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Fee Schedule(as of July 1, 2011)


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Domestic Relations Miscellaneous Reopen Fee Information

ServiceFee
Circuit Civil$400.00
      - For each defendant over (5) $2.50
      - Lis Pendens: Recording fee for 1st page$5.00
      - each additional page$4.00
      - indexing more than (4) names, for each additional name $1.00
Issue Summons (Per summons, per defendant, includes alias & pluries)$10.00
Counterclaim, Counter Petition, Cross claim, Third-party complaint$395.00
Mortgage Foreclosure/Real Property Actions       (Calculate Value of Claim Form) 
      - Claim: 0-$50,000$400.00
                      $50,000.01 - $250,000.00$905.00
                      $250,000.01 or more $1905.00
Mortgage Foreclosure/Real Property Counterclaims      (Calculate Value of Claim Form) 
      - Claim: 0-$50,000$395.00
                      $50,000.01 - $250,000.00$900.00
                      $250,000.01 or more $1900.00
Lis Pendens Recording Fee - 1St page$5.00
Each additional page$4.00
Foreclosure Sale Fee$70.00
Sheriff's Fee$40.00
Sheriff's Fee (Immediate Writ)$90.00
Marriage Dissolution/Annulment (Includes Judgment fee $10.50)$408.00
Marriage Dissolution Counterclaim (Initial filing not a Dissolution)$392.50
Paternity, Custody, Support, Visitation or Grandparent Visitation Petition$300.00
Paternity, Custody, Support, Visitation, Grandparent Visitation or Dissolution Counterclaim, Cross claim, Counter petition or Third Party Complaint$295.00
Other Domestic (Adoption, Name Change, Temporary Custody)$400.00
Domestic, Repeat, Date, Sexual Violence Injunction$0.00
Garnishment, Attachment, Replevin, Distress (In addition to filing fee)$85.00
Writ of Garnishment ($85.00 plus $103.00 Attorney & Registry fee)$188.00
Non-resident plaintiff FS 57.011, Fla. Stat.$100.00
Foreign Judgment Enforcement
(Plus appropriate filing fee when action is filed)
$42.00
Malpractice 90-day extension $42.00
Court Registry Fee - - - (3% for the first $500-1.5% for each additional $100) 
Eminent Domain Registry Fee $170.00
Bond Approval$8.50
Reopen Fee * See Information$50.00

NOTE: In all courts - Certified/registered mail costs to be paid by party requesting service


ServiceFee
Claims (For each defendant over (5) add $2.50) 
      - Less than $100$55.00
      - $100 to $500$80.00
      - $500.01 to $2,500$175.00
      - $2,500.01 to $15,000 $300.00
Issue Summons (Per summons, per defendant, includes alias & pluries)$10.00
Counter claim, Cross claim, Third-party complaint
(Assessed against party filing, claim for $2500 or more)
$295.00
Removal of Tenant $185.00
Garnishment, Attachment, Replevin, Distress (In addition to filing fee)$85.00
Claim not more than $1000 filed with a Replevin$130.00
Writ of Garnishment ($85.00 plus $103.00 Attorney & Registry fee)$188.00
Sheriff's Fee$40.00
Sheriff's Fee (Immediate Writ)$90.00
Foreign Judgment Enforcement (Plus appropriate filing fee when action is filed)$42.00
Reopen (Claims < $500)$25.00
Reopen (Claims > $500) * See Information$50.00


ServiceFee
Summary Administration < $1,000$235.00
Summary Administration > $1,000 $345.00
Formal Administration, Ancillary, Curatorship or Conservatorship$400.00
Caveat$41.00
Notice of Trust not filed with probate case$41.00
Disposition of personal property without administration$231.00
Petition to determine heirs$231.00
Petition to open safe deposit box, enter rooms and places$231.00
Petition to admit authenticated copies/exemplified copies or transcript to record$231.00
Petition to Determine Homestead$231.00
Deposit Will$0.00
Foreign Will$231.00
Signing of Oath of Witness to Will$3.50
Reopen fee * See Information$50.00


ServiceFee
Guardianship (Person and Property)$400.00
Guardianship (Person Only)$235.00
Guardianship (Veterans' & Advocate)$235.00
Petition to Settle Minors Claim$231.00
Petition for Determination of Incompetency$231.00
Petition for settlement of a Minors Claim$231.00
Foreign Guardian (To manage property of a foreign ward)$231.00
Verified Inventory$85.00
Audit Inventory less than $25,000.00$20.00
Audit Inventory $25,000.00 or greater $85.00
Audit Annual Accounting less than $25,000.00$20.00
Audit Annual Accounting from $25,000.01 to $100,000.00$85.00
Audit Annual Accounting from $100,000.01 to $500,000.00$170.00
Audit Annual Accounting over $500,000.00$250.00
Maintain Professional Guardian File $7.50
Reopen Fee * See Information$50.00


ServiceFee
Appeal from County to Circuit$281.00
Cross appeal- County to Circuit Court for claims >$2,500 [34.041(1) (c) Fla. Stat.]$295.00
Appeal to District Court of Appeal: (Separate Checks) 
      Fee to Clerk of Circuit Court$100.00
      Fee to Clerk of DCA$300.00
      Fee to Clerk of Supreme Court (for appeal to Florida Supreme Court)$300.00
Certification of Clerk$7.00
Preparing, numbering and indexing an original record of appellate proceedings (per instrument)$3.50


ServiceFee
Marriage license application, preparation, administering oath; issuing, sealing, recording, and providing certified copy of marriage license: 
      - without premarital preparation course 28.24(23), 741.02, 741.01(1-4) Fla. Stat.$93.50
      - with premarital preparation course 28.24(23), 741.02, 741.01(1-2),741.0305 Fla. Stat.$61.00
Duplicate or amended marriage license: 28.24(23) Fla. Stat.$30.00


ServiceFee
Payoff Statement: 61.14(6)(f)(1) Fla. Stat/$25.00
Delinquency Final Judgment Charge: 61.14(6)(d) & (e) Fla. Stat.$25.50
+ costs
Preparation of Satisfaction Document: 28.24(8) Fla. Stat.$7.00
Recording of Satisfaction of Delinquency Final Judgment: 28.24(12), 61.14(6)(f)(2) Fla. Stat.$10.00
Central Depository Fee for Support Payments: 61.181(2) Fla. Stat. 
      - Each support payment up to $25.00$1.00
      - Each support payment between $25.00 and $131.25, additional fee4%
      - Each support payment greater than $131.25, additional fee$5.25
Partial Release of Certificate of Delinquency (doc. prep. per 28.24(8) Fla. Stat.)$7.00


ServiceFee
Making a copy of any court record or recorded document by photographic process: 
      - To 8½ x 14 maximum, per page: 28.24(5)(a) Fla. Stat.$1.00
      - Larger than 8½ x 14, per page: 28.24(5)(b) Fla. Stat.$5.00
Making microfilm copies of any public records: 
      - 16mm 100´ microfilm roll or less: 28.24(6)(a) Fla. Stat.$42.00
      - 35mm 100´ microfilm roll (plats only): 28.24(6)(b) Fla. Stat.$60.00
CD/DVD duplication: (Except Recording info) 119.07(4)(a)3 Fla. Stat.42.00
Preparation of document, including signing and sealing per page: 28.24(8) Fla. Stat.$7.00
Indexing each entry not recorded: 28.24(9) Fla. Stat.$1.00
Certifying copies of any instrument in the public records: 28.24(3) Fla. Stat.$2.00
Verifying any instrument presented for certification prepared by someone other than clerk or deputy clerk, per page: 28.24(4) Fla. Stat.$3.50
Searches of records (Per Department, Per Person, Per Year) 28.24(20) Fla. Stat.$2.00
Oath, administering, attesting and sealing: 28.24(13) Fla. Stat.$3.50
Preparing affidavit of domicile: 28.24(15) Fla. Stat.$5.00
Court Registry Fee (3% for the first $500-1.5% for each additional $100) 
Transfer of judgment lien to security certificate, making and serving: 55.10(5) Fla. Stat.$15.00
Transfer of mechanics lien to security certificate, making and serving: 713.24(1)(b) Fla. Stat.$20.00
Additional charge for each additional Judgment lien: 55.10(5) Fla. Stat.$7.50
Additional charge for each additional Mechanics lien: 713.24(1)(b) Fla. Stat.$10.00
For indexing and recording the lienor's certificate of compliance for enforcement of lien by sale of motor vehicle: 713.585(4) Fla. Stat.$10.00
Subpoena - signing and sealing witness subpoena: 28.24(18)(b) Fla. Stat.$2.00
Preparing witness subpoena or summons: 28.24(18)(a) Fla. Stat.$7.00
Expungement/Sealing - sealing any court file or expunging any record: 28.24(25) Fla. Stat.$42.00
Exemplified Certificates, including signing and sealing: 28.24(16) Fla. Stat. (cost of copies and certification extra in accordance with fees set forth above)$7.00
Home solicitation Permit: 68.07 Alachua Code; 501.022(2) Fla. Stat.$100.00
Return check charge: 68.065(2) & 832.08(5) Fla. Stat. 
      - if face amount of check does not exceed $50.00)$25.00
      - if face amount of check is $50.01-$300.00)$30.00
      - if face amount of check exceeds $300.01
          $40.00 or 5% Whichever is greater.
$40.00
or 5%
Restitution payments - receiving and disbursing, per payment: 28.24(26) Fla. Stat.$3.50
Tax Deed Sale: Processing application, sale, issuance and preparation of tax deed, and disbursement of proceeds of sale other than excess proceeds: 28.24(21) Fla. Stat.$60.00
Disbursement of excess proceeds, each $100 or fraction: 28.24(22) Fla. Stat.$10.00
For indexing and recording the lienor's certificate of compliance for enforcement of lien by sale of motor vehicle: 713.585(4) Fla. Stat.$10.00
Attorney appearing pro hac vice$100.00


Reopen Fee Information:


Reopen fees do not apply to writs of garnishment, replevin, distress, attachment; motion for rehearing filed within 10 days; motion for attorney's fees filed within 30 days; motion for dismissal after mediation agreement filed; a disposition of personal property without administration; any probate case prior to discharge of personal representative; any guardianship pleading prior to discharge; any mental health pleading; motions to withdraw by attorneys; motions exclusively for the enforcement of child support; petitions for credit of child support; stipulations; responsive pleadings; and cases in which there is no initial filing fee.


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