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CLERK TO THE BOARD

 Board Minutes and Records
Microfilm copy of any document $1.00 per page
Certification of any document $2.00 per complete document
Audio Tape – copy $5.00 per audio tape
Video Tape – copy $10.00 per video tape
CD/DVD $10 per disc 
Lobbyist Registration $25.00 Annual Registration (Oct thru Sept)
Filing Fee for VAB Petition $15.00 per petition
Hard copy of any document     $1.00 per page
 
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COURT DEPARTMENTS

  County Court (FS 34.041) Filing Fees
Claims less than $100 $55.00
Claims of $100 or more but not more than $500 $80.00
Claims of more than $500 but not more than $2500 $175.00
Claims more than $2,500 up to $15,000 $300.00
Small Claims service like certified mail on a Florida resident $11.54
Additional defendant fees over five $2.50
Issuance of a Summons $10.00
Claims not more than $1,000 filed with a replevin (includes replevin fee and filing fee)  $215.00
Garnishee’s Attorney Fee (includes Registry Fee) $103.00
Removal of Tenant Action $185.00
Crossclaims, counterclaims or third party complaints over $2,500 (other than Foreclosures) $295.00
Certified mail restricted delivery for small claims cases within the State of Florida $11.54
Reopening any County Court action, suit, proceeding for Claims not more than $500 $25.00
Reopening any County Court action, suit, proceeding for Claims of more than $500 $50.00
 
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  Circuit Civil Court (FS 28.241) Filing Fees
Upon the institution of a civil action that exceeds $15,000 or proceedings in the circuit court, the plaintiff, when the action or proceeding is filed shall pay a fee of:
General Civil Actions $400.00
Add’l fee for each Defendant over 5 $2.50
Issuance of a Summons $10.00
Crossclaims, counterclaims or third party complaints (other than Foreclosures)   $395.00
Removal of Tenant Action $400.00
Family Court General cases (Change of Name, Adoption) $400.00
Family Court General Counter Petition $395.00
Other Family Court (Paternity, Child Custody, Child Support) $300.00
Other Family Court Counter Petition $295.00
Dissolution of Marriage $408.00
Counter Petitions for Dissolution Filed in Other Domestic Relations Cases $392.50
Garnishments (includes Garnishee’s Attorney Fee Deposit, Registry Fee and Clerk's Fee) $188.00
Additional for proceedings of attachment, replevin, and distress $85.00
Medical Mediation 90 day extension $42.00
Reopening any Circuit Civil action, suit, proceeding $50.00
Mortgage foreclosure and real property actions - claim value $50,000 or less $400.00
Mortgage foreclosure and real property actions - claim value $50,001 but less than $250,000 $905.00
Mortgage foreclosure and real property actions - claim value $250,001 or more $1,905.00
Foreclosure crossclaim, counterclaim, counter petition, third party complaint - claim value $50,000 or less $395.00
Foreclosure crossclaim, counterclaim, counter petition, third party complaint - claim value $50,001 to $250,000 $900.00
Foreclosure crossclaim, counterclaim, counter petition, third party complaint - claim value $250,001 or more $1,900.00
   
  Recording Lis Pendens
 First page         $5.00
 Each Additional page          $4.00
 Indexing each name over 4          $1.00
 
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 Appeals Court (FS 28.241) Civil and Criminal


Notice of Appeal to the AP Banc

      $285.00
Cost of certified copy of the order on appeal. $1.00 per page plus $2.00 to certify       $1.00/$2.00


Notice of Appeal to the 2nd DCA  Payable to 2nd DCA

Payable to the Clerk

       


$300.00

$100.00

Notice of Cross Appeal    Payable to the Appellate Court

        $295.00

Notice of Joinder            Payable to the Appellate Court

        $295.00

Motion to intervene        Payable to the Appellate Court

        $295.00

Administrative Appeal Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed at the Circuit Court Level

        $400.00

Appeal Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed at the Circuit Court Level

        $400.00

 Misc Appeal Fees

For preparing, numbering, and indexing an original record of appellate proceedings, per instrument ............

        $3.50

For making copies by photographic process of any instrument in the public records consisting of pages of not more than 14 inches by 81/2 inches, per page ............

        $1.00

For examining, comparing, correcting, verifying, and certifying transcripts of record in appellate proceedings, prepared by attorney for appellant or someone else other than
clerk, per page ............

        $5.00
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  Florida Enforcement Foreign Judgment Act (FS 55)
The following is required to record:

* Certified copy of Judgment
* An affidavit made by the Judgment Creditor or the attorney stating the name and last known address of Judgment Debtor and Judgment Creditor
To send certified mail (fee per debtor) Restricted Delivery $11.54
Foreign Judgment Service Charge $42.00
  Note: County and/or circuit court filing fees also apply
 
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  Probate (FS 28.2401)
Writs of habeas corpus and prohibition by solvent defendants NO CHARGE
For the opening of any estate of one document or more, including, but not limited to, petitions and order to approve settlement of minor's claim; to open a safe-deposit box; to enter rooms or places; for the determination of heirs, if not Formal Administration; and for a foreign guardian to manage property of a nonresident; but not to include issuance of letters or order of Summary Administration. $231.00
Caveat $41.00
Petition and order to admit foreign will, authenticated copies, exemplified copies or transcripts to record $231.00
Disposition of personal property without Administration $231.00
Summary Administration less that $1,000 $235.00
Summary Administration more than $1,000 $345.00
Formal Administration, Guardianship, Ancillary, Curatorship or Conservatorship proceedings $400.00
Audit fee for verified guardianship inventory exceeding $25,000.00 $85.00
Audit fee for annual accounting for guardianships valued at $25, 000 or less $20.00
More than $25,000 up to $100,000 $85.00
More than $100,000 up to $500,000 $170.00
More than $500,000 $250.00
Reopening of Formal Administration $50.00
Guardianship proceedings of person only $235.00
Veteran Administration Guardianship pursuant to FS 293, FS 294 $235.00
Petition to determine competency $231.00
Notice of Trust (without Administration) $41.00
 
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  Miscellaneous Charges & Other Court Services (FS 28.24)
Holding Mortgage Foreclosure Sales $70.00
Disbursement of Surplus Funds $15.00
Notifying Surplus Trustee $15.00
Appointing Surplus Trustee $15.00
   
 Clerk's fee for receiving money into Registry of the Court:  
Percent of the first $500 3%
Percent of each subsequent $100 1.5%
Eminent Domain per Deposit $170.00
   
 Service charge for copies:  
Copies by photographic process of any instrument in the public records of less than 8.5" X 14" (per page) $1.00
Copies of more than 8.5" X 14" (per page) $5.00
Copies by microfilm process of public records, 16-mm, 215' roll $42.00
Copies of video tape of Board Minutes & Records $10.00
Copies of audio tape of Board Minutes & Records $5.00
Copies of CD's Official Records $30.00
Exemplification (Authenticate) Certificate $7.00
Plus per page copies $1.00
Certificate of all types (written) $7.00
   
 Driving History:  
Copy of Drivers License Record $16.25
   
 Reinstatement of Drivers License $60.00
   
 Other Service Charges:  
Attorney appearing Pro Hac Vice $100.00
Non resident Cost Bond (includes court registry fee of $3.00)  $103.00
Severance  $18.00
Tax Deed Application Fee $60.00
Verifying any instrument presented for certification prepared by someone other than clerk, per page $3.50
Searching records (per name, per year) $2.00
Recording certificate of discharge, separation or services of veterans NO CHARGE
Oath (administering, attesting and sealing not otherwise provided for herein) $3.50
Writing any paper other than specifically mentioned  $7.00
Sealing any court file or expungment of any record $42.00
Approving Bonds $8.50
 
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  Permit
Home Solicitation         $75.00
 
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  Support (FS 61.181,28,24(25))
4% of Support payment not to exceed
Clerk fee for Support payment to the Depository $5.25
Written request for case history report $3.00
Request for statement of payoff $25.00
 
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TRAFFIC

 Violations
Charge: Standard Fee School Election Fee
Moving 316 Violations 163.00 170.00
Moving 322 Violations 160.00 167.00
Failure to Obey Red Light 261.00 268.00
Child Restraint Violations 163.00 170.00
Seat Belt Violations 113.00 N/A
Non-Moving ALL Violations

113.00

N/A
Bicycle/Pedestrian Violations 61.50 N/A
Passing Stopped School Bus 268.00 275.00
ATV Violations 108.00 N/A
Improper Equipment Correction
(Reduced amount if defendant corrects the defect)
113.00
or   
(93.00)
        N/A
Move Over 133.00 140.00
Motorcycle Wheels off Ground/Tag Violation 1163.00 1170.00
Motor Wheels off Ground/Tag Violation 2nd 2663.00 2670.00
Farm Labor Instruction Violations 183.00 N/A
Farm Labor Safety Violations 283.00 N/A
Toll Violations 203.00 + tolls N/A
Handicapped Parking on UTC 330.00 N/A
Dismissal Fee if proof valid at time of citation and submitted within 30 days 10.00 N/A
Leave Child Unattended Mandatory Court Mandatory Court
Load shifting/dropping/leaking Mandatory Court Mandatory Court
Serious Injury or Fatality Mandatory Court Mandatory Court
     
 Speeding Standard Fee School Election Fee
6-9 MPH over 128.00 135.00
10-14 MPH over 203.00 210.00
15-19 MPH over 253.00 260.00
20-29 MPH over 278.00 285.00
30 MPH over and up Mandatory Court N/A
     
 Speeding/Construction or School Zone: Standard Fee School Election Fee
1-9 MPH over 153.00 160.00
10-14 MPH over 303.00 310.00
15-19 MPH over 403.00 410.00
20-29 MPH over 453.00 460.00
30 MPH over and up Mandatory Court Mandatory Court
     
 Paying a Traffic Citation Online:    
Payment Processor Fee (per payment) $4.50
 
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RECORDING DEPARTMENT

  Marriage Licenses
Marriage Licenses (FS 741.01 (02)) Incl. certified copy $93.50
If both applicants present a Certificate of Premarital Preparation Course Completion from a registered course provider. $61.00
Affirmation of Common Child(ren) Born in Florida $7.00
Marriage Ceremony $30.00
 
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 Official Records

Copies per page $1.00
Certifying copies of instruments (per instrument) $2.00
Search (per name, per year) $2.00
Preparation of Clerk's Certificate $7.00
 
 * When ordering copies via mail, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of your copies.
 
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PASSPORT

Must be paid via a personal check, cashiers check or money order payable to U.S. Department of State
Adult, 16 years or older (valid for ten years) Book $110.00 Card $30.00
Child, 15 years and under (valid for five years) Book $80.00 Card $15.00
In addition, a $25.00 fee by cash or check is payable to the Clerk of Circuit Court        
         
 Copies per page       $1.00
Expedite:        
Adult, 16 years or older       $184.85
Child, 15 years and under       $154.85
         
 * Check or Money Order payable to the U.S. Department of State. This amount includes $14.85 for returning your passport via overnight delivery service. In addition, a $25.00 fee by cash or check is payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
 
For your convenience, the Clerk's Office offers Express Mail service for an additional $19.99 for expediting your passport application.

Or, if you prefer, you may provide one prepaid overnight Postal envelope to send your application.  An additional Express Mail fee of $14.85 is included in your check payable to the U.S. Department of State for the return delivery service of your passport. 
 
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  Service Charges for Recording (FS 28.24)
The service charge for recording instruments pertaining to real and personal property and
any other papers by photographic process is as follows:
One Page Instrument up to 8 1/2" X 14" $10.00
Each additional page or fraction * $8.50
Condominium Exhibits 24" X 36" $30.00
Each additional page $15.00
Examining, certifying, and recording plats:  
One page $30.00
Each additional page $15.0

Indexing instruments containing more than 4 names:
Each additional name


$1.00
* Please provide a 3"x3" blank space in the upper right hand corner of the first page of each document for recording information.  Failure to do so could result in a charge of $8.50 for an additional page to be used for recording information.


** Please include a self-addressed, postage paid envelope for the return of your original documents.

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  Intangible Tax on Real Estate Mortgages (FS 199)
Nonrecurring tax on notes, bonds or other obligation for payment of money secured by mortgage, deed or trust or other written specific lien in the nature of a mortgage upon real property shall be paid , at the time of recording, at the rate of 2 mills (.002) per dollar on the amount secured by real property.  Amount is computed to the nearest cent (i.e. , $1.51 tax on $752.63)
 
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  State Documentary Tax (FS 201)
$.70 per $100 consideration applies to the full consideration.  A minimum tax of $.70 is
required on all deeds including corrective deeds.  (with a few exceptions)

If you want to provide a document to let the Clerk's Recording Department know the
consideration when recording a Deed or other document transferring interest in Real
Property,  you may use the following information sheet (or any portion of), print and 
send with your Deed. Deed Consideration Info Sheet 

Re-recorded documents do not require tax unless the required amount was not placed on
original document.
State Documentary Tax on Mortgages or other written obligations to pay money 
encumbering Real Property is taxed at a rate of $.35 per $100, or fraction thereof, on
the TOTAL amount of the note or obligation.
 
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  Transferring Lien to Security by Cash or Bond (FS 713.24)
Making and issuing the Certificate $20.00
Recording of Certificate transferring lien to security  
Recording one page $10.00
Copies (per page) $1.00
Bond Approval $8.50
Recording additional page Bond $8.50
   
Total cash or amount of bond required as security must include:
-  Amount of lien
-  Interest 3 years Legal interest rate
-  Court costs = $1,000 or 25% of lien amount, or whichever is greater
-  Registry Fee for Cash Deposit
 
Percent of the first $500 3%
Percent of each subsequent $100 1.5%
   

Transfer Fee Calculator LINK  

Transfer Lien to Cash Bond
Transfer Judgment to Cash Bond
 
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