Civil Fees & Costs

Initial Filing Fees

All fees are subject to legislative changes.
Filing Type
Cost
Administrative appeal
$281
Eminent domain action
$400
General Circuit Civil (claims more than $15,000)
$400
General County Civil (claims more than $5,000, up to $15,000)
$300
Malpractice 90-day extension
$42

Other Fees

All fees are subject to legislative changes.
Fee Type
Cost
Additional defendant(s) more than five, per defendant
$2.50
Attorney pro hac vice
$100
Bond approval
$8.50
Circuit Civil counterclaim/cross claim/third-party claim
$395
County Civil counterclaim/cross claim/third-party claim more than $2,500
$295
Eminent domain deposit dee, per deposit
$170
Enforcement of foreign judgment service fee (in addition to filing fee and recording fees)
$42
Motor Vehicle Repair Act (preparing and recording)
$17
Notice of lis pendens – recording first page
$5
Notice of lis pendens – recording additional page(s), per page
$4
Notice of lis pendens – recording additional name(s) more than four, per name
$1
Judicial sale fee
$70
Online sale fee
$49
Payment plan contract fee
$25
Reopen fee
$50
Registry of Court fee (placing funds into Registry) – First $500
3%
Registry of Court fee (placing funds into Registry) – Each subsequent $100
1.5%
Satisfaction, Dismissal, Foreign Judgment, or Release of Lis Pendens – Recording first page
$10
Satisfaction, Dismissal, Foreign Judgment, or Release of Lis Pendens – Recording additional page(s), per page
$8.50
Satisfaction, Dismissal, Foreign Judgment, or Release of Lis Pendens – Recording additional name(s) more than four, per name
$1
Sealing any court file or expungement of record
$42
Subpoena issuance (sign and seal only), per subpoena
$2
Subpoena preparation and issuance (prepare, sign, and seal), per subpoena
$7
Summons issuance (sign and seal only), per summons
$10
Summons preparation and issuance (prepare, sign, and seal), per summons
$17
Surplus Fund fee
$28
Surplus Fund disbursement fee, per disbursement
$15
Transfer of lien certificate, first certificate
$20
Transfer of lien certificate, each additional certificate
$10
Writ issuance (Garnishment, Replevin, Attachment, Distress writs), per writ
$85

Payments Options:

Acceptable forms of payment for fees and costs:

  • Bank check
  • Cash
  • Credit/Debit Card – Debit/credit transactions incur a 3.5% transaction fee charged by MyFloridaCounty.
    • American Express
    • Discover
    • MasterCard
    • Visa
  • In-state business check
  • Money order
  • Personal in-state check with proper identification

All payments for fees and costs must be remitted in U.S. currency. Do not send cash through the mail.

Payments by check or money order:

Payments submitted by check or money order must be made payable to:
Nikki Alvarez-Sowles, Clerk & Comptroller