Message from Chief Judge Sjostrom


By administrative order 2020-03 I closed all court operations and facilities to all but essential court proceedings and critical proceedings related to the public health emergency. In the coming days the courts of the Second Judicial Circuit will reschedule, postpone or cancel all other hearings or establish means to conduct other hearings by telephone or video.


"Essential Court Proceedings" includes:
"Critical Court Proceedings Related to the Public Health Emergency" includes:

If you think your matter is an emergency but is not one of the categories set out above, you may file a document explaining why your matter needs to be handled by a judge immediately. A judge will review your document and decide if it requires immediate action. Litigants in Civil Court cases must complete a Designation of Current Mailing and Email Address form with any filing.


The court may also set non-emergency matters for hearing by telephone or video during the time we are closed. Otherwise, your matter will be reset after the public health emergency concludes.


We regret this inconvenience. But we hope that our efforts will help make the public health emergency shorter and less severe.



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Court Reporting Services


The Court Reporters Office provides the following services for the entire Second Judicial Circuit:

  1. Official written transcripts in most felony and county criminal proceedings.
  2. CD's in certain felony and county criminal court as well as various other court proceedings that are digitally recorded by the Court Reporters Office.

NOTE: Not all proceedings are available for transcription and/or CD's.

What is the cost?

  • Transcripts are $5.00 per page for non-appeals and $6.25 per page for appeals.
  • CD's are $25 for each court session (am/pm) as well as a $22.50 fee if a redaction of the proceedings is required.

What form of payment do you accept?

  • Check or money order.

Who do I make the check or money order out to?

  • The State of Florida.

Who can I contact for further information?

  • For information about transcripts and/or CD recordings contact Judy Hussey, Managing Court Reporter, 850-606-4470.