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.

The Add a Case Button on the Dashboard
Add a Case Button

The Add A Case Link When Filing on an Existing Case
Add a Case Link

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.

  1. Click the Advanced Case Search link.
    Advanced Case Search
  2. Select the San Diego Civil Court in the drop down and check the box Is Restricted Unlawful Detainer Case.
    Is Restricted Unlawful Detainer Case
  3. Enter the exact Plaintiff, Defendant, and Residential Address information as recorded at the court.
    Add Case Info
    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.