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


Re: Alternative Sanctions for Technical Violations of Juvenile Probation and Incentives.


Administrative Order Regarding Rates of Compensation for Court Appointed Attorneys; Due Process Costs; Expert Fee Guidelines for Indigent Cases; and Rescinding Administrative Order A-2017-23


Administrative order Rescinding, Vacating, or Superseding Designated Administrative Orders:
A-2012-25-B, A-2017-14, A-2017-46, A-2018-07, A-2018-18-A, A-2018-20, A-2018-43, A-2019-34, A-2021-21, A-2021-41


Administrative Order Establishing Procedures for the Appellate Division of the Circuit Court, Fifth Judicial Circuit and Superseding in Part Administrative Order A-2021-18.


Administrative Order Regarding Weekend and Holiday Duty 2022


In RE: Temporary Requirement to Wear a Mask as to Designated Areas within Court Facilities. (Amended only as to expiration date)


Admin Order Re Assigning A Senior Judge to the Civil Backlog Docket in Lake County


Admin Order RE Assigning a Senior Judge to the Civil Backlog Docket in Citrus County


Admin Order Re Assigning a Senior Judge to the Civil Backlog Docket in Sumter County

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