Rebecca L. (Becky) Norris

Gulf County, Florida
Clerk of Court

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Fees & Costs

Gulf County Fee Schedule – As revised/Updated 10/01/14

CIRCUIT CIVIL – Effective June 1, 2009 except as otherwise noted
OTHER CIRCUIT CIVIL FILINGS-includes filings for Termination of Parental Rights, Adoption, Name Change and Delayed Birth Actions, NOT MORE THAN 5 DEFENDANTS (DEP & ADOPTIONS) $400.00
FOR EACH DEFENDANT OVER 5, ADDITIONAL FEE PER DEFENDANT $2.50
SEVERANCE FEE $18.00
GARNISHMENT, ATTACHMENT, REPLEVIN, DISTRESS $85.00
REGISTRY OF THE COURT $100.00
REGISTRY OF THE COURT FEE $3.00
EMINENT DOMAIN REGISTRY OF THE COURT DEPOSIT $170.00
FORECLOSURE SALES $70.00
FORECLOSURE SALES/ELECTRONIC/ADDITIONAL SERVICE CHARGE (EFF. 7-1-09) $70.00
SUMMONS $10.00
TRANSFER OF LIEN $20.00
ADDITIONAL TRANSFER OF LIEN $10.00
RE-OPEN FEE $50.00
EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE (90 DAYS) $42.00
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE ($397.50 + 10.50 recording fee) $408.00
RECORDING FINAL JUDGMENT OF DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE $10.50
SHERIFF PROCESS (increased to $40.00 on 7-1-09) $40.00
COUNTER CLAIM SEEKING A DISSOLUTION, WHERE DISSOLUTION IS NOT ALREADY SOUGHT ($392.50 + $10.50 recording fee) $403.00
CIVIL FILINGS pursuant to Chapters. 39,61,741,742,747,752, or 753 F.S., with an additional $2.50 for each defendant in excess of five (*see below) $300.00
CIVIL CROSS CLAIM, COUNTER CLAIM, COUNTER PETITION, THIRD PARTY COMPLAINT Proceedings filed under Chapters 39,61,741,742,747,752, or 753 F.S. $295.00
GENERAL CIVIL CROSS CLAIM, COUNTER CLAIM, COUNTER PETITION, THIRD PARTY COMPLAINT $395.00
*Ch.39 (Dependency), Ch.61 (Other Domestic Relations/Child Support), Ch.741 (Domestic Violence), Ch.742 (Paternity), Ch.747 (Conservatorship), Ch.752 (Grandparent Visitation), Ch.753 (Supervised Visitation)
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURES AND REAL PROPERTY ACTIONS
CLAIM VALUE: $50,000 OR LESS $400.00
CLAIM VALUE: $50,001 BUT LESS THAN $250,000 $905.00
CLAIM VALUE: $250,001 OR MORE $1,905.00
FORECLOSURE CROSS CLAIM, COUNTER CLAIM, COUNTER PETITION, THIRD PARTY COMPLAINT – CLAIM VALUE: $50,000 OR LESS $395.00
FORECLOSURE CROSS CLAIM, COUNTER CLAIM, COUNTER PETITION, THIRD PARTY COMPLAINT – CLAIM VALUE: $50,001 TO $250,000 $900.00
FORECLOSURE CROSS CLAIM, COUNTY CLAIM, COUNTER PETITIONS, THIRD PARTY COMPLAINT – CLAIM VALUE: $250,001 OR MORE $1,900.00
APPEAL FROM CIRCUIT TO DCA (DCA CHECK) $300.00
CHECK TO CLERK OF COURT $100.00
EXAMINING, COMPARING, CORRECTING, VERIFYING TRANSCRIPT $5.00
PREPARING, NUMBERING & INDEXING RECORD $3.50
ISSUING SUBPOENA FOR A WITNESS $7.00
SIGNING & SEALING $2.00
FOREIGN JUDGMENT (IN ADDITION TO FILING FEE) $42.00
ATTORNEY APPEARING PRO HAC VICE $100.00
MEDIATION FEE PER PERSON FAMILY INCOME LESS THAN $50,000 $60.00
MORE THAN $50,000 $120.00
LIS PENDENS, FIRST PAGE $5.00
LIS PENDENS, EACH PAGE THEREAFTER $4.00
LIS PENDENS, ADDITIONAL PARTIES $1.00 per Party after 4
ADMINISTRATIVE FEE (DOCUMENTARY STAMP TAX) ON EACH TRUSTEE FORECLOSURE DEED – TIMESHARE INTEREST PURSUANT TO SECTION 721.855 AND 721.856 FLORIDA STATUTES, EFFECTIVE 5-27-10 $50.00
FORECLOSURE SALE-making, recording, & certifying the sale and title $70.00
HOLDING AN ELECTRONIC FORECLOSURE SALE/Additional charge Eff. 7-1-09 $70.00
Educating Public/Clerk may withhold fee from Surplus $28.00
Notifying a Surplus Trustee of his or her appointment $15.00
Disbursement of Surplus Proceeds/each disbursement $15.00
Appointing a Surplus Trustee $15.00
COUNTY CIVIL – Effective July 1, 2009
CLAIMS – LESS THAN $100.00 $55.00
$100.00 BUT LESS THAN $500.00 $80.00
$500.00 BUT LESS THAN $2,500.00 $175.00
$2,500.00 UP TO $15,000.00 $300.00
FOR EACH DEFENDANT OVER 5, ADDITIONAL FEE PER DEFENDANT $2.50
TENANT EVICTION $185.00
GARNISHMENT, ATTACHMENT, REPLEVIN & DISTRESS $85.00
REGISTRY OF THE COURT $100.00
REGISTRY OF THE COURT CLERK FEE $3.00
CLAIMS NOT MORE THAN $1,000 FILED WITH A REPLEVIN $130.00
SHERIFF SERVICE $40.00
RE-OPEN FEE LESS THAN $500.00 $25.00
RE-OPEN FEE MORE THAN $500.00 $50.00
APPEAL FROM COUNTY TO CIRCUIT $281.00
CIVIL CROSS-CLAIM, COUNTER-CLAIM, THIRD PARTY COMPLAINT (assessed against the person filing a cross-claim in a case filed for $2500 or more, OR when a claim in another case where the relief sought is in excess of $2500) $295.00
SUMMONS $10.00
FOREIGN JUDGMENT (IN ADDITION TO FILING FEE) $42.00
ATTORNEY APPEARING PRO HAC VICE $100.00
COURT ORDERED MEDIATION FEE – Per person, per scheduled session $60.00
PROBATE – Effective June 1, 2009
OPENING ANY ESTATE OF ONE DOCUMENT OR MORE $231.00
CAVEAT $41.00
NOTICE OF TRUST $41.00
PETITION AND ORDER TO ADMIT FOREIGN WILLS, AUTHENTICATED COPIES, EXEMPLIFIED COPIES, OR TRANSCRIPT TO RECORD $231.00
DISPOSITION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY WITHOUT ADMINISTRATION $231.00
SUMMARY ADMINISTRATION LESS THAN $1,000 $235.00
SUMMARY ADMINISTRATION MORE THAN $1,000 $345.00
FORMAL ADMINISTRATION $400.00
GUARDIANSHIP, ANCILLARY, CURATORSHIP & CONSERVATORSHIP $400.00
GUARDIANSHIP OF PERSON ONLY $235.00
VETERANS GUARDIANSHIP $235.00
DETERMINATION OF INCOMPETENCY $231.00
REOPEN FEE $50.00
APPEAL FROM CIRCUIT TO DCA (DCA) $300.00
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT $100.00
EXEMPLIFIED CERTIFICATES $7.00
AUTHENTICATED CERTIFICATES $7.00
VALIDATING CERTIFICATES $3.50
GUARDIANSHIP AUDIT FEES – VERIFIED INVENTORY > $25,000 $85.00
GUARDIANSHIP AUDIT FEES – ESTATES LESS THAN $25,000 $20.00
GUARDIANSHIP AUDIT FEES – ESTATES $25,000 – $100,000 $85.00
GUARDIANSHIP AUDIT FEES – ESTATES $100,000 – $500,000 $170.00
GUARDIANSHIP AUDIT FEES – ESTATES OVER $500,000 $250.00
MAINTAIN PROFESSIONAL GUARDIANSHIP FILE $7.50
ATTORNEY APPEARING PRO HAC VICE $100.00
ADMINISTERING OATHS, ATTESTING & SEALING $3.50
CHILD SUPPORT
DEPOSITORY FEES – 4% OF AMOUNT OR $5.25 $5.25
DELIQUENCY FEES $25.00
CONTEST FEE $25.00
FINAL JUDGMENT FEE $25.00
PAY-OFF STATEMENT FEE $25.00
DRIVER LICENSE REINSTATEMENT $25.00
POSTAGE $0.44
RECORDING FEE $10.00
SATISFACTION FEE $10.00
PAYMENT HISTORY RECORD $.15 per page
JUDGMENTS/LIENS
TRANSFER OF LIENS TO SECURITY $20.00
FEE PER ADDITIONAL LIEN $10.00
NOTICE OF RECORDING FOREIGN JUDGMENT $42.00
LIENS PROCESSED IN COURT – FILING BOND (MECHANICS LIEN) $20.00
MULTIPLE LIENS $10.00
SERVICE CHARGES
RECORDING, INDEXING & FILING – FIRST PAGE $10.00
EACH ADDITIONAL PAGE $8.50
INDEXING INSTRUMENTS RECORDED WITH MORE THAN 4 ENTRIES $1.00
INDEXING INSTRUMENTS NOT RECORDED $1.00
EXAMINING, CERTIFYING, RECORDING PLATS & CONDO EXHIBITS- FIRST PAGE $35.00
EACH ADDITIONAL PAGE $19.50
RECORDING FINAL JUDGMENT OF DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE $10.50
COPIES IN PUBLIC RECORDS NOT MORE THAN 8 1/2 X 14 $1.00
COPIES IN PUBLIC RECORDS MORE THAN 8 1/2 X 14 $5.00
OTHER COPIES – 119.07(1)(a) F.S. $0.15
CERTIFYING COPIES $2.00
COPYING OTHER THAN BY PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESS $6.00
FAXING CHARGE (THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE COST OF DOCUMENT) $1.00
VERIFYING AN INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY SOMEONE OTHER THAN CLERK $3.50
OATH ADMINISTERING, ATTESTING & SEALING $3.50
VALIDATING CERTIFICATES $3.50
EXEMPLIFIED CERTIFICATES, INCLUDING SIGNING & SEALING $7.00
AUTHENTICATED CERTIFICATES, INCLUDING SIGNING & SEALING $7.00
MICROFICHE (COURT ONLY) $3.50
MICROFILM COPIES 16 MM $42.00
MICROFILM COPIES 35 MM $60.00
PREPARING AFFIDAVIT OF DOMICILE $5.00
APPROVING BONDS $8.50
SEARCHING RECORDS/PER YEAR/PER DEF/PER APPLICATION $2.00
SEALING OR EXPUNGEMENT OF RECORD $42.00
SIGNING & SEALING ONLY $2.00
ISSUING & FILING SUBPOENA $7.00
NOTARY FEE $10.00
MARRIAGE LICENSE – WITH PREMARITAL CLASS $61.00
WITHOUT PREMARITAL CLASS $86.00
Application and administering of oath, issuing, sealing and recording of the license and providing a certified copy when 3-day wating period applies $93.50
Application and administering of oath, issuing, sealing and recording of the license and providing a certified copy for same day issuance if bride and groom are out-of-state residents $93.50
Application and administering of oath, issuing, sealing and recording of the license and providing a certified copy (with certification of pre-marital course by a provider on Clerk’s pre-marital list) $61.00
Marriage Certificate (suitable for framing) $7.00
TAX DEED APPLICATION $60.00
DISBURSEMENT OF EXCESS PROCEEDS FROM TAX DEED SALE $10.00
JUDICIAL SALE & RECORDING TITLE $70.00
FORECLOSURE SALE/ELECTRONIC Eff. 7-1-09 $70.00
ADMINISTRATIVE FEE (DOCUMENTARY STAMP TAX) ON TRUSTEE FORECLOSURE DEEDS ON TIMESHARE INTEREST PURSUANT TO SECTION 721.855 AND 721.856 FLORIDA STATUTES, EFFECTIVE 5-27-10 $50.00
FORECLOSURE SURPLUS:
Clerk MAY withhold from surplus a fee to Educate Public as to rights of homeowners regarding foreclosure proceedings $28.00
Service Charge for Notifying a Surplus Trustee of his/her appointment $15.00
Service Charge for each disbursement of surplus proceeds $15.00
Service Charge for appointing a Surplus Trustee $15.00
CERTIFICATE OF TRANSFER OF LIENS $10.00
EACH ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATE $5.00
FOR WRITING ANY OTHER PAPER NOT HEREIN SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED $7.00
FOR RECEIVING AND DISBURSING RESTITUTION PAYMENTS $3.50
PARTIAL PAYMENT FEE $25.00
PUBLIC DEFENDER APPLICATION FEE $50.00
MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR ACT $10.00
CREDIT CARD FEES – OVER THE COUNTER TRANSACTIONS-Eff. 5-1-10 3.5% 3.50%
CHILD SUPPORT – Effective 5-1-10 3.5% 3.50%
TRAFFIC TICKET – Effective 5-1-10 3.5% 3.50%
ORI-RECORDS $2.00
COPY OF AUDIO TAPE OF BOCC MEETINGS PER CD/TAPE $5.00
TRAFFIC
BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN $36.50
ATV VIOLATION $73.00
NON-MOVING VIOLATION $78.00
SEATBELT $78.00
CHILD RESTRAINT $128.00
MOVING VIOLATION $128.00
FAILURE TO STOP AT RED SIGNAL $193.00
HANDICAP PARKING $151.00
PASSING STOPPED SCHOOL BUS $268.00
RAILROAD CROSSING VIOLATION $168.00
SPEEDING (1-9 MPH OVER) $93.00
SPEEDING (10-14 MPH OVER) $168.00
SPEEDING (15-19 MPH OVER) $218.00
SPEEDING (20-29 MPH OVER) $243.00
SPEEDING (30 OR MORE OVER) MANDATORY COURT APPEARANCE
PROOF OF VALID DL, REGISTRATION, DL EXP LESS THAN 4 MO $10.00
PROOF VALID AT TIME OF STOP: HANDICAPPED PARKING PERMIT $7.50
PROOF VALID AT TIME OF STOP: DL, REG., TAG (EXP.LESS THAN 4 MO.), AIR POLL W/I 30 DAYS $10.00
PROOF OF COMPLIANCE WITHIN 30 DAYS $10.00
PROOF OF COMPLIANCE: INSURANCE {316.646 (1)-(3)} $42.90
PROOF OF COMPLIANCE: TAG, DL, REGISTRATION (CH.320 and 322) $63.25
VEHICLE DEFECT (316.10 or 316.2935) REPAIR W/I 30 DAYS $58.00
DRIVER LICENSE REINSTATEMENT FEE – Effective 9-1-09 increased to $60.00 $60.00
DRIVER LICENSE CLEARANCE LETTER $7.00
COPY OF DRIVING RECORD – SEARCH-NO RECORD FOUND Effective 7-1-10 $8.25
COPY OF DRIVING RECORD – 3 YEAR RECORD Effective 7-1-10 $14.25
COPY OF DRIVING RECORD – 7 YEAR/LIFETIME RECORD Effective 7-1-10 $16.25
BOATING
BOATING – MOVING $90.00
BOATING- NONMOVING $73.00
SWIMMING OR DIVING INFRACTION $59.00
LATE FEE – BOATING $20.00
DISMISSAL – PROOF OF REG/ID/HUNT & FISH LICENSE $10.00
PASSPORTS
Receiving and Processing Passport Applications:
(a) Clerk’s Execution Fee-payable to Clerk of Court (Cash, Check or Money Order) $35.00
(b) Application Fee-payable to U. S. Dept. of State (Check or Money Order only) $35.00
Age 16 and over $110.00
Age 15 and under $80.00
Passport Cards:
Age 16 and over $30.00
Age 15 and under $15.00
Passport Renewal $110.00
Passport Photos $12.00 effective 2/1/2016
Routine (Non-Expedited) Passport Mailing $6.70
Expedite and Overnight services available for a fee (must contact Clerk’s Office for cost)
New Rates were effective 7-13-10
TAX DEEDS
For processing application for tax deed sale, conducting the sale and preparation of tax deed $60.00
For disbursement of excess proceeds of tax deed sale, per disbursement $10.00
**Applicant must deposit with Clerk $600.00 for cost associated with the sale – this fee is included in the minimum bid

REGISTRY OF THE COURT

For receiving money into the Registry of the Court:

  • 3% of first $500 or part, per payment
  • 1.5% of each subsequent $100 or part per payment
  • Eminent Domain Deposit of $170.00

 

Revised 9-29-2011

 

(to revise-correct Plat recording fee charge)

 

Revised 10-1-2014