Certified copies of the order are given to the petitioner with instructions to give them to the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction in their area. This gives the agency the authority to take the individual to a receiving facility to be evaluated.
Fill out the Baker Act Ex Parte Petition prior to going to the Clerk's Mental Health Office.
Petition the court
The person must be in Miami-Dade County and not in a hospital or jail. To allow time for processing, you must be at the Probate Court Office prior to 3:30 p.m.
A valid photo identification with your signature on it, such as a driver license, passport, resident alien card or Florida identification card is required. There is no filing fee for this petition.