Santa Rosa County Courthouse
6865 Caroline St.
Milton FL 32570
To Submit Proposed Orders:
All orders are date-stamped below the Judge’s electronic signature; therefore, a fill-in date line is no longer needed in the “IT IS SO ORDERED” line. Instead, please use the following: “IT IS SO ORDERED in Milton, Santa Rosa County, Florida.”
Please submit all proposed orders in MS Word format via the E-portal.
To Schedule Hearings:
Merely filing a motion or petition with the Clerk does not bring the matter before the judge. It is the moving party’s responsibility to schedule the motion for a hearing with the judge’s office. Prior to contacting the judge’s office to schedule a hearing, the motion must be filed with the Clerk.
First Preference: By Email
Send an email with copy to opposing party to: firstname.lastname@example.org to request your hearing.
Include the case number, name of the pleading(s), and the amount of time requested.
Second Preference: By Phone (850) 981-5540
Before calling the Judicial Assistant, please conference call with the opposing party.
Have ready the case number, name of the pleading(s), and the amount of time requested.
Please ensure opposing parties are included on all email communications directed to the courts.
Please send a courtesy copy of the Notice of Hearing to the Judicial Assistant.
The Notice of Hearing shall include:
The date, time (Central Time), and location of the hearing,
The total amount of time that has been scheduled for the hearing,
The full title of the motion being heard and the filing date,
If a response to the motion has been filed, include the title of the response and the filing date,
A Certificate of Service listing the name, address, and email address of all opposing counsel and pro se parties, and
The required ADA notice pursuant to Administrative Order 2015-32
To Cancel a Hearing:
Upon determination that a scheduled hearing is no longer necessary, please notify the Judge’s office as soon as possible.
See Administrative Order on Probate Filings
GUARDIANSHIP CASES- ALL Motions and Proposed Orders should be e-filed ONLY.
PROBATE FILING: ALL Motions and Proposed Orders should be e-filed ONLY.
DELINQUENCY CASES- ALL Motions and Proposed Order should be e-mailed directly to the Judicial Assistant.
DEPENDENCY CASES- ALL Motions and Proposed Order should be e-mailed directly to the Judicial Assistant.