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58 Pa. Code § 497a.1. Date of filing.

§ 497a.1. Date of filing.

 (a)  Whenever a pleading or other document is required or permitted to be filed under this part or by statute, it will be deemed to be filed on one of the following dates:

   (1)  On the date actually received in the Office of the Clerk.

   (2)  On the date deposited with an overnight express package delivery service as shown on the express delivery receipt attached to or included within the envelope containing the document.

   (3)  On the date deposited in the United States mail as shown by the United States Postal Service stamp on the envelope or on a United States Postal Service Form 3817 certificate of mailing. A mailing envelope stamped by an in-house postage meter does not constitute proof of the date of mailing.

   (4)  On the date that the pleading or other document is received by electronic transmission, sent to, in the Office of the Clerk.

 (b)  Failure to include a legible delivery receipt with the document may result in an untimely filing.

 (c)  Subsections (a) and (b) supersede 1 Pa. Code §  31.11 (relating to timely filing required).


   The provisions of this §  497a.1 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 1205 and 1207(2) and (9).


   The provisions of this §  497a.1 amended July 10, 2009, effective July 11, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 3446; amended February 1, 2013, effective February 2, 2013, 43 Pa.B. 660. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (344569).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  495a.6 (relating to number of copies).

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