Fee Schedule


The Clerk of Circuit Court is required by Florida Statutes to charge for services rendered by the office in recording documents, instruments, and in performing the duties enumerated.

New Fees in effect as of June 1, 2009
SMALL CLAIMS
Upon the filing of a small claims action or proceeding in County Court, the plaintiff shall pay the following fees:
$0 - 99.99 $55.00
$100.00 - 499.99 $80.00
$500.00 - 2,499.99 $175.00
$2,500.00 - 5,000.00 $300.00
Reopen Fee claims less than $500.00 $25.00
Reopen Fee claims more than $500.00 $50.00
Issue Pre-trial notice $10.00


COUNTY COURT
Upon the filing of a civil action or proceeding in County Court, the plaintiff shall pay the following fees:
$5,000.00 - 15,000.00 $300.00
Eviction $185.00
Court Ordered Mediation
(County Court Only)
$60.00
Issue Summons $10.00
Registry Deposit     (3% of the first $500.00
Clerk's Fee      (1-1/2% of the remainder Cross Claim, Counter Claim,Counter Petition & Third Party Complaint $295.00


CIRCUIT COURT
$15,000.00 and over $400.00
Each named defendant over five (5), per defendant $2.50
Issue Summons $10.00
Civil Cross Claim, Counter Claim, Third Party Complaint $395.00
Reopen Fee $50.00
Lis Pendens
Recording Fee - Separate Check
 
First Page $5.00
Each Additional Page $4.00
Foreclosure each additional timeshare unit $10.00
Writ of Garnishment $188.00
Writ of Replevin $85.00
Petition for Ext. of Time
Malpractice 90 Day Ext.
$42.00
Foreclosure Sale $70.00
Disburse Surplus Funds $15.00
Notify Surplus Trustee $15.00
Appoint Surplus Trustee $15.00


FAMILY COURT
Dissolution of Marriage $397.50
Other Family Filings $300.00
Cert copies of FJDG of DM $10.50
Dissolution Counter Petition (when subsequent filing seeks a Dissolution) $392.50
Family Mediation per person
  - income less than 50,000
$60.00
Family Mediation per person
  - income more than 50,000
$120.00
Reopen Fee $50.00
Issue Summons $10.00
Cross Claim, Counter Claim, Counter Petition & Third Party Complaint $295.00
Petition for Name Change $400.00
Petition for Adoption $400.00
Petition for Termination of Parental Rights $400.00


APPEALS
Appeal from County to Circuit $281.00
Non Court Related Appeal $400.00
Appeal from Circuit Court to Third District Court  
Check payable to 3rd DCA $300.00
Check payable to Clerk $100.00
Examining & Certifying Transcripts $5.00
Prepare Index per Document $3.50


MARRIAGE LICENSE
License $93.50
Ceremony $30.00
License with Marital Prep. Cert. $61.00


COPIES and MISCELLANOUS
Copies per page $1.00
Certification $2.00
Search $2.00
Clerk's Signature $7.00
Exemplified Copy $7.00
Issuing Witness Subpoena $7.00
Docket per page $1.00


PROBATE
Estate Opening $231.00
Caveat $41.00
Pet. / Order Admit Foreign Will $231.00
Pet. For Disposition without Adm. $231.00
Summary Adm (less than 1,000.00) $235.00
Summary Adm (more than 1,000.00) $345.00
Formal $400.00
Pet. to Determine Incompetency $231.00
Guardianship PERSON ONLY $235.00
Veterans Guardianship $235.00
Guardianship $400.00
Notice of Trust $41.00
Exemplification Certificate $7.00
Reopen Fee $50.00


ANNUAL ACCOUNTING
$25,000.00 or Less $20.00
$25,000.00 - 100,000.00 $85.00
$100,000.00 - 500,000.00 $170.00
Over $500,000.00 $250.00


AUDIT FEE
Verified Inventory $85.00


Circuit Civil Foreclosure:       Graduated Filing Fees Based on the Value of the Claim
Foreclosure $50,000 or less   $400.00
Foreclosure $50,001 to $249,999   $905.00
Foreclosure $250,000 or more   $1,905.00
     
When Filing in a Circuit Civil Foreclosure Case
Claim $50,000 or less Cross Claim, Counter Claim, Counter Petition or Third Party Complaint $395.00
Claim $50,001 to $249,999 Cross Claim, Counter Claim, Counter Petition or Third Party Complaint $900.00
Claim $250,000 or more Cross Claim, Counter Claim, Counter Petition or Third Party Complaint $1,900.00


Traffic Citations

Once you have received a traffic citation, you have thirty (30) days to make an election. If you are electing traffic school, you must first pay the citation. After you have paid the citation, you will need to follow these few steps:

  1. Print out, Sign and have notarized the Traffic School Affidavit which is under the "forms" link. Send a copy of your citation along with the notarized affidavit to the Clerk's Office within the first 30 days.
  2. Once you have completed step one, you have ninety (90) days to complete a Florida Certified, Basic 4 hour, Driver Improvement Course. You may take the course online (Search: Florida Traffic Schools) or in person (telephone book-yellow pages under Driving Instructions, Driving Schools, or Traffic School).
  3. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a Traffic School Certificate. You must send proof of completion to the Clerk of Court within the allowed ninety (90) days. Failure to do so will result in your license being suspended and points will be assessed to your license.
Speeding Payment
Within 30 Days
Payment With
Late Fee
Payment With
Suspension (D6)
Traffic School Fine
1 - 9 Miles Over $131.00 $147.00 $154.00 No Reduction
10 - 14 Miles Over $206.00 $222.00 $229.00 No Reduction
15 - 19 Miles Over $256.00 $272.00 $279.00 No Reduction
20 - 29 Miles Over $281.00 $297.00 $304.00 No Reduction
30 + Court Mandatory Court Mandatory Court Mandatory Court Mandatory
Speeding (Const/School Zone)
1 - 9 Miles Over $156.00 $172.00 $179.00 No Reduction
10 - 14 Miles Over $306.00 $322.00 $329.00 No Reduction
15 - 19 Miles Over $406.00 $422.00 $429.00 No Reduction
20 - 29 Miles Over $456.00 $472.00 $479.00 No Reduction
30 + Court Mandatory Court Mandatory Court Mandatory Court Mandatory
Child Restraint / Moving Violations $166.00 $182.00 $189.00 No Reduction
School Bus Passing on Left $206.00 $222.00 $229.00 No Reduction
Running Red Light $264.00 $280.00 $287.00 No Reduction
Bicycle/Pedestrian Violations $64.50 $80.50 $87.50 No Reduction
No Registration / Driver's License / Expired Tag $116.00 $132.00 $139.00  
   With Proof $15.00      
   Compliance in 30 Days $98.25      
No Insurance $116.00 $132.00 $139.00  
   With Proof $18.00      
   Compliance in 30 Days $80.90      
Vehicle Defect (Statute 316.610) $116.00 $132.00 $139.00  
   Repair in 30 Days $96.00      
Seat Belt $116.00 $132.00 $139.00 No Reduction
Littering $105.00 $121.00 $128.00  
Handicap Parking In County Municipality    
   State Statute $190.00 $181.00    
   County Ordinance $340.00 $331.00    
   With Proof $27.00 $18.00    

* There is no monetary reduction for attending a driver improvement school.
** Note: If you have a Commercial Driver's License, you are not eligible to elect traffic school.




RECORDING FEES

1. $10.00 for the first page. $8.50 for each additional page of the same document.
2. If the document contains more than 4 names to index, there is an additional charge of $1.00 per name.
3. Documentary Stamp Tax on Deeds is $.70 per $100 of the Sale/Transfer amount or the balance of the mortgage, whichever is greater.
4. Intangible Tax on a Mortgage is 2 mills or .002 x Mortgage amount.
Documentary Stamp Tax on a mortgage is $.35 per $100 of the mortgage amount.
If you have additional questions regarding the Documentary Stamp Tax or the Intangible Tax, please contact the Florida Department of Revenue at 1-850-488-6800.

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