Donald E. Scaglione

Circuit Judge

Judicial Assistant: Becky Haimes
Office: 352-754-4030
Fax: 352-754-4273

Office Information
Hernando County Courthouse
4th Floor, Suite F, Room 444
20 N. Main Street
Brooksville, FL 34601

For procedural questions:

The Florida Supreme Court has determined that all Civil cases must utilize the “Differentiated Active Civil Case Management System” (DACMS)

High Priority Notice

Note: It is the parties’ responsibility to comply with the filing of Completion and Status Reports and provide the Court with a Courtesy Copy via its Courtesy Copy link found within the drop-down menus below.

Hearing Requests

Please use the following address to request a hearing date:

Please list your case name, case number and the time required. The Judicial Assistant will respond with your hearing time. It is YOUR responsibility to do a Notice of Hearing and comply with the Administrative Order as to Courtesy copies.

Prior to submission of your request, please see the following: Reassignment Case Memorandum 

Courtesy Copies

For Courtesy copies (per Administrative Order) and Notice of Hearings please email:

Circuit/Civil –

Please note the above address will not respond.

Administrative Order as to E-Filings/Filings/Paperless Court

*NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:* The Code of Judicial Conduct governing behavior by judges forbids the Judges of the Fifth Judicial Circuit to discuss pending cases with the public. Please do not call the Court expecting to speak with a Judge about any case. The Court is only allowed to consider arguments made in the courtroom and in documents properly filed by actual parties in the case as authorized by law and the Rules of Court. The Court cannot ethically read or consider any other opinions or arguments about the case. Communications that do not meet these legal requirements cannot be forwarded to the Judges.

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