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.
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.
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