Registering for E-MACS

Requesting access to E-MACS involves creating a user account and taking a test on the e-filing training materials (the rest of these Help files, the Frequently Asked Questions, and video demos on the Clerk of Appellate Courts page, Appellate eFiling tab). After entering your registration information, you will be required to take a test to promote understanding the rules and methods for using E-MACS.

After registering, your account will be reviewed by the clerk's office within 2 business days. If approved, you will be notified via e-mail and will then be able to e-file with E-MACS.


Attorneys can e-file immediately after entering their registration information. While attorneys have to take and pass the test, they do not need to await account approval to e-file.

Entering Registration Information

  1. On the E-MACS login screen, click Register as an E-Filer.

  2. Enter your requested information into the available fields, listed below. Note that required fields are indicated in E-MACS with a red asterisk (*).

Registration Field Options:



Prefix, Last Name, First Name, Middle Name, Suffix

Name information of the registrant.

Username, Confirm Username

The username selected by the registrant. A username must not already be in use by another user in E-MACS.

Password, Confirm Password

Password must be 6-8 characters.


The role of the registrant.

Attorney Bar ID

If "Attorney" was selected from the Role drop-down menu, the registrant's bar ID must be entered here.

Primary E-mail, Secondary E-mail

The e-mail addresses of the registrant. Note that only Primary E-mail is required and must be unique to E-MACS.

The primary e-mail address is where registration confirmation will be sent after the registration process, along with any other notifications generated from E-MACS.

Phone Type, Phone Number

The phone number(s) of the registrant. Click Add Another Phone to add additional phone numbers.

Address Line 1, Address Line 2, Address Line 3, City, State, Zip Code

The address of the registrant. Each address line is limited to 50 characters.


Comments the registrant would like to send to the clerk's office.

  1. In the Verification section, type the two words displayed in the image into the available field.

  1. Ensure that you have read the Terms and Conditions and check the checkbox indicating you've done so.

  2. Click Next.

You will then be brought to the test. Click here for information regarding the test.