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Administrative Order 20-15 5th Amended

On Monday August 3, 2020, 18th Judicial Circuit Administrative Order 20-15 was amended for the 5th time. To view the full text please click here.

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Office of the Governor Executive Order Number 20-180

July 29, 2020, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-180 extending the suspension on evictions until September 1, 2020. In it he states “I hereby suspend and toll any statute providing for final action at the conclusion of an eviction proceeding under Florida law solely when the proceeding arises from non-payment of rent by a residential…

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Administrative Order 20-15 4th Amended

July 27, 2020, 18th Judicial Circuit Administrative Order 20-15 was amended for the 4th time. Administrative Order 20-15 4th Amended states that “any prior restrictions imposed in excess of those specifically listed in Administrative Order 20-33 are lifted. Absent any future extension, Administrative Order 20-33 expires on August 1, 2020” thus, taking away any COVID…

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Registering to Vote for the General Election

October 5, 2020 is the last day to register to vote, in the State of Florida, for the General Election on November 3, 2020. If you need to register to vote please click here to view the Florida Online Registration Website. For more information regarding the candidates and the upcoming election please visit the Seminole…

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100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment

August 18, 2020 will be the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution which granted American women with the right to vote; a right known as “women’s suffrage.” Please click here to view a flowchart containing a brief history of such a monumental event.

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Florida Primary

August 18, 2020 is the day of the Florida Primary. Early voting will occur from August 8, 2020 to August 15, 2020. To view the locations for Early Voting Centers in Seminole County please, click here. Registration for the Primary closed July 20, 2020.

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Administrative Order 20-15 3rd Amended

On July 20, 2020, 18th Judicial Circuit Administrative Order 20-15 3rd Amended was issued which suspended eviction, ejectment or writs of possession, unlawful detainers as well as foreclosure sales, hearings and nonjury trials until August 31, 2020. To view the full text for this order please, click here.

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Seminole County Executive Order 2020-030

Please click here to see the attached Seminole County Executive Order 2020-030 regarding Covid-19 And The Use Of Social Distancing/ Facial Coverings

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Seminole County Public Schools Offers Free Breakfast And Lunch Starting July 20, 2020.

SCPS is continuing their partnership with Summer BreakSpot to provide free nutritionally balanced meals to children and teens 18 and under. Meals will be provided Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm with an additional breakfast and lunch provided on Thursdays as Friday’s meal. Meals will be provided at the locations mentioned below:…

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Administrative Order 20-28

Please click here to see the attached Administrative Order 20-28 regarding COVID-19 Reopening Procedures- Seminole County Courthouse

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Seminole County Small Business Grant Application

Seminole County has established a grant program designed to aid small businesses struggling amid the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus. Starting June 1st, small businesses located in Seminole County can apply for a one time grant of up to $5,000. The businesses must be physically established within Unincorporated Seminole County or one of the…

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Had A Cruise Planned Or Hoping To Plan A Cruise?

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased risk of spread of COVID-19 on cruise ships, the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) published the first industry-wide No Sail Order on March 14, 2020. You may ask, what is a No Sail Order? The No Sail Order suspends all cruise ship operations in waters subject to…

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Florida Student Financial Relief

University of Florida: The University of Florida has two major relief funds – Aid-a-Gator and the Federal Emergency Aid Grant. The first is a fund meant to help UF students cover education-related expenses. Aid-a-Gator is a grant, not a loan and the maximum grant is $1,000. The second fund is meant for UF students to…

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The Sharing Center’s Community Food Distribution

On Thursday, May 21st, the Sharing Center will be giving out food to qualifying families at the Annunciation Catholic Church. Please click here view the flyer to learn more.

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Florida Reemployment & Federal Unemployment Assistance

Please click here to see a flyer our office created, comparing and contrasting the types of state reemployment and federal unemployment benefits that are available

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It’s Giving Tuesday!

         

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UCF Students can Receive Benefits from CARES Act

UCF students have the opportunity to receive benefits from the CARES Act to assist them with their school related expenses that were affected due to COVID-19. This includes any unexpected expenses that were necessary to compete classes online during the Spring 2020 semester (such as materials and/or technology), rent/housing, food, and more. Eligibility requirements include…

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Can I be Evicted During the COVID-19 Crisis is Seminole County for Non-Payment of Rent?

Please click here to view a flowchart concerning eviction for non-payment of rent during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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April COVID-19 Testing Dates

No-cost tests are available in some Seminole County locations. Patients must bring identification. They do not have to exhibit symptoms. Although tests are free, patients with insurance should bring their cards. Appointments are not necessary. Sites will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the following dates, with the capacity to test up…

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Did You Lose Your Medical Insurance When You Became Unemployed? If Yes, You May Be Able To Consider The Following Option

If you have lost your job and your job-related health insurance, you may qualify for the Special Enrollment Period in the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Health Insurance Marketplace allows for individuals to see what health insurance they qualify best suited for their current financial situation. Those who have lost insurance through their job must apply…

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Medicaid Changes

The Agency for Health Care Administration and Department of Children and Families have been working together to ensure current Medicaid recipients maintain benefits during the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) state of emergency. To that end, we are taking the following actions. Maintain Medicaid Eligibility We will maintain Medicaid eligibility for current recipients through the last…

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The “CARES Act:” What’s in It?

Coronavirus and, Relief, and Economic Security Act Summary from Justice in Aging   On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the CARES Act (H.R. 748), a $2 trillion funding package aimed at addressing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Americans. The CARES Act is the third legislative package to date building on the Families…

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Resources Available During Coronavirus Pandemic

Seminole County Government Office of Emergency Management’s website has all COVID-19 updates regarding Seminole County. This includes a detailed list of Frequently Asked Questions, Closures, Assistance Programs, Donations/Food Banks, Schools, and more. The list are updated every day to keep individuals up to date on all changes in Seminole County. Please click here to visit…

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Videos Helping Self Represented Filers Use the E-Portal to Send Documents to Court

During this time, you may be finding yourself needing to electronically file documents with the court in a pending action or initiate a new action on your own. The Florida Courts E-Filing Portal allows individuals to access the court system from the safe comfort of their home or office. We would like to provide the…

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Serving Our Community During this Time of Need

We want you to know that Seminole County Legal Aid is here to serve our community during this time of need. It is important we share a few steps with you of the preventative measures we are taking to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus and keep applicants, clients, volunteers and staff safe. We will…

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