Florida

Effective Date: 2000
State:
Florida
Court Type: Appellate
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Rule
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Supreme Court and District Courts of Appeal:
(oral argument or submission to rendering of a decision)
100% within 180 days
  Florida Rules of Judicial Administration 2.250: Time Standards for Trial and Appellate Courts and Reporting Requirements

Effective Date: July 1, 1985
State:
Florida
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Civil
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Order
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Jury Cases:
(filing to final disposition)
100% within 18 months

Non-Jury Cases:
(filing to final disposition)
100% within 12 months

Small Claims:
(filing to final disposition)
100% within 95 days
 

Effective Date: July 1, 1985
State:
Florida
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Criminal
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Order
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Felony:
(arrest to final disposition)
100% within 180 days

Misdemeanor:
(arrest to final disposition)
100% within 90 days
 

Effective Date: July 1, 1985
State:
Florida
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Domestic
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Order
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Uncontested:
(filing to final disposition)
100% within 90 days

Contested:
(filing to final disposition)
100% within 180 days
 

Effective Date: July 1, 1985
State:
Florida
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Juvenile
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Order
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Juvenile Delinquency:

Disposition Hearing, Juvenile Not in Custody:
(filing of petition to hearing)
100% within 120 days

Disposition Hearing, Juvenile in Custody:
(date of detention to hearing)
100% within 36 days

Juvenile Dependency:

Disposition Hearing, Juvenile in Shelter:
(shelter hearing to disposition)
100% within 88 days

Disposition Hearing, Juvenile Not in Shelter:
(filing of petition for dependency to hearing)
100% within 120 days

Permanency Proceedings:

Permanency Hearing:
(date child is sheltered to hearing)
100% within 12 months
 

Effective Date: July 1, 1985
State:
Florida
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Probate
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Order
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Uncontested, No Federal Estate Tax Return:
(issuance of letters of administration to final discharge)
100% within 12 months

Uncontested, With Federal Estate Tax Return:
(return's due date to final discharge)
100% within 12 months

Contested:
(filing to final discharge)
100% within 24 months
 

Monitoring Information:

Florida documents court performance relevant to time standards by producing statewide reports that are received by the presiding/chief trial and appellate judges, AOC staff, the chief justice, Supreme Court members, the trial court administrator, and the judicial council. Both an appellate and trial committee on performance and accountability document court performance relevant to time standards.

Time standards are available to the public by contacting the OSCA staff.

Notes: None.