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Court Closures

Federal Holiday Schedule

The Court is closed on the following legal holidays:

Holiday Date of Closure
New Year’s Day* Monday, January 2, 2017
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 16, 2017
Washington’s Birthday Monday, February 20, 2017
Memorial Day Monday, May 29, 2017
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Labor Day Monday, September 4, 2017
Columbus Day Monday, October 9, 2017
Veterans Day* Friday, November 10, 2017
Thanksgiving Day** Thursday, November 23, 2017
Christmas Day** Monday, December 25, 2017

* When a legal holiday occurs on a Saturday, it is observed on the Friday immediately preceding the holiday. If the holiday occurs on a Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday.

**General Order 2017-04 Adopting 2017 Holiday Closing Schedule of United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

Emergency Closure of Courthouses

In the event of hazardous weather that causes the local public schools within a county to close, the Federal Courthouses in that county will also close. However, in the event an emergency, the Chief Judge retains the discretion to close the Courthouses irrespective of any decision by the public school. Further information can be found in Administrative Order 07-09.