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Palm Beach County 2023 Court Holidays and Evictions

Palm Beach County Court Holidays 2023
Palm Beach County Court Holidays 2023

Florida Residential Evictions And Court Holidays

Evictions in Florida are governed under Chapter 83, Florida Statutes. Traditionally, if a landlord follows the law and correctly hits pertinent deadlines in their eviction cases, evictions are designed to be an expedited court process in order to place the landlord back in possession of their real property. However, incorrectly counting holidays or weekends in the Florida eviction process can cause for unnecessary delay.

In  Florida, a 3-Day Notice must not be given prior to the rent becoming due and it must state that that that tenant has 3 days to pay the overdue rent or vacate the property. The notice should exclude Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays, those days observed by a court as set forth in §83.56(3),

In all eviction actions for possession, the landlord is entitled to summary procedure as provided in §51.011, Fla. Stat. Upon being served with an eviction lawsuit, a tenant has 5 days to file an answer to the eviction claim.  See Berry v. Clement, 346 So. 2d 105 (Fla. 2d DCA 1977), 5 days excludes weekends and legal holidays. Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.090(a).  An answer is required to be filed within 5 days excluding weekends and legal holidays and should contain all legal and equitable defenses.

§83.62(1), Fla. Stat., which is titled Restoration of possession to landlord, states that “[I]n an action for possession, after entry of judgment in favor of the landlord, the clerk shall issue a writ to the sheriff describing the premises and commanding the sheriff to put the landlord in possession after 24 hours’ notice conspicuously posted on the premises. Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays do not stay the 24-hour notice period.”  This 2013 amendment to the statute clarifies that weekends and holidays do not stay the 24 hour notice period for the sheriff’s eviction.  This appears to permit eviction on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday based upon a notice posted the previous day; however, service of a writ of possession on a weekend is extremely rare.
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Court Holidays In Palm Beach County 2023

Palm Beach County Court Holidays 2023

Below are the Court Holidays in Palm Beach County for 2023.

New Year’s Day (observed) Monday, January 2, 2023
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Monday, January 16, 2023
No Court Events* Monday, February 20, 2023
Good Friday Friday, April 7, 2023
Memorial Day Monday, May 29, 2023
Juneteenth Monday, June 19, 2023
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Labor Day Monday, September 4, 2023
Yom Kippur Monday, September 25, 2023
No Court Events* Monday, October 9, 2023
Veteran’s Day Friday, November 10, 2023
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23, 2023
Friday after Thanksgiving Friday, November 24, 2023
Christmas Monday, December 25, 2023
No Court Events* Tuesday, December 26, 2023

*Monday, February 20, 2023, Monday, October 9, 2023 and Tuesday, December 26, 2023 are County holidays and the County Buildings will be closed. Court events will not be scheduled on these days but they are still considered regular workdays for Court employees.

Need assistance with an eviction? Law Office of Ryan S. Shipp, PLLC, and its team of aggressive Landlord Lawyers are here to assist with all of your eviction, unlawful detainer, and ejectment needs. Call us today @ 561.699.0399 to learn more.

Licensed to practice law in the State of Florida since 2008, Ryan S. Shipp, Esquire is the founder and principal attorney at Law Office of Ryan S. Shipp, PLLC, which is located in Palm Beach County, Florida. Mr. Shipp and his team of associate attorneys and support staff focus their practice in the areas of real estate and business law.

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