Beginning January 1, 2023, there are significant changes happening in county court that your Clerk of Court Angela Vick is bringing to your attention. Florida’s State Courts System and the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers are working together to ensure citizens in Florida are aware of these changes.
On January 1, 2023, county civil limits will increase from $30,000 to $50,000, while all other previous changes will remain the same.
- No changes to fees
- $8,000 small claims limit
- Civil cover sheets are required
Increases in county courts’ jurisdictional limits were passed by the legislature and signed by Governor DeSantis in 2019. This is the last increase to be implemented as noted in legislation from House Bill 337. Increases to small claims amounts and the civil cover sheet changes were adopted in the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration as approved by the Supreme Court.
The change should be seamless and invisible to most courts users. Lawyers and self-represented (pro-se) litigants who file electronically will be prompted to include an amount in dispute when filing civil cases. The Florida Courts E-Filing Portal will automatically produce a civil cover sheet in compliance with new rules.
Visit knowyourcourt.flcourts.gov to learn more.