Notice to the Public

The Code of Judicial Conduct governing behavior by Judges forbids the Judges of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit to discuss pending cases with the public. Please do not call the Court expecting to speak with a Judge about any case. The Court is only allowed to consider arguments made in the courtroom and in documents properly filed by actual parties in the case as authorized by law and the Rules of Court. The Court cannot ethically read or consider any other opinions or arguments about the case. Communications that do not meet these legal requirements cannot be forwarded to the Judges.

Public E-Filing Service

The Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers Association have provided the public with the ability to electronically filing court documents to the Florida Courts E-filing Portal. Currently, about 60,000 Florida Bar members are able to file through the portal. Members of the public who are pro se, or proceeding without an attorney, should find this option helpful.

When an individual reaches the website, they must register, scan their documents and pay an equivalent clerk filing fee like they would if filing physically at the clerk's office. The system will send the documents to the clerk's office electronically, where the submission will be accepted. Some records, however, such as a will, where an original is required to be on file, must still be filed in person until an electronic verification system can be put in place.