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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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Click here for step by step instructions on uploading proposed orders


Guardianship Examining Committee

Physicians needed to conduct Guardianship Evaluations.


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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 Updates Due To COVID-19

On Monday, August 31, 2020, the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit transitioned from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of the Florida Supreme Court’s phased operations approach.  During Phase 2, limited in-person contact is authorized for certain purposes and requires use of protective measures.  The transition was made after careful consideration of the health conditions in Hillsborough County and thorough preparations within our court facilities.


Even in Phase 2, in-person hearings are infrequent.  Judicial business will primarily take place remotely.  Click on the following link for a directory of remote hearing links by judge.  If you don’t see the judge who will preside over a scheduled hearing in the directory, contact the judge's judicial assistant via our Judicial Directory.


Jury Services During COVID-19 Pandemic


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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