Florida Southern District Bankruptcy Court Closes Physical Locations Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 30, 2020. Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach courthouses in Florida ordered closed due to COVID-19.

To limit transmission of COVID-19, the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach divisions of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida, will close to the public on Monday, March 30, 2020, and remain closed indefinitely.

The new order expands on the Court’s previous March 16, 2020 order (directing all hearings to be held telephonically) by preventing in-person filings at the court clerk’s office. The courts will continue to operate under the new guidelines.

Filers who aren’t represented by a bankruptcy attorney and do not have online filing access will use the new filing procedures outlined in the March 25, 2020, Administrative Order.

Self-represented filers can direct any questions to the Clerk of the Court by email at Webmaster_FLSB@flsb.uscourts.gov or by calling one of the following numbers:

  • Miami: (305) 714-1800
  • Fort Lauderdale: (954) 769-5700
  • West Palm Beach: (561) 514-4100

The clerk’s office is open for telephone calls Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida webpage.

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