Emergency

INFORMATION ON COURT CLOSURES & REOPENINGS
Hurricane Dorian

Updated 9/15/2019 @ 6:00 p.m. ET
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Missed a legal deadline due to the storm?

Orders now are being issued by Chief Justice Charles Canady retroactively extending deadlines in storm-damaged areas. Attorneys and others who missed legal deadlines or hearing dates in areas hard-hit by a hurricane will be protected by these orders, which will be issued once the courts in these areas reopen. They are being posted on our Administrative Orders page as they are issued. Continue to check back here for the latest orders. Updated @ 6:00 p.m., 9/15/2019.

COURT CLOSURES & RE-OPENINGS

Trial Courts

All trial courts are open for normal business hours.

District Courts of Appeal

All district courts are open for normal business hours.

Florida Supreme Court and OSCA

All offices are open for normal business hours.

OTHER INFORMATION

Orders Extending Deadlines

Orders extending legal deadlines due to a hurricane are on our website under Administrative Orders. The Florida Supreme Court issues retroactive 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. There is no need to file motions for extension of times solely because a Florida court is closed because of a hurricane or tropical weather.

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 publicinformation@flcourts.org

Forecast Information

You can obtain the latest forecast information from the National Hurricane Center.