Administrative Orders are directives that are necessary to properly administer the court’s affairs but are not inconsistent with the Florida Constitution, the Florida Rules of Court, or with administrative orders entered by the Supreme Court of Florida.

Orders are grouped by their jurisdiction: circuit-wide and individual counties.

Please note that this website may not represent the current set of Administrative Orders and Local Rules for the circuit. For the current list of Orders and Rules, please contact the General Counsel’s Office, Tavares, Florida at 352-253-1603.


Third Amended Administrative Order Regarding First Step, Inc. of the Fifth Judicial Circuit a Non-Profit Corporation


Administrative Order Establishing the Fifth Judicial Circuit Specialty Courts Advisory Committee.


Administrative Order Closing Courts in Response to Tropical Storm Nicole.


Administrative Order Regarding the Use of Form Petitions for Protection Against Domestic Violence, Repeat Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, and Stalking.


Administrative Order Regarding the Temporary Use of Designation of Current Mailing and E-Mail Address Form in Family Law Court.


Administrative Order Rescinding, Vacating, or Superseding Designated Administrative Orders A-2020-02, A-2020-36- and A 2022-45-A.


Amended Administrative Order Regarding Weekend and Holiday Duty 2023.


Administrative Order Regarding Certain Proceedings to Prohibit the Purchase of Firearms by the Mentally ill.


Administrative Order Modifying Certain Circuit Judge Assignments within the Fifth Circuit and Rescinding A-2018-19.