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Unless stated otherwise, accepted payment methods include cash, credit card, money order, or check made payable to the Polk County Clerk of Courts. Accepted credit cards include American Express, Apple Pay, Discover, Google Pay, MasterCard, Samsung Pay, or Visa. A service charge is applied to credit card transactions.

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.

Alert IconNotary & Passport Photo Fee Change

As of April 1, notary fees will change to $10 and passport photo fees will change to $15.

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

Examining, comparing, correcting, verifying and certifying transcripts in appellate proceedings
Preparing, numbering, and indexing original record of appellate proceedings
Certifying copies in Public Record
Verifying an instrument presented for certification prepared by someone other than Clerk
Copies by photographic in Public Records not more than 14 inches by 8 1/2 inches
Copies by photographic in Public Records more than 14 inches by 8 1/2 inches
Microfilm copies 16 millimeter 100 feet (Court Only)
Microfilm copies 35 millimeter 100 feet (Court Only)
First page for processing and filing unrecorded maps or plats
Each additional page for processing and filing unrecorded maps or plats$15.00
Microfiche (Court Only)
Copying other than photographic process per page
Writing paper, other than specifically mentioned, including copying, signing and sealing
Indexing entry not recorded
Oath, administering, attesting and sealing
Validating certificates
Notary Fees$10
Exemplified certificates, including signing and sealing
Authenticated certificates, including signing and sealing
Issuing and filing subpoena for a witness
Signing and sealing only
Approving bond
Searching records
$2.00 per year searched
Sealing any court file or expungement of record
Receiving and disbursing all restitution payments
$3.50 per payment
Index and record certificate of compliance under Motor Vehicle Act
Transfer of lien
Transfer of lien for each additional lien on the same security
Notice of recording foreign judgment