Osceola County Historical Courthouse

The Osceola County Courthouse is the oldest Courthouse in the State of Florida that is still being used as a Courthouse. In August of 1888, Courthouse design plans were accepted and adopted. Construction of the building began in July of 1889. The Courthouse was completed by May of that same year. The final cost for construction of the Courthouse and Jail came to $25,031.

The Historic County Courthouse has been "home" to numerous Judges, eight Clerks of Circuit Court, Probation & Parole, County Commissioners, the Sheriff and hundreds of employees. All types of cases, from chicken thievery and the selling of moonshine, to high profile murder cases have been heard in the Historic Courthouse building. On August 16, 1977, the Osceola County Courthouse was added to the Historic Register.

Address

3 Courthouse Square
Kissimmee, Florida 34741

Driving directions

Security

Please note, the following items will be prohibited from coming into the courthouse:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Alcohol
  • Ammunition
  • Billie club
  • Body spray (over 4 oz)
  • Bug bombs or spray
  • Chains over 12"
  • Chemical gas
  • Chinese sticks (hairsticks)
  • Clay
  • Crochet hooks
  • Drugs
  • Explosives
  • Firearms
  • Glass containers (over 4 oz)
  • Handcuff key
  • Knitting needles
  • Knives of any type/size
  • Kubaton sticks of any kind
  • Lighters
  • Mace
  • Medallions over 2"
  • Metal forks
  • Metal knuckles
  • Metal nail files
  • Metal picks
  • Oversized belt buckles
  • Paints
  • Pepper spray
  • Rat tail combs
  • Razors or box cutters
  • Sharp point scissors
  • Sling shot
  • Stun gun
  • Tape measure
  • Tear gas
  • Throwing stars
  • Tools & tape measures
  • Tweezers

Any and all other destructive devices and additional items not listed, considered dangerous by the security officials may be confiscated.