Administrative Order dated 6-25-2020 re: COVID-19

The Honorable Bertila Soto, Chief Judge of the Miami-Dade Courts, has issued Administrative Order (AO) 20-13, returning emergency COVID-19 court operations to Phase 1 in order to protect the health and safety of the community and court staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The transition back to Phase 1 of court operations was determined in consultation with medical experts due to the rise of new COVID-19 cases throughout Florida and Miami-Dade County.


Under Phase 1, the Miami-Dade Courts will remain closed as established under AO 20-11, with no in-person access except for emergency or mission-critical matters, persons making court registry deposit payments with the clerk of court, or other exceptions made by memorandum of the administrative judge in circumstances that are required in the interest of justice.


Anyone entering a courthouse facility under the exceptions listed above must follow all COVID-19 precautions in place for all courthouses as listed in AO 20-11.