Appeals

Rule 9 of the Florida Rules of Procedure governs the appeal process.
  • Circuit Courts review by appeal the orders of lower tribunals, otherwise known as County Courts.

  • District Courts of Appeal review by appeal:
    • Final orders of trial courts not directly reviewable by the Supreme Court or a Circuit Court
    • Non-final orders of Circuit Courts

  • The Supreme Court reviews by appeal final orders of courts imposing death sentences and decisions of the state courts that declare invalid any statutes or provisions of the state constitution.

Requirements to File an Appeal
Appeals should be filed within thirty (30) days of rendition of the order to be reviewed.

For Probate and Circuit Civil cases it is necessary to file:

  • Original Notice of Appeal
  • Conformed copy of the order being appealed
  • Filing fee

For Felony, Misdemeanor and Traffic cases it is necessary to file:

  • Notice of Appeal
  • Filing fee

For Juvenile Dependency cases it is necessary to file:

  • Original Notice of Appeal
  • Conformed copy of the order being appealed
  • No Filing Fee Required

For Juvenile Delinquency cases it is necessary to file:

  • Original Notice of Appeal
  • No Filing Fee Required

Pro Se Appellate Handbook



Department Contact Information

Paula S. O'Neil
Clerk & Comptroller
38053 Live Oak Avenue
Suite 210
Dade City, FL 33523-3894
(352) 521-4396
8:30am-5:00pm
Monday-Friday
Directions

Payments & Fees

Filing Fees
Felony, Probate and Circuit Civil - $100.00 (Clerk's filing fee)

2nd District Court of Appeals - $300.00
(in addition to & must accompany the Clerk's $100 filing fee)

County Civil, Misdemeanor or Traffic - $281.00

There is no charge for filing an appeal in a Juvenile case.

Payment for Fees and Costs
Payment for Clerk & Comptroller's filing fees or other services may be submitted in cash, personal in state check with proper identification, in state business check, money order, bank check, Visa or Master Card. All payments for fees and costs must be remitted in US currency.

DO NOT SEND CASH THROUGH THE MAIL.

Checks for the Clerk & Comptroller's filing fees must be made payable to:

Paula S. O'Neil, Clerk & Comptroller

Checks for the District Court of Appeals filing fees must be made payable to: 2nd District Court of Appeals

If you are unable to pay the filing fee you must come to the Clerk & Comptroller's Office to complete an Affidavit for Indigent Status and Deferral of Payment for Due Process Services and a payment contract.

Appellate Fees

Initial Filing Fees
Administrative Appeal       $281.00
Circuit to higher court (paid to Appellate Court)       $300.00
Circuit to higher court (paid to Clerk)      $100.00
County Appeal to Circuit (paid to Clerk)       $281.00
Other Fees
Certification of certified index (applies to circuit civil, county civil, small claims and probate appeal cases only)       $   7.00
Certification of record (applies to all appeal cases)       $   7.00
Photocopies of instruments not more than 14 inches by 8.5 inches (per page)       $   1.00
Photocopies of instruments more than 14 inches by 8.5 inches (per page)       $   5.00
Examining, comparing, correcting, verifying and certifying transcripts of record in appellate proceedings, prepared by attorney or someone other than Clerk (per page)       $   5.00
Preparing, numbering and indexing an original record of appellate proceedings (per pleading)       $   3.50
Verifying an instrument presented for certification prepared by someone other than Clerk (per page)       $   3.50
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