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Posted on: January 1, 2020

Know Your Court - County Court Jurisdictional Changes

Know Your Court Logo Text: Court jurisdictional changes coming January 1, 2020

On January 1, 2020, changes in Florida law and Rules of Court Procedure will go into effect, changing where a variety of court actions are heard.

  • Florida State Courts System illustrated as pyramid from County Courts as base up to Supreme CourtCounty court jurisdictional thresholds increase to $30,000 on January 1, 2020, and to $50,000 on January 1, 2023.
  • Small claims cases on January 1, 2020, will include cases up to $8,000.
  • Filers will be required to include a civil cover sheet specifying the dollar amount in dispute in cases exceeding $8,000 in value.
  • The new law maintains current rules that limit the provision of subsidized court mediation services to county court cases with an amount in controversy up to $15,000.
  • State law provides that on January 1, 2020, appeals of county court orders or judgments with an amount in controversy greater than $15,000 will be heard by the district courts of appeal until January 1, 2023, when the provision repeals.

Visit Florida Courts for more information.

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