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Posted on: December 30, 2019


KnowYourCourt flyer describing changes to court jurisdictions and procedures.

On January 1, revisions in Florida state law and the Florida Rules of Procedure went into effect, changing where a variety of court actions are heard.

  • County court jurisdictional thresholds increase to $30,000 on New Year's Day, and to $50,000 on January 1, 2023.
  • Also as of January 1, small claims cases include disputes up to $8,000
  • Filers are required to include a civil cover sheet specifying the dollar amount in dispute in cases exceeding $8,000 in value.
  • The new law maintains current rules limiting the provision of subsidized court mediation services to County court cases with an amount in controversy up to $15,000.
  • State law provides that as of January 1, appeals of county court orders or judgments with an amount in controversy greater than $15,000 will be heard by the district courts of appeal until January 1, 2023, when the provision repeals.

Discover more about the changes to court jurisdictions and procedures.

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