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Orange County – Eviction Forms E-Filing FAQ

I-CAN! Legal provides e-filing for Eviction (Unlawful Detainer) forms in Orange County, California. You can e-file a Fee Waiver along with your forms. You can also upload and e-file your proof of service and any additional eviction forms necessary to proceed with your case.

When you e-file, you will need to pay your filing fees and a $14.95 fee to print your forms and e-file online using our secure payment system (unless you file a Fee Waiver). You can pay with Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

To use I-CAN! to e-file your eviction court forms, go to How to Upload & E-file Court Forms and click on “Create an account / Login”.

Can I-CAN! Legal electronically file (E-File) my court forms?

I-CAN! Legal is an e-file provider for the Superior Court of California in Orange County for Eviction (Unlawful Detainer) forms. You can e-file a Fee Waiver along with your forms. You can also upload and e-file your proof of service and any additional eviction forms necessary to proceed with your case.

How do I submit my e-filing?

Create an account or log in to your account and choose “Eviction / Eviction Defense” from the “Start New Forms” menu. Once you are finished answering the questionnaire, you will be offered the option to e-file for $14.95 (if you have a Fee Waiver, the e-filing fee will be waived).

Once you enter your payment information, you will be able to review your forms and then continue through the screens by clicking “Next” until you confirm you are ready to e-file and you see that your status is “Pending”.

What do I do after I e-file?

The clerks usually take 1 – 3 business days to process e-filings (but sometimes they do take longer, especially in the summer). You should get an email when your e-filing is accepted so check you inbox (and your spam folder) and you can always log in to your account to check your status. Once your e-filing is accepted, you can click on the direct link in the email or log in to your account to print your e-filed forms.

In your account, on the line with your e-filed case, you will see your status. If your status shows “Accepted”, you can click on “Print My E-filed Forms”. If your status shows “Rejected”, you can click on “View Rejection Notice” and then make changes to your information and submit your e-filing agian at no charge. If your status shows “Pending”, the court is still processing your e-filing. If your status shows “Printed”, then you have NOT YET e-filed.

How do I check the status of my e-filing?

To check the status of your e-filing, log in to your account and you will see your status on the line with your e-filed forms. If your status shows “Accepted”, you can click on “Print My E-filed Forms”. If your status shows “Rejected”, you can click on “View Rejection Notice” and then make changes to your information and submit your e-filing again at no additional cost. If your status shows “Pending”, the court is still processing your e-filing. If your status shows “Printed”, then you have NOT YET e-filed.

How do I print my e-filed forms?

Once your forms are accepted, you can print your e-filed forms. Your e-filed forms will have the court stamp along with any trial or hearing date. To print your e-filed forms, you can either click on the direct link from the email you received when your forms were accepted, or log in to your account. If your status is “Accepted”, you can click on “Print My E-filed Forms” on the line with your accepted case.

To print your forms with the court stamp, go to “Print” and then on the right hand side of the pop up window, look for the drop down list that is called “Comments & Forms”. Select “Document and Stamps” and you should see the court stamp in the print preview and it will print on the form.

How do I print the court stamp on my forms?

Be sure to open your forms using Internet Explorer. To print your forms with the court stamp, go to “Print” and then on the right hand side of the pop up window, look for the drop down list that is called “Comments & Forms”. Select “Document and Stamps” and you should see the court stamp in the print preview and it will print on the form.

What if my e-filing is not accepted?

If your e-filing is rejected by the court, you can make changes to your information and resubmit your e-filing again, at no additional cost as many times as you need to. Click on the direct link in the email or log in to your account and click on “View Rejection Notice”. You will be able to open a document form the court explaining what is wrong. Click “Next” and continue to the questionnaire to make the changes you need to fix the problem. After you review your forms to verify your changes, continue by clicking “Next” until you are asked if you are ready to submit your e-filing again. Once you submit your e-filing again, your status will be “Pending”.

What if my e-filing is partially accepted?

Click on the direct link in the email you received or log in to your account. If your status is “Partially Accepted”, you can click on the link to see a document with the notes from the court about why it was partially accepted. Depending on which forms were accepted and which ones were rejected, you may not need to e-file again.

If you need to make changes to your forms, click “NEXT” to continue to the questionnaire to make changes to your information. If you make a change on a page, be sure to click “NEXT” because when you do it saves the data on the screen. Review your forms to make sure they are fixed and then continue until you e-file your forms again. There is no additional charge to resubmit your e-filing and there is no limit to the number of times you can resubmit.

You can click on the “Upload” tab and upload your completed and revised forms for a partially accepted case. To upload your forms, you must have them saved to your computer.

How do I submit my completed proof of service (Form POS-010)?

At this time we do not provide e-filing for the Proof of Service form POS-010.  To file your Proof of Service, you can print it and take it to the court to file it, mail it to the court or place it in the after hours drop box.

How to I proceed with my Eviction after I serve the tenant?

To see all the forms that are filed in your case, you can go to OC Court’s Case Access.  Please note, that if the forms are not listed at all, that usually means that the defendant filed a response.

You will need to file additional forms after you wait for the 5 day response period.  Please review the CA Court’s Guide for Landlords to learn about the eviction process.  They explain the steps you need to take based on the tenants actions and they give you links to the forms you need to file.

We do not provide help e-filing the additional forms you will need to file.  You can take them to the court to file them, mail them to the court or place them in the court’s after-hours drop box (be sure to include 2 extra copies, any filing fees and a self addressed stamped envelope for the clerk to mail you back your filed forms), or you can check with other e-file providers to see if they can help you e-file the forms.

Eviction/Eviction Defense

If you are a tenant and you have been served with legal papers by your landlord titled Complaint – Unlawful Detainer (UD-100) an eviction lawsuit has been filed against you in Court. If you do not file a response, you will be evicted without a hearing or trial.

If you are a landlord and you want to evict a tenant in a residential property, you can use I-CAN! to prepare a notice to your tenant and a Summons and Complaint to file at the court.

I-CAN! now provides e-filing for Eviction/Eviction Defense at the courts in Orange County.

PLEASE NOTE: if you choose to e-file your Eviction/Eviction Defense, you are consenting to e-notice, including e-discovery. Everything in your case will be done electronically, with no paper filings.

E-filing is now mandatory for Eviction/Eviction Defense forms at the courts in Orange County. However, if you do not have regular access to a computer or are not able to use a computer, you should not choose to e-file. You can file a form called Application and order for Electronic Filing and Service Exemption to be exempt from e-filing if you do not readily have access to a computer or if mandatory e-filing would cause undue hardship or significant prejudice.

I-CAN! will print all of the forms that are necessary for your individual situation out of the following forms:

  • Eviction: CM-010, SUM-130, UD-100, POS-010, 60 day notice, 30 day notice, 3 day notice to quit, 3 day notice to perform or quit, 3 day notice for non-payment of rent
  • Eviction Defense: UD-105
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