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Written Declarations under Rule 2.565

In instances when an attorney or self-represented litigant is unable, after diligent search, to secure the services of a Certified, Language Skilled, Provisionally Approved, or otherwise Registered Interpreter, subdivisions (d) and (e) of Rule 2.565 require submission of a written declaration to the Office of the State Courts Administrator.  See SC15-1594, In Re: Amendments to the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, effective October 1, 2015.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

If an action is pending in the courts or an administrative forum:

  1. Complete and print the Verified Written Declaration Form.
  2. For requested jurisdiction data on page 2, indicate county or circuit in which pending action has been filed.
  3. Sign and date the form and email a copy to the Office of the State Courts Administrator at Rule2.565Declarations@flcourts.org.
    • This e-mail address is for submission of the written declaration only, not for inquiries.
  4. File the original declaration.
  5. Serve a copy to all other parties and furnish a copy to the proposed interpreter.

If no action is pending at the time interpreter services are provided:

  1. Complete and print the Verified Written Declaration Form.
  2. Sign and date the form, and email a copy to the Office of the State Courts Administrator at Rule2.565Declarations@flcourts.org.  
    • This e-mail address is for submission of the written declaration only, not for inquiries.
  3. Retain the original declaration for your files.
  4. Serve a copy of the declaration on the non-English-speaking or limited-English-proficient person at the time interpreter services are provided.

Please be advised Certified, Provisionally Approved, Language Skilled, and Registered interpreters may be located online at:

Certified, Language Skilled, Provisionally Approved and Registered Interpreters