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Gainesville Courthouses

Last updated: November 7, 2013

Gainesville is a place where history intersects with modern life. Famous explorer Hernando de Soto walked these lands. It’s also rich in Native American culture. Today, the University of Florida dominates the landscape along with a diverse music scene.

With all this fun and excitement, it’s easy to forget that some people need to go to court in Alachua County. If are required to visit the courthouse as a juror, witness, or party in Gainesville, here’s a list of those in your area.

State Courts

  • Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center

    201 East University Ave
    FL 32601

    Tel: (352) 374-3638

    Parking: You can park at the Southwest Downtown Parking Garage located at 68 SW 2nd Street. Also consider public transportation.

    Divisions: Civil, Family, Small Claims, County court

    Note: The County and small claims division handles misdemeanors, small claims (up to $5,000) and all civil up to $15,000, and traffic matters.

Federal Courts

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida

    401 SE First Ave
    FL 32601

    Tel: (860) 240-3200

    Parking: Parking is available in the Gainesville Downtown Parking garage at 220 SE 2nd Ave. Traveling east on University Ave. turn right on SE 1st St. Proceed two blocks, turn right at SE 2nd Ave. The entrance to the parking garage is on the right.

    Note: This Court handles all federal cases. If you have a criminal matter you may contact the Federal Prosecutor or the Federal Public Defender.

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