The court, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, and other agencies provide forms for common court filings. The use of forms is not mandatory unless directed by court order.

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Form Number Form Name
AO 199B Additional Conditions of Release
AO 199C Advice of Penalties/Acknowledgment
AO 245C Amended Judgment in Criminal Case
AO 93B Anticipatory Search and Seizure Warrant
AO 98 Appearance Bond
AO 99 Appearance Bond of Witness
AO 458 Appearance of Counsel
AO 106 Application for a Search Warrant
AO 102 Application for a Tracking Warrant
AO 108 Application for a Warrant to Seize Property Subject to Forfeiture
AO 78 Application for Judicial Branch Federal Employment
CA11 Application for Leave to File a Second or Successive Habeas Corpus Petition (28 U.S.C. § 2244)
CA11 Application for Leave to File a Second or Successive Motion to Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct Sentence (28 U.S.C. § 2255(h)
MDFL Application to be Approved Mediator in MDFL
AO 239 Application to Proceed in District Court Without Prepaying Fees or Costs (Long Form)
AO 240 Application to Proceed in District Court Without Prepaying Fees or Costs (Short Form)
MDFL Application to Serve on MDFL CJA Panel
MDFL Application to Support Fees and Costs in Excess of the Maximum
CJA 20 Appointment of and Authority to Pay Court-Appointed Counsel (MDFL uses eVoucher for this form)
AO 442 Arrest Warrant
AO 40A Attendance and Transcripts of United States Court Reporters
AO 38 Attendance Ledger
AO 153 Attorney Oath on Admission
CJA 28A Attorney Services Detailed Budget Worksheet for Non-capital Representations with the Potential for Extraordinary Cost
CJA 28B Attorney Services Summary Budget Worksheet for Non-capital Representations with the Potential for Extraordinary Cost
CJA 21 Authorization and Voucher for Expert and Other Services (MDFL uses eVoucher for this form)
CJA 24 Authorization and Voucher for Payment of Transcript (MDFL uses eVoucher for this form)
AO 100A Bail Information Sheet
MDFL Bench Bar Fund Request Form
AO 133 Bill of Costs
AO 136 Certificate of Good Standing (District Court)
AO 35 Certificate of Official Court Reporter
DOJ-361 Certification of Identity
JS 44 Civil Cover Sheet
USM-105A Civil Writ Transportation Agreement
SF-95 Claim for Damage, Injury or Death
AO 451 Clerk's Certification of a Judgment to be Registered in Another District
MDFL CM/ECF Registration
AO 94 Commitment to Another District
CJA 27 Compensation Claim in Excess of the Statutory Case Compensation Maximum (Court of Appeals)
Pro Se 2 Complaint and Request for Injunction
Pro Se 1 Complaint for a Civil Case
Pro Se 4 Complaint for a Civil Case Alleging Breach of Contract
Pro Se 5 Complaint for a Civil Case Alleging Negligence
Pro Se 6 Complaint for a Civil Case Alleging that the Defendant Owes the Plaintiff a Sum of Money
Pro Se 7 Complaint for Employment Discrimination
Pro Se 12 Complaint for Interpleader and Declaratory Relief
Pro Se 13 Complaint for Review of Social Security Decision
Pro Se 9 Complaint for Specific Performance or Damages Based on a Contract to Convey Real Property
Pro Se 10 Complaint for the Conversion of Property
Pro Se 15 Complaint for Violation of Civil Rights (Non-Prisoner)
Pro Se 14 Complaint for Violation of Civil Rights (Prisoner)
Pro Se 8 Complaint for Violations of Fair Labor Standards
AO 86A Consent to Proceed Before a Magistrate Judge in a Misdemeanor Case
USM-105 Cooperative Prisoner Transportation Agreement
OMB Circular A-87 Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments
USM-243 Cost Sheet for Detention Services
USM-243 Instructions Cost Sheet for Detention Services Instructions
AO 91 Criminal Complaint
CJA 30 Death Penalty Proceedings: Appointment of and Authority to Pay Court-Appointed Counsel (MDFL uses eVoucher for this form)
CJA 31 Death Penalty Proceedings: Ex Parte Request for Authorization and Voucher for Expert and Other Services (MDFL uses eVoucher for this form)
Pro Se 3 Defendant’s Answer to the Complaint
USM-560 Delegation of Apprehension Responsibility/Case Referral
AO 249 Drug Offender's Reinstatement of Federal Benefits
AO 37 Expense Ledger
CJA 28E Expert Services Detailed Budget Worksheet for Non-capital Representations with the Potential for Extraordinary Cost
CJA 28F Expert Services Summary Budget Worksheet for Non-capital Representations with the Potential for Extraordinary Cost
CJA 23 Financial Affidavit
CJA 27A Guidance to Attorneys in Drafting the Memorandum for a Claim in Excess of the Case Compensation Maximum (Court of Appeals)
CJA 26A Guidance to Attorneys in Drafting the Memorandum for a Claim in Excess of the Case Compensation Maximum (District Court)
MDFL Interpreter Application
MDFL Interpreter Change of Address
MDFL Interpreter Reimbursement Request
CJA 28C Investigative Services Detailed Budget Worksheet for Non-capital Representations with the Potential for Extraordinary Cost
CJA 28D Investigative Services Summary Budget Worksheet for Non-capital Representations with the Potential for Extraordinary Cost
AO 44 Invoice
AO 450 Judgment in a Civil Case
AO 245B Judgment in a Criminal Case
AO 245E Judgment in a Criminal Case (for Organizational Defendants)
AO 245D Judgment in a Criminal Case (for Revocation of Probation or Supervised Release)
AO 245SOR Judgment in a Criminal Case (Statement of Reasons)
USM-271 Leased/Charter Flight Personnel Expedited Clearance Request
MDFL Mediation Outcome Report
MDFL Mediator Change of Information
AO 243 Motion to Vacate/Set Aside Sentence (Motion Under 28 U.S.C. § 2255)
AO 398 Notice of a Lawsuit and Request to Waive Service of a Summons
MDFL Notice of Appearance, Waiver of Presence, and Request for Discovery Form (Tampa Division ONLY)
AO 223 Notice of Excuse
MDFL Notice Regarding Entry of Guilty Plea, Consent, and Waiver of Objection to Report and Recommendation (Fort Myers Division ONLY)
CJA 25 Notice to CJA Panel Attorney Regarding Availability of Investigative, Expert and Other Services
CJA 19 Notice to Court-Appointed Counsel of Public Disclosure of Attorney Fee Information
AO 85 Notice, Consent, and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge
AO 85A Notice, Consent, and Reference of a Dispositive Motion to a Magistrate Judge
CJA 28G Other Services Detailed Budget Worksheet for Non-capital Representations with the Potential for Extraordinary Cost
CJA 28H Other Services Summary Budget Worksheet for Non-capital Representations with the Potential for Extraordinary Cost
CSO-234 Personal Qualifications Statement
AO 242 Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus Under 28 U.S.C. § 2241
AO 241 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Under 28 U.S.C. § 2254
AO 425 Pre-Employment Information
MDFL Prisoner Civil Rights Affidavit of Indigency
MDFL Prisoner Civil Rights Instructions
USM-553 Prisoner in Transit Medical Summary
USM-551 Prisoner Medical Request
USM-285 Process Receipt and Return
AO 190 Record of the Number of Grand Jurors Concurring in an Indictment
AO 191 Report of a Grand Jury's Failure to Concur in an Indictment
DOJ-44 Request for Advance for International Witness
AO 224 Request for Excuse
DOJ-426 Request for Federal Government or Military Employee Witness
USM-272 Request for Service Abroad of Judicial or Extrajudicial Documents Pursuant to the Additional Protocol to the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory
USM-94 Request for Service Abroad of Judicial or Extrajudicial Documents Pursuant to the Hague Convention
AO 93 Search and Seizure Warrant
AO 93A Search and Seizure Warrant on Oral Testimony
MDFL Special Admission Attorney Certification
CJA 26 Statement for a Compensation Claim in Excess of the Statutory Case Compensation Maximum ( (MDFL does not use this form)
AO 40B Statement of Earnings of United States Court Reporters
CJA 22 Statement of Parolee or Mandatory Releasee Concerning Appointment of Counsel Under the Criminal Justice Act
AO 88 Subpoena to Appear and Testify at a Hearing or Trial in a Civil Action
AO 89B Subpoena to Produce Documents, Information, or Objects in a Criminal Case
AO 88B Subpoena to Produce Documents, Information, or Objects or to Permit Inspection of Premises in a Civil Action
AO 88A Subpoena to Testify at a Deposition in a Civil Action
AO 90 Subpoena to Testify at a Deposition in a Criminal Case
AO 89 Subpoena to Testify at a Hearing or Trial in a Criminal Case
AO 110 Subpoena to Testify Before Grand Jury
AO 154 Substitution of Attorney
AO 440 Summons in a Civil Action
AO 83 Summons in a Criminal Case
AO 441 Summons on Third-Party Complaint
AO 205 Summons to Appear to Complete Juror Qualification Form
AO 229S Supplemental Juror Information
AO 100B Surety Information Sheet
Pro Se 11 Third Party Complaint
AO 104 Tracking Warrant
AO 39 Transcript Orders and Collections Ledger
AO 468 Waiver of a Preliminary Hearing
AO 455 Waiver of an Indictment
AO 466 Waiver of Rule 32.1 Hearing
AO 466A Waiver of Rule 5 & 5.1 Hearings
AO 399 Waiver of the Service of Summons
AO 445 Warrant for the Arrest of a Witness in a Civil Case
AO 444 Warrant for the Arrest of a Witness in a Grand Jury Proceeding (Under Seal)
AO 443 Warrant for the Arrest of a Witness or Material Witness in a Pending Criminal Case
AO 109 Warrant to Seize Property Subject to Forfeiture
MDFL Writ of Execution