HOME   |   CONTACT US  
MAKE A PAYMENT SEARCH RECORDS ATTORNEYS' PAGE SELF HELP CENTER COMMUNITY
SPENDING IN THE SUNSHINE FINANCIAL REPORTS STATISTICS GET FORMS WATCH VIDEOS
 

 

Schedule Of Service Charges



Service Charges Acrobat PDF format


Effective July 1, 2010

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.


Click on the link below to go directly to the fees for the listed area:

CIVIL COURT RECORDS

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*

1905.00

Counterclaim/Crossclaim/Counterpetition/Third Party Complaints

1900.00

*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 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

*Plus certifying copies

2.00

*Plus copies (per page)

1.00

Return to top of page 

 
CIRCUIT CIVIL FAMILY:

FILING FEES

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

Return to top of page  
SMALL CLAIMS:

FILING FEES

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

Return to top of page  
COUNTY COURT:

FILING FEES

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

Garnishment Deposit into Court Registry

100.00

Plus Clerk's Fee

3.00

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

Return to top of page

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 Accounting Estates 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

Handling/Processing Professional Guardian Files

7.50

Pro Hac Vice Motion

100.00

Appeals

100.00*

*Plus check in amount of

300.00

Return to top of page

MARRIAGE & PASSPORTS

 

FEES

Marriage License:
  Florida Residents with Premarital Preparation Course
  Completion Certificate

61.00

  Non-Florida Residents or Florida Residents
  without Premarital Preparation Course Completion Certificate

93.50

Solemnizing Marriage

30.00

Marriage Photos

 10.00

Passports: Execution of Application (payable to Clerk of Court)

25.00

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

* Make check payable to: Department of State  

Return to top of page

COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT RECORDS

ORDINANCES:

FINES/FEES

Local Ordinance Violations (Payable)
Class I

218.00

Class II

193.00

Class III

143.00

Class IV

118.00

Class V

93.00

Return to top of page

   

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

Return to top of page  
TRAFFIC PENALTIES:

FINES/FEES

Civil 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

Return to top of page

RECORDING DEPARTMENT

 

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

Return to top of page

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

Return to top of page

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

Page last updated 7/14

Return to top of page


OFFICE LOCATIONS

FOR INFORMATION CALL THE CLERK'S CALL CENTER AT (727) 464-7000.
CIVIL COURT RECORDS
315 Court Street, Room 170
Clearwater, FL 33756

ST. PETERSBURG BRANCH OFFICE**
545 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

NORTH COUNTY BRANCH OFFICE**
29582 U.S. 19 North
Clearwater, FL 33761

CRIMINAL CASE DISPOSITION**
FELONY/JUVENILE
14250 49th Street North
Clearwater, FL 33762

CRIMINAL CASE INITIATION**
MISDEMEANOR/TRAFFIC 24 HOUR TRAFFIC INFORMATION
(727) 464-4846
14250 49th Street North
Clearwater, FL 33762

PROBATE COURT RECORDS
(727) 464-3321
315 Court Street, Room 106
Clearwater, FL 33756

RECORDING SERVICES DEPARTMENT
315 Court Street, Room 150
Clearwater, FL 33756

RECORDS MANAGEMENT**
(727) 464-6171
14155 49th Street North
Clearwater, FL 33762

CLERK'S TYRONE BRANCH OFFICE
1800 - 66th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710

** Drop Boxes Available

Ken Burke, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Email | Disclaimer | Webmaster