The public entrance is on N.W. 2nd St. All individuals entering the building are required to proceed through a metal detector and have any bags, packages, purses, etc. examined through an x-ray machine. Electronic devices, including cellular phones, lap top computers, sound/recording equipment, photographic/broadcasting equipment, are prohibited in the Federal Courthouse pursuant to Local Rule 4.11. Firearms, knives, pocket knives, chemical sprays and other weapons not specified are also prohibited.
For Persons Who Have Disabilities:
Wheelchair access is available through the same entrance as there are no steps at the entrance to the building.
Disabled jurors may refer to the Florida Statutes by visiting www.flsenate.gov. In addition, you may contact the Jury Staff for additional information on disabled parking in this area.
Drop Box Information:
An after-hours filing depository has been placed on the first floor of the Ocala Courthouse. It is located in the hallway, just beyond the security checkpoint. It will be accessible to filers during times when the Courthouse is open and the intake office is closed, which would be 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Courthouse hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; intake hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The depository box is not for filing emergency or sealed pleadings nor should checks or money be deposited in the box. You must file these types of pleadings at intake. Back to top