Civil & Criminal Appeals
For information on how to file an appeal you may either contact an attorney or research the Florida Statutes and Florida Rules of Court. Most legal forms can be purchased from an office supply or stationery store. The Florida Bar and Supreme Court websites contain additional information regarding the appeal process.
You may E-file the notice of appeal through the Portal. Appeal processing fees must be paid at the time the Notice of Appeal is filed with the Clerk’s office. The fees are:
- Appeal from County Court to Circuit Court: $281.00
- Appeal from Circuit Court to District Court: $100.00 to the Circuit Court Clerk and $300.00 to the First District Courts of Appeal or Clerk of Florida Supreme Court.
The only time the appeal processing fees are not required is if the Court has entered an order to waive the fees or declared the appellant indigent.
In the event the judge requires a hearing, all parties will be notified.
For the status on an appeal filed in the Circuit Court, you may contact the Clerk’s office at (850) 892-8115 or (850) 267-3066.
For the status on an appeal filed in the District Court of Appeal, please click the following link First District Courts of Appeal Online Docket,or you may call (850) 488-6151.
For the status of an appeal filed in the Florida Supreme Court please click the following link Florida Supreme Court Online Docket, or you may call (850) 488-0125.