ALL PERSONS MISSING A COURT DATE OR OTHER
DEADLINE AS A RESULT OF THE COURT CLOSING
FROM HURRICANE IRMA
All persons who missed a court date, traffic hearing or any other deadline please be read carefully:
1. If you previously scheduled a hearing using the court’s on line scheduling system, please reschedule your hearing on line. Neither the clerk or the court will reschedule cases that were scheduled on line. All other cases will be rescheduled by the clerk, judicial assistant or case manager.
2. You do not need to call or visit the courthouse to reschedule your hearing or court date. Either the clerk of court or a judicial assistant will send you a new notice for your court date. If you have an attorney, the new notice will only be sent to your attorney. Please be patient the court has been closed for seven business days and it will take time to reschedule your case.
3. If you received a traffic ticket or other fine you may proceed to the clerk’s office to pay the fine. All persons who were scheduled for a traffic court hearing will be notified when the case is reset. Persons may also access the clerk’s website to find further information.
4. If you had a domestic violence restraining order in place it will remain in place until your case is heard by a judge.
5. If you were a respondent in a case where a domestic violence restraining order was served on you, you must continue to abide by the terms of the injunction until a judge has ruled on your case.
6. Foreclosure sales will resume as normal on Monday September 18, 2017. Any foreclosure sale cancelled due to the hurricane will be reset by the clerk. Please be patient it may take a few weeks to reset these new sale dates. Eviction notices will be extended per the tolling order.
7. Any person who was charged with a criminal offense and missed a court date, your case will be rescheduled and a new notice sent to you or your attorney. You do not need to call the clerk or judge.
8. Any person required to register with probation or otherwise comply with a court order that occurred prior to the courts closing on September 6, 2017 will be given seven additional business days to comply with the order.
9. All time limits prescribed or allowed by rule of procedure, court order, statutes applicable to court proceedings, or otherwise pertaining to court proceedings will be extended by a tolling order from the Florida Supreme Court which will be posted on our website once signed by the Chief Justice.
10. Rest assured anyone who missed a date from the hurricane will have their case reset. You do not need to call the judge or the clerk. Many court services will be backed up when we reopen. Please be patient. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation.