There are not any specific local rules for appeals in the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeals but the Supreme Court of Florida has adopted the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure for guidance of courts, attorneys, and parties. Party attorneys and pro se parties are responsible for adhering to the latest amendments to these rules in the Fifth District Court of Appeals as well as any administrative orders issued by the Fifth District Court of Appeals in order to have effective, expeditious, and just disposition of appeals.
Questions regarding cases have to be sent to the clerk’s office rather than judges or their staff.
In order to appeal to the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal in a civil case, you need to obtain an appeal or supersedeas bond in order to stay execution of the trial court’s judgment and ensure your right to appeal.
Where can you easily purchase an appeal or supersedeas bond?
Colonial Surety offers the direct and digital way to obtain an appeal or supersedeas bond. We are the insurance company — which means no agent, no broker, and no middleman. We make it easy to obtain your bond instantly. The steps are easy — get a quote online, fill out your information, satisfy underwriting requirements, and enter your payment method. Print or e-file your bond from your office. It’s that simple!