Rule 4. Time.

 

(a)     The following rules apply in computing any time period specified in these rules, any local rule or court order, or in any statute that does not specify a method of computing time.

 

(b)     In computing time under these rules:

 

(b)(1) The day of the act, event or default from which the designated period of time begins to run shall not be included.

 

(b)(2) Count every day, including intermediate Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays.

 

(b)(3) The last day of the period shall be included unless it is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, in which event the period runs until the end of the next day which is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

 

(b)(4): Unless the court orders otherwise, if the clerk’s office is inaccessible on the last day for filing under Rule 4(b), then the time for filing is extended to the first accessible day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

 

(c)     The court may, with or without motion or notice, for cause shown, order the time period enlarged if request is made before the period has expired. The court may consider a motion to grant an enlargement of a time period made after the period has expired, and may grant the motion, if there is a reasonable excuse for failure to act within the period.

 

(d)     Unless a different time is set by a statute or court order, filing on the last day means: (d)(1) For electronic filing, before midnight; and

(d)(2) For filing by other means, before the clerk’s office is scheduled to close.

 

(e)     Whenever a party has the right or is required to do some act or take some proceedings within a prescribed time period after the service of a notice or other paper upon the party and the notice or paper is served by mail, three days shall be added to the prescribed period as calculated under subsection (b).

 

Effective November 1, 2018