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Changes to Court Proceedings due to COVID-19

Pursuant to Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-180, the final action at the conclusion of the mortgage foreclosure proceedings and the residential evictions due to non-payment of rent by a tenant adversely affected by the COVID-19 emergency are suspended and tolled until September 1, 2020.



 

The Courthouse building is closed until further notice due to a HVAC water main break that occurred on May 29th.  However, essential Courthouse operations have been moved to the Clerk’s Government Center second floor offices at 590 S Commerce Ave.  







Essential Proceedings to include the following:



Domestic Violence Filings



Injunction for Protection Orders



Baker Acts



Marchman Acts



Risk Protection Orders  



first appearance hearings







All court-related payments, including Child Support, are now being accepted in person in the Government Center at the location noted above. Fines and payments can also be made over the telephone, by credit card, or by check mailed to Clerk of Court, 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring FL 33870.







Child Support payments  863-402-6585



Traffic payments  863-402-6604



Criminal payments  863-402-6598







All Civil Court functions are also operating out of the Government Center.







The Pro Se office is also taking self-help customers in the Government Center.







The Pre-Trial Release office is also operating out of the Government Center.







Effective June 1st, Marriage Licenses are being issued to all in-county as well as all out-of-county applicants, no restrictions.