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OFFICE OF THE CLERK

J Simmons


Clerk of the Court:

  Joanne P. Simmons

The Office of the Clerk is responsible for the management of all case files and the progress of cases through the Court. Any questions concerning the Court's procedures or the status of a particular case pending before the Court should be directed to the Clerk's Office. Contact may not be made with the individual judges of the Court or their personal staff regarding cases.

  • The Office of the Clerk is open from 8:15 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday of each week except when the building is closed for holidays.
  • The Court does not accept filings by fax. All filings must bear an original signature.
  • A pro se party who has not registered for e-filing may file any document that is otherwise properly filed with this Court by directing it to: Clerk's Office, Fifth District Court of Appeal, 300 South Beach Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114.  Attorneys, who must file documents electronically, are advised to review Administrative Order 5D13-05
  • Telephone inquiries regarding procedure or case status can be made to the Clerk's Office at (386) 947-1530. However, “[t]o clarify and emphasize for the benefit of litigants and counsel, the clerk's office does not give legal advice. The clerk's office does not make predictions about when the Court will render a ruling, the contents of that ruling, or the internal progress or status of a matter that is pending before this Court. Accordingly, litigants and counsel should not request this information from the clerk's office. Rulings of this Court are rendered in writing and, if the exigencies of the ruling dictate, may be immediately published to the litigants and counsel orally but only after a written ruling is rendered.”  Jedak Corp. v. Seabreeze Office Assocs., LLC, No. 5D16-3777, 2018 WL 2370471, at *3 (Fla. 5th DCA  May 25, 2018).

All appeals and petitions for original writs filed with the Court are governed by The Florida Rules Of Appellate Procedure that are promulgated by the Supreme Court of Florida. When a new case is received and acknowledged, the office of the Clerk disseminates a Notice To Attorneys And Parties (revised June 2015) that highlights frequent inquiries made regarding the prosecution of an appeal or petition submitted to the Court. Moreover, the Notice is updated whenever an amendment is made to the appellate rules by the Supreme Court.

NOTE:  The clerk's office is not currently serving a copy of any documents filed through our eDCA portal on the other parties. It is your responsibility to continue to serve a copy on all parties.  A copy of the filed document may be obtained from the eDCA 'Pending Filings' page for service to the other parties.