• Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Committees

General Standing

Disaster and Emergency Preparedness and Response

Hurricane Ian Updates: 
9/28/2022:

COURT CLOSURES - map

Trial Courts

Alachua County. Courts will be closed in the Eighth Judicial Circuit noon September 28-30. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Baker County. Courts will be closed in the Eighth Judicial Circuit noon September 28-30. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Bradford County. Courts will be closed in the Eighth Judicial Circuit noon September 28-30. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Brevard County. Courts will be closed in the 18th Judicial Circuit September 28-30. Initial appearances, juvenile detentions and shelter hearings will be held September 28 and 30, but are suspended September 29. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022 9:25 p.m. ET.

Broward County. Courts will be closed in the 17th Judicial Circuit September 28-29. First appearances will continue on a weekend schedule. Juvenile detention and dependency shelter hearings will maintain a normal schedule with proceedings likely conducted remotely. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022, at 3:25 p.m. ET.

Charlotte County. Courts will be closed in the 20th Judicial Circuit September 27-29. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022 at 2 p.m. ET.

Citrus County. Courts will be closed in the Fifth Judicial Circuit September 28-29, 2022. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022, at 1:50 p.m. ET.

Clay County. Courts will be closed in the Fourth Judicial Circuit September 28-30. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022, at 1:10 p.m. ET.

Collier County. Courts will be closed in the 20th Judicial Circuit September 27-29. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022 at 2 p.m. ET.

DeSoto County. Courts will be closed in the 12th Judicial Circuit September 27-30. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/28/2022, at 2:40 p.m. ET.

Dixie County. Courts will be closed in part of the Third Judicial Circuit from 3 p.m. September 28-30. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/28/2022, at 1 p.m. ET.

Duval County. Courts will be closed in the Fourth Judicial Circuit noon September 28-30. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022, at 1:10 p.m. ET.

Flagler County. Courts will be closed in the Seventh Judicial Circuit September 28-30, 2022. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022, at 12:40 p.m. ET.

Franklin County. Courts will be closed in part of the Second Judicial Circuit September 29-30. Check the local court website for further details. Update 9/28/2022, at 2 p.m. ET.

Gilchrist County. Courts will be closed in the Eighth Judicial Circuit noon September 28-30. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Glades County. Courts will be closed in the 20th Judicial Circuit September 27-29. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022 at 2 p.m. ET.

Hamilton County. Courts will be closed in part of the Third Judicial Circuit September 30. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/28/2022, at 1 p.m. ET.

Hardee County. Courts will be closed in the 10th Judicial Circuit September 28-30. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/28/2022, at 2:05 p.m. ET.

Hendry County. Courts will be closed in the 20th Judicial Circuit September 27-29. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022 at 2 p.m. ET.

Hernando County. Courts will be closed in the Fifth Judicial Circuit September 28-29, 2022. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022, at 1:50 p.m. ET.

Highlands County. Courts will be closed in the 10th Judicial Circuit September 28-30. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/28/2022, at 2:05 p.m. ET.

Hillsborough County. Courts will be closed in the 13th Judicial Circuit September 27-30. Check the local court website for further details. First appearances, juvenile detention hearings and shelters will follow standard weekend schedules. Updated 9/28/2022, at 2:10 p.m. ET.

Indian River County. Courts will be closed in the 19th Judicial Circuit September 28-29. Check the local court website for further details Updated 9/27/2022, at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Lake County. Courts will be closed in the Fifth Judicial Circuit September 28-29, 2022. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022, at 1:50 p.m. ET.

Lee County. Courts will be closed in the 20th Judicial Circuit September 27-29. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022 at 2 p.m. ET.

Levy County. Courts will be closed in the Eighth Judicial Circuit September 28-30. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Manatee County. Courts will be closed in the 12th Judicial Circuit September 27-30. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/28/2022, at 2:40 p.m. ET.

Marion County. Courts will be closed in the Fifth Judicial Circuit September 28-29, 2022. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022, at 1:50 p.m. ET.

Martin County. Courts will be closed in the 19th Judicial Circuit September 28-29. Check the local court website for further details Updated 9/27/2022, at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Miami-Dade County. Courts will be closed in the 11th Judicial Circuit September 28-29. Scheduled remote hearings may take place in limited circumstances. Check with the presiding judge in your case. First appearances will be held on standard weekend/holiday schedules. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022, at 1:15 p.m. ET.

Monroe County. Courts will be closed in the 16th Judicial Circuit September 27-29. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/28/2022, at 2:05 p.m. ET.

Nassau County. Courts will be closed in the Fourth Judicial Circuit noon September 28-30. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022, at 1:10 p.m. ET.

Okeechobee County. Courts will be closed in the 19th Judicial Circuit September 28-29. Check the local court website for further details Updated 9/27/2022, at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Orange County. Courts will be closed in the Ninth Judicial Circuit September 28-29. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/26/2022, at 6:45 p.m. ET.

Osceola County. Courts will be closed in the Ninth Judicial Circuit September 28-29. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/26/2022, at 6:45 p.m. ET.

Palm Beach County. Courts will be closed in the 15th Judicial Circuit September 28-29. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/28/2022, at 2:20 p.m. ET.

Pasco County. Courts will be closed in the Sixth Judicial Circuit September 27-30. Advisories in Pasco County will take place at the West Pasco Judicial Center in New Port Richey. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/28/2022, at 2:15 p.m. ET.

Pinellas County. Courts will be closed in the Sixth Judicial Circuit September 27-30. Advisories in Pinellas County will take place at the County Justice Center in Clearwater. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/28/2022, at 2:15 p.m. ET.

Polk County. Courts will be closed in the 10th Judicial Circuit September 28-30. First appearances in Polk County scheduled for September 29 are rescheduled for 1 p.m. September 30. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/28/2022, at 2:05 p.m. ET.

Putnam County. Courts will be closed in the Seventh Judicial Circuit September 28-30, 2022. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022, at 12:40 p.m. ET.

St. Johns County. Courts will be closed in the Seventh Judicial Circuit September 28-30, 2022. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022, at 12:40 p.m. ET.

St. Lucie County. Courts will be closed in the 19th Judicial Circuit September 28-29. Check the local court website for further details Updated 9/27/2022, at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Sarasota County. Courts will be closed in the 12th Judicial Circuit September 27-30. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/28/2022, at 2:40 p.m. ET.

Seminole County. Courts will be closed in the 18th Judicial Circuit September 28-30. Initial appearances, juvenile detentions and shelter hearings will be held September 28 and 30, but are suspended September 29. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022 9:25 p.m. ET.

Sumter County. Courts will be closed in the Fifth Judicial Circuit September 28-29, 2022. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022, at 1:50 p.m. ET.

Union County. Courts will be closed in the Eighth Judicial Circuit noon September 28-30. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Volusia County. Courts will be closed in the Seventh Judicial Circuit September 28-30, 2022. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022, at 12:40 p.m. ET.

District Courts of Appeal

Second District Court of Appeal. Court will be closed September 27-29, 2022. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/26/2022, at 9:35 a.m. ET.

Third District Court of Appeal. Court will be closed September 28-29, 2022. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022, at 2:45 p.m. ET.

Fourth District Court of Appeal. Court will be closed September 28-29, 2022. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/28/2022, at 2:10 p.m. ET.

Fifth District Court of Appeal. Court will be closed September 28-30, 2022. Check the local court website for further details. Updated 9/27/2022, at 12:35 p.m. ET.

Florida Supreme Court and OSCA

Oral arguments scheduled before the Florida Supreme Court on October 3 will be rescheduled for November.

Missed a legal deadline due to a storm? Orders are issued by the Chief Justice retroactively extending deadlines in affected areas. Attorneys and others who missed legal deadlines or hearing dates will be protected by these orders, which will be issued once the courts in these areas reopen. They will be posted as they are issued on our Administrative Orders page.

OTHER INFORMATION

Orders Extending Court Deadlines

Orders extending legal deadlines due to the emergency are on our website under Administrative Orders. The Florida Supreme Court issues retroactive orders extending deadlines on a county-by-county basis for periods of time when state courts are closed due to a storm or other emergency. There is no need to file motions for extension of times solely because a Florida court is closed because of a storm.

 
 
 9/27/2022:
 Due to Hurricane Ian, the Fort Myers and Tampa divisions of the Middle District of Florida are closed from Tuesday, September 27 through Thursday, September 29. CM/ECF remains available. Middle Florida's website (www.flmd.uscourts.gov) will be updated if additional closures are required.

All courthouse facilities in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Counties will be closed from Tuesday through Thursday in anticipation of Hurricane Ian.

Closures were first announced in the 6th Judicial Circuit, which includes Pinellas and Pasco Counties. Only advisory hearings will occur at the Pinellas County Justice Center in Clearwater and the West Pasco Judicial Center in New Port Richey.

Hillsborough court officials announced that the courthouses in Tampa and Plant City will close Tuesday through Thursday. First-appearance, juvenile detention and shelter hearings will continue to occur. Jurors should not report for jury duty, court officials said.

Hernando Clerk’s office: The Clerk’s Office will be closed on 9/27 at 12 PM for Hurricane Ian and is expected to remain closed the rest of the week. If there is any change to this information, an update will be provided on this and our social media accounts. Stay Safe Hernando!

Lake County: Lake County Small Claims- CANCELLATIONS The small claims pre-trial docket scheduled for the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2022 in Lake County has been canceled. A re-notice of your new hearing date will be sent in the mail. Please be sure the clerk’s office has your current address on file.

All of the courts in the 20th Judicial Circuit will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.  The CCBA will follow suit.