As of Jan. 1, Florida’s newest District Court of Appeal – the sixth district – is now open. Lakeland was selected as the location for its main office, located at 811 E. Main St. The district website is now live at 6dca.flcourts.gov.
The sixth DCA district is comprised of the ninth, tenth, and twentieth judicial circuits. Documents may now be filed in the 6th DCA through the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal.
The purpose of Florida’s District Courts of Appeal is to provide the opportunity for thoughtful review of decisions of lower tribunals by multi-judge panels. District Courts of Appeal correct harmful errors and ensure that decisions are consistent with our rights and liberties. This process contributes to the development, clarity, and consistency of the law.