amendment to the Code of Civil Procedure

changes in the civil procedure

On 1 July 2016 the provisions of the Act of 15 January 2015 amending the Code of Civil Procedure (Journal of Laws of 2015, item: 218) for which a longer period of vacatio legis was provided, have come into force. The amendment of the Code of Civil Procedure introduced by the above-mentioned act concerns, among others, the provisions on filing and delivery of pleadings  by the IT system (articles: 125, 126, 1311, 50531 of the Code of Civil Procedure), so for instance a pleading filed by that system can now be signed not only by the advanced electronic signature verifiable by means of a valid qualified certificate but also by the signature confirmed by the trusted profile of the Electronic Platform of Public Administration Services (ePUAP).

What is more, the scope of the electronic forms of proceedings also increased as far as the Land and Mortgage register proceedings are concerned, what will have the influence on notarial proceedings connected with sale of real property. According to current wording of the article     626 4 § 1 of the Code of Civil Procedure, instead of a previous regulation indicating the application for the registration of a right in the Land and Mortgage register included in a notarial deed,  now the Code provides that the notary public makes such an application only by the IT system.