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County Civil

The County Civil Department maintains the records and documentation for cases involving eviction law suits, small claims and other civil law suits less than $15,000; car repair disputes, release of personal property and payment information for a judgment.

Changes involving Lis Pendens and certified copies of Final Judgments:
Click here for information concerning charges to be collected for recording Lis Pendens and documents relating to Lis Pendens as well as changes in procedures involving certified copies of final judgments submitted to the Clerk at the time a proposed judgment is filed.

Judgments:

Interest is charged on all judgments at a rate determined by the Florida Department of Financial Services. Section 55.03(1), Florida Statutes, requires the Chief Financial Officer, on December 1 of each year beginning in 1994, to set the rate of interest that shall be payable on judgments and decrees for the year beginning the following January 1. Click here to be directed to the website to check on current and previous year interest rates.

Please select one of the items below to access more information about the County Civil Department of the Clerk's Office:

County Civil Fees
Fees related to the County Civil Department.

County Civil FAQs
Answers to the most commonly asked questions to the County Civil Department (varied topics ranging from rental disputes to serving summons).

Eviction Lawsuit Information
Sample situations with a link to legal forms and information relating to eviction actions.

Eviction forms
Download Eviction forms and instructions.

Small Claims forms
Download Small Claims forms.

County Civil Contact Information
Need to visit, email, call, or mail the County Civil Department? You will find that information here.