Court Offices Closed - Dec. 25-26, 2014 and Jan. 1, 2015

The Eighth Judicial Circuit and offices of the Clerks of Court throughout the Circuit will be closed in observance of the Christmas holidays on December 25-26, 2014, and on New Year's Day, January 1, 2015.

First appearances, juvenile detentions, and shelter hearings on all three days will be held at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 1A, Alachua County Criminal Justice Center, 220 S. Main Street, Gainesville.

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.

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 this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance.  Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance.  If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711.

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