Fines and Fees

What are the Clerk of Courts Filing Fees?
Appeals
Circuit Civil
County Civil
Family
Marriage License
Passport
Probate
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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
All filing fees must be in the form of cash, cashier’s check, money order, attorney’s check or credit card (MasterCard or Visa only).
EXCEPTION: All fees paid into the registry of the court must be in the form of cash, cashier’s check, bank official check, money order, or attorney trust account check. (Attorney’s trust account checks must be imprinted with the words
“Trust Account” or “IOLTA”.)
NO PERSONAL CHECKS ARE ACCEPTED.
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 $250,000 or more 1906.00
Issuance of a summons, per summons 10.00
For each timeshare estate joined in a consolidated foreclosure action, the regular filing fee plus, per estate 10.00
Appeal (County Court to Circuit Court) 281.00
Notice of cross appeal (County Court to Circuit Court) 295.00
Non-Resident Cost Bond 100.00
Extension of Time (Medical Malpractice) 43.00
Foreign Judgment Writ Fee 42.00
Writ Fee (Garnishment, Attachment, Replevin, and Distress) 85.00
For all cases in excess of 5 defendants, the regular filing fee plus, per defendant 2.50
Service Charge for Parties granted Severance 18.00
Circuit Civil Miscellaneous Charges Fee ($)
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 Civil 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

County Civil
All filing fees must be in the form of cash, cashier’s check, money order, attorney’s check or credit card (MasterCard or Visa only).
EXCEPTION: All fees paid into the registry of the court must be in the form of cash, cashier’s check, bank official check, money order, or attorney trust account check. (Attorney’s trust account checks must be imprinted with the words
“Trust Account” or “IOLTA”.)
NO PERSONAL CHECKS ARE ACCEPTED.
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 $500.00 50.00
Writ fee (garnishment, replevin, attachment, distress) 85.00
Service by registered mail (small claims only, FL resident only) per defendant 9.00
County Civil Miscellaneous Charges Fee ($)
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

Family 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 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, 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 1.50
County Civil Forms Package 3.85
Parking Forms Package 0.60
Probate Forms Package 1.05
Simplified Divorce Forms Package 10.95
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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What are the hours that a fine can be paid via the Online Services?

The Online Fine Payment Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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How do I pay a traffic fine online?

Click Here to view information on how to pay a traffic fine online.

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Where can I pay a fine at a service location?

For your convenience, the following Clerk of Courts' Courthouse and DHSMV Service Locations provide fine payment and driver license reinstatement services, Monday thru Friday, from 8:00am to 4:30pm, excluding Courthouse Holidays.

Broward County Courthouse
201 S.E. 6th Street - Room 130
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

North Regional Courthouse
1600 W. Hillsboro Blvd - Room 151
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

West Regional Courthouse
100 N. Pine Island Road - Room 170
Plantation, FL 33317

South Regional Courthouse
3550 Hollywood Blvd - Room 200
Hollywood, FL 33021

Lauderdale Lakes Division of Driver Licenses
3718 - Suite 3 West Oakland Park Blvd
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313
Corner of 441 (SR 7) and Oakland Park Blvd

Margate Division of Driver Licenses
1135 Banks Road
Margate, FL 33063


For your convenience, Traffic and Misdemeanor fines can be paid at the following Service Location,
Monday thru Friday, from 9:00am to 5:30pm, excluding Courthouse Holidays.

Rick Case Honda
15700 Rick Case Honda Way
Davie, FL 33331

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What if a bond has been estreated?

A Defendant Request form must be filled out and an Affidavit of Surety Agent/Depositor to Remain on Bond form, requesting that bond be vacated. The completed Defendant Request form and the notarized Affidavit of Surety Agent/Depositor to Remain on Bond form must be brought to a service location or sent through the mail.

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What if I change my mind about paying a fine?

If you decide not to pay a fine anytime before adding the item to the basket, click the cancel button. If you decide not to pay a fine after adding it to the basket, select the delete item box and click 'Remove Basket Item'.

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When is a felony fine not payable through the Internet?

A felony fine is not payable when the defendant is on probation. Payment should be made to the defendant's probation officer.

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What is a convenience fee?

A convenience fee is a fee assessed by the Clerk's office for paying for a product through the clerk's website.

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If I have been expecting a refund and have not received it, what should I do?

To verify that a refund has been processed and the address to which it was sent, you may contact the Finance Division at (954) 831-6244.

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How long does it take for me to receive a refund?

If the payment was made by check or money order it will take approximately 45 days to receive a refund. If payment is made by credit card, your card will be refunded which could take approximately 30 days depending on your financial institution.

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My bank has notified me that my check did not clear, what should I do?

Your check will automatically be re-deposited a second time. If your check has not cleared the second time, you must re-pay your case with the Clerk’s office. A personal check will not be accepted. You may pay by cash, money order or credit card. Be sure to include the following NSF fees, in addition to the amount of your original check:

If the original check is The additional NSF fee is
$0.01 - $50.00 $25.00
$50.01 - $300.00 $30.00
300.01 and over $40.00

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My bank has inadvertently returned my check as NSF, what should I do to avoid the additional fees?

You must obtain a letter from your bank stating that it was their mistake. Once you have a letter from your bank, you must send it to:

Broward County Clerk of Courts
Accounting Division
201 S.E. 6th Street
Room 275
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


The Accounting Division will remove any additional fees that were incurred as a result of the error. You will still be responsible to remit the original amount of the check to the Clerk’s office as your fines are not paid.

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