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Support for external software development efforts isn’t available beyond the listed technical information.

Suggestions for additional content or comments about developer resources may be emailed.

Each court customizes their version of CM/ECF. Contact the court directly to request permission to test your application against their database.

It’s recommended an image be scanned with a 300 dots per square inch (DPI) resolution, and in black and white so the file size will be as small as possible. For additional guidance, visit a specific court's website


Each court sets a limit on the size of PDF files submitted for electronic filing. If a document exceeds the limit, the recommendation is to break the document into separate, smaller documents. Use the Court CM/ECF Lookup to find the file size limit for each court.

CM/ECF does not currently support this functionality.

CM/ECF does not restrict filers to a particular vendor’s PDF-creation software. However, CM/ECF functionality is tested specifically with Adobe Acrobat software.