The Administrative Office of the Courts supports the Fifth Judicial Circuit through its various personnel and programs. A Trial Court Administrator is appointed by the Chief Judge, subject to the concurrence of a majority of the circuit and county court judges, to oversee the non-judicial administration of the court.

The primary role of this office is to facilitate the administrative functions of the court under the guidance of the Chief Judge. The Trial Court Administrator employs non-judicial staff members who provide support functions in administrative areas, rather than legal areas, and as such, handles the business end of the trial court system.

Budget Services

The Budget Services Division serves to help the circuit realize its mission, β€œto protect rights and liberties, uphold and interpret the law, and provide for the peaceful resolution of disputes.

Court Programs & Services

Numerous programs and services have been developed by the Fifth Judicial Circuit to help facilitate the judicial process and serve the citizens and litigants of Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties.

Court Operations

The functions of the Court Operations division are to provide judicial support by evaluating court programs performance and measurement, preparing for emergency management events, and planning day-to-day court operations.

Employee Resources

This page has been created for the convenience of the employees of the circuit.

Finance & Accounting Services

The overall goal of the Finance and Accounting Services Division is to efficiently and faithfully adhere fiscal activities of the Fifth Circuit with Florida state laws and guidelines.

General Services

The overall goal of the General Services Division is to efficiently procure commodities and services for the Fifth Circuit adhering with Florida state laws and guidelines.

Vendor Resources

If you are seeking information on Article V Indigent Services, including issues with court-appointed counsel, please contact the Judicial Administrative Commission.


A listing of open employment opportunities.

Court Contracted Services

Contract Services are to provide judicial services support with day-to-day court operations for: Civil Traffic Hearing Officer Services, Family and Dependency Mediator Services, Spoken Language Court Interpreters Services, Sign Language Court Interpreter Services, CART (Communication Access Real-Time Translation), Captioning, Competency Evaluation Services, Guardianship Examining Committee Services, Developmental Disability Examining Committee Services, Stenography, Real-Time Court Reporting, Transcriptionists, and Substance Abuse Treatment Provider.