NOTICE: New Florida Courts E-Filing Portal YouTube Channel
The Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers has developed a new Florida Courts E-Filing Portal YouTube Channel so that users can have one convenient
location to see the latest training videos for the site.
You may access the site by going to: youtube.com/user/FLCrtsEFilingPortal.
Volusia County is now accepting filings electronically for all Civil, Criminal, Domestic Relations, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Dependency, Mental Health,
and Probate matters through the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal at
www.myflcourtaccess.com. Paper follow-up is not required for
these filings, with the exception of documents listed in Supreme Court Administrative Order 09-30.
To eFile in Volusia County on the ePortal, after entering your user name and password, select "Volusia County" on the E-Filing Map.
Then, choose whether to file either within an Existing Case or a New Case. To continue filing in Volusia County after your
initial filing is complete, under "Filing Options" select Existing or New Case. To file within another county,
under "Filing Options" select E-Filing Map and select the appropriate county.
On September 28, 2013, the Florida Courts E-Filing portal added the "Electronic (E-Mail) Service" feature. Pursuant to Supreme Court
Administrative Order 13-49, utilizing this feature through the Florida Court's E-Filing Portal in conjunction with an E-Filing, is deemed
as compliance with the service requirements, in accordance with rule 2.516, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration.
Helpful Tips for eFiling in Volusia County
Volusia County is a part of the 7th Judicial Circuit, also including Putnam, Flagler and St Johns counties.
Original Documents and Follow-up Copies
Duplicate paper follow-up is no longer required for Civil, Criminal, Domestic Relations, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Dependency, Mental Health, and Probate cases, with the exception
of the documents listed in Supreme Court Administrative Order 09-30. Pursuant to Supreme Court Administrative Order 09-30, affidavits, deeds, mortgages,
and wills should continue to be filed manually until the court has determined the appropriate digital format for these documents.
Civil/Domestic Relations/Juvenile/Mental Health/Probate
Proposed Orders - Please continue to manually submit all proposed orders along with appropriate copies and envelopes for distribution until a method for
electronic signature and electronic distribution is determined. The only exception is the Proposed Order for Appointment of Process Server.
Summons Issuance -
Requests for summons issuance and payment for summons issuance can both be completed via the ePortal. Upon entering the number of summons needed for
issuance in the appropriately marked box for fee assessment, the statutory summons issuance fee of $10 per summons will be charged. After entering
the number of summons requested, please attach as a pleading to be E-Filed, the request for summons issuance and/or letter or memorandum containing
Effective November 1, 2016, upon receipt of the summons issuance fee, the Volusia County Clerk's Office
will prepare and electronically sign and seal the summons. Once issued, the summons will be electronically returned to the email address of the attorney
and the attorney is responsible for printing the summons and effectuating service on the party. The Clerk's office will no longer accept the Sheriff's fee
and summons packets to be forwarded to the Sheriff, with the exception of evictions and pro se cases.
Non-attorney parties in Civil cases may fill out a Permission to Use E-Mail form in each case in
which they wish to participate in receiving summons by email. The non-attorney party will then be responsible for printing the summons and effectuating service.
Notices of Action - Please continue to provide Notices of Action to our office along with the appropriate copies and envelopes for mailing,
including a copy to be conformed for return to your office for publication.
Proposed Orders - Please continue to manually submit all proposed orders along with appropriate copies and envelopes for distribution
until a method for electronic signature and electronic distribution is determined.