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LEE COUNTY RESIDENTIAL FORECLOSURE INFORMATION PAGE:

Lee County – Residential Foreclosure cases

Scheduling of cases in Lee County: Motion Guidelines (as of June, 2015)

If you are requesting hearing times for a Residential Foreclosure case, please refer to the information below for Lee County:
 

Residential Foreclosures

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, PENDING FURTHER NOTICE, HEARINGS ON ALL PREJUDGMENT RESIDENTIAL FORECLOSURE CASES MUST BE COORDINATED THROUGH CIVIL CASE MANAGEMENT. YOUR MOTION MUST BE FILED AND A FILED COPY E-MAILED TO CIVIL CASE MANAGEMENT WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A HEARING DATE WITHIN THREE (3) BUSINESS DAYS OF RECEIPT OF YOUR E-MAIL.

Objection to Civil Magistrate in Foreclosure Cases

If a residential foreclosure case has been referred to the General Magistrate and a party objects, the party must file a timely objection with the Clerk's office and e-mail a copy of it to The objecting party is responsible for serving all parties of record with a copy of the objection.

Telephonic Appearances

How to Request a Telephonic Appearance at an already scheduled hearing

All requests for telephonic appearances on an already scheduled hearing before the Senior Judge must be by Motion filed with the Clerk of Court and e-mailed to civil and to all parties of record in the case. Requests must be submitted at least 1 week prior to the scheduled hearing and must contain the case number, case caption and name and telephone number of the attorney who will be appearing via telephone.

Final Disposition Form

You are required to file a Final Disposition Form in your case (instructions provided with form). The form is for use by the Clerk of Court for the purpose of reporting judicial workload data pursuant to Florida Statute Section 25.075.

Foreclosure Document Submission in Court

In an effort to streamline the foreclosure court process, the Clerk’s Office requests that you submit documents in court as follows:

Judgment Packets

  • 1 copy only of the Judgment (copies will be made by the Clerk after the sale information is entered on the judgment)
  • 1 copy only of the Notice of Sale
  • 3 sets of stamped envelopes addressed to all parties of record

Other Documents/Attachments

  • Original Note and Mortgage MUST be attached to a Notice of Filing
  • Additional documents such as payment history, default letter, or Notice of Intent MUST be attached to a Notice of Filing
  • Note: Do not submit Original Note and Mortgage and additional documents on the same Notice of Filing

To schedule a hearing on a Commercial Foreclosure, Lien Foreclosure or Post-Judgment Residential Foreclosure case, please contact the Judicial Assistant to the Judge assigned to your case.

Note: Local Rules and Standards of Professionalism regarding Motions are strictly enforced. Any motions not in full compliance with these rules may not be heard.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lee County Justice Center
Sheila Mann
Civil/Family Division Director
1700 Monroe Street, Room 3404
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
(239) 533-2991

Lee County Justice Center
Jack Hughes
ADR/Civil Manager
1700 Monroe Street, Room 3404
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
(239) 533-8424



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