How do I register for eFile & Serve?

Attorneys are required to eFile in Odyssey counties. You may register for an eFile & Serve account, at . If you are a pro-se filer, you are not required to eFile, but you are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

eFiling, also known as File & Serve, enables you to file documents electronically through a single, secure, centralized online location. It also allows you to:

  • Submit court documents online to the clerk's office in eCourts counties.
  • Pay filing fees that are automatically calculated for you when you submit filings.
  • Get a file-stamped copy upon the clerk’s acceptance.
  • Receive filing status updates via email.

Who will be required to use eFiling / File & Serve?

Attorneys and individuals in the four pilot counties (Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Wake) as well as those in other counties wishing to file cases in the four pilot counties will be required to do so via File & Serve. As additional counties launch Odyssey ICMS, attorneys and individuals wishing to file cases in those counties will be required to do so via File & Serve as well.

How do I register for eFiling / File & Serve?
Attorneys and individuals must register for an account to access File & Serve.

  • Firm Account: Firm Administrator
    The firm administrator will set up the firm account and invite the individual users (attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, etc.) to set up their own accounts. From the landing page, the firm administrator can register for their firm account by creating their individual user account credentials and then adding the firm information. After registering, the firm administrator will receive an email to activate their account.


  • Firm Account: Individual Users

        Firm Account Users Include: 

  • All legal professionals including:
    • Solo practitioners
    • Attorneys, paralegals, and staff at firms with multiple filers

Individual users in a firm will be invited to create an account within a firm by the firm administrator. Once the firm administrator has added them to the firm account, the user will receive an email to set up their credentials.

Note: Attorneys may be required to enter an attorney number. If you do not have an attorney number from this state, register as an individual.

  • Individual Account Users
    Individual Users of File & Serve include:
    • Filers without lawyers (pro-se filers or self-represented litigants)
    • Process servers
    • Landlords and tenants (renters)
    • Pro hac vice or out-of-state attorneys
    • Other non-parties (for example, employers filing garnishment information)

These users can register using the same link and scrolling down to Register for an Individual Account. From there they will set up their account credentials and information. They must fill out all required fields. After submitting, they will receive an email with a link to activate their account.

Thank you for your patience as we work towards expanding equal access to the court system for everyone.