The seven-story courthouse houses the county’s civil and criminal courts divisions, along with 51 courtrooms, judicial and administrative offices, jury rooms, Clerk of Courts’ offices, a sally port and holding cells. Frequently used public areas such as county civil, circuit civil, court files, probate, tax deeds and official records are located on the first floor. Stairs, elevators and escalators provide access to the courtrooms, which are located on floors two through six. Judicial offices, hearing rooms, the Chief Judge’s office and a conference room are on the seventh floor.
At the time of certification, the facility is the largest LEED NC-certified project in North Florida, second largest LEED NC-certified project of any type in Florida, first LEED-certified county courthouse in Florida, and largest LEED-certified courthouse in the country.