Santa Rosa and Escambia Courts closed Tuesday due to Hurricane Sally

Posted on September 14, 2020 by Staff reports

State courts in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties will be CLOSED on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. At this time, normal operations are scheduled to resume on Wednesday.

Okaloosa and Walton County courts will remain OPEN. However, court officials are closely monitoring the progress of the storm, and any further decisions regarding court operations will be announced as soon as possible.

Escambia County:

First appearances, shelter hearings, and detention hearings will be held in the Juvenile Justice Center on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

Santa Rosa County:

Judge Hilliard will conduct first appearances by video from the courthouse at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. Other Tuesday hearings are rescheduled as follows:

• County arraignments will be rescheduled to 8 a.m. on September 29.
• Delinquency hearings have been rescheduled to 9 a.m. on Friday, September 18.

Those persons with other scheduled matters should contact the Clerk of Court for additional information.

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