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Welcome to the 2nd Judicial Circuit. As part of our commitment to keeping our work easily accessible, we have created a more navigable website with additional resources, better tools, and a new visual design to support your work and aid in the transfer of valuable information.

As Chief Judge my responsibilities include: carrying out the orders of the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court; administration and supervision of the courts, judges, and officers of the courts within the judicial circuit; developing and implementing plans for the efficient operation of the courts that provide prompt disposition of cases, assignment of judges and staff, control of dockets, regulation and use of courtrooms and review of the status of inmates in local jails.

Court Administrator's Office handles judicial support functions for the circuit under my direction. This office oversees program functions set up by the judiciary. Explore our website to learn more about our office, staff, and duties.

Thank you,
Jonathan Sjostrom, Chief Judge

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» 2019-12-27:

New applicants and current Certified Process Servers who wish to renew their certification for 2020-2021 shall turn in all required documentation and fees to the Leon County Courthouse, Office of Court Administration, Room 225, on or before February 28, 2020.


The Process Server Seminar and Exam will be held Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 1:30p.m. in Leon County Courthouse, Office of Court Administration, Room 225. You will not be permitted to sit for the exam unless all required documents and fees have been turned in by the above deadline.


If you need additional information, please call Court Administration, Paula Watkins, at (850) 606-4422 or via e-mail at watkinsp@leoncountyfl.gov

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Know Your Court

On the first day of 2020:

  • Dollar limits for civil cases in county court double to $30,000
  • Small claims cases are increasing to include amounts up to $8,000, an increase of 60 percent
  • Civil filers must include a cover sheet that specifies the amount of money in dispute in cases valued at more than $8,000
  • Filing fees remain as they have been and do not change

Increases in county courts' jurisdictional limits were passed by the legislature and signed by the governor. Increases to small claims amounts and the civil cover sheet changes were adopted in rules approved by the Supreme Court.

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Florida Courts HELP App

     Florida Courts Help seeks to help Floridians who represent themselves in family law cases.

     The Florida Courts Help app works on Apple and Android phones and tablets. The app offers in one place information for people seeking a divorce, adoption, orders of protection, name change, and other family law issues.

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Florida State Courts Self-Help Page

     You will be able to access local self-help centers, free and low-cost legal aid, and family law forms for use in a number of family-related situations.

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