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Court FAQs

Q: What should I do if I missed my hearing?

A: Contact the judge assigned to your case immediately. Judge’s contact information can be found by going to the homepage and clicking on the Judges link.

Q: What should I do if I can’t make it to my hearing?

A: Contact the judge assigned to your case immediately. Judge’s contact information can be found by going to the homepage and clicking on the Judges link.

Q: How do I pay my traffic ticket?

A: Contact the Clerk of Courts at 954-831-6565, or clerk’s website link

Q: How can I get help using the 17th Circuit online scheduling system?

A: Click here for Online Scheduling system help. For any technical problems you can e-mail the type of the problem to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Include attorneys Florida Bar Member Number in all correspondence.

Q: How can I post bail for a family member/friend who was arrested?

A: Contact the Broward County Jail at 954-831-5900.

 Q: How late is the courthouse open?

A: The courthouse hours are 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday. The courthouse is closed on weekends and holidays. Click here for a list of court-observed holidays.

 Q: How do I schedule a deposition room?

A: Contact Court Administration at 954-831-7740.

Q: How do I request court or judicial records?

A: Contact the Clerk of Courts at 954-831-6565, or clerk’s website link

Q: How do I check on the status of paperwork that I filed with the court?

A: Contact the Clerk of Courts at 954-831-6565, or clerk’s website link

Q: How do I find out who the judge on my case is?

A: Contact the Clerk of Courts at 954-831-6565, provide your case number to the clerk, and they can look up your case information, including the name of your assigned judge.

Q: How do I contact a judge about my case?

A: Go to the homepage, and click on the Judges link. Choose which division your case is in to see a list of judges and their contact information.

 Q: I want to attend my hearing my telephone, what should I do?

A: Contact the judge assigned to your case to see if he or she will allow it, and what procedures you should follow, if allowed.

Q: How do I get to the courthouse?

A: Click here for directions to the main courthouse and the three satellite courthouses.

 Q: What items are prohibited from the courthouse? What should I leave at home/in my car?

A: You may not bring any weapons into the courthouse, including guns, knives, pepper spray, stun guns, corkscrews, scissors, toy guns, etc.

Q: How should I dress for court?

A: Business dress is preferred.

Q: Where do I park at the courthouse?

A: There is a public pay parking garage on the corner of Southeast 3rd Avenue and Southeast 6th Street, by the drawbridge. A variety of private pay lots are also available around the courthouse.

Q: When is the courthouse closed?

A: Courthouse holidays and closings are posted here link to the Administrative Order

Q: My relative has a court date and does not speak English. How can I arrange for an interpreter?

A: Court Administration’s Court Interpreters program provides interpretation services to non-English speaking defendants, victims, witnesses, and family in the following case proceedings: first appearance, arraignments, pre and post trial motions, pre-trial conferences, trials, domestic violence injunction hearings, dependency and juvenile hearings, violation of probation, guardianship proceedings, Baker Act hearings, status conferences, calendar calls, psychological evaluations, and pre-trial intervention.

Sign Language interpreters are provided to deaf persons who are complainants, defendants, witnesses, jurors, or otherwise parties in all judicial proceedings.

Q: How do I view/print these documents or forms?

A: You have to download Adobe Player, a free program, here in order to print the documents and forms.