Request for Production in Florida Circuit Court – At A Glance

Use this “At A Glance Guide” to learn the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure applicable to amended answer in Florida Circuit Courts. For more detailed information, please see the SmartRules Request for Production guides for the court where your action is pending.

Each demand must designate the documents, tangible things, land, or other property to be inspected either by specifically describing each individual item or by reasonably particularizing each category of item. Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.350(b).

The request shall specify a reasonable time and place and manner of making the inspection or performing the acts. The time shall be at least thirty (30) days after service of the request to produce, except that a defendant may serve a response within forty-five (45) days after the service of the process and the initial pleading on that defendant. The court may allow for a longer or shorter time. Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.350(b).

A party may propound a supplemental demand to inspect any later acquired or discovered documents, tangible things, land, or other property that are in the possession, custody, or control of the party on whom the demand is made subject to the time limits on discovery proceedings in the case. A party who has responded to a request to produce with a response that was complete at the time is under no duty to supplement the response to include after-acquired documents. Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.280(e).

Production of documents by non-parties is accomplished through the subpoena process under Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.351. See Seventeenth Circuit Court SmartRules Capsule SUBPOENA.

The authorities cited in this At A Glance Guide are current as of the publication date. For authorities updated in real time, please see the SmartRules Guide for the litigation document you are drafting.

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