Fee Schedule

Fee Schedules

Starting July 1, 2009 revised court costs and filing fees will take effect. These changes are set out in bills passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Charlie Crist. The text of these bills may be found below the fee schedule for your convenience. Additional fees may apply.

General Fees

Fee Description Amount
Certifying copies in public record, per instrument $2.00
Copies by photographic in public records not more than 14 in. by 8.5 in., per page $1.00
Copies by photographic in public records more than 14 in. by 8.5 in., per page $5.00
Exemplified certificates, including signing and sealing $7.00
Issuing and filing a subpoena for a witness $7.00
Signing and sealing only $2.00
Sign and seal Clerk's certificate $7.00
Searching of records, each year's search $2.00
Sealing any court file or expungement of record $59.00
Receiving and disbursing all restitution payments, per payment $3.50
Receiving and disbursing all partial payments, other than restitution payments, for which an administrative process fee is not imposed, pursuant to FS 28.246, per month $5.00
Partial payment plan, one-time administrative processing fee in lieu of a per month charge under paragraph (b) $25.00
Interest rate per day shall be payable on judgments, decrees, and restitution (varies)
Microfilm copies of any public records, 16mm microfilm, roll of 100' or less $42.00
Microfilm copies of any public records, 35mm microfilm, roll of 100' or less $60.00
Audio tape duplication $5.00
Video tape duplication $10.00
CD/DVD duplication $5.00

Appeals

Fee Description Amount
County court to circuit court $281.00
Circuit court fee - filing of notice of appeal to higher court (includes certified copy of notice of appeal) (Money Order or Business Check Only) $100.00
District Court of Appeals / Florida Supreme Court (Money Order or Business Check Only) $300.00
Documentation Preparation Fee $7.00

Circuit Civil Fees

Fee Description Amount
Foreclosure Fees (see Foreclosures table)
Standard filing fee $401.00
Issuing a summons (each summons) $10.00
Per defendant over five (additional to main filing fee) $2.50
Non-foreclosure cross-claims, counter-claims, third-party claims, counter-petition $395.00
Proceeding of Attachment, Replevin, Distress (additional to main filing fee) $85.00
Garnishment Action $85.00
Non-resident Cost Bond $100.00
Foreign judgment - Enforcement (money judgment) $443.00
Reopen Civil action (includes petition for modification) $50.00
Medical malpractice - 90 day extension $42.00
Eminent domain (per Deposit) $170.00
Attorney appearing pro hac vice $100.00
Approval of Bond $8.50
Transfer of Lien - please see separate table (varies)
For signing and sealing subpoenas $2.00
For sealing any court file or expungement of any record $59.00
Deposit into court registry - 3% of first $500 plus 1.5% of each subsequent $100 (varies)
Sign and seal Clerk's certificate $7.00
Severance from action $18.00
Registered Bondsmen $7.00
Domicile $5.00
Writ of Possession $7.00
Writ of Execution $7.00
Copies $1.00
Certification $2.00

Foreclosure Fees

Fee Description Amount
Foreclosure w/claim amount up to $15,000* $300.00
Forecloure w/claim amount from $15,000 up tp $50,000* $401.00
Foreclosure w/claim amount greater than $50,000 and less than $250,000* $906.00
Foreclosure w/claim amount $250,000 or greater* $1,906.00
Plaintiff's Foreclosure sale fee** $70.00
Successful Bid Foreclosure sale fee** $70.00
Foreclosure cross-claims, counter-claims, third-party claims, counter-petition w/claim amount less than $50,000 $395.00
Foreclosure cross-claims, counter-claims, third-party claims, counter-petition w/claim amount greater than $50,000 and less than $250,000 $900.00
Foreclosure cross-claims, counter-claims, third-party claims, counter-petition w/claim amount greater than $250,000 $1,900.00

* This is the base fee for this claim amount. The $140 sale fee will also be due at the time of filing.

** The Plaintiff's Foreclosure Sale Fee ($70) and Successful Bid Sale Fee ($70) are both due along with the filing fee.

County Civil - Transfer of Lien (money)

Fee Description Amount
Transfer of lien (money lien) is equal to sum of all applicable fees in this table (see below)
Amount of claim (varies)
Three years interest (varies)
Court Costs $500.00
Making and serving the certificate $20.00
Recording certificate of transfer of lien to bond $10.00
Clerk fee for each additional lien $10.00
Each additional lien $10.00
Each page beyond the first $8.50

County Civil - Fee Schedule

Fee Description Amount
Foreclosure w/claim amount up to $15,000 (see Foreclosures table)
Non-eviction County Civil cases $8,000 up to $15,000 $300.00
Non-eviction County Civil cases $15,000.01 up to $30,000 $400.00
All small claims up to $100.00 $55.00
All small claims from $101.00 up to $500.00 $80.00
All small claims from $501.00 up to $2,500.00 $175.00
All small claims from $2,501.00 and up $300.00
All small claims up to $1,000.00 w/Replevin $130.00
Additional filing fee for each defendant over five $2.50
Issuing a summons (each summons) $10.00
Cross-claims, counter-claims, third-party claims if relief sought is over $2,500 $295.00
Attorney appearing pro hac vice $100.00
Bond approval $8.50
Foreclosure sale $70.00
Foreign judgment - In addition to filing fee for case type $42.00
Court ordered mediation services provided by a circuit court's mediation program $60.00
Postal charges - certified/registered mail (varies)
Proceedings of garnishment (writ) $85.00
Proceeding of Attachment, Replevin, Distress $85.00
Deposit into court registry - 3% of first $500 plus 1.5% of each subsequent $100 (varies)
Removal of tenant action $185.00
Reopen civil action for claims up to $500.00 $25.00
Reopen civil action for claims over $500.00 $50.00
Subpoena (prepare, sign, and seal) $7.00
Issuance of writs with a raised seal (Writ of Possession, Writ of Execution, etc.) $7.00

County Civil - Transfer of Lien (construction)

Fee Description Amount
Transfer of lien (construction lien) is equal to sum of all applicable fees in this table (see below)
Amount of claim (varies)
Three years interest (varies)
Attorney fees and court costs - Greater of $1,000 or 25% of claim (varies)
Clerk fee $15.00
Recording fee for certificate $10.00
Each additional lien $10.00
Clerk fee for each additional lien $7.50
Each page beyond the first $8.50

Domestic Relations

Payments
Fee Description Amount
Payments of $25.00 or less $1.00
Payments of $25.01 to $131.24 4% of payment amount
Payments of $131.25 or greater $5.25
Depository Program Participation
Fee Description Amount
Request for participation in Depository program $20.00
Domestic Relations - Notice of Delinquency Fees
Fee Description Amount
Late Fee (LAT) $25.00
Document Preparation (DFN) $6.00
Postage (POS) $0.55
Domestic Relations - Contest Fee
Fee Description Amount
Contest Fee (CON) $25.00
This is only created if the non-custodial parent contests the impending judgment
Domestic Relations - Judgment Fee
Fee Description Amount
Judgment Fee (JUD) $25.00
Document Preparation (DFJ) $7.00
Postage (POS) $0.55
Recording Fee (REC) $10.00
Satisfaction Fee (SAT) $10.00
Domestic Relations - Payoff Statement
Fee Description Amount
Payoff Statement (PAY) * $25.00

*This is only created when the non-custodial parent comes in and needs to know how much to satisfy his judgment

Family Law

Family Law - Fee Schedule
Fee Description Amount
Dissolution of Marriage (including annulments) $409.00
Counter-petition - Dissolution of Marriage $295.00
Adoptions (includes sealing of court file) $443.00
Name Change $401.00
Petition for Termination of Parental Rights $443.00
Modification of Dissolution of Marriage (Child support, custody, visitation, or other relief) $50.00
Reopen Family Law or Civil actions $50.00
Foreign Judgments (dissolution) $451.00
Petition for Temporary Custody $401.00
Petition for Delayed Birth Certificate $401.00
Paternity Actions $301.00
Mediation (combined income $0 to $49,999) - per person / per session $60.00
Mediation (combined income $50,000 to $100,000) - per person / per session $120.00
Mediation (combined income over $100,000) - per person / per session $120.00
Administrative Fee $12.00

*For your convenience, additional information concerning Florida family laws, opinions and forms may be found at www.flcourts.org. The Florida Supreme Court website may be found at www.floridasupremecourt.org

Juvenile Fees

Juvenile Fee Schedule
Fee Description Amount
Restitution payments - Clerk's processing fee for each restitution payment $3.50
Adoptions (includes sealing of court file) $343.00
Filing fee for private dependency action $400.00
Public Defender application fee $50.00
Application Fee for Court Appointed Counsel $50.00.
Application Fee for determination of indigent status $25.00
Issuing a summons (each summons) $10.00
For verifying any instrument presented for certification prepared by someone other than clerk, per page $3.50
Postal charges incurred by the clerk of the circuit court in any mailing by certified or registered mail shall be paid by the party at whose instance the mailing is made (varies)
Removal of Disability of Minors (Emancipation) $400.00

Probate Fees

Fee Description Amount
Formal Administration $401.00
Summary Administration (estates valued @ $1,000 or more) $346.00
Summary Administration (estates valued @ less than $1,000) $236.00
Petition and One Order $232.00
Petition and Order to Admit Will, Authenticated Copies or Transcript of Record $232.00
Guardianship of the Person & Property $400.00
Guardianship of the Property Only $400.00
Guardianship of the Person Only $235.00
VA Guardianship $235.00
Caveat $42.00
Notice of Trust $42.00
Copies per page $1.00
Additional fee for certification $2.00
Additional fee for exemplification $7.00
Disposition of personal property $231.00
Petition for determination of incompetency $231.00
Reopen Fee $50.00
Attorney appearing pro hac vice $100.00
Maintain professional guardian files $7.50
Verified Inventory: Value of ward's property exceeds $25,000 $85.00
Modification of Trust $401.00
Upon the filing of the annual accounting, service charges according to the following schedule
Estates with a value of $25,000 or less $20.00
Estates with a value of more than $25,000 up to and including $100,000 $85.00
Estates with a value of more than $100,000 up to and including $500,000 $170.00
Estates with a value of more than $500,000 $250.00