What are EFM Fees?

Court EFM (Electronic Filing Management) fees are civil fees charged by the court's technology vendor to facilitate the transmission of a filing between the EFSP (Electronic Filing Service Provider) and the court.


EFM fees vary based on the case, the documents filed, and each specific court. The court charges filers an EFM fee for allowing users' documents to be eFiled with the court. This fee is to offset the costs that EFMs incur to develop and maintain their EFM software and absorb costs from the court.