Court Technology

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The Court Technology Office is charged with planning, support, and the implementation and maintenance of technology infrastructure, applications, and a wide variety of technology resources.

Planning includes developing disaster recovery plans, strategic plans for future projects and to meet strategic goals, and evaluation and assessment of hardware, software, and specialized equipment to meet the operational needs of the court and to improve efficiency.

This office supports users' desktop equipment and applications, specialized technology in the courtrooms/hearing rooms, and implements proper security controls to protect the integrity and accessibility of court information.

For general assistance, please contact the Help Desk at (863) 534-7788.

SERVICES

Courtroom Technology

The Polk, Highlands and Hardee County Courthouses have a variety of technology equipment available for attorneys and parties to use during court proceedings for a nominal fee of $25.00.

In Polk County please make check or money order payable to the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC). To rent any of the equipment listed below in Polk County, call Wanda Smith at (863) 534-2585 or Fred at 863-534-7788.

In Highlands or Hardee Counties please make check or money order payable to the Bench Bar Fund. Call Dustin Wells at (863) 402-6949.

  • 1. ELMO “Document camera”
  • 2. Projectors
  • 3. Projector screens
  • 4. Loaner laptops
  • 5. TV with DVD/VCR player
  • 6. Skype Tower-TV/laptop/webcam

Please note that you must call ahead to schedule the rental of this equipment.

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