Courts Closed in Observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday

Please be advised that the Courts of the Eighth Judicial Circuit will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, November 27th.

First appearances, juvenile detentions, and shelter hearings from November 23rd through November 26th will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center, Courtroom 1A.

Jury Scam Warning

Please be advised that there is currently a person calling at random and stating to the person called that they have failed to report to Jury Duty in Alachua County and there is now a warrant out for their arrest. The person states that in order to clear the warrant, you must go to Dollar General and pay $500 for a voucher and that you will receive another court date at a later point in time. Please note that this is a SCAM and you should NOT follow those directions. The person has identified himself as Deputy Phillips to some. If you have received a phone call such as this and have further details to provide, please contact Court Administration at (352) 374-3638. If you ever have any questions related to Jury Duty, you can call our Jury Information Line directly at (352) 337-6238.

2015-16 Annual Report

The Florida State Courts Annual Reports, structured around the five long-range issues of the judicial branch’s long-range plan, provide a detailed account of the court system’s activities, programs, initiatives, and developments throughout the preceding fiscal year. The annual reports also supply court filings data as well as information about the structure of Florida’s judiciary, the state budget, and state courts systems appropriations.