Fees

The Florida Legislature regulates court fees, not the Clerk & Comptroller's office or local judiciary. The Clerk’s office is responsible for collecting fees for various court-related activities including divorce filings, tenant evictions, applying for a public defender, recording official documents, traffic infraction fines and costs related to criminal prosecutions.

Choose an area below to view the related fees and costs. The Clerk & Comptroller’s office uses a third-party to process credit card transactions. Please note, a service charge is applied to credit card transactions. Customers may also pay by check or money order by mail or in person at any of our office locations, or pay with cash in person.

  1. General Fees
  2. Court Service Fees
  3.  Recording Fees
  4. Marriage & Passports
  5. Exemptions

Accepted payments methods include cash, credit card, money order, or check made payable to the Polk County Clerk of Courts. Please note that we use a third party to process credit card transactions. A service charge is applied to credit card transactions.

Service:Fee:
Examining, comparing, correcting, verifying and certifying transcripts in appellate proceedings
$5.00
Preparing, numbering, and indexing original record of appellate proceedings
$3.50
Certifying copies in Public Record
$2.00
Verifying an instrument presented for certification prepared by someone other than Clerk
$3.50
Copies by photographic in Public Records not more than 14 inches by 8 1/2 inches
$1.00
Copies by photographic in Public Records more than 14 inches by 8 1/2 inches
$5.00
Microfilm copies 16 millimeter 100 feet (Court Only)
$42.00
Microfilm copies 35 millimeter 100 feet (Court Only)
$60.00
First page for processing and filing unrecorded maps or plats
$30.00
Each additional page for processing and filing unrecorded maps or plats$15.00
Microfiche (Court Only)
$3.50
Copying other than photographic process per page
$6.00
Writing paper, other than specifically mentioned, including copying, signing and sealing
$7.00
Indexing entry not recorded
$1.00
Oath, administering, attesting and sealing
$3.50
Validating certificates
$3.50
Notary Fee$3.50
Exemplified certificates, including signing and sealing
$7.00
Authenticated certificates, including signing and sealing
$7.00
Issuing and filing subpoena for a witness
$7.00
Signing and sealing only
$2.00
Approving bond
$8.50
Searching records
$2.00 per year searched
Sealing any court file or expungement of record
$42.00
Receiving and disbursing all restitution payments
$3.50 per payment
Index and record certificate of compliance under Motor Vehicle Act
$10.00
Transfer of lien
$20.00
Transfer of lien for each additional lien on the same security
$10.00
Notice of recording foreign judgment
$42.00