Welcome to the Fourth Judicial Circuit of the
State of Florida
The Duval County Courthouse opened in June 2012. This is a stately and functional facility, which will serve the citizens of Duval County for many years into the future. The address for the Duval County Courthouse is 501 West Adams Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202.
As Chief Judge, it is my responsibility to ensure that our courts in the Fourth Judicial Circuit are accessible, fair, effective, and responsive to the citizens of Clay, Duval and Nassau Counties and everyone who appears in our courts.
All of our judges, magistrates, hearing officers, staff attorneys and court administration staff are dedicated professionals committed to upholding the high standards of justice prescribed by the law. We promise to provide our citizens justice without prejudice in a professional manner focused on protecting rights while upholding and interpreting the law, and providing expeditious resolution of disputes.
As we serve the citizens of Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties and those who enter the courtrooms of the Fourth Judicial Circuit each year, we are mindful of the limited resources allocated to our branch of government. In this tough economic climate, we are dedicated to fiscal responsibility. We are committed to providing you with information and access to the courts in an innovative and efficient manner. This website provides useful information about our Circuit, including our judges, programs, services and operations. The use of technology in this manner increases accessibility to the courts for everyone in an economical manner. Whether you are a citizen, litigant, or an attorney, I am hopeful these resources will be of assistance to you.
We hope you find our website informative and helpful in your interaction with the Fourth Judicial Circuit. You will find detailed information on all our court programs, judges, contacts, and courthouse locations. On behalf of all 55 judges in our circuit, I welcome you to the Fourth Judicial Circuit’s website.
Chief Judge Mark H. Mahon
Seminar focuses on the process of obtaining injunctions for protection and on the governing statutes, rules, and forms. However it does not focus on addressing criminal domestic violence cases, except in passing and does not address mental health issues, except in passing.
The Florida Times Union covered the Duval County Courthouse Time Capsule Dedication Ceremony on March 27, 2014. Over 500 people attended the ceremony which included local dignitaries.
Fourth Judicial Circuit Clerks of Court by County
The Florida Courts System is divided into five districts that are made up of 20 judicial circuits and are further broken down into 67 counties.
The Fourth Judicial Circuit is comprised of Clay, Duval and Nassau Counties. Currently, only Duval County Court is fully represented on this website. However, the court functions for Clay and Nassau Counties will be added in the near future. In the interim, limited court information for Clay and Nassau Counties can be accessed by going to the following websites:
This website is designed to give the public pertinent and timely information to use when conducting business with the Court. The links shown on the left will help you find the information you need. This website will evolve in appearance and content as technology and demands change to meet and anticipate your information needs.