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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title V
JUDICIAL BRANCH
Chapter 35
DISTRICT COURTS OF APPEAL
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F.S. 35.05
35.05 Headquarters.
1(1) The headquarters of the First Appellate District shall be in the Second Judicial Circuit, Tallahassee, Leon County; of the Second Appellate District in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Pinellas County; of the Third Appellate District in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County; of the Fourth Appellate District in the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County; of the Fifth Appellate District in the Seventh Judicial Circuit, Daytona Beach, Volusia County; and of the Sixth Appellate District in the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Lakeland, Polk County. Although each district must have a headquarters as set forth in this subsection, the Legislature intends for policies and practices to be implemented to encourage top applicants for judicial vacancies from throughout each entire district and to provide opportunities for remote workplaces for judges and staff who may not live near the headquarters of the district. Further, it is the intent of the Legislature to ensure that the district courts operate as efficiently as possible through the use of leading technologies and by adopting policies and practices that encourage innovation and workforce flexibility.
(2) A district court of appeal may designate other locations within its district as branch headquarters for the conduct of the business of the court and as the official headquarters of its officers or employees pursuant to s. 112.061.
History.s. 1, ch. 57-248; s. 1, ch. 65-294; ss. 1, 2, 3, 4, ch. 67-29; s. 8, ch. 71-355; s. 3, ch. 79-413; s. 1, ch. 80-123; s. 22, ch. 2000-237; s. 11, ch. 2008-4; s. 7, ch. 2013-25; s. 9, ch. 2022-163.
1Note.Section 16, ch. 2022-163, provides that “[n]otwithstanding the amendments made to s. 35.05(1), Florida Statutes, by this act, until the Second Appellate District occupies the courthouse authorized in proviso accompanying Specific Appropriation 3147A of chapter law 2021-36, Laws of Florida, the district headquarters may be located in the Thirteenth Judicial circuit, Hillsborough County.”