Americans with Disabilities Act

Administrative Office of the Courts
Columbia County Courthouse

173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408
Lake City, FL 32055

Charles Hydovitz
Trial Court Administrator

Phone: (386) 758-2163
Fax: (386) 758-2162

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in state and local government services. This includes participation in court proceedings. Pursuant to Title II of the ADA the Florida State Courts System will make reasonable modifications in policies, practices and procedures; furnish auxiliary aids and services; and afford program accessibility.

Parties, witnesses, lawyers, jurors and other court participants can request assistance with things such as large print documents, American Sign Language interpreters, assistive listening devices, assignment to wheelchair accessible court rooms, and the like.

Pursuant to Rule 2.540 Florida Rules of General Practice and Judicial Administration – All notices of court proceedings to be held in a public facility, and all process compelling appearance at such proceedings, shall include the statement immediately below in bold face, 14-point Times New Roman or Courier font.

If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055; (386)758-2163 or complete the ADA Request form located at at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711.