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All Divisions FEE
For Searching of records, for each year searched $2.00
For Making Copies of any instrument in the public records by photographic process:
a. Not larger than 14" x 8.5", per page (excluding Official Records and Court files)
b. Not larger than 14" x 8.5", per page from Official Records
c. Larger than 14" x 8.5", per page
$0.15
$1.00
$5.00
For copying any instruments in the public records by other than photographic process, per page $6.00
For writing any paper other than herein specifically mentioned, per page $7.00
For certifying copies of any instrument in the public records, per instrument $2.00
For verifying any instrument presented for certification prepared by someone other than the clerk, per page $3.50
Exemplified certificates, including signing and sealing not otherwise provided herein $7.00
Postal charges incurred in making any service by certified or registered mail shall be paid by the party at whose instance the same is served Postage Cost
Oath, administering, attesting, and sealing not otherwise provided herein $3.50
For sealing or expunging any record $42.00
For approving bond $8.50
For issuing and filing a subpoena for a witness $7.00
For signing and sealing subpoena $2.00
Delayed Birth Certificates $5.00
Issuing Summons (per summons) $10.00

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Appeals FEE
Appeal from County Court to Circuit Court
County Court Fee $281.00
Appeal from Circuit Court to District Appellate Court
Circuit Court Fee $100.00
DistrictCourt of AppealsFee $300.00
For preparing, numbering, and indexing an original record of appellate court proceedings, per instrument $3.50
Cover page $7.00
Each index page $7.00
Clerk's Certification $7.00
Copies of instruments included in the appeal, per page $1.00
Cross-appeal, joinder, motion to intervene as an appellant, cross-appellant, appellant orpetitioner $295.00

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Child Support Fee
Clerk Fee - 4% of the payment; minimum $0.25, maximum $5.25
Drivers License Suspension Fee $10.00
Notice of delinquent fee $25.00
Reopen fee - orders/motions on private cases (not IVD)
Civil Case Reopen Fee Information
$50.00

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Circuit Court Civil FEE
Filing Fees for Civil Actions
a. Any civil action (except real property, mortgage foreclosure, dissolution (Chapter 61), child support, custody, foreign custody (Chapter 61), domestic relations (Chapter 741), conservatorship (Chapter 747), grandparent visitation rights (Chapter 752), supervised visitation (Chapter 753). $400.00
b. Any civil action proceeding under child support, custody, foreign custody (Chapter 61), domestic relations (Chapter 741), determination of parentage (Chapter 742), conservatorship (Chapter 747), grandparent visitation rights (Chapter 752), supervised visitation (Chapter 753). $300.00
c. Any civil action under dissolution (Chapter 61) $397.50
d. Any real property or mortgage foreclosure action where the value of the claim is $50,000 or less $400.00
e. Any real property or mortgage foreclosure action where the value of the claim is greater than $50,000 and less than $250,000 $905.00
f. Any real property or mortgage foreclosure action where the value of the claim is greater than $250,000 $1905.00
Issuing Summons (Per Summons) $10.00
If more than 5 defendants, per defendant $2.50
Reporting final judgement of dissolution to Bureau of Vital Statistics $10.50
Any civil party filing for affirmative relief by cross-claim, counterclaim, counterpetition or third party complaint in a civil action (except real property, mortgage foreclosure, dissolution (Chapter 61), child support, custody, foreign custody (Chapter 61), domestic relations (Chapter 741), conservatorship (Chapter 747), grandparent visitation rights (Chapter 752), supervised visitation (Chapter 753). $395.00
Any civil party filing for affirmative relief by cross-claim, counterclaim, counterpetition or third party complaint in a civil action under child support, custody, foreign custody (Chapter 61), dissolution (Chapter 61), domestic relations (Chapter 741), determination of parentage (Chapter 742), conservatorship (Chapter 747), grandparent visitation rights (Chapter 752), supervised visitation (Chapter 753). $295.00
Any civil party filing for affirmative relief by cross-claim, counterclaim, counterpetition or third party complaint in a real property or mortgage foreclosure action in which the value of the pleading is $50,000 or less $395.00
Any civil party filing for affirmative relief by cross-claim, counterclaim, counterpetition or third party complaint in a real property or mortgage foreclosure action in which the value of the pleading is greater than $50,000 and less than $250,000 $900.00
Any civil party filing for affirmative relief by cross-claim, counterclaim, counterpetition or third party complaint in a real property or mortgage foreclosure action in which the value of the pleading is greater than $250,000 $1900.00
Writ of Garnishment $85.00
a. Instituting proceedings of garnishment, attachment, replevin and distress $85.00
b. Holding judicial sale, recording and certifying the sale and title $70.00
c. For approving bond $8.50
d. Petitions/Motions that reopen previously closed cases - F.S. 28.241(1)(b)
Civil Case Reopen Fee Information
$50.00
For receiving money into the Registry of Court
a. First $500.00 or part, percent 3%

b. Each subsequent $100.00 or part, percent

1.5%

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County Court Civil FEE
Filing Fees For Civil Actions
a. For each claim less than $100.00 $55.00
b. For each claim of $100.01 but not more than $500.00 $80.00
c. For each claim of more than $500.01 but not more than $2,500.00 $175.00
d. For each claim of more than $2,500.01 but not more than $15,000.00 $300.00
e. For all claims of not more than $1,000 filed simultaneously with an action for replevin of property that is the subject of the claim $130.00
f. Instituting proceedings of garnishment, attachment, replevin and distress $85.00
g. Issuing Summons (Per Summons) $10.00
For each defendant in excess of five, per defendant $2.50
For removal of tenant action $185.00
For approving bond $8.50
Writ of Garnishment $188.00
Pleading in an original civil action, cross-claim, counter claim or 3rd party if relief sought exceeds $2500 $295.00
For receiving money into the Registry of Court
a. First $500.00 or part, percent 3%
b. Each subsequent $100.00 or part, percent 1.5%
Petitions/Motions that reopen previously closed cases for all claims more than $500.00 - F.S. 34.041(2) $50.00
Petitions/Motions that reopen previously closed cases for all claims not more than $500.00 - F.S. 34.041(2) $25.00

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Marriage Licenses FEE
Marriage License (includes a certified copy) $93.50
Marriage License Fee will be reduced $32.50 for couples who present a certificate of completion of a 4-hour
marriage preparation course.
Performing ceremony $30.00
Certified copy $3.00
Duplicate or amended license $7.00

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Micrographics FEE
For making microfilm copies of any public record:
a. 16mm in roll of 100 feet or less $42.00
b. 35mm in roll of 100 feet or less $60.00
c. Microfiche (per fiche) $3.50

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Passports EFFECTIVE JULY 13, 2010 FEE
US State Department passport fee
a. Adult $110.00
b. Under 16 $80.00
Clerk's passport processing fee $25.00
Passport Renewal fee $110.00
Passport Card (for land travel only)
a. Adult $30.00
b. Under 16 $15.00
c. Clerk Processing $25.00

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Probate FEE
For opening of any estate of one document or more, including but not limited to: Petitions and Orders to approve settlement of minor's claims; to open a safe deposit box; to enter rooms and places; for the determination of heirs (if not a formal administration); and for a foreign guardian to manage property of a non-resident.
Note: This procedure is not for issuance of letters or orders of summary or family administration
$231.00
Notice of Trust $41.00
Caveat $41.00
Petition and order to admit foreign wills, authenticated copies, exemplified copies or transcript of record $231.00
For disposition of personal property without administration $231.00
Summary administration less than $1000 $235.00
Summary administration $1,000 or more $345.00
Formal administration, guardianship, ancillary, curatorship, or conservatorship proceedings $400.00
Guardianship proceeding of person only $235.00
Veterans Administration Guardianship $235.00
Petition for determination of incapacity $231.00
Exemplified certificate $7.00
Petitions/Motions that reopen previously closed cases - F.S. 28.241(1)(b)
Probate Case Reopen Fee Information
$50.00
Guardianship Audit Fee, Initial Inventory (if above $25,000.00) $85.00
Guardianship Audit Fee, Annual Financial Return:
a. For estates valued at $25,000 or less $20.00
b. For estates valued from $25,001 to $100,000 $85.00
c. For estates valued from $100,001 to $500,000 $170.00
d. For estates valued at more than $500,000 $250.00

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Recording FEE
For recording, indexing and filing any instrument 14" x 8.5":
a. First page $10.00
b. Each additional page or fraction thereof $8.50
c. For indexing instruments recorded in the Official Records which contain more than four names, per additional name $1.00
For examining, certifying and recording plats and condominium drawings:
a. First page $30.00
b. Each additional page $15.00
For recording certificate of discharge, separation, or service of veterans No fee
For copies of certificate of discharge, separation, or service of veterans No fee
For recording Affidavit of Domicile $10.00
For Acknowledging Affidavit of Domicile $3.50
Documentary Stamps
a. Deeds: Documentary stamps must be placed on any deed or other like instrument conveying any interest in real property (land) at the rate of 70 centsper $100.00 property valuation.A 70 centstamp must be placed on any gift of property or any deed with a property valuation of less than $100.00.
b. Mortgages: Mortgage Modifications: Documentary stamps must be placed on these instruments at the rate of 35 centsper $100.00 consideration.
c. Agreements and Contracts for Deeds: same as above on Mortgage amount AND Documentary Stamps at 70 centsper $100.00 on purchase price (just as if a deed were being recorded, this will NOT have to be paid again when the deed is recorded)
Intangible Tax Requirements:
This tax applies to notes, bonds or other obligation for payment of money secured by a mortgage or deed of trust (or other instrument of similar nature having the effect of a mortgage upon real property). These documents are taxed at the rate of 20 centsper $100.00 consideration this stamp is computed to the nearest cent.
Requirements for Recording Any Interest in Real Property:
a. Document must be properly acknowledged and under seal.
b. Document must have a proper "prepared by" statement.
c. A blank 3" x 3" square on the first page and a blank 1" x 3" horizontal square on each page thereafter to be recorded.

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Statutory Interest FEE
County Court
1961 through September 30, 1980 6%
October 1, 1980 through September 30, 1981 10%
October 1, 1981 through December 31, 1994 12%
January 1, 1995 through December 31, 1995 8%
January 1, 1996 through December 31, 2000 10%
January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001 11%
January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002 9%
January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2003 6%
January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2005 7%
January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006 9%
January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2008 11%
January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009 8%
January 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011 6%
October 1, 2011 through March 31, 2016 4.75%
April 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016 4.78%
July 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016 4.84%
October 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 4.91%
January 1, 2017 to present 4.97%

 

Circuit Court
1961 through September 30, 1979 6%
October 1, 1979 through September 30, 1980 8%
October 1, 1980 through September 30, 1981 10%
October 1, 1981 through December 31, 1994 12%
January 1, 1995 through December 31, 1995 8%
January 1, 1996 through December 31, 2000 10%
January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001 11%
January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002 9%
January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2003 6%
January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2005 7%
January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006 9%
January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2008 11%
January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009 8%
January 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011 6%
October 1, 2011 through March 31, 2016 4.75%
April 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016 4.78%
July 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016 4.84%
October 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 4.91% 
January 1, 2017 to present 4.97%

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Tax Deeds FEE
Application fee (plus publication cost and sheriff fees) $60.00

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Transfers FEE
Transferring Mechanic's Lien To Security:
Issuing of certificate by clerk $20.00
Each additional lien $10.00
Recording of certificate transferring lien to security, one page $10.00
Approving surety bond $8.50
Certified mail Postal Rate
Total cash or amount of bond required as security, must include:
a. Amount of lien
b. Interest: 3 years @ legal rate
c. Court costs $1000 or 25% of the amount of the lien, whichever is greater
Transferring Judgment To Bond:
Issuing of certificate by clerk $20.00
Each additional lien $10.00
Recording of certificate transferring lien to security, one page $10.00
Approving surety bond $8.50
Certified mail Postal Rate
Total cash or amount of bond required as security, must include:
a. Amount of lien
b. Interest: 3 years @ legal rate
c. Court costs $1000 25% of the amount of the lien, whichever is greater

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Traffic FEE
FINE AMOUNT IF NOT ATTENDING DRIVER IMPROVEMENT SCHOOL OR CHILD RESTRAINT PROGRAM
NOTE: Pursuant to Florida Statutes 322.0261(4)(a), if you are cited for a violation under 316.074(1), 316.075(1)(c)1, 316.172(1)(a), or 316.191(3)(a) and do not elect traffic school when making your payment, points will be assessed and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will send you a notice requiring you to attend a driver improvement course.
Standard Fines:
Violation for failure to use child restraint device $166.00
Violation for failure to wear seatbelt $116.00
Failure to wear bicycle helmet $64.50
Bicycle/Pedestrian violation $64.50
Insurance Violation Under 316.646(1) Florida Statutes
Fine Amount if Insurance was Not Valid at the time of offense, a copy of renewed/valid insurance card must be submitted along with payment
Fine Amount if Insurance was Valid at the time of offense and a copy is submitted along with payment

$116.00
$10.00
Registration Violation under 320.0605 or 320.07 Florida Statutes
Find Amount if Registration was Not Valid at the time of offense, a copy of a renewed registration must be submitted along with payment
Fine Amount if Registration was Valid at the time of offense and a copy is submitted along with payment

$113.00
$10.00
Driver License Violation
Fine Amount if Driver License was Not Valid at the time of offense, a copy of renewed Driver License must be submitted along with payment
Fine Amount if Driver License was Valid at the time of offense and a copy is submitted along with payment

$116.00
$10.00
Moving violation
Under Florida Statutes 316
Under Florida Statutes 322

$166.00
$160.00
Non-Moving violation
Under Florida Statutes 316
Under Florida Statutes 322

$116.00
$113.00
Failure to Stop at Traffic Device / Traffic Signal / Red Light
NOTE: Pursuant to Florida Statutes 322.0261(4)(a), if you are cited for a violation under 316.074(1) or 316.075(1)(c)1, Failure to Stop at a Traffic Devise, Traffic Signal, Red Light, and do not elect traffic school when making your payment, points will be assessed and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will send you a notice requiring you to attend a driver improvement course. For fine amount when electing school see section below entitled "FINE AMOUNT IF ATTENDING DRIVER IMPROVEMENT SCHOOL".
$264.00
Equipment violation (not corrected) $116.00
Equipment violation (corrected within 30 days) $96.00
County Handicapped Parking $253.00
Fresh/Salt water fishing:
Florida resident $65.50
Non Florida resident $95.50
Boating:
Moving $90.00
Non-moving $73.00
Unlawful Speed Fines:
Moving violation with speed1 - 9 MPH $131.00
Moving violation with speed 10 - 14 MPH $206.00
Moving violation with speed 15 - 19 MPH $256.00
Moving violation with speed 20 - 29 MPH $281.00
Moving violation with speed 30+ MPH Appearance Required
Moving violation in a school or construction zone with speed 1 - 9 MPH $156.00
Moving violation in a school or construction zone with speed 10 - 14 MPH $306.00
Moving violation in a school or construction zone with speed 15 - 19 MPH $406.00
Moving violation in a school or construction zone with speed 20 - 29 MPH $456.00
Moving violation in a school or construction zone with speed 30+ MPH AppearanceRequired
FINE AMOUNT IF ATTENDING DRIVER IMPROVEMENT SCHOOL:
NOTE: Pursuant to Florida Statutes 322.0261(4)(a), if you are cited for a violation under 316.074(1), 316.075(1)(c)1, 316.172(1)(A), or 316.191(3)(a), and do not elect traffic school when making your payment, points will be assessed and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will send you a notice requiring you to attend a driver improvement course.
Standard Fines:  
Moving violation
Under Florida Statute 316
Under Florida Statute 322

$173.00
$167.00
Failure to Stop at Traffic Device / Traffic Signal / Red Light $271.00
Unlawful Speed Fines:  
Moving violation with speed1 - 9 MPH $138.00
Moving violation with speed 10 - 14 MPH $213.00
Moving violation with speed 15 - 19 MPH $263.00
Moving violation with speed 20 - 29 MPH $288.00
Moving violation with speed 30+ MPH AppearanceRequired
Moving violation in a school or construction zone with speed 1 - 9 MPH $163.00
Moving violation in a school or construction zone with speed 10 - 14 MPH $313.00
Moving violation in a school or construction zone with speed 15 - 19 MPH $413.00
Moving violation in a school or construction zone with speed 20 - 29 MPH $463.00
Moving violation in a school or construction zone with speed 30+ MPH AppearanceRequired

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