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Please note: eFiling will be available in the Lewiston District Court and Androscoggin Superior Court beginning October 23, 2023. eFiling is available for most civil cases and family matters that can be filed* in Bangor District Court or Penobscot County Superior Court. eFiling is available for all Business & Consumer Docket (BCD) cases statewide. Where available, eFiling is mandatory for attorneys and optional for most other filers.
*If your case cannot be filed in a Bangor court or is not a BCD case or traffic violation case, eFiling is not currently available.
What is eCourts?
Maine eCourts is the Judicial Branch's new eFiling, online payment, digital court records, and electronic case management system. Maine eCourts offers:
- 24/7 access to eFileMaine (for registered attorneys, firms, and parties to submit and view their eFilings)
- Electronic service of parties who have opted for eFiling
- Online tracking by email for fast and easy verification
- Payment of court filing fees online
- Online access to many public court records
- Online help for self-represented parties to submit documents and eFile in certain types of cases through Maine Guide & File.
Case types where eFiling is now available in Bangor
- Family matters (divorce, Parental Rights and Responsibilities, child support,
post-judgment motions, adoptions, guardianship, and name changes)
- Child Protection
- Small claims
- Forcible entry and detainer (evictions)
- Other civil matters except for civil violations
Access to Electronic Court Records
If you are searching for electronic court records in courts where eFiling is available, visit the Odyssey Portal. A list of court events called the Registry of Action (ROA) for public cases can be accessed online where eFiling is available. Attorneys of record and parties with elevated access can view the ROA and court documents associated with their case(s).
Access to electronic court records is governed by the Maine Rules of Electronic Court Systems (MRECS). Learn more about Accessing Electronic Court Records Using the Odyssey Portal.
Visit the eFileMaine page for information on account setup, registration, user guides, and ways to contact technical support.
Contact Tyler Technologies Support for technical help for eFileMaine.
Contact email@example.com for rule or process-related and non-technical questions about eFiling.
Contact the Maine Violations Bureau's Helpline: (207) 783-5422 with questions about traffic tickets.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for general questions about the Judicial Branch.
Submit comments, suggestions, questions, or other areas of concern related to the rollout of the Maine eCourts eFiling system and the Odyssey case management system. Submit now
Courts Accepting eFiling
- Penobscot County Superior Court
- Bangor District Court
- Business and Consumer Docket (statewide)
- Traffic Violations – Violations Bureau (statewide)
- Lewiston District Court (Coming soon)
- Androscoggin County Superior Court (Coming soon)
Live, Online Presentations & Trainings on eFiling
Join members of the Maine eCourts project team on the next implementation of Maine eCourts in Lewison District Court and Androscoggin Superior Court.
Maine eCourts in Lewiston & Auburn (Session 2)
Oct 4, 2023 12:00 PM Eastern Time
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Live webinar sessions offered by Tyler Technologies are ongoing. Register for a session here.
- 9/19/2023: Maine eCourts in Lewiston & Auburn Virtual Presentation (Session 2)
- 9/1/2023: Judicial Branch Update on Maine eCourts Implementation
- 8/2/2023: eFiler Virtual Training Sessions Announced
- 6/5/2023: Judicial Branch Announces Expansion of Maine eCourts to Lewiston and Auburn Courts
- 5/17/2022: Maine Bar Rules to Require Lawyers to Provide an Email Address When Registering
- 8/20/2021: SJC invites comments on proposed amendments to appellate rules to recognize the implementation of electronic filing, expedite appeals from juvenile bind-over determinations, and clarify the confidentiality of briefs and appendices
- 2/22/2021: Maine Judicial Branch seeks feedback and suggestions on ways to improve the Maine eCourts eFiling and Case Management System
- 1/21/2021: Maine Judicial Branch announces updates and fixes to eFileMaine