• Chief Justice Canady has lifted requirements

    Chief Justice Canady has lifted requirements for health screening and masks in public spaces of courthouses throughout the state. Masks and distancing are still required in individual courtrooms during court proceedings. Read the order HERE

  • Chief Justice Canady COVID-19 Update

    Click HERE to watch this important update regarding COVID-19

  • Civil Case Management Administrative Order: AO 21-05

    Amendment 12 to Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order AOSC20-23 requires each of the Florida Circuit Courts to implement a differentiated case management plan for civil cases as part of efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the Florida courts. To view the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit’s Differentiated Case Plan, which will take effect on April 30, 2021 in all new civil cases, click HERE

  • Mental Health Court Graduation

    Judge Nicole Menz addresses the Mental Health Court graduates, click HERE

  • Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady discuss the court system’s legislative budget request

    Click HERE to watch Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady discuss the court system’s legislative budget request

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Currently all courthouses in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit are open under “Phase 2” operations as defined in the COVID-19 Administrative Order.  During “Phase 2”, the courts permit limited in-person contact with the use of protective measures. At present, many cases will continue to be conducted by Zoom or other teleconferencing means. The courthouses are open for certain in-person proceedings and jury trials.  Contact the clerk of court at the phone numbers on the bottom of our website for case status details or if you need instructions to appear remotely or in-person for your case.

If you are a person seeking to enter the courthouse please be aware of the following requirements:

Upon entry to the courthouse your temperature will be taken in a non-intrusive manner.  Persons with temperatures over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit will be denied entry into the courthouse.  All persons entering the courthouse will be further screened by a questionnaire:  

Question 1: Do you have any of the following symptoms (excluding those due to a known medical condition other than COVID-19):

i.          Cough

ii.          Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

iii.         Fever or chills

iv.         Fatigue

v.         Muscle or body aches

vi.         Headache

vii.        Sore throat

viii.       New loss of taste or smell

ix.         Congestion or runny nose

x.         Nausea or vomiting

xi.         Diarrhea

Question 2:  Are you currently awaiting the results of a test to determine if you have COVID-19 based on symptoms or suspected exposure?

Question 3:  Are you under instructions to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19?

Question 4: Within the last 14 days, have you had close contact with someone with a COVID-19 diagnosis or who is awaiting test results for COVID-19 based on symptoms or suspected exposure?

Face masks are required for everyone entering a court facility, with no exceptions.  Please bring your own face mask if you have one.  If you do not possess one, a disposable mask will be provided to you.  Face masks must completely cover the nose and mouth and fit snugly around the nose, chin, and sides of the face.  They may be single-use disposable masks, cloth masks, clear face masks, or cloth masks with clear plastic panels.  A face shield may be used in addition to a face mask, but may not be used as an alternative to a face mask. 

All individuals shall observe social distancing within courthouses by maintaining the recommended minimum six-foot distance from other individuals even when wearing a face mask and while in elevators.  Frequently sanitize your hands while you are in the courthouse.

You are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer in a 3 oz. or less pour or pump-style plastic bottle. Spray bottles are not permitted inside the courthouse.

Please bring information regarding your court case, including case number, name of the presiding judge, date and time of your hearing.

Questions strictly related to COVID-19 court operations may be addressed to publicinformation@circuit19.org

 

 

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Judge Signing Document

Amendment 12 of the Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order AOSC20-23 requires each of the Florida Circuit Courts to implement a differentiated case management plan for civil cases as…

Mental Health Court Graduation

On Tuesday April 20th, 2021, Judge Nicole Menz held the eighteenth Mental Health Court graduation ceremony at the Indian River County Courthouse.

 

The Indian River County Mental Health Court was implemented in January 2015 as a community-based program that provides court supervision and services to individuals…

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