Courts Closed in Observance of Labor Day - 9/7/2015

Courthouses and offices of the Clerks of Court throughout the Eighth Judicial Circuit will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 7, 2015. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

First appearances, juvenile detentions, and shelter hearings on September 7, 2015, will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center, Courtroom 1A.

Administrative Order 1.30 – Notice of Appearance Requirements

Attorneys, please be aware of the most recent Administrative Order regarding notice of appearance requirements in the Eighth Judicial Circuit. If you seek "coverage" for court events, or provide "coverage" for other attorneys, read this Administrative Order. It can be found in its entirety here, or you can view a comprehensive list of all effective Administrative Orders.


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.

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.