ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – Due to the approach of Hurricane Ian, Alachua County offices will be closed Wednesday through Friday. The agencies below are also closed Wednesday through Friday. We expect more closure announcements soon.
Alachua County Public Schools
The University of Florida
Santa Fe College
The Alachua County Tax Collector
The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections
The City of Gainesville
The Alachua County Library District
The Alachua County Property Appraiser
Alachua County Sheriff’s non-essential employees
Eighth Circuit Court (see details below)
Due to the expected effects of Hurricane Ian, all Eighth Circuit Court events in Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, and Union Counties are canceled beginning Wednesday at noon and continuing through Friday. Court events in Levy County are canceled beginning Wednesday at 8 a.m. and continuing through Friday.
On Wednesday, there are no changes to the First Appearance, Shelter, and Detention Hearing protocol. Those events will take place as set forth on the weekly court calendar.
On Thursday and Friday, First Appearance, Shelter, and Detention Hearings circuit-wide will take place in Alachua County, following the weekend protocol, and will be presided over by the Alachua County Court judge as set forth on the weekly calendar. All participants may appear by Zoom using the regular weekend Zoom link.
Alachua County has activated the 311 Critical Information Line. This is for questions and rumor control. This number cannot receive texts. Please use 911 for bona fide emergencies only. Those who cannot get through to 311 should call 352-264-6557.