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 Fee, 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 – All 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