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 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 RE Normalization of Judicial Operations


Transfer of Case No. 2019-AP-12 from the Circuit Court to the District Court of Appeal; Transfer of Case No. 2020-AP-18 from the Fifth Judicial Circuit Appellate Division to the Circuit Civil Division; Dissolving the Fifth Judicial Circuit Appellate Division, Declaring Local Rule 1 Inoperative, & Rescinding Administrative Order A-2019-14.


Administrative Order Re Uniform Appointment of Administrative Judges and Rescinding Administrative Order A-2019-33


Order Establishing and Implementing Differentiated Active Civil Case Management System DACMS


In Re Case Assignment for Lake County Case Number 2021 DR 721


Administrative Order Appointing Civil Traffic Hearing Officer for the Fifth Judicial Circuit


In RE Case Assignment for Sumter County Case Number 2019-DR-543

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