If a user has a Sealed Unlawful Detainer Case in the San Diego Civil Court they need to e-file into, the user needs to know the exact party names and address as entered on the court record to look the case up in the e-filing system. A user may add the case from the e-Filing Dashboard, or in a filing itself using an Advanced Case Search.
Users Must Perform an Advanced Case Search
To add a San Diego Civil Unlawful Detainer case, users MUST perform an Advanced Case Search. Even if a filer knows the exact Court and Case Number, ONLY an advanced search will allow a filer to add the case. To begin, either click the Add a Case button from the left menu on the Dashboard or click the Add a Case link in Section 1 while Filing on an Existing Case.
Clicking the button or link brings up the Add a Case popup. To add a San Diego Civil Unlawful Detainer case, users MUST perform an Advanced Case Search.
- Click the Advanced Case Search link.
- Select the San Diego Civil Court in the drop down and check the box Is Restricted Unlawful Detainer Case.
- Enter the exact Plaintiff, Defendant, and Residential Address information as recorded at the court.
Note: if the information does not EXACTLY match, the court will not allow the case be added to the account.
If the user originally clicked the Add a Case button from the Dashboard, the Case Summary will display when the system returns the case.
If the user originally clicked the Add a Case link in a filing, then the case number will display in Section 1 and the user may proceed to Section 2 and select their document types.