Civil & Criminal Appeals
For information on how to file an appeal you may either contact an attorney or research the Florida Statutes and Florida Rules of Court. Both of these references are available in the Clerk’s office located at the Walton County Courthouse, 571 Highway 90 East, DeFuniak Springs, Florida and at the Walton County Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459.
Appeal processing fees must be paid at the time the Notice of Appeal is filed with the Clerk’s office. The fees are:
- Appeal from County Court to Circuit Court: $281.00
- Appeal from Circuit Court to District Court: $100.00 to the Circuit Court Clerk and $300.00 to the First District Court of Appeals.
The only time the appeal processing fees are not required is if the Court has entered an order to waive the fees or declared the appellant indigent.
Most legal forms can be purchased from an office supply or stationery store. The Florida Rules of Court and Supreme Court also have sample forms to assist you in an appeal.
There is no hearing time involved with the appeal process unless a judge requests one. If the judge has requested a hearing, you will be notified.
For the status on an appeal filed in the Circuit Court, you may contact the Clerk’s office at (850) 892-8115 or (850) 267-3066.
For the status on an appeal filed in the District Court of Appeal, you may contact the District Court’s office at (850) 488-6151.