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Appeals

Overview


An appeal is a legal action by a party to a case whereby a higher court is asked to review a decision or ruling of a lower court. A notice of Appeal shall be filed any time between rendition of final judgment and thirty (30) days following rendition of a written order being imposed or to be reviewed. Civil Appeal cases require filing the original Notice of Appeal. A copy of the court order must be attached to the original filing.

How to File


Circuit Civil, County Traffic, Felony, Juvenile and Misdemeanor Appeal cases are filed in the Appeals Division.

Probate Appeals are filed in the Probate Division.

County Civil Appeals are filed in the County Civil Division in which the case resides.

Fees and Costs


Appeals Fees for Circuit Civil, Family, Felony, Juvenile and Probate Cases

Two separate filing fees are required as follows:
Clerk of the Circuit Court Filing Fee $100.00
* Made payable to the "Broward County Clerk of Courts".
4th District court of Appeals Filing Fee. Must be filed with the 4th District. $300.00
* Made payable to the "4th District court of Appeals".

Appeals Fees for County Civil, Misdemeanor and Traffic Cases

Clerk of the Circuit Court Filing Fee $281.00
* Made payable to the "Broward County Clerk of Courts".

Contact Information

  • Central Courthouse
    Judicial Complex, West Building
    (Appeals)

  • 201 S.E. 6th Street
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
     Directions To This Location

  • 4th Floor, Room: 04140

  •  954-831-5751

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Excluding Holidays