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Hurricane Michael

Updated 10/30/2018 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
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Missed a Legal Deadline due to the Storm? Orders soon will be issued retroactively extending deadlines in storm-damaged areas. Attorneys and others who missed legal deadlines or hearing dates in areas hard-hit by Hurricane Michael will be protected by these orders, which will be issued once the courts in these areas reopen. They will be posted on our administrative orders page when issued.
Trial Court Closures & Openings

All Florida state courts have reopened after Hurricane Michael. Check the local courts' website for details about limitations in the counties of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in the Panama City to Marianna areas.

District Courts of Appeal First District Court. The First District Court is open for regular business. Updated 10/18/2018, 10:00 a.m. ET
Florida Supreme Court and OSCA The Florida Supreme Court is open for regular business. Updated 10/18/2018, 10:00 a.m. ET

The Office of the State Courts Administrator is open for regular business. Updated 10/18/2018, 10:00 a.m. ET
Orders Extending Deadlines Orders extending legal deadlines due to Hurricane Michael now are being posted on our website. The Florida Supreme Court issues retroative orders extending deadlines on a county-by-county basis for periods of time when state courts are closed due to a storm or other emergency. Attorneys do not need to file motions for extension of times while any Florida court was closed because of the hurricane.
About This Web Page
This page is used for informing the public about developments with tropical storm systems. This emergency website will be updated regularly as long as the storm and its aftermath cause problems. Check back here for updated information.
Telephone Hotline
During emergencies, the Court puts information on its emergency hotline at (850) 921-8552. This includes information for Court staff, the press, and the public.
Emergency Contacts
You can ask court-related questions by email to You also can call the Supreme Court's Public Information Office during business hours at (850) 414-7641. Voicemail on this phone is monitored regularly after hours.
Forecast Information You can obtain the lateat forecast information from the National Hurricane Center.