General Information

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.

About the U.S. Courts

Administrative Orders

Emergency Court Filings (After Hours)

Case Information

Civil Filing Requirements – (How to File a Case) – Updated 12/01/2016

Contact/Address Information

Disability Accommodations

Employee Dispute Resolution Plan

Federal Bureau of Prisons – Inmate Locator

Fee Schedule

Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission


Holiday Schedule

Inclement Weather Policy

Library of the U.S. Courts

Local Rules and Procedures

Mass Transit and Parking Information

Media Information

Nursing Mothers Program

Obtaining Records

Other Court Websites and Links

Press Releases

Pro Se Brochure

Prohibited Electronic Devices

Public Notices

State of the Court Reports