Small Claims Fees & Costs

Initial Filing Fees

All fees are subject to legislative changes.
Filing Type
Cost
Claims of not more than $1,000 filed simultaneously with replevin of property that is subject of claim
$130
Small claims less than $100
$55
Small claims of $100 or more but not more than $500
$80
Small claims of more than $500 but not more than $2,500
$175
Small claims of more than $2,500 but not more than $5,000
$300

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
Enforcement of Foreign Judgment Service Fee (in addition to filing fee and recording fees
$42
Payment Plan Contract Fee
$25
Recording Fee - first page
$10
Recording Fee - each additional page, per page
$8.50
Reopen Fee
$50
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
Writ Issuance (Garnishment, Replevin, Attachment, and Distress Writs), per writ
$85

Payments Options:

Acceptable forms of payment for fees and costs are:

  • Bank check
  • Cash
  • Credit/Debit Card - All debit/credit transactions will 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