JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- First Coast News has just learned that the new Duval County Courthouse may not open for another month, according to Councilman Bill Bishop.
The fire suppression test at the new courthouse that was scheduled for Thursday has been postponed until Saturday.
If the building passes that test on Saturday, courthouse staff will be allowed in to set up their offices. Right now, no one is allowed in the courthouse.
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Representatives from Turner Construction (the company that built the courthouse), administrators for the courthouse, and the city attorney did not reach a resolution.
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The city does not want anyone in the courthouse until a certificate of occupancy is issued. However, courthouse staff is eager to get into the new courthouse so the backlog of cases does not grow.
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