The Office of the Ulster County Clerk accepts e-filings via the New York State Courts E-Filing (NYSCEF) system. E-Filing enables attorneys and individuals to file court documents from the convenience of their office or from any place with an internet connection at any time of day or night, every day of the year. Service of electronically filed documents is performed automatically by the NYSCEF System via email. When filing fees are paid via credit card or debit account at the time of e-filing, the file date of the document is the time of transmission. There is no cost to use the system, though regular filing fees must be paid.
Mandatory Electronic Filing
All actions must be commenced and proceed electronically unless it is an Election Law matter, or Mental Hygiene Law matter (including Article 81 Guardianships). These actions must be commenced and proceed in hardcopy.
Consensual or Voluntary matters
Consensual or Voluntary matters include Matrimonial cases, Article 70 proceedings, Article 78 proceedings, and name change applications. These actions/proceedings may be commenced electronically via NYSCEF or in hardcopy.
SEE A COMPLETE LISTING OF MANDATORY, CONSENSUAL OR VOLUNTARY MATTERS FOR ULSTER COUNTY ON THE NYSCEF WEBSITE.
Ulster County offers certain forms to facilitate electronic filing. If you cannot find a form that you are looking for here, please visit the NYSCEF Site and choose the link for "Forms".
Any attorney who requires assistance with the NYSCEF System is encouraged to contact the E-Filing Resource Center at 646-386-3033. In addition, a computer will be available in the County Clerk’s 2nd floor Record Room for the use of attorneys and individuals who may need to access filings in a NYSCEF case.