Trial Courts - County
- The Constitution establishes a county court in each of Florida's 67 counties. The number of judges in each county court system varies with the population and caseload of the county.
- To be eligible for the office of county judge, a person must be an elector of the county and must have been a member of The Florida Bar for five years; in counties with a population of 40,000 or less, a person must only be a member of The Florida Bar.
- County judges are eligible for assignment to circuit court and they are frequently assigned to their county's judicial circuit.
- County judges serve six-year terms and they are subject to the same disciplinary standards and the jurisdiction of the Judicial Qualifications Commission as all other judicial officers.
- The trial jurisdiction of county courts is established by statute. Beginning January 1, 2023, jurisdiction of county courts was extended to civil disputes involving $50,000 or less.
- The majority of non-jury trials in Florida take place before a county court judge. The county courts are sometimes referred to as "the people's courts," as the county courts' work involves a myriad of citizen disputes, such as traffic offenses, less serious criminal matters (misdemeanors), and relatively small monetary disputes.
- Florida Cities by County
- Florida Counties by City
- Florida Association of Court Clerks and Comptroller
- MyFloridaCounty.com - Pay county court services on-line
- Conference of County Court Judges of Florida
Judicial Family Institute (JFI) - The Judicial Family Institute is a subcommittee of the Conference of Chief Justices. It also works with the National Center for State Courts and is dedicated to providing information, support and education to judicial family members.