Addresses and information on Florida small claims courts and filings.
A person can file a claim in small claims court if he/she has a dispute involving a certain amount of money with another person, company or government agency.
Most common claims in small claims courts involve:
Things to bring to court:
2 photocopies of every original document (one for the defendant, one for the court).
Original copies of all papers you need to help prove the case (contracts, letters, rental agreements, canceled checks, deeds, repair bills, IOUs, diagrams, written damage estimates, photographs or even drawings.)
The piece of clothing or the appliance damaged by the defendant, if that's the case.
Any witness that could help the case. Some judges allow notarized statements by witness that cannot appear in court.
Small Claims Courts Requirements:
Hearing dates are usually set on some evenings or on Saturday (once a month.)
Hearing is scheduled within 40 days in most cases (up to 70 days if one litigant does not live in the same county).
The amount that could be recovered is limited, and it varies from state to state (from $1,500 to 10,000 Dollars.)
City of Jacksonville Clerk of The Circuit & County Courts Jacksonville, FL 32099-0001 Phone:(904) 630`7559
US District Court 200 W Forsyth St Jacksonville, FL 32202-4349 Phone:(904) 232`3039
U S Government Court Administrator/Clerk of Court 301 N Miami Ave Ste 150 Miami, FL 33128-7700 Phone:(305) 523`5100
Clerk of Courts 111 NW 1st St Ste 2810 Miami, FL 33128-1930 Phone:(305) 375`2333
Clerk of Courts 22 NW 1st St Miami, FL 33128-1847 Phone:(305) 275`1133
Clerk of Courts 73 W Flagler St Miami, FL 33130-1731 Phone:(305) 275`115
District Court 300 Ne 1st Ave Ste 315 Miami, FL 33132-2134 Phone:(305) 523`5640
Clerk Circuit and Cnty Courts 505 N East St Tampa, FL 33602-3552 Phone:(813) 276`8100
Second District Court Appeal 1700 N Tampa St Tampa, FL 33602-2606 Phone:(813) 272`3430
Courts Circuit 545 1 Ave N Largo, FL 33770 Phone:(727) 582`7788
Polk County Clerk of Court 255 N Broadway Ave Bartow, FL 33830-3912 Phone:(863) 534`4366
Manatee County Circuit Court 1115 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205-7803 Phone:(941) 749`7190
U S Government District Court Clerks Office 401 W Central Blvd Orlando, FL 32801-0401 Phone: (407) 835`4200
Clerk of Courts - Florida Small Claims Courts 425 N Orange Ave Lbby Orlando, FL 32801-1544 Phone: (407) 836`2034
U S Government District Court Judges Orlando, FL 32801 Phone:(407) 835`4301
Pinellas County Clerk of The Circuit Court 14250 49th St N Clearwater, FL 33762-2800 Phone: (727) 464`7000
Leon County Clerk of Circult Court
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: (850) 577`4150