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Filing Documents Electronically

The Florida Public Service Commission recognizes that electronic filing (e-filing) facilitates quick and easy access to records and that many electronic records are “born digital” with no paper counterpart. The Commission has made available for e-filing an electronic filing web form. This e-filing method is available from the Commission’s website at by selecting the Clerk’s Office tab and Electronic Filing Web Form. The Commission strongly encourages e-filing and may transition to mandatory e-filing in the future. The potential benefit to e-filers in paper reduction, postage savings, and elimination of delivery costs is substantial.

All filings with the Commission must comply with the Uniform Rules of Procedure. See Rule 28-106.104, F.A.C.

How do I e-file?
  • Convert document to Adobe PDF, properly oriented to be read without the need for rotation.
  • Leave a space of approximately 1x2 inches on the upper right-hand corner of the first page for use by the Clerk’s Office.
  • Cover letters and/or certificates of service must be included in the relevant PDF document and “s/” or “/s/” are recognized electronic signatures. See example.
  • Access Electronic Filing Web Form at; fill in blanks, attach PDF, click Submit.
  • There is no requirement to file additional copies when documents are e-filed, except for rate case minimum filing requirements filed pursuant to Rules 25-6.043, 25-6.0435, 25-7.039, 25-7.040, 25-30.436, or 25-30.437, F.A.C., which electronic filings must be accompanied by the appropriate number of copies as provided by the rule or order under which the filing is made.
A party who submits a document for e-filing acknowledges and agrees that:
  • The filing date for an electronically transmitted document will be the date the Clerk’s Office receives the complete document. A document received on a non-business day or after 5:00 p.m. on a business day will be considered officially filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the next business day.
  • The filer is responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly filed with the Clerk’s Office as a result.
  • The official record copy of an electronically filed document is that which is received by the Clerk’s Office, document-numbered, and filed in the docket.
  • Electronically filed documents are public records that will be published on the Commission’s local area network and its website. Confidentiality is waived for any information in documents submitted for e-filing.
  • The Commission does not accept filings submitted by facsimile.
What happens after an e-filing is submitted?
  • An acknowledgement e-mail is sent to the filer. Contact the Clerk’s Office if this is not received.
  • Documents are processed in the order received.
  • A document number and date/time stamp will be electronically affixed on the upper right-hand corner of the first page of the e-filing.
  • An email notification of the acceptance of the e-filing is sent to the filer. Contact the Clerk’s Office if this is not received.
What documents are ineligible for e-filing?
  • Documents containing proprietary confidential business information.
  • Those identified as ineligible in the Order Establishing Procedure.
  • Filings which must be accompanied by a fee or payment.
  • Adobe PDF files greater than 500 MB or Acrobat portfolio files.
What about telecommunications tariff filings?
  • Telecommunications tariffs have different e-filing procedures.
  • Visit the Commission’s website and select the Utility Regulation tab, Telecommunications, and E-Tariff Information.
Still have questions?