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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 provides easier online access to electronic court documents, data, and access to justice for parties, attorneys, and all court users. 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
Expansion of Maine eCourts
The next phase of eFiling will include all remaining case types, including criminal, juvenile, protection from abuse, protection from harassment, and civil violation cases in other Region 5 courts.
Access to Electronic Court Records
If you are searching for electronic court records in courts where eFiling is available, visit the Odyssey Portal. Electronic case records can be accessed online where eFiling is available. Elevated access allows attorneys of records and parties access all court records in their cases.
Access to electronic court records is governed by the Rules of Electronic Court Systems (RECS). 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 Feedback: Stakeholder Input
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)
- 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
- 12/15/2020: Judicial Branch issues new and revised Pandemic Management Orders, modifications to the Rules of Electronic Court Systems and accompanying Administrative Order
- 12/14/2020: SJC adopts amendments to the Maine Rules for Electronic Court Systems
- 11/24/2020: eFiling launches in Bangor and the Business and Consumer docket on November 30
- 11/10/2020: New dates announced for the launch of Maine eCourts
- 9/30/2020: Judicial Branch issues update on eFiling and Tyler security breach
- 9/25/2020: Maine eCourts temporarily postponed
- 8/21/2020: Supreme Judicial Court Promulgates Maine Rules of Electronic Court Systems (RECS)
- 8/7/2020: Maine eCourts in Bangor courts this fall