Welcome to the Tenth
Judicial Circuit of Florida. The purpose of our site is to provide you with
information about the court that is easily accessible and will assist you in becoming more
familiar with the courts, its personnel and its programs. We will continue to update the
information provided here in our ongoing effort to serve the people of the 10th Judicial
The Mission Statement for the courts in the Tenth Circuit is as follows:
The Courts of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit will conduct their business openly, will
ensure that all persons with legitimate business before the Courts have access to their
proceedings, and will make their facilities safe, accessible and convenient to use.
The Courts of the Tenth Judicial Circuit will meet their
responsibilities to everyone
affected by their actions and activities in a timely and expeditious manner.
The Courts of the Tenth Judicial Circuit will provide due process and equal
protection of the law to all who have business before them by applying the principles
of equality, fairness and integrity in reaching decisions.
The Courts of the Tenth Judicial Circuit will conduct their business
and activities in
a way that will instill public trust and confidence.
The Administrative office of the courts, through its personnel and
programs, strives to accomplish the court's Mission Statement by providing support to
judicial officers and programs necessary for the daily operation of the courts. This
office also serves as the liaison between the courts and the other constitutional offices,
state and local government agencies, the bar, the media and the public.
This office also provides support and assistance to the Chief Judge and other judges in
the following areas:
-Facilities and space management
-Information systems support
-Domestic violence coordination
-Traffic court Hearing Officers
-Juvenile court administration
-Senior judge coordination
-Alternate dispute resolution
-Guardian ad Litem
-Judicial assistant relief
-Staff attorneys/legal research
-Certification of process servers
-Electronic court reporting
-Child support enforcement
-Alternative sanctions coordinator
We hope your visit to our home on the WWW is beneficial. If this office can assist you in
any way, please call us at (863) 534-4690. In closing, I would be remiss if I did not
mention the appreciation of the courts in the Tenth Judicial Circuit to Polk County Judge Anne Kaylor who has devoted
countless hours to the establishment of our website.