Rule 9.010. Effective Date and Scope

These rules, cited as “Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure,” and abbreviated “Fla. R. App. P.,” shall take effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 1, 1978. They shall govern all proceedings commenced on or after that date in the supreme court,…

Rule 9.020. Definitions

The following terms have the meanings shown as used in these rules: (a) Administrative Action. Administrative action shall include: (1) final agency action as defined in the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 120, Florida Statutes; (2)…

Rule 9.030. Jurisdiction Of Courts

(a) Jurisdiction of Supreme Court. (1) Appeal Jurisdiction. (A) The supreme court shall review, by appeal (i) final orders of courts imposing sentences of death;1 (ii) decisions of district courts of appeal declaring invalid a state statute…

Rule 9.040. General Provisions

(a) Complete Determination. In all proceedings a court shall have such jurisdiction as may be necessary for a complete determination of the cause. (b) Forum. (1) If a proceeding is commenced in an inappropriate court, that court shall transfer…

Rule 9.050. Maintaing Privacy Of Personal Data

(a) Application. Unless otherwise required by another rule of court or permitted by leave of court, all briefs, petitions, replies, appendices, motions, notices, stipulations, and responses and any attachment thereto filed with the court shall…

Rule 9.100. Original Proceedings

(a) Applicability. This rule applies to those proceedings that invoke the jurisdiction of the courts described in rules 9.030(a)(3), (b)(2), (b)(3), (c)(2), and (c)(3) for the issuance of writs of mandamus, prohibition, quo warranto, certiorari,…

Rule 9.110. Appeal Proceedings To Review Finals Orders Of Lower Tribunals and Orders Granting New Trial In Jury and Non-Jury Cases

(a) Applicability. This rule applies to those proceedings that (1) invoke the appeal jurisdiction of the courts described in rules 9.030(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), and (c)(1)(A); (2) seek review of administrative action described in rules 9.030(b)(1)(C)…

Rule 9.120. Discretionary Proceedings To Review Decisions OF District Courts Of Appeal

(a) Applicability. This rule applies to those proceedings that invoke the discretionary jurisdiction of the supreme court described in rule 9.030(a)(2)(A). (b) Commencement. The jurisdiction of the supreme court described in rule 9.030(a)(2)(A)…

Rule 9.125. Review Of Trial Court Orders and Judgements Certified By The District Courts Of Appeal As Requiring Immediate Resolution By The Supreme Court

(a) Applicability. This rule applies to any order or judgment of a trial court that has been certified by the district court of appeal to require immediate resolution by the supreme court because the issues pending in the district court are…