The Southern District of Florida (SDFL) has long been one of the busiest Federal trial courts in this Country. Stretching over 300 miles, from Fort Pierce in the north to the Nation’s southernmost point in Key West.
The Clerk’s Office in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce divisions is open to the general public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on regular business days. Customer service is also provided over the telephone from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in these divisions. Due to limited staffing, these hours do not apply to the Key West Office. However, Clerk’s Office personnel will provide public assistance via telephone when the Key West Office is not staffed. Please contact the Miami Clerk’s Office for further information. The United States Probation Office in Key West is open during regular business hours.
The list below is in alphabetical order. To see all items listed, please scroll to the end of page.
Civil Filing Requirements – (How to File a Case) – Updated 12/01/2016
There are public parking lots (fees charged) within walking distance for all locations. If you are Juror, please click here and choose the appropriate location for specific instructions on parking.
Miami: Metrorail Riders: Exit Metrorail Station, Government Center. Take the Inner Loop Metromover to the Arena/State Plaza Station (first stop).
Fort Lauderdale: Tri-Rail Riders: Exit Fort Lauderdale (Broward Boulevard) station. Take the shuttle bus (east on Broward Boulevard) to the Federal Courthouse.
West Palm Beach: Tri-Rail Riders: Exit West Palm Beach station. The Federal Courthouse is one block east of the station on Banyan Boulevard.