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Effective January 1, 2021 all county court decisions in criminal cases and most decisions in county civil cases will be appealed to the district courts of appeal.   Circuit Courts will still have  jurisdiction of appeals from final administrative orders, certain decisions entered in noncriminal infraction cases. For more information visit www.knowyourcourt.org

An appeal is a legal process by which a higher court is asked to review the trial court's record or decision, and rule on the legal issues raised by the appellant (a party to the case).  The Clerk is responsible for the preparation and monitoring of cases being appealed. There are two types of appeals that can be filed.

A notice of appeal must be filed with the Clerk within 30 days after the conviction or order that is being appealed. An appeal can be filed with the clerk by one of the following ways:

  •  Submit the document electronically via the Florida Court E-Filing portal
  • Mail the document, along with a check or money order for the filing fee to :
    • Lee County Clerk of Courts
      Attn: Appeals Clerk
      P.O. Box 310
      Fort Myers, FL 33902

 

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