Electronic Filing APPELLATE MATTERS ONLY AT THIS TIME

As of July 17th, 2017, the Kittitas County Clerk's Office began accepting e-filing from those attorneys who have registered with Superior Court. If an attorney is not registered, you will need to:

  1. Sign-in to our website, or create an account
  2. File an Electronic Filing Registration
  3. After the registration is received and approved by the Clerk's office, you may file documents electronically.

Submittal instructions

E-filing will not be mandatory in Superior Court.

Only black & white Group 4 TIF images scanned at 300 dpi will be accepted for e-filing (NO PDF's).

New Superior Court cases and other pleadings can be filed after the filing fee has been paid and case number has been assigned. E-filings are only accepted for Court of Appeals - Division III at this time.

Attorney Signature: For purposes of e-filing, attorneys may sign their documents in the following manner:

            s/ John Attorney
            State Bar Number 12345
            ABC Law Firm
            123 South Fifth Avenue
            Seattle, WA 98104
            Telephone: (206) 123-4567
            Fax: (206) 123-4567
            E-mail: John.Attorney@lawfirm.com
        
Or you can sign and scan the document. See GR 30 Electronic Filing Rule.

PLEASE WRITE OR TYPE THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PAGES PER PLEADING IN LOWER LEFT CORNER OF DOCUMENT.

The electronic documents will be considered filed when it is received by the clerk's designated computer during the clerk's business hours; otherwise the document is considered filed at the beginning of the next business day. (Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm, except scheduled holidays)

A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the filing party along with a conformed copy of the document. NOTE: If you do not receive a confirmation email, please call (509-962-7531) before resubmitting any documents.

If you need to change your primary e-mail address, you must re-register with the Kittitas County website, then submit a new Electronic Filing Registration under your new account.

Sealed Cover Sheets:Per GR 22 in Family Law and Guardianship cases, the appropriate cover sheet must be attached to the original document(s) for it to become sealed AND a separate copy of the cover sheet must be filed for the public file. This policy applies for E-Filing as well as documents filed at the Clerk's Office in person or by mail. Please use the correct cover sheet for the type of documents being filed. E-File the document with the cover sheet as the 1st page and also e-file the cover separately as 1 page document for the public file. Below are the sealed covers sheets provided by Washington State Courts at www.courts.wa.gov/forms.

Declarations: If you are e-filing a declaration follow the instructions as described in GR17(2) for facsimile transmission and attach a GR17(2) declaration to the back of your document.

The following documents shall not be e-filed and must be filed in paper form:

  • Court orders signed by a judge - Original orders must be filed at the Clerks Office
  • Exparte orders to be signed by exparte judge
  • Foreign judgments
  • Original wills and codicils, including new probate cases that include original wills or codicils
  • Certified records of proceedings for purposes of appeal
  • Negotiable instruments
  • Bail bonds
  • Documents presented for filing during a court hearing or trial
  • Documents of foreign governments under official seal
  • Bench copies for the judicial office
  • Bonds in probate and guardianship cases
  • Documents for filing in an Aggravated Murder case
  • Administrative Law Review (ALR) Petitions
  • Interpleader or Surplus Funds Petitions
  • Documents submitted for in camera review
  • Affidavits for Writs of Garnishment and Writs of Execution
  • Writs (that have to be issued by the Clerk)
  • Letters of Testamentary
  • Letters of Guardianship
  • Letters of Administration
  • 3rd Party Custody – non parental