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If you need questions answered about the residential tenant eviction process or require legal assistance, please consult the Florida Statute Chapter 83 Part II - Residential Tenancies , the Law Library on the 5th floor of the Collier County Courthouse, Building L or an Attorney.  
 
Mailing Addresses:
Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court
Civil Department - Evictions
3315 Tamiami Trail East,  Ste. 102
Naples, FL 34112-5324

Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court
Civil Department - Evictions
PO Box 413044
Naples, FL 34101-3044

Department Street Mailing Addresses
Office Location Map
Tel:   (239) 252-2646
Email:   Civil Help
  
Requirements:
In order to file a residential tenant eviction case for non-payment of rent for possession only, you need to file a Complaint for Eviction, which requires:
  • filing fee payable to Clerk of the Court. (cash or check) 
  • Proper sheriff's fee (Note: husband and wife are two separate services) which must be paid with a separate check or money order. Call the Sheriff's Department, Civil Processing Department at (239) 252-0888 for fee information. 
  • A completed Original Complaint form and two copies for each defendant. This must be fully completed before processing.
  • 3 copies of the three-day notice and any other attachments such as a lease, for each defendant. 
  • 5 day summons with 3 copies for each defendant is required. Stamped addressed envelopes with sufficient postage (legal size envelope); 1 addressed to each defendant and 1 addressed to you.
 
 
Process Steps:
  • File your Complaint, Summons and Three-Day Notice; with other exhibits; i.e. lease, with Tenant Eviction Department, Civil Division. If requested, we will forward the summons to the Sheriff's Department for service on the defendant(s). The Sheriff's Department will advise you of the date the defendant was served the eviction papers.  
  • Five working days (excluding the date of service, Saturday, Sunday and legal holidays) after service upon the defendant(s), if the defendant has not filed an Answer, a motion for Default may be filed and Default issued.  You may file the Motion for Final Default Judgment at that time.  If an answer has been filed, you may set your case for Non-Jury Trial by calling the Judge’s office.  Judgments must be accompanied by self-addressed stamped envelopes for each defendant and for you, when submitted to the Judge’s Office through Court Administration, if not filed in open Court.  The Writ of Possession must be accompanied by a check payable to the Sheriff of Collier County in the amount of $90.00, and cannot be filed until after the Final Judgment is entered.
 
Links: 
Court Records Search
General Instructions for filing Evictions
Residential Evictions Chapter 83 Part II
Landlord/Tenant Rights - Division of Consumer Services
Registering a Judgment Lien
20th Judicial Circuit Court
 Landlord/Tenant Evictions Seminar Videotape 
Landlord/Tenant Evictions Presentation - February 26, 2015
List of Legal Resources with Contact Information
Clerk of Courts Staff Cannot Provide Legal Advice
  
Fees:
Click here for Fee information
  
Forms:
Click here for Form information
 
Note: The Clerk of Court employees can not assist you with the selection or completion of any form or provide legal advice. If you have questions about tenant eviction forms, the use of forms, or your legal rights, it is strongly recommended that you obtain the services of an attorney. If you need assistance identifying an attorney, contact the Lawyer Referral Service (239) 252-8250.

If you are financially unable to afford the services of an attorney you should contact the Legal Aid Office in your area.

Because of the changing nature of the law, the forms and information about evictions must be checked for currency and accuracy. It is strongly recommended that you research the original sources of authority; the FL Statute Chapter 83 and Rules of Procedure.

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