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LEE COUNTY RESIDENTIAL FORECLOSURE INFORMATION PAGE

SCHEDULING OF CASES:

To request a hearing time before the Foreclosure Judge, please refer to the information below:

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

  1. Trials must be coordinated through Civil Case Management. Your Notice of Trial must be filed with the Clerk of Court and a copy e-mailed to

  2. All pre-judgment Residential Foreclosure hearings are heard by the Foreclosure Judge. All post-judgment hearings are heard by the assigned Judge, with the exception of Motions for Rehearing/Reconsideration of a ruling by a Foreclosure Judge.

  3. Hearings on Pre-judgment Motions of 5 minutes or less may be scheduled in JACS in the designated timeslots between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Motions requiring greater than 5 minutes and no more than 15 minutes, may be scheduled for hearing in JACS in the designated timeslots between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. All Motions to Continue Trial must be filed with the Clerk of Court and a copy e-mailed to . To obtain an extended hearing beyond 15 minutes, you must file your Motion with the Clerk of Court and e-mail a copy to civilcm@ca.cjis20.org and you will be contacted in this regard.

  4. Telephonic appearances must be by Motion filed with the Clerk of Court and e-mailed to 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 telephonically.

The available Trial and Motion dates for 2020 are as follows:

Click here to view Lee County Residential Mortgage foreclosure Trial/Motion dates and designated Courtrooms.

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 set 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 Jerome
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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