After Hours Emergency Procedures

NOTE: The following procedures and contacts are only for parties seeking to make an emergency filing after hours. All other inquires must be directed to the Clerk’s Office at 305-523-5001 during normal business hours.

If an emergency matter in a pending case must be filed after business hours (4:30 p.m.), the filer must call the appropriate emergency number shown below. The Clerk’s Office will advise the filer how the matter should be handled. If for any reason the filer is unable to reach someone at the appropriate number, for the location where the Judge is chambered, the filer should contact one of the other numbers.

If an after hours emergency is a NEW matter, the filer should contact the number below associated with the division where the matter will be filed. If for any reason the filer is unable to reach someone at that number, the filer should contact one of the other numbers.

Miami/Key West: 305-588-8662 (This is a cell phone number. Leave a voice message along with your telephone number.)

Fort Lauderdale: 561-606-9376 (This is a beeper number. Enter your telephone number after the short beeps.)

West Palm Beach/Fort Pierce: 561-606-9376 (This is a beeper number. Enter your telephone number after the short beeps.)

If you are unable to reach someone at one of the above numbers within one hour, click here to send an email to the Clerk’s Office. This email address is only for parties attempting to contact the Clerk’s Office to make arrangements after-hours for emergency filings. (Do not attempt to email emergency filings.)

Updated October 6, 2014