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Broward County Court Filing Fees

Below is a chart of the Broward County clerk of court filing fees and online service fees. The filing fees vary depending on the type of legal action, including appeals, circuit civil claims $15,000 and above, mortgage foreclosures, county civil claims including small claims, removal of tenant actions, family services including paternity, adoption and divorce, and probate/mental health including trusts, wills and guardianships cases.

Forms of payment include cash, personal check, cashier's check or money order (payable to Broward County Clerk of Courts), Visa, MasterCard, or American Express (there is a convenience fee for each credit card transaction and American Express is not accepted for online transactions). Please be sure to note the restrictions related to the acceptance of credit cards or personal checks for certain types of payments.

 

Information compiled from the Broward County Clerk of Courts Official Website.


Appeals Fee ($)
Circuit Civil, Family, Felony, Juvenile and Probate Appeal 100.00
An additional check payable to 4th District Court of Appeals 300.00
County Civil, Misdemeanor and Traffic Appeal 281.00


Circuit Civil
[*Effective June 1, 2009: Due to new legislation enacted by the State of Florida, the following filing fees and service charges have been implemented.]
Fee ($)
*Circuit and Family New Case (Other than an action for real property or an action under Florida statutes Ch. 39,61, 742, and 753)Actions over $15,000.00 401.00
Re-Open Fee (fee charged for each pleading filed in a “closed case” which requires Judicial action) 50.00
*For the filing of any cross-claim, counterclaim or third party complaint (excluding real property) 395.00
*For the filing of any cross-claim, counterclaim or third party complaint on an action for real property: For a claim where the value is $50,000.00 395.00
*For the filing of any cross-claim, counterclaim or third party complaint on an action for real property: For a claim where the value is more than $50,000.00 but less than $250,000.00 900.00
*For the filing of any cross-claim, counterclaim or third party complaint on an action for real property: For a claim where the value is $250,000.00 or more 1,900.00
*For a new civil action in circuit court relating to real property or mortgage foreclosure , the following filing fees shall apply: For a claim where the value is $50,000.00 or less 401.00
*For a new civil action in circuit court relating to real property or mortgage foreclosure , the following filing fees shall apply: For a claim where the value is more than $50,000.00 but less than $250,000.00 906.00
*For a new civil action in circuit court relating to real property or mortgage foreclosure, the following filing fees shall apply: For a claim where the value is $250,000 or more 1906.00
Issuance of a summons, per summons 10.00
For each timeshare estate joined in a consolidated foreclosure action, the regular filing fee plus, per estate 10.00
Appeal (County Court to Circuit Court) 281.00
Notice of cross appeal (County Court to Circuit Court) 295.00
Non-Resident Cost Bond 100.00
Extension of Time (Medical Malpractice) 43.00
Foreign Judgement Writ Fee 42.00
Writ Fee (Garnishment, Attachment, Replevin, and Distress) 85.00
Garnishment Answer Fee 103.00
For all cases in excess of 5 defendants, the regular filing fee plus, per defendant 2.50
Service Charge for Parties granted Severance 18.00
Circuit Civil Miscellaneous Charges Fee ($)
Oath, administering, attesting and sealing not otherwise provided for in F.S. 28.24 3.50
Sealing of Court File or expunging of any record 42.00
Eminent Domain Actions, regular filing fee plus per deposit 170.00
Search of Records Fee, per year 2.00
Subpoena Fee (Sign and seal) 2.00
Attorney appearing Pro Hac Vice 100.00
Bond Approval Fee 8.50
Exemplified Certificates, sign and seal 7.00
Foreclosure Sale Fee 70.00
Circuit Civl Photocopying Fees Fee ($)
Photocopies of public records, per page 1.00
Certification of copies of public or official document filed in the Clerk’s Office 2.00
Verifying any document presented for certification and prepared by someone other than the Clerk 3.50
Preparing any document other than specifically mentioned in F.S. 28.24 7.00

 

All filing fees must be in the form of cash, cashier’s check, money order, attorney’s check or credit card. No personal checks accepted.


County Civil
[*Effective July 1, 2009: Due to new legislation enacted by the State of Florida, the following filing fees and service charges have been implemented.]
Fee ($)
Claims less than $100 55.00
Claims of $100 or more, but not more than $500 80.00
Claims of more than $500, but not more than $2,500 175.00
Claims of more than $2,500 300.00
Equity Claims (foreclosures/declaratory) up to $15,000 300.00
*Removal of Tenant Actions 185.00
*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
For the filing of any cross-claim, counterclaim or third party complaint in excess of $2,500 295.00
Issuance of a summons, per summons 10.00
For all cases in excess of 5 defendants, the regular filing fee plus, per defendant 2.50
Re-open case fee (fee charged for each pleading in a “closed” case that requires Judicial action-claims of not more than $500.00 25.00
Re-open case fee (fee charged for each pleading in a “closed” case that requires Judicial action-claims exceeding $500.00 50.00
Writ fee (garnishment, replevin, attachment, distress) 85.00
For garnishment only-the appropriate writ fee as above plus an additional statutory attorney answer fee 103.00
Service by registered mail (small claims only, FL resident only) per defendant 9.00
County Civil Miscellaneous Charges Fee ($)
Photocopying of public records, per page 1.00
Record search-per year 2.00
Certification of copies of public or official documents filed in the Clerk’s office 2.00
Verifying any document presented for certification and prepared by someone other than the clerk 3.50
Preparing exemplification certificate, certificate of non-suit, including signing & sealing 7.00
Subpoena fee (sign and seal) 2.00
Issuing execution & other enforcement process-foreign judgment 42.00
Non-Resident Cost Bond 100.00
Attorney appearing Pro Hac Vice 100.00
Approving surety bond 8.50
Sealing of court file or expunging of any record 42.00

 

All filing fees must be in the form of cash, cashier's check, money order, attorney's check, business check or credit card (Visa or Mastercard).
No personal checks accepted.

Click here to view County Court/Small Claims filing information.


Family
[*Effective June 1, 2009: Due to new legislation enacted by the State of Florida, the following filing fees and service charges have been implemented.]
Fee ($)
*Adoptions and Termination of Parental Rights 442.00
Dissolution/Annulment Marriage 409.00
*Family Actions Under Florida Statutes Ch. 742, 752, and 753 301.00
*For the filing of any counter petition/domestic relations 295.00
Modification of Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage 50.00
*Name Change 401.00


Marriage License Fee ($)
Standard Marriage License Application Fee 93.50
Reduced Marriage License Application Fee
Original Certificate from Broward Registered Provider is Required 
61.00
Marriage Ceremony and Vow Renewal 30.00
Duplicate License Fee 7.00
Amendment of a Marriage License (Requires A Court Order) 30.00
Certified Copy of Recorded Marriage License 3.00
Administration of Oath 3.50
Stamped Envelope 1.00
Photo Copy 1.00
Search Fee 2.00

 

Click here to view information needed to apply for a marriage license.


Passport Application Fee($) Processing Fee($) Total Fee($)
Passport Book (Age 16 & Older) *110.00 **25.00 135.00
Passport Book (Under Age 16) *80.00 **25.00 105.00
Passport Card (Age 16 & Older) *30.00 **25.00 55.00
Passport Card (Under Age 16) *15.00 **25.00 40.00
*Pay the Application fee to the "U.S. Department of State"
[Personal check and money orders are the only acceptable payment methods.]
**Pay the Processing fee to the "Broward County Clerk of Courts".
[Cash, Cashier Checks, Money Orders and Credit Cards (Visa or MasterCard) are the only acceptable payment methods.]
Expedited Service Fee (Add $60 for each application.)
Currently, the U.S. passport card is not eligible for Expedited Service.
Note:  An application for a passport book and a passport card may be expedited, but the $60 fee will only serve to expedite the book at this time. The pending production of your passport card, will not serve to delay the issuance and delivery of your passport book or the return of your citizenship evidence.
60.00

 

For more detailed information on Passports and application processing times, visit the U.S. Department of State Travel website @ www.travel.state.gov


Probate
[*Effective June 1, 2009: Due to new legislation enacted by the State of Florida, the following filing fees and service charges have been implemented.]
Fee ($)
Appeals: Check made payable to: Clerk of Courts
Appeals: Check made payable to: 4th District Court of Appeals
100.00
300.00
Attorney Appearing Pro Hac Vice 100.00
Caveat 42.00
Certifying Copies in Public Record 2.00
Credit / Criminal Investigation 50.00
*Developmentally Disabled 401.00
*Disposition of Personal Property without Administration 232.00
Exemplified Certification 7.00
*Foreign Wills 232.00
*Formal Administration, Ancillary, Curatorship, Conservatorship, Adversary, Successor Custodian, Administrator Ad Litem w/Letters 401.00
Guardianship Audit - Annual Accounting < $25,000 20.00
Guardianship Audit - Annual Accounting > $25,000 <= $100,000 85.00
Guardianship Audit - Annual Accounting > $100,000 <= $500,000 170.00
Guardianship Audit - Annual Accounting > $500,000 250.00
Guardianship Audit - Verified Inventory > $25,000 85.00
*Guardianship of Person and Property – Including, but not limited to, Standby Guardian, Guardianship of Property. 401.00
*Guardianship of Person Only – Including, but not limited to, Guardianship of Person (Minor). 236.00
Maintain Professional Guardian's File 7.50
Notice of Trust 42.00
Oath of Witness to Will 3.50
*Opening Any Estate – 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 or Beneficiaries if not Formal Administration, Foreign Guardian to Manage Property of a Non-Resident, Preneed Guardianship, Admit Transcript to Record, Appoint Commissioner, Transfer a Will to Another State, Declaration of Death of Missing Person, Petition for Cremation, Administrator Ad Litem w/out Letters, Appoint Guardian Ad-Litem and Petition to Compel Production. 232.00
*Petition to Determine Incapacity 231.00
Records Search 2.00
Reopen Fee 50.00
Subpoenas 2.00
*Summary Administration ($1,000 or more) 346.00
*Summary Administration (less than $1,000) 236.00
*Trusts and Appoint Successor Trustee 401.00
*Veteran’s Guardianship 236.00
Writ of Garnishment 85.00


What are the Online Services Fees?

 

Report Download Fee ($)
Daily New Cases Filed Report – County Civil 2.00
Daily New Cases Filed Report – Circuit Civil 2.00
Daily New Cases Filed Report – Family 2.00
Daily New Cases Filed Report – Infraction (TI) 2.00
Daily New Cases Filed Report – Traffic (TC) 2.00
Daily New Cases Filed Report – Misdemeanor 2.00
Daily New Cases Filed Report – Felony 2.00
Daily New Cases Filed Report – Probate 2.00
Bi-weekly New Cases Filed Report – Tenant Eviction 7.00
Weekly Case Dispositions – Tenant Evictions 2.00
Weekly Case Dispositions – Infractions (TI) 2.00
Weekly Case Dispositions – Traffic (TC) 2.00
Weekly Upcoming Foreclosure Sales 14.00
Daily New Cases - Felony-Misdemeanor w/ Address Hard copy only – pick-up in Division 1.00/per page


Form Download Fee ($)
Circuit Civil Forms Package 1.05
County Civil Forms Package 3.85
Probate Forms Package 1.05
Simplified Divorce Forms Package 9.15
Tenant Eviction Forms Package 1.35
Traffic, Felony and Misdemeanor Forms Package 1.35


Premium Access Account Fee ($)
1 Unit – 2 Day Access 5.00
49 Units – 30 Day Access 49.00
100 Units – 30 Day Access 100.00
185 Units – 30 Day Access 185.00
375 Units – 30 Day Access 375.00
550 Units – 30 Day Access 550.00
600 Units – 1 Year Access 600.00

 


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