Support number for the NCAOC efiling pilot: 1-919-890-2407
Filing types accepted:
- Civil Superior
- Special Proceedings/Foreclosures
eFiling to the North Carolina Courts
To participate in the pilot eFiling system, you must be licensed to practice law in North Carolina and you, or a paralegal filing on your behalf, must attend training prior to requesting an account.
The training sessions are online, last about one hour, and qualify for NC State Bar MCLE credit through the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA).
To register and attend an eFiling training, please click here or contact the NCBA CLE Department at 919.677.0561.
Online Training and Tuition
All eFiling training webinars are $90 per person and include one attorney eFiling account. Additional eFiling accounts are $55 each.
Payment is made to the NCBA at the time of registration.
2020 Training Schedule
All webinars are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
- January 14, 2020
- February 11, 2020
- March 10, 2020
- April 14, 2020
- May 12, 2020
- June 9, 2020
- July 2020 – Cancelled
- August 11, 2020
- September 8, 2020
- October 13, 2020
- November 10, 2020
- December 8, 2020
Please go to the NCAOC Training website or contact the NCBA CLE Department directly at 919.677.0561 to register for an eFiling training webinar.
The NCBA facilitates the Tybera eFiling training webinar through their online learning portal. Access to the webinar begins approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the training through your login on the NCBA website. Attendees will have opportunities to ask questions of the speaker after the training.
Already registered for a training session? Click here to access your NCBA online account.
If you have questions on training registration or the training webinar itself, please contact the NCBA CLE Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.677.0561.
North Carolina Bar Association: Attorney Training for eFiling Pilot
Pilot efiling limitations
- Alamance, Chowan, & Wake
- Filings on cases that were initiated electronically
Preparing Documents for eFiling
- Creating PDF documents
- Scanning documents to PDF or TIFF (300 dpi)
- Proposed Orders in word processing format
- Avoiding meta data in submission
Filer Interface Overview
- Case Initiation
- Document Categories / Document Types
- Finding what you need
- Adding Parties
- Pleadings, Issues, Associating By & Against Parties
- Page Count requirements
- ePay process / receipt information
- Receipt information
- Request for Summons
- Issued Summons
- Delivering the Complaint and Summons
- Printing the time stamped complaint
- Including the case number on the complaint
- Printing the Issued Summons
- Paying the sheriff directly
- Document Categories / Document Types
- Checking Filing Status
- Time Stamps
- Received, Filed
- Rejected, Make Payment (handling errors)
- Follow-up Filings
- Finding a case that was initiated electronically
- Documents that require data
- Adding new parties
- Associating yourself to the parties you represent
- Notice of Appearance
- Motion to Withdraw
- Request for Transcript
- Foreclosure value
- Draft Filings
- Courtesy Notifications
- Who will receive them
- Issued Summons
- Links to documents
- My Cases
- Case History
- Downloading documents
- Questions and Answers
eFiling Support After Training
eFiling support after the training may be purchased from Tybera directly by calling the support line above. Please have a valid credit card available. Support is sold in increments of three incidents per organization so it does not matter whether an attorney or paralegal makes the support call. Please do not call the NCAOC for efiling support.
- $ 50: Three support calls
- $100: Six support calls
Q: What are the options for paying court filing fees?
- Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club and JCB.
- Credit Card Processing Fees: $1.00 + 2.25% of the filing fee
- eCheck Processing Fee: $1.25
Q: What constitutes my electronic signature?
A: An electronically filed document requiring a signature shall be deemed to be signed by the eFiler pursuant to current NCAOC rules.
Q: At what point is the filing considered accepted by the court?
A: When it receives a time stamp by the clerk’s internal server. It is time stamped when the filing hits the court server. Only PDF documents are stamped.
Q: What is a ‘Filing ID’?
A: When there is an issue with a submission you can look in Filing Status and each entry has a Filing ID. The clerk can look up this ID and determine what is wrong with the submission.
Q: What if I need to have a document sealed?
A: The motion to seal may be electronic but the sealed documents must be in paper.
Q: Why are only PDF and TIFF documents accepted by the court?
A: The court would like PDF used because the PDF viewer (Adobe Acrobat) is readily available to the public and commonly used to view documents and PDF documents are not readily editable.
TIFF should only be used for exhibits that are scanned in.
Q: What documents are stamped electronically?
A: When more than one document type is submitted (i.e. Notice of Hearing and Petition in one document), only the first is time stamped, not the second. Please have separate files for each document type.
I am not sure how much detail you go into for the Associate Additional Party Document Form. In training will you mention the following?
Q: Associate Additional Party Document Form; after I have added new parties to a case, which parties are displayed in the case history; the old parties or just the newly added parties?
A: All of the parties on the case (old and newly added) are now displayed in the case history.
Q: If I file a Notice of Hearing and a Petition in one document, which is time stamped?
A: Only the first page receives the time stamp. Please have separate files for each document type.