Face masks are no longer required when entering any courthouse building. Nevertheless, the presiding Judge retains discretion to require masks in his or her courtroom and chambers. Anyone who wishes to wear a mask in a courthouse may otherwise continue to do so. For full details, please see Administrative Order 2022-75
The U.S. Probation Office for the Southern District of Florida serves the federal district and magistrate courts by providing investigative services, alternatives to detention and community supervision. We will protect the community by insuring compliance with the conditions of release and provide rehabilitative services as needed.
Welcome to the United States Probation Office for the Southern District of Florida. Our agency is comprised of several offices spanning geographically from Key West to Ft. Pierce. Our headquarters is located in the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. U.S. Courthouse in downtown Miami. The United States Probation System was created when Congress passed the Federal Probation Act of 1925.
As a component of the federal judiciary's responsibility for community corrections, the federal probation and pretrial services system is fundamentally committed to protecting the public and assisting in the fair administration of justice. United States Probation Officers are community corrections professionals who serve as officers of the Court and as agents of the United States Parole Commission. They are responsible for the supervision of persons conditionally released to the community by the Court, the United States Parole Commission, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), and military authorities.
For Southern District of Florida cases only: Payments should be in the form of a cashier's check or money order ONLY. PERSONAL CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please reference your docket number on each payment so that they are properly credited and posted. Monies are to be made payable to: Clerk, United States Courts U. S. Clerk’s Office, Attention: Financial Section 400 North Miami Avenue, Room 8N09 Miami, FL 33128-7716
The Community Outreach Committee was established to coordinate the agency’s outreach initiatives. The committee provides structured collaborations with civic groups, educational institutions, local law enforcement agencies, and other organizations, which endeavor to make a positive impact in the neighboring communities that we serve.
United States Probation Officers conduct court ordered investigations as part of their mission to serve the District and Magistrate Judges in the proper administration of justice. Officers conduct investigations to assist in bail determination in order for judges to determine the feasibility of release after arrest while ensuring appearance for court and protecting the public.
The Community Service Program for the United States Probation Office in the Southern District of Florida is committed to maintaining a quality program that will be valued for its efficiency and integrity. We will serve the Court by appropriately referring, placing, and monitoring Court ordered defendants and offenders at participating agencies, which will benefit all participants, thus achieving a successful outcome.
You will find a listing of our satellite office throughout the Southern District of Florida for your convenience. When you hover over the location, a picture of the office will appear with the addresses and main phone number. Simply click on the location for a complete phone directory.