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Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Awards

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Re-election of Chief Judge

Judge Ronald N. Ficarrotta was unanimously re-elected by his colleagues as Chief Judge.


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Guardianship Examining Committee

Applications are currently being accepted for new members.


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E-Filing Changes

Beginning September 1, 2020, all attorneys and parties must upload proposed orders and judgments via the statewide portal. JAWS can no longer be used for that purpose as of 9/1/20.

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Judicial Division Lookup Tool

Free service that helps identify in which division a court case should be filed.

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Court Business Update as of 2/3/2021

Due to a recent decline in average COVID-19 positivity, we will gradually resume with the conducting of criminal jury trials effective Monday, February 8, 2021.  Other in-person court proceedings remain suspended until a tentative March 1, 2021.  The circuit remains in Phase 2 of Florida Supreme Court’s phased operations approach.  Courthouse facilities remain open to the public; however, those with scheduled in-person proceedings may check their case record on-line 24/7 at or contact the Clerk’s Office at 813-276-8100 for information related to the rescheduling of your hearing.


Proceedings may be conducted via remote technology. Click on the following link for a directory of remote hearings by judge.


Remote Hearings Directory

Essential in-person business will be conducted by following the necessary pandemic precautions.  Health screening is conducted by security personnel, which includes temperature taking.  Those with a temperature of 100.4 degrees will be denied entry.  Face coverings are required to enter and must be worn at all times within courthouse facilities. These links provide additional helpful resources.  

Family Law Packets List   Pay Court Fees and Fines
Remote Hearings Directory   Request a Court Date
Remote Hearing FAQ's   Search Court Records
Zoom Users Guide   Supreme Court COVID Administrative Orders
COVID-19 Updates    
Local COVID Administrative Orders    

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