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Electronic Filing of court documents is now mandatory in Erie County through the New York State Court Electronic Filing System (NYSCEF). We look forward to you electronically delivering your court and other related court documents to our office.

                                                                      -Chris Jacobs, Erie County Clerk

e-Filing Erie County

As of Tuesday, October 1, 2013, under Chapter 184 of the laws of 2012, which authorizes mandatory e-filing in Erie County Supreme Court, will continue conversion from consensual to mandatory e-filing of court matters by expanding the types of cases now required to be electronically filed.

Erie County Clerk Jacobs advises that the new case types will be accepted through NYSCEF effective October 1, 2013 and includes all case types except Article 78 Proceedings, Matrimonial Actions, Mental Hygiene matters and action based upon Election Law.  

Erie County is one of nine counties, out of sixty-two, in the state requiring cases be filed electronically through NYSCEF. The Erie County Clerk’s Office worked closely with Judge Paula Feroleto, Administrative Judge for New York’s 8th Judicial District, on this project and has partnered in numerous educational outreach efforts for local attorney’s to prepare them to the transition to electronic filing.

The New York State Unified Court System has established “NYSCEF,” a program that permits the filing of legal papers by electronic means with the County Clerk and the courts in certain case types in designated venues, as well as electronic service of papers in those cases. Click here to be directed to NYCEF.

If you have questions about e-Filing or regarding specific actions, please contact the Erie County Clerk’s Actions and Proceedings office at (716) 858-6662 or e-mail at ErieCountyClerkOffice@erie.gov.

FREE Online Training for the NYCEF System


sponsored by the New York State Courts E-Filing Reesource Center

Learn how to E-File documents from your office or personal computer.

These one hour sessions will be held on:

March 20, 2014

April 24, 2014

May 22, 2014

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.


To reserve your place, please go to www.nycourts.gov/efile

and click on the "Registration for Training" link.

An e-mail with an access link to the on-line session will be sent to your registered e-mail address
prior to the training date.

This is a general class that offers no CLE credit.