Juror Scam Attempt

There have been reports that Alachua County residents have received phone calls from a person stating that they were from the Alachua County Sheriff's Office. Residents are told that they have missed jury duty and would need to pay a fine $5,500 dollars or they would be arrested. 

The scammer also advised that a check would not be acceptable and that she needed to go to Winn Dixie and buy reloaded cards.

Please be advised that this is a SCAM. If you have any questions regarding fines or threat of arrest, you should immediately contact ACSO at (352) 955-1818 and ask to speak with a Deputy. This video may also be helpful.

E-Filing

Electronic filing through the Florida Courts ePortal is mandatory for attorneys in all divisions of the court.  Parties not represented by an attorney are encouraged to file through the Florida Courts ePortal, and may click here to view an instructional video.  Please refer to Administrative Order 1.20 for more information on E-Filing in the Eighth Judicial Circuit.

Proposed orders, proposed judgments, and other documents to be entered by the Court shall be submitted to the Court pursuant to that division's proceduresThey are not to be E-Filed through the ePortal, or mailed to the Clerks of Court.

Several judges in the Eighth Judicial Circuit are now bulk E-Filing. If you have received an order via the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal for a matter with which you are no longer associated, please visit E-Portal Frequently Asked Questions for information on how to remove your name from the Portal’s E-Service list for that particular matter. Additional information can be found at: Florida Courts E-Filing Portal E-Filer Manual. Please note that the E-Portal is not administered by the Eighth Judicial Circuit, and the court does not have any control over the Portal service lists for individual cases. Contact the E-Portal authority with additional questions on how to control notifications from the E-Portal.

See the Florida State Court's website for more information, the Alachua Clerk of Court's E-Filing page, and the Florida Bar's website.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a proceeding, you are entitled to be provided with certain assistance at no cost to you. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601 (352-337-6237) at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice-impaired, call 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service.

If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at interpreter@circuit8.org