Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Hotline Number: (850) 914-6270

The Court's Emergency Hotline Number was established to assist in keeping the public informed on the Court's status in the event of an emergency and is accessible at any time for up-to-date information during a hurricane or other emergency situation.

Although facilities may be forced to close during hurricanes or other disasters, it will be the goal of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit to ensure that no person is deprived of access to the courts in the aftermath of an emergency event.

Issues of personal safety, due process, and many other matters addressed everyday in the courts will still need to be addressed in the immediate aftermath of an emergency. If courthouses in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit are forced to close because of a disaster, this page and the hotline number will be updated with explanations of how various court functions will be handled. The updates will continue as long as conditions allow or until the emergency is over.

For more information on emergency preparedness efforts in the Fourteenth Judicial Ciruit, email the Emergency Operations Team.

Informational Links:

National Hurricane Center

Florida Division of Emergency Management

County Emergency Management Websites