17th Circuit Court

Specialized Business Docket

New eFiling System

The 17th Circuit Court has launched many new improvements to the Specialized Business Docket eFiling system on August 11, 2020. If this is your first time using the new system, you will need to reset your password.

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How to eFile in the Specialized Business Docket

  1. Enter your P Number
  2. Register
    If you have not eFiled in the 17th Circuit Court Specialized Business Docket before, you must register first.
  3. Log In
    Log in to view and manage all of your cases, to file an appearance on a new case, or to manage email notifications and assistant logins.
  4. File an Appearance
    You must file an appearance before filing any other documents on a case. Once the court approves your appearance, you will have access to view the case docket and receive email notifications of any new pleadings.
  5. Submit eFiling
    Upload and submit all filings through the eFiling system. Filing fees may be paid with a Visa or Mastercard where applicable. You will receive an email confirmation after the filing is submitted and also after it is recorded by the court.
  6. Parties Notified by Email
    Once the filing is recorded by the Judge’s office (typically within 1-2 business days), attorneys and assistants for all primary parties will receive an email notification with the filing attached.
  • No pleadings will be accepted in paper form and Judge's copies are not required.
  • All notice and copies of pleadings filed in this case will be received via the e-mail address you have provided.
  • All exhibits and attachments must be submitted with the pleading you are filing. These should not be filed as separate documents.
  • The "Document Title" should be completed with title used on the pleading you are filing.

Logging In

Once you register, you can log in and manage all of your 17th Circuit Court Specialized Business Docket cases in one place.

Resetting Your Password
Follow these steps if you are registered but have forgotten your password.
  1. Go to the SBD eFiling login page accessKent.com/SBDFiling/
  2. Enter the attorney P Number
  3. Click Reset Password
  4. A temporary password will be sent to your email. You can use this to log in and create a new password.
  5. Passwords must be at least 8 characters long and include both letters and numbers.

Changing Your Password
Follow these steps if you know your current password and would like to change it.
  1. Log in using your existing username and password.
  2. Go to Profile.
  3. Click Reset Attorney Password to change your password. Passwords must be at least 8 characters long and contain both letters and numbers.
  4. Click Save Changes.

Assistant Logins

Attorneys may set up assistants with logins to view and file documents on their behalf for cases under the attorney's P Number. Assistants can also receive email notifications.

  1. Go to Profile
  2. To add a new assistant, click + New Assistant
  3. To remove an assistant, click
  4. Click on the assistant's name to edit their information or reset their password.

Filing an Appearance

You must file an appearance before you can file any documents on the case.

  1. Log in at accessKent.com/SBDFiling/
  2. Click File an Appearance in the top menu.
  3. Enter the case number and party type to search.
  4. Select the party or parties you are representing.
  5. Click File Appearance.
  6. You will receive a confirmation number and email.
  7. After you file your appearance, you can proceed to submit other documents. However, you will not be able to view the case docket until the court approves the appearance.

Case Dashboard

eFiling
Requirements:
  • PDF format only
  • Maximum file size 50MB
  1. Go to Case Dashboard, and find the case number.
  2. Click Add New Filing.
  3. Upload the document (PDF only) and enter the title.
  4. If you would like to add additional documents to your filing, click Add Another File.
  5. Click Submit. If your filing has a fee associated with it, you will be prompted to input credit card information. Click Process Payment.

TIP: All cases you have filed an appearance in will show by default on your Case Dashboard. To set which cases are pinned to your dashboard, click on a case number and check the Pin to Case Dashboard option and hit save.

Case Docket

You can view the case docket and filings by selecting the case number on your Case Dashboard. You cannot view a case docket until your appearance is approved by the court.

Email Notifications

When a new filing is approved by the court, all parties are notified by email with the attached filing. If the file is larger than 15MB in size, parties will be prompted to log in to view the filing. Parties that have opted out of email notifications can view all filings by logging in.

Managing Email Notifications

Email notifications are turned on by default. To change email notification settings:

  1. Log in and go to Case Dashboard.
  2. Click on the case number.
  3. Select who should receive email notifications.
  4. Click Save.

TIP: To add an email address to notifications without adding login access, go to Profile and enter the email address under Alternate Emails for Notifications Only, then hit Save Changes.


Fees

If there is a charge associated with your type of filing, you can pay online with a credit card during the efiling process. Specialized Business Docket filing fees are the same as for other Circuit Court Cases:

Type of Filing Filing Fee
Debtor’s Exam $15.00
Discovery Subpoena $15.00
Jury Demand $85.00
Motion $20.00
Writ of Garnishment $15.00

A nominal convenience fee also applies. We accept Mastercard or Visa.

FAQs

Need Help?

If you are experiencing a technical issue with the Specialized Business Docket eFiling system or need assistance, please contact us with the form below.

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