PASSPORT PROCESSING ALERT:
THE DEPT. OF STATE HAS INFORMED US ROUTINE APPLICATIONS ARE TAKING UP TO 18 WEEKS & EXPEDITED UP TO 12 WEEKS.

E-FILING

The Butler County Clerk of Courts has been accepting eFilings on certain types of cases for more than a year! This is exciting news for our court and county! The implementation of this project was made possible by a grant received from the Ohio Supreme Court to the General Division of the Common Pleas Court. The Grant funded the entire project.

To register for eFiling as an Attorney, Click Here
To register for eFiling as a Pro Se filer, Click Here
To sign in to eFiling,
Click Here

When logging in, your username will be the account holders email. Please ensure you have confirmed your email before trying to file. 

If you are eFiling a document, the account used to file the document MUST be the account of the attorney who has signed the document.

For any eFiling registration questions , please contact our office at 513-887-FILE (3453), or email  plattjk@butlercountyohio.org.

For any eFiling questions involving a filing, please contact our office at 513-887-3278. 

The Local Rules pertaining to eFiling can be found here.
Instructions on how to use the eFile system can be found here. 

EFFECTIVE JULY 5, 2021: All filings in civil and criminal cases before the General Division are now required to be electronically filed (“e-Filed”). The following are exceptions to e-Filing:
 
Civil Cases: Initial Filings (to initiate a case) cases concerning state tax liens (ST); certificates of judgment (JD); and civil stalking protection orders (CP). In these cases, however, all subsequent filings beyond the case initiation must be made through the e-Filing portal, except that answers of garnishment from garnishees shall not be e-Filed. (NOTE: garnishment forms compatible with our e-filing system are available at at http://www.bccommonpleas.org/court_forms/index.php#outer-95)
 
Criminal Cases: Bindover transcripts are not e-Filed, however all subsequent filings shall be e-Filed.


Currently, pursuant to Local Rule 3.08, the following types of cases are required to be eFiled:
  • ALL CIVIL, Not Including Answers of Garnishment, and Court Ordered Titles;
  • ALL CRIMINAL 
  • ALL CIVIL PROTECTION