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The U.S. Courts in the state of Florida are separated into three districts. The Northern District of Florida is further separated into four divisions, each serving the surrounding region. Use the links below to learn more about the division serving your area, including contact numbers, driving directions and parking information. Click Here for more information on City/County listings for where to file.

Gainesville Division • Serving Alachua, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, and Levy counties

Bankruptcy filings are not accepted over the counter or by mail by the District Court Clerk's Office in Gainesville. See mailing address below.

Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET, except on holidays.

After Hours Emergency Filings Only
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Parking is available in the Gainesville Downtown Parking garage at 220 SE 2nd Ave.

  • Start out going EAST on FL-26 E (W NEWBERRY RD) toward NW 62ND ST. Continue to follow FL-26 E. Note that FL-26 (Newberry Rd) will turn into FL-26 University Ave.
  • Turn RIGHT onto S MAIN ST / FL-329. S MAIN ST is just past SW 1ST ST.
  • Take the 2nd LEFT onto SE 2ND AVE. If you reach SE 2ND PL you've gone a little too far.
  • 220 SE 2ND AVE is on the LEFT. Your destination is just past SE 2ND ST If you reach SE 3RD ST you've gone a little too far.

From I-75 North or South: Leave I-75 at exit 387 (FL State Rd 26). Take SR 26(Newberry Road/W. University Avenue) east approx. 6.5 miles. Traveling East on University Avenue, turn right on SE 3rd Street. Proceed one block. Turn left on SE 1st Avenue. The Federal Building is on the right.

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Street Address: 

United States Courthouse
401 SE First Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601

Mailing Address: 

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
110 East Park Avenue, Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 32301


Clerk's Office Main Line - Toll Free: (866) 639-4615
McVCIS: (866) 222-8029 (court code 11)