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Changes to Court Proceedings due to COVID-19

Pursuant to Supreme Court of Florida No. AOSC20-23

All grand jury proceedings, jury selection proceedings and criminal and civil jury trials during the period of March 16, 2020, through July 2, 2020 have been suspended.


The Highlands County Courthouse will be open to conduct essential proceedings and critical proceedings related to the state of emergency or the public health emergency, while suspending other proceedings as necessary to mitigate the effects of such operations on COVID-19 exposure.


Essential Proceedings to include the following:

  • Domestic Violence Filings
  • Injunction for Protection Orders
  • Baker Acts
  • Marchman Acts
  • Risk Protection Orders 


All fines and payments can be made over the telephone by credit card or by check mailed to Clerk of Court, 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Fla. 33870


Child Support payments 863-402-6585

Traffic payments 863-402-6604

Criminal payments 863-402-6598