What is a Situs Designation Form? Where can I find a Situs Designation? How do I determine which Situs to select?

A Situs Designation form is used in Okaloosa county to select which part of the county will hold jurisdiction over your case.

You may locate the Situs Designation form on our website at: www.okaloosaclerk.com and following the link to Self Help Packages. The forms are listed in alphabetical order.

Situs location is determined as per Administrative Directive 2009-08

  • Crestview Courthouse - if
    • The cause of action occurred North of the Eglin Field #3(Duke Field) entrance to Highway 85 or
    • The cause of action did not occur in Okaloosa county, but the sole defendant/respondent resides, at the time the suite was filed, North of the Eglin Field #3 (Duke Field) entrance to Highway 85
  • Courthouse Annex - Fort Walton Beach if
    • The cause of action occurred South of Eglin Field #3 (Duke Field) entrance to Highway 85 or
    • The cause of action did not occur in Okaloosa county, but the sole defendant/respondent resides, at the tie that suit was filed, South of the Eglin Field #3 (Duke Field) entrance to Highway 95.
  • Either Courthouse (Crestview) or Courthouse Annex (Fort Walton) depending upon where the suit is filed if:
    • The cause of action did not occur in Okaloosa county and no defendant/respondent resides in Okaloosa county; or
    • The cause of action did not occur in Okaloosa county, there is more than one defendant/respondent that resides in both areas of the county.

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