DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
2000 Drayton Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0950
Clerk's Office Telephone: (850) 488-6151
Office Hours: 8 - 5 Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday
except legal holidays.
Official Court holidays are detailed in the
annual administrative orders regarding the appointment of court holidays.
These administrative orders are available HERE.
If the filing date of your document
falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or court holiday, the document is due the next court business
day. It is noted that there are additional
holidays listed in Fla. R. App. P. 9.420(e) which may extend filing dates even though the
court may be open for business.
Faxed Filings: The court does not accept filings by fax unless
specifically authorized or ordered by the court.
Filings: For filings after 5 p.m., there is usually a guard
on duty from 5:00 p.m. until 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Filings received by the guard after regular
business hours are stamped as filed on the day received.
is no guarantee the guard is going to be available on any given day to accept filings
so litigants should try to insure that time sensitive matters are filed during
regular business hours.