RS Divisional News

Divisional Email: cad-divisionrs@pbcgov.org

Divisional Zoom Link: Zoom Link

Pursuant to Supreme Court and Local Administrative Order all non-essential in person proceedings are hereby suspended. (15th Judicial Circuit AO- 12.510 and  , AOSC20-12, AOSC 20-23) Effective March 17, 2020, the Supreme Court has prohibited any in-person hearings except for essential and critical trial court proceedings. Hearings in the County Civil division do not qualify as essential or critical. Therefore, all in-person hearings in Division RS are suspended and will be handled through remote means.

Division RS ZOOM Information

Meeting Link: Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 876 7484 9087
For appearance via telephone:
  • US Toll-free 877-853-5257
  • US Toll-free 888-475-4499

Enter Meeting ID 876 7484 9087

Small Claims Pretrials

Small Claims Pretrials will be held electronically for all served cases.   If return service has not been docketed to the case at least 5 business days prior to the Pretrial hearing, the Pretrial Conference will be cancelled and an order directing Plaintiff to contact the Clerk of Court will be entered.

Space is limited for these dockets and some cases will need new event dates or event times. Parties will be notified through Court Order via e-service or by US Mail to the address information within the case file.

All Small Claims Pretrials will be conducted remotely via Zoom. For appearance: from your internet browser, go to zoom.us/join and enter Meeting ID 876 7484 9087 or ZOOM link. To appear via telephone dial (877) 853-5257 US Toll-free or (888) 475-4499 US Toll-free, and enter Meeting ID 876 7484 9087.

PIP Pretrial Conferences

PIP Pretrial Conferences scheduled at 9:30 AM will be going forward remotely. All parties shall dial in using the ZOOM information provided via email.

Note that multiple cases are scheduled for the same time; thus all parties are requested to dial in at the scheduled time to avoid interruptions, and mute all lines until your case is called. All cases will be called in numerical order by case number.

We encourage the parties to submit stipulations and waivers timely so you do not have to attend.

For additional information please visit the 15th Judicial Circuit PIP webpage.

UMC Hearings

Division RS will be conducting UMC hearings via ZOOM. At this time, the Court is not requiring a copy of the Notice of Hearing and Motion to be mailed to Chambers prior to the heading. Please be sure the motion and Notice of Hearing is docketed to the case prior to the hearing so that the Court may review all documents prior to the hearing. The Notice of Hearing must include the Court’s ZOOM information.

Zoom Link: Meeting Link

Zoom Meeting ID: 876 7484 9087

Cancellations: Any party wishing to cancel their hearing scheduled on the Court's UMC Calendar may do so by using the online scheduling system. The Court does not cancel UMC hearings for the moving party. It is the responsibility of the moving party to file a Notice of Cancellation and cancel their hearing via the online scheduling system. You do not need to contact the court when cancelling a UMC hearing.

Special Set Hearings

All special set non-essential hearing must be conducted remotely. Parties shall mutually coordinate a hearing date and time using available dates and times via the Online Scheduling System. At this time, the Court is not requiring a copy of the Notice of Hearing and Motion to be mailed to Chambers prior to the heading. Please be sure the motion and Notice of Hearing is docketed to the case prior to the hearing so that the Court may review all documents prior to the hearing. The Notice of Hearing must include the Court’s ZOOM information.

Zoom Link: Meeting Link

Zoom Meeting ID: 876 7484 9087

Cancellations: Any party wishing to cancel their special set hearing may do so by sending an email to CAD-DivisionRS@pbcgov.org. The email must contain a case number, date and time of the hearing you wish to cancel. The moving party must also file a notice of hearing on the case.

Evictions

There are several limitations on Evictions at this time including the CDC Declaration and other federal moratoriums. Tenants who are effected by COVID can contact Legal Aid are (561) 655-8944 or Florida Rural Legal Services at 1-800-582-3410 for assistance.

The Court will hear all eviction matters remotely via ZOOM.

Any answers/letters from Defendants should include the Case Number, Defendant's name, phone number and email address.

Cases may be dismissed for lack of prosecution if not acted upon by the Plaintiff/Landlord upon the Court's review of the case file.

Proposed Orders/Final Judgments

All proposed orders and Final Judgments must be submitted through the Online Scheduling System.

Pro Se litigants who have access to email are encouraged to notify the Clerk of their email address and consent to receive documents electronically. This will allow the Court to submit orders to the parties via email, which will greatly reduce the time for the parties' communication with each other and the Court. Please see the Clerk's Website for instructions for e-filing.

The Court appreciates everyone's cooperation and understanding during these unprecedented times. Please contact the Court with any questions or concern via the divisional email.

Divisional Email: cad-divisionrs@pbcgov.org

Divisional Zoom Link: Meeting Link