Court Information and Fees

The Washington County Clerk's Office is responsible for overseeing various departments that deal with the Circuit and County court systems. All departments within the Clerk's office can be reached at 850-638-6289.

Court Fees

To issue a summons

$10.00

To prepare & issue a summons

$19.00

To issue a subpoena

$2.00

To issue & prepare subpoena

$9.00

Exemplified Certificates

$7.00

Copies per page

$1.00

Certification per Document

$2.00

Sign & Seal

$2.00

Docket Sheet per page

$1.00

Search per year

$2.00

 

Foreclosure Sales

**NOTE**
Please send one check for the filing fee and a separate check for the recording fees.

Inquire here about attending, bidding, and purchasing from foreclosure sales conducted by the Clerk's Office. 850-638-6285 Ext. 226.

Foreclosures:                                         

Lis Pending Recording Fee

 

1st Page

$5.00

Each Additional Page

$4.00

Indexing Respondents over 4 per name

$1.00

Foreclosure Sale Fee

$70.00

 

Foreclosure Filing Fee:

 

Claim $50,000 or less

         $400.00

Claim $50,000 to $250,000

$905.00

Claim 250,001 or More

$1,905.00

Indexing Respondents over 4 per name

$2.50

Cross/Counter Claim

Claim $50,000 or less

$395.00

Claim $50,000 to $250,000

$900.00

Claim 250,001 or More

$1,900.00

 

Circuit Civil/Family Law Enforcement

Inquire here about Circuit Civil - general court cases involving money amounts more than $15,000 and Family law cases relating to family matters. 850-638-6285 ext 226.

Circuit Civil Matters

$400.00

Respondent over 5 per name

$2.50

Reopen Civil Cases

$50.00

Dissolution of Marriage

$408.00

Foreign Judments over 15,000

$447.00

Replevin Cases over $15,000

$485.00

Garnishment

$188.00

Garnishment/Attach/Replevin

$85.00

Malpractice Fee / 90 Day Ext

$42.00

Cross/Counter Claim, 3rd Party Injunction/Paternity/ Grandparents

$295.00

Cross/Counter Claim, 3rd Party County & Circuit Civil

$395.00

CROSS/COUNTER CLAIMS $295 FOR CH 39,61,741,742,752 OR 753

Cross/Counter Claim Dissolution

$392.50

 

Mediation/Family INC $50K to $100K

$120

Mediation/Family INC Less $50K

$60

Foreign Judgments < $15,000

$447

Eminent Domain Filing Fee

$400

Eminent Domain Registry of Court Fee

$170

Pro HAC VICE

$100

Appeal to District Court

$400

Contact clerk for preparing the Appeal record cases fees.

   

Petition to Establish Paternity

$400.00

 

County Civil Department

Inquire here about filing court cases less than $15,000, Small Claims Court and Evictions.
850-638-6285 ext 246

Claims under $100

$55.00

Claims between $100 - $500

$80.00

Claims between $500 - $2500

$175.00

Claims over $2500

$300.00

Respondent over 5 per name

$2.50

Cross/Counter Claim/3rd Party

$295.00

Respondnet over 5 per name w/counter

$2.50

Replevin No More $1000

$130.00

Replevin between $1001 - $2500

$260.00

Replevin between $2501 - 15,000

$385.00

Foreign Judgements

$347.00

Tenant Eviction

$185.00

 

Misdemeanor/County Criminal Department

Inquire here about court cases involving minor crimes. 850-638-6289 ext 245

Felony/Circuit Criminal Department

Inquire here about court cases involving serious crimes such as grand theft or murder.
850-638-6289 ext 229.

Child Support

Inquire here about payment information - receives and disburses child support payments in most cases. 850-638-6285 ext 233

Probate Department

Inquire here about Information about estates, wills, guardians for minors and incapacitated persons. 850-638-6285 ext 227

Formal Administration

$400.00

Summary Administration Under $1,000

$235.00

Summary Administration Over $1,000

$345.00

Foreign Wills

$231.00

Determining Heirs

$231.00

Disposition of Personal Property

$231.00

Caveat

$41.00

Reopening an Estate Case

$50.00

 

Guardianship Department

Inquire here information about filing a Guardianship case or auditing guardianship reports. 
850-638-6285 ext 227

Guardianship of Person & Property

$400.00

Guardianship of a Veteran

$235.00

Guardianship of Person

$235.00

Petition to Determine Incapacitated

$231.00

Property Valued under $25,000 Audit Fee

$20.00

Property Valued $25,000 - $100,000 Audit Fee

$85.00

Property Valued $100,000 - $500,000 Audit Fee

$170.00

 

Attorny appearing PRO HAV VIC

$100.00

 

Domestic Violence & Repeat Violence

Inquire here for information about filing for an injunction for protection against another person. 850-638-6285 ext 227

Juvenile Department

Inquire here about court cases involving minors. Note: most juvenile records are confidential.
850-638-6285 ext 246

Mental Health Department

Inquire here about the Baker Act (mental) or Marchman Act (alcohol or drugs). 850-638-6285
ext 246

 

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