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Circuit Civil

Circuit Civil is the jurisdiction for civil matters where the amount of damages sought is in excess of $15,000. Examples of the types of lawsuits filed are real property/mortgage foreclosures, professional malpractice, products liability, auto negligence, other negligence, contract and indebtedness, condominium and eminent domain. Circuit Civil also processes Circuit Court level appeals and prepares appeals for the District Court of Appeal.

 

Circuit Civil Fees

Most fees may be paid by check, money order, or credit card. Payment should be made payable to Neil Kelly, Clerk of the Circuit Court. In some cases, credit card payment is not accepted.

Item Fee Amount
Upon the institution of a civil action that exceeds $15,000 or other proceeding in Circuit Court excluding cases relating to Real Property or Mortgage Foreclosure $400.00
Filing cross-claim, counterclaim, counterpetition, or third-party complaint excluding cases relating to Real Property or Mortgage Foreclosure $395.00
Filing cases relating to Real Property and Mortgage Foreclosures
  • $15,000.00 to $50,000.00
  • $50,000.01 to $249,999.99
  • $250,000.00 or more

 

$400.00
$905.00
$1,905.00

Filing cross-claim, counterclaim, counterpetition, or third-party complaint in cases relating to Real Property or Mortgage Foreclosure
  • $15,000.00 to $50,000.00
  • $50,000.01 to $249,999.99
  • $250,000.00 or more

 


$395.00
$900.00
$1,900.00

Additional filing fee for each timeshare estate joined in action $10.00
Issuing each summons $10.00
Reopen Fee $50.00
Malpractice 90 day extension $42.00
An additional charge for each defendant over 5, per defendant $2.50
An additional charge to be paid by the party seeking each severance that is granted $18.00
Additional service charge for Garnishment, Attachment, Replevin and Distress $85.00
Making Judicial Sale, Recording and Certifying Sale and Title $70.00
Filing Notice of Appeal from Circuit Court to District Court of Appeal:
  1. Payment to Clerk of the Circuit Court
  2. Payment to Clerk of District Court of Appeal

$100.00
$300.00
Filing Notice of Appeal from Circuit Court to Supreme Court:
  1. Payment to Clerk of the Circuit Court
  2. Payment to Clerk of District Court of Appeal

$100.00
$300.00
Filing Cross-appeal, Notice of Joinder or Motion to Intervene:
  1. Payment to Clerk of District or Supreme Court of Appeal

$295.00
For preparing, numbering and indexing an original record of Appellate Proceedings, per instrument $3.50
Clerk's Certificate $7.00
For examining, comparing, correcting, verifying, and certifying transcripts of Appellate Proceedings prepared by someone other than the Clerk, per page $5.00
From each attorney appearing Pro Hac Vice; $100.00
 

Property Foreclosure Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where may I obtain a listing of foreclosed properties?
  • How do I obtain a property description?
  • When and where are foreclosure sales held?
  • What are the terms of payments?
  • What will my costs be if I am the successful bidder?
  • What happens if the sale is set aside?
  • How can I be sure that a foreclosed property has a clear title?
  • What if I am the highest bidder and I then choose not to purchase the property for any reason?
  • How do I know if a sale has been cancelled for any reason?
Circuit Civil Resources
Circuit Civil Office Location
Lake County Courthouse (CH)
550 W. Main St., 1st Floor
Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: (352) 742-4148
Fax: (352) 742-4166