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.

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


Administrative Order Regarding Weekend and Holiday Duty for 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.


Administrative Order on the Assignment of Fifth Circuit Court Judges to Preside over Capital Cases in Sumter County.


Administrative Order on the Temporary Assignment of County Judges in the Fifth Circuit.


Administrative Order Adopting Ideals and Goals of Professionalism and Guidelines for Professional Conduct, Inclusive of Virtual/Zoom/Audio-Visual/Remote Court Proceedings and Vacating Administrative Order A-2010-02.


Administrative Order Re: Assigning Senior Judge to the Civil Backlog Docket in Sumter County.


Administrative Order of Assignment of Circuit Judges to the Appellate Division of the Fifth Judicial Circuit and Rescinding Administrative Order Number A-2019-44.


Amended Administrative Order Re: Masking/Distancing Not Required. Amended to comply with FL.S.Ct/Admin Order No. AOSC21-17, Amendment 2, Nov. 4, 2021).

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