The Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court Administration Office provides various services to attorneys, the media, and the public to simplify judicial proceedings and improve service to the people of DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties.

  • Americans with Disabilities ActDeSoto, Manatee & Sarasota The Twelfth Judicial Circuit complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which requires that reasonable accommodations be provided on request to qualified persons with disabilities in order that they might fully participate in court programs, services and activities.
  • Certified Process ServersSarasota The Chief Judge, through Court Administration, authorizes and regulates Certified Process Servers in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit. These individuals are responsible for serving initial non-enforceable civil process issued within the circuit.
  • Childrens Waiting RoomManatee The Manatee County Judicial Center provides children who must accompany their parents or guardians to court proceedings a safe and friendly environment to await their hearing.
  • Document SubscriptionDeSoto, Manatee & Sarasota This service allows registered users to subscribe to documents, e.g. judges dockets, administrative orders, etc., posted on the Twelfth Circuit website, to receive email notification when documents are updated or added.
  • JACSDeSoto, Manatee & Sarasota The Judicial Automated Calendaring System (JACS) provides attorneys with a quick, reliable and convenient solution to scheduling judicial hearings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through a web browser.
  • Public Information OfficeDeSoto, Manatee & Sarasota The Public Information Office responds to requests for public records, coordinates media and public requests to observe court proceedings and provides the community with information on court programs and services.
  • Technology ServicesDeSoto, Manatee & Sarasota Court Administration provides A/V equipment, video conferencing, and other technology support to attorneys, the media and the public. Find information on the technology available, procedures, and forms for requesting technology services.