County Civil

County Civil settles disputes for cases that exceed $5,000.00 but do not exceed $15,000.00. There are no forms available at the Clerk's Office for County Civil lawsuits. If you should choose to file your own case, the Law Library is available for research and has some forms available to copy. Please remember, the law librarian cannot answer any legal questions or give any legal advice. As in all matters involving the law, if you do not feel fully comfortable or qualified to represent yourself, you may want to consider obtaining the services of a competent lawyer.


The County Civil court is also where most Tenant Eviction proceedings are filed. The Clerk's Office has the packet for "Non-Payment of Rent" Evictions for Possession Only and a packet for Eviction and Damages.


1) County Civil Fees
Description Amount
1 To institute a civil action for claims of $5,001 - $15,000 including foreclosures and foreign judgments $300.00
2 Removal of tenant action - possession only $185.00
3 Removal of tenant action - possession and damages of $2,500 or less $185.00
4 Removal of tenant action - possession and damages of $2,501- $15,000 $300.00
5 Additional charge for attachment, replevin and distress actions at time of filing $85.00
6 Claims not more than $1,000 filed with a replevin action $130.00
7 To file counter petition, cross‐claim, counterclaim, or third party complaint for claims of $2501‐$15,000 $295.00
8 Garnishment actions, per garnishee (Effective July 1, 2014) $85.00
9 Issuance of a summons (each) $10.00
10 Mediation fee, per session, per party $60.00
11 Eviction Packet $3.21
12 Eviction with Damages Packet $5.62
13 Oath, administering, attesting, and sealing not otherwise provided herein $3.50
14 Bond Approval Fee $8.50
15 Reopening Fee for Claims $500 or less $25.00
16 Reopening Fee for Claims $501 or more $50.00

For information regarding specific reopening fees of any circuit court case, including small claims and county court, pursuant to F.S. 34.041(s)

Contact County Civil
Supervisor: Jessica Doran
Supervisor Title: Supervisor
Mailing Address
Attn: County Civil
P.O. Box 25400
Bradenton, FL 34206
Physical Address
1115 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205