Fee Schedule

The Clerk of the Circuit Court is an Elected Constitutional
Officer & Independent Custodian of the Court Record


 

Schedule of Service Charges


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Service charges shown herein are established and authorized by Florida Statutes, Pinellas County Ordinances, U. S. Department of State Passport Agents Manual, Administrative Orders, Rules of Traffic Court Procedure and special Legislative Acts. Authority for the specific charges is on file in each of the office locations and may be reviewed upon request.

This Schedule of Service Charges incorporates those charges for the most frequently used services under the responsibility of the Clerk of the Circuit Court. For information on service charges not listed, please contact the appropriate department for assistance.

For more information, call the Clerk's Customer Information Center at (727) 464-7000.

Circuit Court Filing Fees
Civil action, not more than 5 defendants* 400.00
Real Property or Foreclosure action, value of claim greater than $15,000 but less than $50,000* 400.00
Counterclaim/Crossclaim/Counterpetition/Third Party Complaints 395.00
Real Property or Foreclosure action, value of claim greater than $50,000 but less than $250,000* 905.00
Counterclaim/Crossclaim/Counterpetition/Third Party Complaints 900.00
Real Property or Foreclosure action, value of claim greater than $250,000* 1,905.00
Counterclaim/Crossclaim/Counterpetition/Third Party Complaints 1,900.00
*In addition to above: For each defendant over 5, per defendant 2.50
Issuing Summons (per summons) 10.00
To be paid by the party seeking each severance that is granted 18.00
Proceedings of Garnishment, Attachment, Replevin and Distress 85.00
Foreign Judgment 400.00
Enforcement of Foreign Judgment (in addition to appropriate new case filing fees and recording fees) 42.00
Reopen Fee 50.00
Pro Hac Vice Motion 100.00
Petition to Extend Time in - Medical Negligence Cases 42.00
Judicial Sales 70.00
For each timeshare unit joined in a foreclosure action,
per additional unit up to 15 maximum, per case
10.00
In addition, a deposit of 5% of final bid is required Varies
Receiving Money into Court Registry:
First $500.00, percent
3%
Each subsequent $100.00, percent 1.5%
Eminent Domain actions, per deposit 170.00
Disbursing Surplus Funds (per check) 15.00
Appointing Surplus Trustee 15.00
Notifying Surplus Trustee of Appointment 15.00
Transfer of Lien/Mechanic's Lien - Recording of Certificate:
First Page
10.00
Each Additional Page 8.50
Issuance of Certificate by Clerk s.713.24 20.00
Issuance of Certificate by Clerk s.55.10 15.00
Multiple liens, in addition to above, each 10.00
Deposit/Bond Required as Security:
Amount of Lien plus interest (3 years at legal percentage rate)
plus: Court Costs
500.00
Approving Bond 8.50
Domestic Support Fees, If Applicable: 4% of support payment - not to exceed 5.25
Appeals - Clerk of Court* 100.00*
*Plus certifying copies 2.00
*Plus copies (per page) 1.00
*Plus check made out to 2nd District Court of Appeals in amount of 300.00
Notice of Cross Appeal/Notice of Joinder/Motion to Intervene
(payable to the 2nd DCA)
295.00
Circuit Civil Family
Circuit Civil Family – Chapters 63, 68, 382 400.00
Counterclaim/Crossclaim/Counterpetition/Third Party Complaints (Includes Name Change, Adoption, Termination of Parental Rights, Emancipation, Temporary Custody by Extended Family Member, & Delayed Birth Certificate.) 395.00
Other Civil Family – Chapters 61, 742 & 753 300.00
Counterclaim/Crossclaim/Counterpetition/Third Party Complaints
(Includes Alimony, Annulment, Support, Dissolution of Marriage, Paternity & Supervised visitation.)
295.00
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage(Divorce)* 397.50
Simplified Dissolution* 397.50
*Plus recording and Reporting of Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage 10.50
Counterclaim/Crossclaim/Counterpetition/Third Party Complaints
(Dissolution of Marriage) OR
295.00
Civil Dissolution Counter Petitions
(If original petition is not a dissolution of marriage.)
392.50
Driver License Suspension 32.00
Issuance of Notice to Obligor-Child Support 32.00
Issuance of Pay-Off Statement-Child Support 25.00
Motion to Contest Child Support 25.00
Small Claims
All Claims less than $100.00 55.00
All Claims $100.01 or more but not more than $500.00 80.00
Claims of NOT more than $1000.00 filed simultaneously with an action for
replevin of property that is the subject of the claim.
130.00
$500.01 but not more than $2,500.00 175.00
$2,500.01 but not more than $5,000.00 300.00
Counter/Cross/Third Party Complaints
Exceeding $2500.00
295.00
Issuing Summons (per summons) 10.00
Foreign Judgment (fee based on amount of claim as listed above) Varies
Enforcement of Foreign Judgment (in addition to appropriate new case filing fees and recording fees) 42.00
Reopen Fee:
Claims of not more than $500.00
25.00
Claims of $500.01 to $15,000 50.00
Appeals* 281.00*
*Plus certifying copies 2.00
*Plus copies (per page) 1.00
County Court
More than $5,000.00, but not more than $15,000.00 300.00
Counter/Cross/Third Party Complaints
Exceeding $2500.00
295.00
Issuing Summons (per summons) 10.00
In addition to above: Proceedings of Garnishment, Attachment, Replevin and Distress 85.00
Bond Approval 8.50
Removal of Tenant Action (Tenant Eviction) 185.00
Foreign Judgment 300.00
Enforcement of Foreign Judgment (in addition to appropriate new case filing fees and recording fees) 42.00
Reopen Fee: 50.00
Appeals 281.00
Notice of Cross Appeal/Notice of Joinder/Motion to Intervene 295.00
*Plus certifying copies 2.00
*Plus copies (per page) 1.00
Probate Court Records Filing Fees
Opening any estate of one document or more 231.00
Formal Administration, Guardianship, Ancillary, Curatorship and Conservatorship 400.00
Summary Administration - estates with value less than $1,000 235.00
Summary Administration - estates with value more than $1,000 345.00
Disposition of Personal Property without Administration 231.00
Preparation of each order: 7.00
Petition and Order to Admit Foreign Wills, Authenticated Copies, Exemplified Copies, or Transcript to Record 231.00
Guardianship Proceedings, Person Only 235.00
Veteran's Administration Guardianship 235.00
Determination of Incapacity 231.00
Notice of Trust* 41.00
*Additional per trustee: 7.00
Trusts 400.00
Caveat 41.00
Preparation of each Notice of Caveator: 7.00
Reopen Fee 50.00
Audit Fee - Initial Verified Inventory Property Value in Excess of $25,000 85.00
Audit Fee - Annual and/or Trust Accounting(s) for Ward's Assets with value of: $25,000 or less 20.00
From $25,000.01 up to and including $100,000 85.00
From $100,000.01 up to and including $500,000 170.00
In excess of $500,000 250.00
Final Accounting No charge
Handling/Processing Professional Guardian Files 7.50
Pro Hac Vice Motion 100.00
Appeals 100.00*
*Plus check in amount of 300.00
Marriage & Passports Filing Fees
Florida Residents with Premarital Preparation Course
Completion Certificate
61.00
Non-Florida Residents or Florida Residents
without Premarital Preparation Course Completion Certificate
86.00
Solemnizing Marriage 30.00
Marriage Photos 10.00
Passports
Execution of Application (payable to Clerk of Court) 35.00
Passport Book Application Fee:
16 years of age or older
110.00*
15 years of age and under 80.00*
Passport Card Application Fee:
16 years of age or older
30.00*
15 years of age and under 15.00*
Passport photos 15.00
Passport- Copy of Photo ID 1.00
Passport Renewal Fee 110.00
Passport Card Renewal Fee 30.00
Expedite Service Fee 60.00*
Passport Overnight Return Delivery Service Fee 15.89*
Express Mail delivery to Passport Agency (payable to Clerk of Court)
Note: Total cost depends on number of applicants
24.70
* Make check payable to: Department of State  
County Criminal Court Records Fines/Fees
Sealing any court file or expungement of any record (plus applicable charges for copies, certification, notary and mailing) 42.00
Ordinances:
Local Ordinance Violations (Payable)
Class I
218.00
Class II 193.00
Class III 143.00
Class IV 118.00
Class V 93.00
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission: Infractions plus cost of amount of license, if applicable 56.00
Boating Violations: Infractions
Non-Moving 76.00
Moving 93.00
Swimming/Diving 62.00
BUI-Failure to submit to Test for impairment 543.00
Appeals 281.00
Traffic Penalties
Bicyclist Violations (all ages) 62.50
Pedestrian Violations 62.50
Temporary Tag Expired 7 days or less 116.00
Smoking Prohibited near school property. 33.00
Possession of tobacco product by person under 18 years of age.
Or misrepresentation of age and/or military service by a person under 18 years of age to purchase or attempt purchase tobacco products.
33.00
Seat Belt Violations 116.00
All Terrain Vehicles 111.00
Non-Moving Violations 116.00
Disabled Parking 184.00
Moving Violations 166.00
Red Light Violations 264.00
Child Restraint Violations 166.00
Failure to Stop for School Bus 271.00
"Move Over" Violations 136.00
Toll Violations
Toll violations paid to the Clerk within 30 days from issuance.
Toll violations may be paid to the Clerk after 45 days from issuance, with a civil penalty of $206.00. If not paid within 75 days, an additional civil penalty in the amount of $23.00 will be due to satisfy the violation.

139.00 + unpaid toll 206.00
Unknowingly Driving on a Cancelled/Revoked/Suspended DL 166.00
Wheels off ground - motorcycle 1,166.00
Unlawful Speed - Street/Highway
For Speed Exceeding The Limit By:
6-9 m.p.h.
131.00
10-14 m.p.h. 206.00
15-19 m.p.h. 256.00
20-29 m.p.h. 281.00
30 m.p.h. PLUS Mandatory Court
Construction/School Zone/Toll Collection Facility For Speed Exceeding The Limit By:
1-9 m.p.h.
156.00
10-14 m.p.h. 306.00
15-19 m.p.h. 406.00
20-29 m.p.h. 456.00
30 m.p.h. PLUS Mandatory Court
Construction zone penalties applicable if construction personnel are present or operating equipment on the road or immediately adjacent to road under construction.
Driver's License suspensions Infractions 23.00
Criminal Violations 32.00
Driver's License Reinstatement 60.00
Driver's License History Transcript (3 Years) 14.25
Driver's License History Transcript (7 Years) 16.25
Search Driver License Records 8.25
Recording Department Filing Fees
Recording, Indexing, Filing any Instrument, Not more than 14" x 8 1/2", First Page 10.00
Each additional page 8.50
Indexing instruments recorded in the Official Records which contain more than 4 names, per each additional name (Recording Fee Calculator) 1.00
Preparing Affidavit of Domicile 5.00
Examining, Certifying and Recording Plats and for Recording Condominium Exhibits larger than 14" x 8 1/2":
First page 30.00
Each additional page 15.00
Intangible Tax, per dollar 2 mills
Documentary Stamps on Deeds, per hundred or fraction thereof 0.70
Documentary Stamps on Stocks, Bonds per hundred of face value or fraction thereof 0.35
Documentary Stamps on Promissory Notes, Certificates of Indebtedness, Wage Assignments, Retail Charge Agreements per hundred or fraction thereof 0.35
Administrative Fee for Trustee Foreclosure 50.00
Tax Deed Department Fees
Processing application for tax deed sale 60.00
Disbursement of excess proceeds of tax deed sale: First $100.00 or fraction thereof 10.00
Receiving Money into Court Registry: First $500.00, percent 3%
Each subsequent $100.00, percent 1.5%
Deposit Required from high bidder at sale 200.00 or 5% of the highest bid (whichever is greater)
Miscellaneous Charges Service Charges
For preparing, numbering, and indexing an original record of appellate proceedings, per instrument 3.50
Copying any instrument in court records or official records, Not more than 14" x 8 1/2", per page 1.00
Larger than 14" x 8 1/2", per page 5.00
Copying any instrument in public records, per one-sided copy 0.15
per two-sided copy 0.20
Copying any instrument in public records by other than photographic process, per page 6.00
Photographic copies of recorded plats, per page 5.00
Making microfilm copies of any public record: 16mm 100' microfilm roll 42.00
35mm 100' microfilm roll 60.00
Microfiche, per fiche 3.50
Writing any paper other than herein specifically mentioned, same as for copying, including signing and sealing, per page 7.00
Certifying copies of any instrument in public records 2.00
Verifying any instrument presented for certification prepared by someone other than Clerk, per page 3.50
Oath, administering, attesting, and sealing, not otherwise provided for 3.50
Notary Fee 5.00
Approving bond 8.50
Searching of records, each year's search 2.00
Sealing any court file or expungement of any record (plus applicable charges for copies, certification, notary and mailing) 42.00
Receiving and disbursing all restitution payments, per payment 3.50
Postal charges incurred by the Clerk of the Circuit Court in any mailing by certified or registered mail Actual
Exemplified Certificates 7.00
Authenticated Certificates 7.00
Application and Permit for Home Solicitation Sales 100.00
FDLE Background Check 24.00
For receiving/disbursing all partial payments, per month 5.00
For setting up a payment plan, one time processing service charge 25.00
Issuing and filing a subpoena for a witness, includes writing, preparing,
signing, and sealing
7.00
For signing and sealing only (payable to the Clerk of Court) 2.00
Witness fees -per day, plus $.06 per mile, round trip
(payable to the party being subpoenaed in the form of a check)
5.00
Sheriff's service fee (payable to the Sheriff)
(Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.)
40.00
Review audio or video tapes of Court Proceedings 10.00*
Review audio or video tapes entered as evidence, per hour
*Charge applicable when staff time exceeds 30 minutes.
10.00*
For reproducing condo or subdivision plats in an electronic format: CD
cost per image
Actual cost
1.00
For furnishing an electronic copy of information contained in a computer database, fee as provided in Ch 119 Varies
Sheriff's service fee (payable to the Sheriff)
(for Writs of Replevin / Possession / Distress / Attachment only)
Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
90.00