Filing Instructions
Beginning January 6, 2018,  the following information is confidential and shall not be included in any document filed with the court or custodian, except on a Confidential Information Form filed contemporaneously with the document.
Beginning January 6, 2018, the following documents are confidential and shall be filed with a court or custodian with the Confidential Document Form.
Papers Filed
 
For purposes of this Rule, papers include pleadings, motions, petitions and orders. Nothing in this rule shall be construed contrary to any party state rule.
 
When the Clerk of Courts is required to give notice to any party of any hearing, judgment, order or other matter, it shall be the duty of the moving party to furnish the Clerk with sufficient copies of such documents. If a document is to be mailed, the moving party shall furnish the postage, pre-paid envelope with the name and address of the recipient set forth thereon.

A. Size and Color.
Papers filed in the court system of Adams County shall be eight and one‐half inches by eleven inches (8 1/2 x 11) in size. Papers shall be on white or off‐white stock. Exhibits to papers may be of a different color if the original does not permit compliance with this Rule.

B. Characters.
Papers should be written in ink, printed, typewritten, photocopied, mimeographed or otherwise mechanically reproduced.

C. Caption.
The caption should include the name and division of the Court, identifying case number, the names of the parties, and the title of the proceeding.

D. Orders.
Papers requiring an order shall have a proposed order attached as the first page and shall be first filed in the Office of the Clerk of Courts. Papers are to be presented to the appropriate judge in chambers, or filed in open court, if the judge is already presiding over that litigation.

E. Prior Action.
If a paper refers to prior action taken by the Court, the paper shall identify the date the action was taken and the judge taking such action and shall have attached as an exhibit a copy of the order directing the action.

F. Backers.
The use of backers, mini‐backers, toppers or other cover stock is discouraged. No substantive content of any pleading or document shall be contained on the backer, mini‐backer, topper or other cover stock. The Clerk of Courts shall not physically retain or preserve any backer, mini‐backer, topper or other cover stock, or retain or preserve any information contained thereon.

G. Filing Fee
The filing fee (if applies) is due at the time of filing papers and is payable by cash, check or money order. Cash/credit/debit cards may be used at the lobby kiosk, online www.adamspayments.com, or calling 1-888-243-3456.
 
H. Distribution of Order(s)
Attorneys are encouraged to accept service of their documents electronically. An acknowledgment must be on file in order to accept documents electronically. Please submit the Attorney Service Agreement to start receiving your documents by email.
 
It is the duty of the moving party to furnish the Clerk with sufficient copies of such documents.  If the document is to be mailed, the moving party shall also furnish the postage, pre-paid envelope with the name and address of the recipient set forth thereon.  If sufficient copies are not provided, the Clerk shall make sufficient copies and charge the moving party a fee established by administrative order.  Additionally, the Clerk may assess postage fees against any moving party who fails to furnish a pre-paid envelope as required by Administrative Order Number 25 of 2015.