Serving and Filing Proceeding Related Documents
If you have created your formal documents (e.g.
motion for party status and certificate of service), the next step is to serve
them on the service list of the proceeding and file them with the CPUC Docket
Rules to note: Rule
1.8 (Signatures) and Rule 1.15 (Computation of Time)
How to Serve Documents in a Proceeding
1.9 and 1.10 provide the guidelines and requirements for serving formal
documents in a proceeding by mail, electronically, and other methods. Please
read them to make sure you are serving the documents in the required and
appropriate manner (e.g. document size is limited if serving via e-mail).
- Once formal documents are complete and ready to be served, you can use
e-mail to serve them to the service list of the proceeding. Service lists of
proceedings can be accessed
here. To obtain the e-mails of those on the service list, go to the
service list webpage and click on the "Download the Comma-delimited
here. This will open a file in Excel with the e-mails of everyone on the
service list. If a party or state service member does not provide a valid
e-mail, you will need to ensure they receive your documents in another
manner. If a person on the Information Only section does not have a valid
e-mail, you do not need to serve them.
- If you would like to add or remove yourself from a service list, please
contact the CPUC's Process Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
and make your request by providing your name, e-mail, proceeding number, and
organization you are representing (if any).
How to File Documents in a Proceeding (Tendering Documents for Filing)
- Once you have served your documents to the service list, you must tender
your documents for filing on the same day you served them pursuant to
1.13. It is important to read this Rule as it explains how you
can tender your documents as hard copies or electronically with the CPUC
Docket Office. You must tender documents for filing by the deadline date by
5:00 p.m. (PST).
- Filers are encouraged to tender documents electronically using the CPUC's
online e-file system at: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/efile/.
E-filed documents must be PDF/A compliant files (please see other
requirements for e-filed documents under section (b) of Rule 1.13). If you
choose to use hard copies, you need to mail them to the CPUC Docket Office
using the address below:
CPUC Docket Office
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
1.14 explains the review and filing of tendered documents by the Docket
Office. Please read this Rule to understand how documents are reviewed by
Docket Office and can be accepted or rejected. If Docket Office accepts your
documents and files them, they will appear on the docket card of the
proceeding. This can take some time depending on the number of filings and
- Even if your documents are accepted by the Docket Office, the
Administrative Law Judge may ask a filer to resubmit documents to
- Documents like a motion for party status require the Administrative
Law Judge to issue a ruling addressing the motion. It is not the Docket
Office's responsibility to address the motions and other filings.
- If you use the e-file system to tender your documents for filing with the
CPUC, you have the option to receive a confirmation number upon successfully
submitting your documents through the system. You are encouraged to print
out this receipt of confirmation.
- If you have questions about your documents after submitting them,
please contact the CPUC Docket Office at email@example.com
or call at (415) 703-2121.
Contact Public Advisor's Office if you have questions
Main Page - Becoming
a Party to a Proceeding
Step 1 - Methods
of Becoming a Party - Rule 1.4
Step 2 - Creating
Formal Documents for a Proceeding - Templates Provided