Election of New Chief Judge
The Honorable Spencer D. Levine was unanimously elected by his colleagues as Chief Judge of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, with his two-year term beginning July 1, 2019.
E-Filing Through Florida Courts E-Filing Portal
The Fourth District Court of Appeal is now accepting incoming electronic filings only through the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal, instead of through eDCA. The Fourth DCA will continue to use eDCA to electronically serve the court's orders and decisions and to provide attorneys and parties with electronic case access.
New Courthouse Directions and Parking
The new courthouse is located at:
110 South Tamarind Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
When traveling to the courthouse by car, take I-95 to Exit 70, Okeechobee Blvd. Turn east onto Okeechobee Blvd. Travel approximately 1/2 mile and turn left on South Tamarind Ave. Proceed approximately 1/2 mile to the courthouse on the right.
Metered parking is available along Clematis Street and along Datura Street on the north and south sides of the courthouse.
Fourth District Court of Appeal
The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal handles appeals and extraordinary writ cases from the Fifteenth, Seventeenth, and Nineteenth Judicial Circuits, which are composed of Palm Beach, Broward, St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties.
On January 2, 2018, the Fourth District moved to its current location at 110 South Tamarind Ave. in downtown West Palm Beach.
Amended Administrative Order 2014-1: Requests for Emergency Treatment
On June 12, 2018, the Fourth District Court of Appeal amended Administrative Order 2014-1, which addresses requests for emergency treatment. The Administrative Order has been amended to state that the following types of cases are automatically expedited by the Court and, therefore, a request for emergency treatment is not required: (1) habeas corpus petitions challenging pretrial detention or bond conditions in criminal cases; (2) petitions challenging secure detention of juveniles in delinquency cases; and (3) dependency and termination of parental rights cases.