Electronic Filing

Welcome to the Rhode Island Judiciary’s (Judiciary) electronic filing system (EFS) home page. All courts have mandatory use of the EFS except for District Court criminal which will be implemented in the near future.

Electronic Filing (efiling)

Article X of the Supreme Court Rules Governing Electronic Filing (a copy of which can be found under the heading of "Court Rules" to the right) contain the global rules for the EFS. Pursuant to Article X, efiling shall be mandatory for all parties except for self-represented litigants, incarcerated individuals, or where a waiver is granted in accordance with Article X, Rule 3(c). Self-represented litigants may electronically file documents in accordance with Article X, Rule 3(b) but are not required to do so.

The Rhode Island Judiciary Rules of Practice Governing Public Access to Electronic Case Information (Public Access Rules), a copy of which can be found in the Court Rules box to the right, are intended to address access to electronic case information that is filed in the EFS. The Public Access Rules seek to harmonize the Judiciary’s obligation to make case information available and accessible while also protecting the privacy of personal and/or otherwise confidential information filed with the courts throughout the Judiciary. The Public Access Rules apply to all documents filed in the EFS.

To file a case, please click on the “File a Case” button on the right or go directly to https://rhodeisland.tylerhost.net/ofsweb. You will be directed to the Judiciary’s EFS, Odyssey File and Serve, a product of Tyler Technologies.

Electronic Filing System (EFS)

Access to the EFS is available 24/7 on the Internet by Registered Users of the EFS. Documents filed electronically are held for thirty (30) days in Odyssey File and Serve and are then purged. Once purged from Odyssey File and Serve, the documents are only accessible through courthouse or remote access.

Information and Help

The Judiciary has developed the Rhode Island Judiciary User Guide for Electronic Filing to aid Registered Users in navigating the EFS. Tyler Technologies has also developed three (3) helpful documents for Registered Users: Tyler – Odyssey File and Serve – Firm Administrator Guide; Tyler – Odyssey File and Serve – Quick Reference Guide; and Tyler – Odyssey File and Serve – User Guide. There is also a Frequently Asked Questions link. All the foregoing reference and help material is located in the left column of this page. If you cannot find an answer to your question, please click on the “Help Information” link in the left column of this page for further information.

 

  
Article X, Rules Governing Electronic Filing
District Court Rules of Small Claims Procedure
Rhode Island Judiciary Rules of Practice Governing Public Access to Electronic Case Information
Workers' Compensation Court
  
District Court's Electronic Filing Guidelines
Family Court's Electronic Filing System Guidelines for Criminal
Family Court's Electronic Filing System Guidelines for Domestic Relations Cases
Family Court's Electronic Filing System Guidelines for Juvenile Proceedings
Rhode Island Judiciary User Guide for Electronic Filing
Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal’s Electronic Filing Guidelines
Superior Court's Criminal Electronic Filing System Guidelines
Superior Court's Electronic Filing System Guidelines
Supreme Court’s Electronic Filing System Guidelines
Workers' Compensation Court's Electronic Filing System Guidelines