PRESS RELEASE FROM OKALOOSA COUNTY TRIAL COURT ADMINISTRATOR – Walton County Bar Association
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PRESS RELEASE FROM OKALOOSA COUNTY TRIAL COURT ADMINISTRATOR

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CIRCUIT COURT
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA

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ROBIN M. WRIGHT
TRIAL COURT ADMINISTRATOR[/column]

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M.C. BLANCHARD JUDICIAL BUILDING
190 GOVERNMENTAL CENTER, 5TH FLOOR
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA 32502

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PHONE 595-4400
FAX (850) 595-0360

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March 30, 2016

PRESS RELEASE

Okaloosa County’s plan to replace the Crestview Courthouse, located at 101 James Lee Boulevard East in Crestview, Florida will cause permanent closure of the building effective April 1, 2016. Many ofthe current functions of the Court will be moved to the Okaloosa County Courthouse Annex Extension in Fort Walton Beach. Proceedings will also be held at the Crestview Brackin Building and the Fort Walton Beach Water & Sewer Building.

The following location changes apply to matters previously held at the Crestview Courthouse and become effective April 1, 2016:

Okaloosa County Courthouse Annex Extension in Fort Walton Beach
1940 Lewis Turner Boulevard
Fort Walton Beach, FL. 32547

Judge Flowers:

    • All Criminal proceedings *(Calendar Status April 25th will be held in the Brackin Building)
    • All Dissolution of Marriage hearings
    • All Family Law proceedings
    • All Domestic Violence Injunction hearings

Judge Ketchel:

    • Civil jury trial
    • Dependency hearings
    • Delinquency hearings

Judge Ward:

    • Various proceedings not listed below

Fort Walton Beach Water & Sewer Building
1804 Lewis Turner Boulevard, Suite 400
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Judge Ketchel:

    • Civil hearings
    • Mortgage Foreclosure Hearings

Magistrate Nixon:

    • Mortgage Foreclosure Hearings

Crestview Brackin Building
BOCC Conference Room, Room 305
302 Wilson Street North
Crestview, FL 32536

Judge Flowers:

    • April 25th Calendar Status hearings
    • See Courthouse Annex listing above

 

Judge Ward:

    • Small claim pre-trials with attorneys of record
    • Infraction Hearings
    • Claims of Exemption
    • Landlord/Tenant hearings

To ensure attendance at a specific proceeding or event, citizens and attorneys are encouraged to phone the applicable judicial office or court personnel to confirm the exact location. For contact information and updated information, please visit www.FirstJudicialCircuit.org.
The Clerk of Court will continue to provide full service at the Court Operations Center in Crestview, 601-A North Pearl Street, Crestview, FL. 32536. For information regarding Okaloosa County Clerk of Courts and Comptroller, please visit www.OkaloosaClerk.com or call (850) 689-5000.

 

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