RH/NC/H Divisional Instructions

Please follow these guidelines:

Do not come to court if you are sick, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, had contact with someone with COVID-19, have been quarantined, traveled to an area with widespread COVID-19, or had contact with someone who traveled to an area with widespread COVID-19.

Please remember you are protecting others as well as yourself. Contact the clerk's office by phone or email to inform us of your need for a continuance. (Provide email and phone number.)

All Orders submitted to this Court must be double spaced, 12 pt New Roman font. It must include the introductory paragraph that states the posture of the case.

Traffic Court/Division H

All Traffic Court cases are handled remotely. These hearings are conducted on Zoom.

You will receive notice of your Zoom hearing, or you can contact the Clerk for your court date.

Zoom Meeting Information

Division H, NC and DUSNB:

Meeting Link: Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 911 1095 1090

Dial by your location:

  • US Toll-free 877-853-5257
  • US Toll-free 888-475-4499

How to Zoom: Instructions for attorneys and litigants regarding remote hearings.

Traffic Court/Criminal/Misdemeanor Cases Divisions H/NC

Hearing Times

Motions to Recall Capias, If agreed to, may be sent to the Queue. If not agreed to they are set on Wednesdays at 1 :30 pm. Please do not email your Motions & Orders to the Court. Use the Queue. Notice must be filed with the Clerk of Court.

Misdemeanor Arraignments

We recommend you contact the Assistant State Attorney, Pam Ford, at (561) 624-6546 if you want to resolve your case through a Pretrial Diversion Program or Plea In Absentia without coming to Court. For Please in Absentia please use the state's paperwork.

All Misdemeanor Arraignments are being handled in person.

Division H/NC County Criminal case orders can be submitted (in WORD format) through the Portal for signature. Pro Se Litigants should file all documents with the Clerk of Court and the court will receive them electronically through the Clerk.

Petitions to Expunge and/or Seal are set on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm.

Notice must be filed with the Clerk of Court. However, the Court can also review these motions in chambers without the need for a Court Hearing. If agreed to, please submit a proposed order to the Judge.

VOP'S are set on Wednesday at 10:30 AM.

County Civil and Small Claims

The Court is conducting all Civil Hearings remotely with the exception of Trials, Pretrials and Mediations. All other motions lasting more than 5 minutes must be set through the Judicial Assistant. See below for instructions.

UMC'S are motions of5 minutes or less and may be set from 8:15 am-8:55 am on Monday and Friday.

Parties shall use the divisional email ( CAD-DivisionRH@pbcgov.org ) when sending correspondence to this division and cc all appropriate parties.

Zoom Meeting Information

Division RH:

Meeting Link: Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 873 6210 5000

Dial by your location:

  • US Toll-free 877-853-5257
  • US Toll-free 888-475-4499

Cases will be dismissed for lack of prosecution if there is no action or activity after six months. Also, if the Court enters a default, and the Plaintiff fails to submit a Final Judgment and its supporting documentation, the case may be dismissed by the Court when it reviews the docket.

Small Claims

Pretrial Conference Hearings are held in person. If you require a continuance, please put it in writing. If the Court has awarded a Default or Default Final Judgment, the Plaintiff must provide the Court with a proposed order within 30 days. If not, the case may be dismissed for lack of prosecution when the Court reviews its docket.

All Trials for Small Claims and County Civil must be scheduled through the Judicial Assistant.


The Court will hear Motions to Determine Rent by Zoom. Mediations and Trials will be in person.

Any answers/letters from Defendants should include the Case Number, Defendant's name, phone number, and email address.

Cases may dismissed for lack of prosecution if not acted upon by the Plaintiff/Landlord upon the Court's review of the docket.

Delivery of Documents

Civil Division RH is participating in the e-portal for proposed orders. If you are unable to use the e-portal, then all documents should be filed with the Palm Beach County Clerk's Office.

Attorneys should upload all proposed orders electronically through the portal.

Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

PIP Attorneys are required to attend Pretrial Hearings. All PIP cases filed in Small Claims Court must follow Small Claims Rules.

County Civil and Small Claims


County Civil Trials are set by the Judicial Assistant upon request/motion. A pre­trial order will be sent to both parties requiring mediation. All trials are in person.