Civil Differentiated Case Management
Under the directive of Amendment 12 of the Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order AOSC20-23 (PDF), the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit has implemented a requirement for Differentiated Case Management Plans. Please visit the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit's website for more information related to Differentiated Case Management. The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Administrative Order AO21-05 (PDF) requires certain civil filers to include a Differentiated Case Management Plan and Order with the summons and complaint.
The Differentiated Case Management Plan and Order form for Circuit Civil cases is available on Judge Metzger's page, and the Differentiated Case Management Plan and Order form for County Civil cases is available on Judge Waters' page.
The Circuit Civil Division handles lawsuits in excess of $50,000. Other types of cases that fall under Circuit Civil jurisdiction include mortgage and lien foreclosures, malpractice, auto negligence, eminent domain, contract and indebtedness, and personal injury.
The County Civil Division of the Clerk's Office handles Small Claims actions (claims from $0 to $8,000, exclusive of interest, costs, and attorney's fees), County Civil actions (claims from $8,000.01 to $50,000, exclusive of interest, costs, and attorney's fees) and Evictions with a damage claim not to exceed $50,000, exclusive of interest, costs, and attorney's fees.
The public may purchase a residential Eviction packet from our office for $10.05 and Small Claims packets can be purchased for $3. The packets may also be printed from our website. We do not provide Eviction paperwork for commercial Tenant Evictions. For further information regarding the jurisdiction of County Court, please refer to §34.01.
View the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, Rule 2.420 (PDF), which outlines Public Access to Judicial Branch Records.
View our Civil Forms for documents related to confidential information, and confidentiality of trial records.