Hardware / Software Requirements

A personal computer running a standard platform such as Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Macintosh

Internet access through an Internet Service provider using point-to-point protocol (PPP).  A cable, DSL, or T1 Internet connection will be much faster than dial-up modem. 

Internet Explorer version 6.0 or higher (free from Microsoft Downloads*).  Please note: Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher is required for making on-line fee payments.  Your web browser must have 128-bit encryption and JavaScript enabled. 

Software to convert documents from a word processor format to portable document format (pdf).  Adobe Acrobat, as well as certain word processing programs can perform this function.  For viewing documents, not authoring them, only Acrobat Reader is needed.

A scanner - if paper documents need to be imaged and transmitted to the court.  Please review Recommendations for Scanning CM/ECF.