Harvey Ruvin - Clerk of the Courts - Miami-Dade County, Florida

eFiling Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ's

Filing Standards

1. What are the ePortal Document Submission Standards? 

2. What document types does the ePortal support?

3. How do I file a large (over 50 MB) document or a filing with many large documents (over 50 MB)?

 

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1. What are the ePortal Document Submission Standards?

As posted on the eFiling Authority Board website, please find the guidelines to be followed by the Florida Bar in preparing documents to be eFiled at New Document Submission Standards.

These include:

  • Documents should be a standard size of 8 ½ x 11 inches (as defined in RJA 2.520). Documents should leave blank a 3 x 3 inch space at the top right-hand corner on the first page, and a 1x3 inch space at the top right –hand corner on each subsequent page to accommodate statewide standard date/time stamps (as defined in RJA 2.520).
  • 1 inch margin
  • Where possible, documents should be electronically signed.
  • Black and white, non-color documents are preferred.
  • Scanned documents should be at a resolution of 300 DPI (as defined in the State of Florida Electronic Records and Records Management Practices).
  • Portrait orientation should be selected.
  • Multiple pleadings, motions, etc. should not be combined into one single document. Each individual document should be uploaded separately via the ePortal document submission process.
  • The portal will accept filings in Word, Word Perfect (not preferred), or PDF.
  • Do not password-protect your documents.

2.  What document types does the ePortal support?

The ePortal will accept filings in Word, Word Perfect (not preferred), or PDF.

3.  How do I file a large (over 50 MB) document or a filing with many large documents (over 50 MB)?

Bring the large document(s) to the Clerk’s Office on an electronic storage medium such as DVD or CD-ROM, flash drive, or similar storage medium; as per Rule 2.525(d)(5), Fla. R. Jud. Admin.

 

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