AE Divisional News

Transition for Division AE July 1, 2021

Judge Kelley will soon be transitioning out of Division AE and into the Chief Judge position, his last day in Division AE will be June 30, 2021. All hearings scheduled after June 30th in Division AE will proceed as scheduled and a coverage Judge will be in place.

In compliance with AOSC21-15 & AO No.: 12.515-06/2021, we are now converting back to live in person hearings in the courthouse. Because we are in a transitional phase the month of July will be a unique mix of hearings scheduled prior to the above AO being issued and after, consisting of zoom hearings and in person hearings. Beginning August 1, 2021 Division AE will be fully converted back to live in person hearings. Please see the Divisional Instructions page for detailed information.  


Changes for Submittals of Orders

In compliance with the Florida Supreme Court’s November 1, 2019 Administrative Order (AOSC 19-74), all orders shall be signed electronically by the court. Division AE does not accept hard copies/emailed copies of Orders. Please resubmit your documents using the online services system for the Judge to review.

Emails to the Court

Division AE does NOT accept email transmission of copies of motions, memoranda, proposed orders, or other correspondence. Exceptions may be made when the Court specifically requests such a transmittal.

Division AE email address: CAD-DIVISIONAE@PBCGOV.ORG.

Do not submit orders to the divisional CAD email.

Please upload Orders for the Courts review through the online services system:

Online Services

UMC/Special Set Hearings (scheduled online AND hearing dates are to be coordinated with all parties of record) We allow 15 - 60 minute specially set hearings in Division AE


This is divisional news only. See the Divisional Instructions for more detailed information.


Emergency Hotline for the PBC Courthouse

The hotline number is (561) 355-6744 and is available during weather/emergency situations to provide information regarding courthouse closures.


Suspension Dates

Division AE does not post suspension dates. All UMC and special set hearings are scheduled online on available dates.