You may refer to https://www.flclerks.com/general/custom.asp?page=COVID-19 for the most up to date information.
The information below has been updated based on what we've been provided from https://www.floridasupremecourt.org/Emergency
If any information seems incorrect our outdated, please let us know and we will update accordingly.
A Red font indicates all/some court closures. Courts marked in green bold fonts allow telephonic hearings.
This live report shows a list of courts allowing telephonic hearings that were confirmed so far: https://reporting.docketly.com/public/question/e14f6978-342a-447d-be0c-7dbf3a29c901
|First Circuit - Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton|
|Second Circuit - Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla|
|Third Circuit - Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor|
|Fourth Circuit - Clay*, Duval* and Nassau|
*Telephonic Appearances may be granted in limited amounts by the Clerk of Courts. See Attached.
*Clay County Small Claims pretrials are being reset for a future date
*Duval county has moved their Small Claims Pretrials held on 3/19 and 3/26 to 4/28 and 5/5 respectively
|Fifth Circuit - Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter*|
*Citrus, Hernando, Marion, Lake, Sumter Counties are closed until 3/27
*Lake County has canceled small claims mediations for two weeks. (3/16)
*UPDATE 03/26: Lake County, Tavares Courthouse: "Small Claims mediations scheduled through 4/17 are CANCELLED and the clerk’s office will be rescheduling them."
*All hearings are to be conducted via electronic communication to the maximum extent feasible.
|Sixth Circuit - Pasco* and Pinellas*||*Pasco & Pinellas counties are closed for non-essential hearings, including mediations for pre-trial conferences.|
|Seventh Circuit - Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia|
Closed until further notice
|Eighth Circuit - Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union|
|Ninth Circuit - Orange and Osceola|
Closed until further notice
|Tenth Circuit - Hardee, Highlands, and Polk*|
*Polk County: multiple different closures. Please refer to link for further details
|Eleventh Circuit - Miami-Dade|
UPDATE 03/27: Miami-Dade now closed through April 17th
COVID-19 Advisory #12: Administrative Order 20-04 Extends Postponement of Non-Mission Critical Court Proceedings Through April 17th, and Suspension of Time Limits and Deadlines Through April 20th
COVID-19 ADVISORY #12
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 20-04 EXTENDS POSTPONEMENT
OF NON-MISSION CRITICAL COURT PROCEEDINGS THROUGH APRIL 17TH,
AND SUSPENSION OF TIME LIMITS AND DEADLINES THROUGH APRIL 20TH
The Honorable Bertila Soto, Chief Judge of the Miami-Dade Courts, has issued Administrative Order (AO) 20-04, extending the postponement established in AO 20-03 of all non-emergency court proceedings, except emergency and mission-critical court matters, through Friday, April 17, 2020. However, non-emergency court proceedings will commence once a remote appearance technology platform is implemented, which will allow court proceedings to take place without in-person appearance.
Emergency and mission critical court matters are defined in AO 20-04, attached. All filings related to emergency and mission critical court matters will be accepted by the Clerk of Courts.
Also pursuant to AO 20-04, all time limits and deadlines set by judicial order and/or authorized by rule and statute applicable to: civil (including circuit and county), family, domestic violence, dependency, probate, small claims, traffic, bond forfeiture, and appellate proceedings are further suspended until the close of business day on Monday, April 20, 2020.
For clarification, the suspension of time limits and deadlines began on the close of business day Friday, March 13, 2020 and is now extended through the close of business day Monday, April 20, 2020.
Any deadlines falling within the time period listed above shall be extended 38 days* from the original deadline (*the sum total of days extended in AOs 20-03 and 20-04).
These temporary emergency procedures are established to minimize the need for persons to appear in court, in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus disease COVID-19. The time period for these emergency procedures may be further extended based on guidance from public health and government authorities and in coordination with the Florida Supreme Court. Future updates will be provided as needed.
All court employees who have the capability to work remotely from home will do so in coordination with their supervisors.
Pursuant to prior AOs and this AO 20-04, all court facilities remain closed to the public except for those individuals attending emergency or mission-critical court matters through Friday, April 17, 2020.
Please continue to visit our website www.jud11.flcourts.org and social media @miamidadecourts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for future updates.
|Twelfth Circuit - DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota*|
*Sarasota County Circuit's civil divisions A, C, E, and H, might be telephonic.
|Thirteenth Circuit - Hillsborough County|
Hillsborough has called off jurors for next week, all other hearings and non-jury trials are still going forward.
|Fourteenth Circuit - Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, and Washington|
Jackson, Calhoun, Washington Holmes, and Bay 14th Circuit Courts Closed- no definitive date as of yet.
All Civil and Probate proceedings shall be telephonic only unless otherwise ordered
|Fifteenth Circuit - Palm Beach|
Palm Beach court closures: 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/21, 5/1. West Palm Beach is closing courthouses on Fridays- Only on Fridays at this point.
|Sixteenth Circuit - Monroe|
|Seventeenth Circuit - Broward|
|Eighteenth Circuit - Brevard, and Seminole|
|Nineteenth Circuit - Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie|
|Twentieth Circuit - Charlotte, Collier*, Glades, Hendry, and Lee|
*Collier County jury trials suspended between March 16 and March 27