Q: Can I continue to file pleadings electronically through the Courts eFiling Portal?
A: Yes, the Clerk’s Office continues to process incoming pleadings for Criminal (Felony and Misdemeanor), Traffic, Juvenile (Dependency and Delinquency) and Civil (Circuit and County, Family, and Probate/Mental Health) matters submitted through the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal.
Q: As a self-represented litigant, can I file pleadings for Criminal (Felony and Misdemeanor), Traffic, Juvenile (Dependency and Delinquency) and Civil (Circuit and County, Family, and Probate/Mental Health) matters electronically?
A: Yes, please visit the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal for videos and instructions on how to file over the Internet.
Q: How can I File Original Death Certificates and Original Wills?
A: Two drop-boxes have been installed respectively at the Dade County Courthouse (73 West Flagler Street) in the area between the stairs on the 1st floor upon entry of the building from the Southside.
Q: Can I file Pleadings for Family or Domestic Violence Cases in person?
A: Two drop-boxes have been installed by the windows on the first floor of the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center (175 NW 1st Avenue) to deposit Family Court documents and Domestic Violence documents.
Q: Is Self Help Program Currently Offering Assistance?
A: The Self-Help Program which is operated by the Administrative Office of the Courts is providing assistance to self-represented litigants (parties without an attorney). Please visit https://www.jud11.flcourts.org/Family-Court-Self-Help-Program to make an appointment or chat on-line.
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