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Preparing to eFile

eFile Submission Requirements. BEFORE YOU USE EFILEMAINE TO SUBMIT DOCUMENTS TO THE COURT, read the carefully and understand them. Attempting to file documents without an understanding of the submission requirements will increase the risk of a rejection of your envelope. eFile Submission Requirements (PDF)

Removing Security from Court Forms. To successfully upload forms into eFileMaine, first remove security from the pdf document. See instructions for Mac and PC users below.

Filing Codes. A filing code in eFileMaine identifies the document included in the submission and any filing fee that is required. Choose the filing code that most closely matches the document you want to upload. If you are submitting a form, the name or title of the form may help you choose the right filing code. Filing codes may vary by court and case type. You may see different filing code options when you are starting a case than when you are filing into a case that has already been started. TIP: If you start typing a word into the field (for example, motion), the list will show you all the options that include that word. 

Civil Cases Filing Codes/Lead Documents. This resource lists the documents that are commonly filed as "Lead Documents" on eFileMaine in cases in the Civil category including debt collection cases, FEDs, and foreclosures. The correct eFileMaine Filing Code is included for each Lead Document. Civil Cases Filing Codes/Lead Documents (Google Doc.)

Family and Probate Filing Codes/Lead Documents. This resource lists the documents that are commonly filed as "Lead Documents" on eFileMaine in cases in the Family Matters category including divorces, child protection cases, and adoptions. The correct eFileMaine Filing Code is included for each Lead Document. Family and Probate Filing Codes/Lead Documents (Google Doc.)

Case Search Identifiers. The identifier used in eFileMaine to access the electronic case file is composed of a six- or eight-letter alphabetic prefix representing the court and case type followed by a nine-digit numerical series consisting of the year and case number in the order of filing in the court where the case is pending. Case Search Identifiers for Maine eCourts (PDF)

Service Contacts. All persons submitting documents to the court through eFileMaine are required to enter their electronic service contact information into the system. Registering as a user and adding attorneys to an account does NOT enter service contact information. Do NOT use the ADD NEW CONTACT button to add contact information for other lawyers or parties. For further information about entering service contacts on eFileMaine and step-by-step instructions, see the  Service Contacts Guidance for eFileMaine Users (PDF)

Filing and Opposing a Motion for Summary Judgment. How you file the several documents involved in a motion for summary judgment on eFileMaine depends on the rule, the filing codes on eFileMaine, and the way the documents are used in connection with the motion. See Instructions on filing or opposing a motion for summary judgment on eFileMaine (PDF)

Requesting a Writ. If you are asking the court for a writ or for an attested or exemplified copy of a document requiring a fee payment to the court for a clerk's signature, this video How to request a writ on eFileMaine will provide you with the guidance you need to complete the envelope on eFileMaine. See also instructions for requesting a writ (PDF)

 

Support

eFiling Technical Support
Phone
: (800) 297-5377
Available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Email: Efiling.Support@Tylertech.com

Chat: Chat support is available on Tyler's eFile Knowledge Base website.

Judicial Branch eFiling Help
For rule or process-related questions about eFiling in Maine courts, email ecourtshelp@courts.maine.gov Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or call (207) 213-2813 Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.