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The Fifth District Court of Appeal is located at
300 South Beach Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Telephone: (386) 947-1530

Clerk's Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding HOLIDAYS

Mission Statement
To protect rights and liberties, uphold and interpret the law, and provide for the peaceful resolution of disputes.

Vision Statement
Justice in Florida will be accessible, fair, effective, responsive, and accountable.


The Fifth District Court of Appeal is now accepting incoming electronic filings only through the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal, instead of through eDCA.  The Fifth District Court of Appeal will continue to use eDCA to electronically serve the Court's orders and decisions and to provide attorneys and parties with electronic case access.  Filers may also pay fees electronically via the E-Filing Portal.  If you do not have an account with the E-Filing Portal, visit the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal ( to register now.   Please Note:  When a party files a document through the E-Filing Portal, it is imperative that the filer choose the correct parties to receive service of that document, as there will no longer be a casemail notification sent out from this Court alerting parties that a document has been filed.  It is the responsibility of the filer to serve the appropriate parties.

Court News E-Filing
  • NOTICE: This Court, having transitioned to the E-Filing Portal, no longer has the ability to accept sound files in lieu of transcripts in emergency situations.

  • Oral arguments for both civil and criminal appeals are limited to 20 minutes per side.

  • ***Please be advised of the posting of Administrative Order 5D18-02, effective May 1, 2018, requiring counsel to inform clients when seeking an extension of time.  The State of Florida and governmental agencies are excluded from the requirements of this Administrative Order.***

  • The 5th District Court of Appeal announces the establishment of a pilot program allowing for oral argument to be conducted from a remote location.  Please see Administrative Order 5D18-01 for details.

  • Mediation Forms

  • Holiday Closing
    The 5th DCA will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019.

  • High Profile Cases





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