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The Fourth District Court of Appeal is located at:
1525 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401-2399
Telephone: (561) 242-2000

Court Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding HOLIDAYS

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The Fourth DCA family announces with great sadness that former Fourth DCA Judge Mark E. Polen passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Judge Polen served this court with distinction for 24 years.  He began his service at the Fourth in 1989.  Please click here to view Judge Polen's profile.

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Court News Electronic Filing Information

June 10, 2016: The Court has issued Administrative Order 2016-2, which imposes new requirements as to the electronic filing of appendices, and revised its Notice to Attorneys and to Parties Representing Themselves.

NEW: Courthouse Groundbreaking Video

Judge W. Matthew Stevenson Announces His Retirement from the Fourth District Court of Appeal

Important Notice to All Electronic Filers - All electronic filings "shall be filed in a format capable of being electronically searched."  See In re Amendments to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.520, 161 So. 3d 1254 (Fla. 2015).  

Administrative Order 2014-1: A party requesting emergency treatment for any motion, appeal, or petition shall file a separate document entitled "Request for Emergency Treatment."



How to Create Searchable PDFs

eDCA Login/Registration

eDCA Primer/Users Manual (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

How-to-Guides Page (includes instructions on how to create a PDF document and insert bookmarks into a brief or appendix)

Administrative Orders Page

Notice to Non-Registered Attorneys (PDF) - In order to receive electronic notification of documents filed in or issued by the Fourth District Court of Appeal, all attorneys are required to register with the Court's electronic filing system, eDCA.

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