Civil E-Filing Guide

E-FILING POINTS TO REMEMBER

  • Leave the space at the top right corner of your filing blank. That area is where the Clerk’s “filed in office” stamp will be placed.
  • Please make sure that all signatures are dark enough for scanners to pick up and all print is legible.
  • Don’t use color paper.
  • When filing new cases please make sure to always place the complaint/petition as the first document, scan each original document (IE: acknowledgement, worksheet, agreement, etc.) separately, and to include a disclosure statement for judge assignment purposes.
  • Any exhibits and/or attachments should be labeled and attached to the document that it supports, not filed separately.
  • If you are filing a motion it is still your responsibility to notify the assigned judge. Do not submit orders (signed or unsigned) electronically. Send your proposed order along with a stamp filed copy of the motion directly to the Judge’s Office.
  • Please try to avoid waiting to file time sensitive documents until the end of your deadline. If your filing is rejected and you miss a deadline, you will be required to seek relief from the Judge that your case is assigned.
  • Do not submit any documents related to scheduling/canceling a court date. This includes but not limited to Rule NISI, Notice of Hearings, or letters to remove from the calendar.
  • Transcripts and deposition are not being accepted electronically at this point.
  • New cases submitted electronically after 4:30pm will not be accepted until the following business day.
  • Documents that are to be sealed or documents filed into sealed cases are not to be submitted for electronic filing.
  • Just as if you were doing a traditional filing, if you have a document for multiple case numbers, you will need to do a filing under each case.
  • Every document filed should have the case style and number on it.
  • The correct case number format for Cobb Superior Court should be either 17102331 or 17-1-2331. The case number is located just above the date on documents that have been previously e-filed. The document ID# is not your case number.
  • If you file a pleading electronically you DO NOT need to provide the Clerk’s Office with the original.
  • At this time you must request subpoenas either via mail or in person with the Clerk’s Office.
  • If you have questions about electronic filing please contact the Clerk’s Office before submitting your filing to help alleviate possible issues.
  • Peach Court is the vendor for e-filing with Cobb Superior Court, but be mindful that the Clerk of COurt is the official record keeper. The docket of the Clerk is the :official record”, you may review case/docket information via the Clerk’s website or on public terminals within the Clerk’s Office.