Emergency Court Filings (After Hours)

Important: The following procedures are only for parties seeking to FILE an emergency matter that requires the IMMEDIATE attention of a Judge or the Clerk’s Office AFTER business hours because the emergency is so urgent it cannot wait until the following business day. (After hour filing emergencies include, but are not limited to: need to seal filings on the public docket, correction of critical filing errors, requests for law enforcement warrants, motions for seizure of property, etc.)

For questions regarding jury service call (800) 865-1775 or 305-523-5190, or refer to Jury Duty & eJuror.

All other inquiries regarding court matters must be directed to the Clerk’s Office in person or by calling 305-523-5001 during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).

If an emergency matter MUST be filed after business hours, contact the number below that is associated with the location where the Judge is chambered or where a new case would be filed. Please leave a message along with your telephone number. If for any reason you are unable to reach someone at that number, contact one the other divisions.

  • Miami/Key West: 305-588-8662
  • Fort Lauderdale: 305-321-2829
  • West Palm Beach/Fort Pierce: 561-351-8218

Note: The above after hour emergency numbers are not monitored during business hours. 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 to FILE an emergency matter AFTER hours. All other messages and inquiries will not be answered. (Do not attempt to email emergency filings.)

Updated August 24, 2016