Clerks Fees

(Effective July 1, 2008)
Due to the passage of Senate Bill 1790, the Clerk’s Office is required to increase civil, family, small claims, and probate filing fees effective July 1, 2008. These fee increases are not clerk revenue. They will be forwarded to the State of Florida to offset lost revenue in the State’s budget. Please note there are several “new” fees being created under this bill concerning the issuance of summons and the filing of cross claims, counter claims, and third party complaints.
     
Fax Fees
FAX TOFax Cost - 1 Page+ Copy Charge+ Comm. TaxTotal Charge 1 page
Local, Long Distance or Toll Free Number$2.00$1.00$.19$3.19
Fax Charges Calculation Table (for more than 1 page)
Copies of any Instrument in the Public Records by Photographic Process
(1) NOT LARGER THAN 14" x 8 " PER PAGE$1.00
(2) LARGER THAN 14" x 8 " PER PAGE.. (Maps)$5.00
COPYING ANY INSTRUMENT IN THE PUBLIC RECORD BY OTHER THAN PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESS, PER PAGE:$6.00
FOR WRITING ANY PAPER OTHER THAN HEREIN SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED, SAME AS FOR COPYING, INCLUDING SIGNING & SEALING:$7.00
CERTIFYING COPIES OF ANY INSTRUMENT IN THE PUBLIC RECORD, PER INSTRUMENT:$2.00
VERIFYING ANY INSTRUMENT PRESENTED FOR CERTIFICATION PREPARED BY SOMEONE OTHER THAN THE CLERK, PER PAGE:$3.50
EXEMPLIFIED CERTIFICATES, INCLUDING SIGNING & SEALING:$7.00
FOR SEARCHING OF RECORDS, EACH YEAR SEARCHED, PER NAME:$2.00
POSTAL CHARGES INCURRED IN MAKING SERVICE BY CERTIFIED OR REGISTERED MAIL SHALL BE PAID BY THE PARTY AT WHOSE INSTANCE THE SAME IS SERVED.
OATH, ADMINISTERING, ATTESTING AND SEALING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED HEREIN:$3.50
SEALING ANY COURT FILE OR EXPUNGEMENT OF ANY RECORD:$42.00
FOR RECEIVING MONEY INTO THE REGISTRY OF COURT:
(1) FIRST $500:3%
(2) EACH SUBSEQUENT $100:1.5%
EMINENT DOMAIN ACTIONS, PER DEPOSIT:$170.00
HOME SOLICITATION PERMIT:$100.00
Copies of Public Records to CD, DVD, or Flash Drive are the below listed fees plus $5 per CD, DVD or Flash Drive Used:
PLAT MAP BOOKS, PER BOOK:$60.00
DEED BOOK, PER BOOK:$42.00
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOKS, PER BOOK:$42.00
Recording Department
RECORDING, INDEXING & FILING ANY INSTRUMENT NOT LARGER THAN 14" x 8 "
(1) FIRST PAGE:$10.00
(2) EACH ADDITIONAL PAGE OR FRACTION THEREOF:$8.50
(3) FOR INDEXING INSTRUMENTS RECORDED IN THE OFFICIAL RECORDS WHICH CONTAIN MORE THAN FOUR NAMES, PER ADDITIONAL NAME:$1.00
MAKING DIGITAL COPIES OF ANY PUBLIC RECORDS:
(1) Official Records (per book):$42.00
(2) Plat Maps (per book)$60.00
PROCESSING & FILING UNRECORDED MAPS OF PLATS:
(1) FIRST PAGE$30.00
(2) EACH ADDITIONAL PAGE$15.00
EXAMINING, CERTIFYING & RECORDING PLATS & RECORDING CONDOMINIUM EXHIBITS LARGER THAN 14" X 8 ":
(1) FIRST PAGE:$30.00
(2) EACH ADDITIONAL PAGE:$15.00
PREPARING AFFIDAVIT OF DOMICILE:$5.00
ADMINISTERING, ATTESTING, & SEALING TO ATTEST THAT A DOCUMENT WAS RECORD:$3.50
Minutes & Records Fees
Audio Copies of BCC Meetings
CASSETTE TAPE$10.00 each
CD$5.00 each
Florida Documentary Stamp Tax and Intangible Personal Property Tax
FLORIDA DOCUMENTARY STAMP TAX FOR DEEDS IS COMPUTED AT THE RATE OF 70 CENTS PER $100, OR FRACTION THEREOF COMPUTED ON THE TOTAL SELLING PRICE. MINIMUM AMOUNT IS 70 CENTS.
FLORIDA DOCUMENTARY STAMP TAX FOR MORTGAGES AND OTHER DOCUMENTS SECURING A NOTE IS 35 CENTS PER $100 OR FRACTION THEREOF.
FLORIDA INTANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX FOR MORTGAGES IS COMPUTED AT THE RATE OF .002 MILLS ON THE ACTUAL AMOUNT OF THE LOAN. ($2 PER $1,000)
Circuit Civil Fees
All filing fees are due at the time of the filing of a suit.
**Filing fees are made payable to: Hunter S. Conrad or CLERK OF COURT and shall be paid by LOCAL BUSINESS or PERSONAL CHECK, MONEY ORDER or CASHIERS CHECK.
NOTE ** NO OUT-OF-STATE PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED!
NOTE ** IN-STATE PERSONAL CHECKS MUST HAVE LICENSE NUMBER ON THEM!
CIVIL (5 Defendants or Less):$400.00
REPLEVIN:$485.00
ADOPTION:$442.00
DISSOLUTION:$408.00
FOREIGN JUDGMENTS: $10 Registered mailing fee per defendant recording fees for both judgement and affidavit of last known address$400.00
Name Change/TPR:$400.00
Civil Filings Pursuant to chs. 39,61, 741, 742, 747, 752, or 753:$300.00
Mortgage FORECLOSURES Claim Value of $50,000 or less:$400.00
Mortgage FORECLOSURES Claim value of $50,001 or more but less than $250K:$905.00
Mortgage FORECLOSURES Claim value of $250,001K or more:$1905.00
GARNISHMENT ACTIONS:$85.00
WRIT OF EXECUTION ON FOREIGN JUDGMENT:$42.00
RECORDING FINAL JUDGMENT:$10.00
(Each Additional Page):$8.50
SUBPOENAS:
Preparing:$7.00
For signing & sealing prepared subpoena:$2.00
NOTICE OF APPEAL (Must be accompanied by checks for):$300.00 & $100.00
($100.00 Payable to Clerk of Circuit Court) ($300.00 Payable to 5th DCA)
NOTICE OF APPEAL (From County Court to Circuit Court)$281.00
Court Ordered Mediation:Family Income <$50k per year$60.00
Family Income >$50k but <$100k per year$120.00
Each Summons Issued$10.00
Cross Claim/Counter Claim/Third Party Complaint/Counter-petition Pursuant to chs. 39, 61, 741, 742, 747, 752 or 753 (excluding dissolutions)$295.00
Cross Claim/Counter Claim/Third Party Complaint (Non-Foreclosure)$395.00
Cross Claim/Counter Claim/Third Party Complaint FORECLOSURES < $50K:$395.00
Cross Claim/Counter Claim/Third Party Complaint FORECLOSURES $50K or more but less than $250K:$900.00
Cross Claim/Counter Claim/Third Party Complaint FORECLOSURES $250K or more:$1900.00
County Court Civil Fees
All Filing Fees & Sheriff's Fees are due at the time of the filing of a suit. **Filing fees are made payable to: Hunter S. Conrad or CLERK OF COURT and shall be paid by LOCAL BUSINESS or PERSONAL CHECK, CASH, MONEY ORDER, or CASHIER'S CHECK.**
NOTE ** IN-STATE PERSONAL CHECKS MUST HAVE LICENSE NUMBER ON THEM!
CLAIMS $0 TO $99.99:$55.00
CLAIMS OF $100 TO $500:$80.00
CLAIMS OF $500.01 TO $2,500:$175.00
CLAIMS OF $2,500.01 TO $15,000:$300.00
COUNTY FORECLOSURE $15,000 or LESS$400.00
REMOVAL OF TENANT ACTION (No back rent involved):$185.00
Back rent up to $100:$240.00
Back rent $100 to $500:$265.00
Back rent $500 to $2,500:$360.00
Back rent $2,500 to $15,000:$485.00
REPLEVIN ACTIONS (Includes Filing Fee and Replevin Fee):
Less than $1,000:$130.00
$1,001 to $2,500:$260.00
$2,501 to $5,000$385.00
$5,001 to $15,000$385.00
FOREIGN JUDGEMENTS: $10 registered mailing per defendant recording fees for both judgement and affidavit of last known address$300.00
GARNISHMENT ACTIONS:$85.00
ATTACHMENT & DISTRESS ACTIONS:$85.00
WRIT OF EXECUTION ON FOREIGN JUDGEMENT:$42.00
RECORDING FINAL JUDGMENT:$10.00
(Each Additional Page):$8.50
SUBPOENAS:
Preparing:$7.00
For signing & sealing prepared subpoena:$2.00
COPIES (per page):$1.00
NOTICE OF APPEAL (Must be accompanied by check for):$281.00
EACH Summons Issued$10.00
Court Ordered Mediation: (County Civil Cases Only)

$60.00


**FOR EACH DEFENDANT**
SHERIFF'S SERVICE OF PROCESS FEES:$40.00
WRIT OF REPLEVIN:$90.00
WRIT OF GARNISHMENT:$40.00
WRIT OF POSSESSION:$90.00
** Must be Paid Separately by CASH, CASHIER's CHECK, MONEY ORDER or BUSINESS CHECK ** NO Personal Checks Accepted !!!
Other Miscellaneous Charges and Services

RECEIVING MONEY INTO REGISTRY OF THE COURT CLERK'S FEE:
3% OF THE FIRST $500
1.5% OF EACH SUBSEQUENT $100

APPROVING BONDS (Prejudgment Replevin):$8.50
SEARCHING RECORDS, FOR EACH YEAR'S SEARCH:$2.00
Holding Judicial Sales
(1) TAX DEED APPLICATION FEE (INCLUDES APPLICATION, SALE , ISSUANCE & PREPARATION OF TAX DEEDS & DISBURSEMENT OF PROCEEDS),OTHER THAN EXCESS PROCEEDS:$60.00
DISBURSEMENT OF EXCESS PROCEEDS OF TAX DEED SALE, FIRST $100 OR FRACTION THEREOF:$10.00
(2) MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE FEE:$70.00
Miscellaneous Clerk Fees
FOR INDEXING & RECORDING CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE FOR ENFORCEMENT OF LIEN AGAINST MOTOR VEHICLE:$20.00
MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATION:$93.50
PERFORMANCE OF MARRIAGE CEREMONY:$30.00
PASSPORT APPLICATION FEE:
ADULT BOOK (age 16 or older):$110.00
MINOR BOOK (age 15 or younger) (payable to U.S. Dept. of State):$80.00
ADULT CARD$30.00
MINOR CARD$15.00
Execution Fee (payable to Clerk of Courts)$25.00
EXPEDITE SERVICE FEE BY PASSPORT AGENCY (payable to U.S. Dept. of State):$60.00
OVERNIGHT DELIVERY FEE TO PASSPORT AGENCY (payable to Clerk of Court):$23.75
OVERNIGHT DELIVERY FEE FROM PASSPORT AGENCY (payable to U.S. Dept. of State):$15.45
Criminal Fees
ISSUE A WITNESS SUBPOENA$7.00
RESEARCH: (PER YEAR PER NAME)$2.00
COPIES OF DOCUMENTS FROM COURT FILES (PER PAGE)$1.00
CERTIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS (PER DOCUMENT)$2.00
Traffic Fees
LATE PAYMENT FEE:$19.00
CLEAR DRIVER'S LICENSE:$47.50
COPY OF CDR:
3 Year Printout 1ST PAGE$3.10
3 Year Printout EACH ADDITIONAL PAGE$1.00
Full Driver Record 1ST PAGE$4.10
Full Driver Record EACH ADDITIONAL PAGE$1.00

St. Johns County Clerk of Courts
Merchant services credit card convenience fees = 3.5% of transaction amount.

Credit Card Form Recording

Credit Card Form Court Related Payment

F.S. 215.322 (5)