    Doxpop will print three copies of the required documents and deliver them to the Sheriff you specify along with a cover sheet providing personal and mail delivery addresses.

    Doxpop will print the required documents, and send them via Certified Mail for you. When the recipient signs for the documents, you will receive an image of the signed receipt.

    We also have made available the following mail services for time sensitive or large documents:

      You must select Priority Mail with Signature Confirmation to comply with Indiana Trial Rules.

    Delivery takes approximately 2-3 business days.

    There will be a tracking number provided on the My Electronic Filings page which you can use to track the progress of your delivery. After the documents have been delivered, you will have access to the signed confirmation for your Return of Service filing.


    Delivery takes approximately 1-2 business days.

    There will be a tracking number provided on the My Electronic Filings page which you can use to track the progress of your delivery. After the documents have been delivered, you will have access to the signed confirmation for your Return of Service filing.


    First Class Mail
    (3-5 business days)
    Letter: $2.00 plus $0.25 per sheet. Limit 14 sheets (28 pages). #10 envelope.
    Flat: $3.50 plus $0.25 per sheet. Limit 74 sheets (148 pages). 9x12 envelope.

    Certified Mail With Electronic Return Receipt
    (3-5 business days)
    Letter: $11.00 plus $0.25 per sheet. Limit 14 sheets (28 pages). #10 envelope.
    Flat: $19.00 plus $0.25 per sheet. Limit 74 sheets (148 pages). #9x12 envelope.

    Priority Mail
    (2-3 business days)
    With Delivery Confirmation
    Flat: $12.08 plus $0.17 per sheet. Limit 99 sheets (198 pages). 9x12 envelope.
    Box: $21.45 plus $0.17 per sheet. Limit 1249 sheets (2498 pages). 9x12x6 box.
    With Signature Confirmation
    Flat: $16.50 plus $0.17 per sheet. Limit 99 sheets (198 pages). 9x12 envelope.
    Box: $24.70 plus $0.17 per sheet. Limit 1249 sheets (2498 pages). 9x12x6 box.

    Priority Mail Express With Signature Confirmation
    (1-2 business days)
    Flat: $35.35 plus $0.17 per sheet. Limit 49 sheets (98 pages). 9x12 envelope.

    Service by Sheriff
    To Sheriff Via First Class Mail
    (3-5 business days for delivery to sheriff)
    Letter: $4.00 plus $0.75 per sheet. Limit 3 sheets (6 pages). #10 envelope.
    Flat: $5.50 plus $0.75 per sheet. Limit 23 sheets (46 pages). 9x12 envelope.
    To Sheriff Via Certified Mail With Electronic Return Receipt
    (3-5 business days for delivery to sheriff)
    Letter: $13.00 plus $0.75 per sheet. Limit 3 sheets (6 pages). #10 envelope.
    Flat: $21.00 plus $0.75 per sheet. Limit 23 sheets (46 pages). 9x12 envelope.
    To Sheriff Via Priority Mail With Delivery Confirmation
    (2-3 business days for delivery to sheriff)
    Flat: $16.08 plus $0.51 per sheet. Limit 31 sheets (62 pages). 9x12 envelope.
    Box: $25.14 plus $0.51 per sheet. Limit 414 sheets (828 pages). 9x12x6 box.
    To Sheriff Via Priority Mail Express With Signature Confirmation
    (1-2 business days for delivery to sheriff)
    Flat: $32.90 plus $0.51 per sheet. Limit 14 sheets (28 pages). 9x12 envelope.

    Three copies of the documents (per state requirements) are sent to the sheriff you select. Per-sheet fee covers the cost of all three copies. Filer is responsible for paying $28 sheriff's filing fee on case (once per case).

    All mailings are printed double-sided (duplex). For that reason, a blank page will be inserted at the end of each document having an odd number of pages so that all documents begin on a new sheet.

    If pages do not fit in a #10 envelope, a larger 9x12 envelope will be used. For very large numbers of pages, a 9x12x6 box may be used (e.g., Priority Mail).

    There will be a 3.25% credit card processing fee added by the Court for Delivery by Doxpop charges billed as part of an electronic filing. Any Delivery by Doxpop fees not billed and collected through an electronic filing will be billed to the submitter's Doxpop account.

    6. Review the Fees section.

  • Be sure the proper payment account and the party responsible for the fees are presented.
    • Your card will post a charge for the total amount of the fees after the clerk has accepted your filings.

    7. Lastly, complete the "Validation Checklist" section.

    By clicking the toggle next to each statement from to , you are acknowledging that you have read and have understood or complied with each statement.

    Finally, the button will become available for you to submit your filing to the clerk.

      Note: In this example the button shows Hamilton County but it will change to the county you are actually filing in.

    Last updated on 8/13/2021