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1. How can I access the E-Filing Portal?
2. What are the system requirements for E-Filing?
3. Who do I contact if I have a problem E-Filing?
4. What Administrative Orders and Directives is E-Filing operating under?
5. Where can I find more information about E-Filing?
6. Can I use electronic signatures?
7. What are the document standards when E-Filing?
8. Why can’t we submit color images? Is it related to TIFF images?
9. Can cases be researched in the portal?

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1. Can I E-File a summons or similar document requiring the Clerk to issue? (i.e. Writ of Garnishment, Writ of Replevin, Notice of Action, Subpoena, Default, etc.)
2. Can I E-File Proposed Orders for the judge to review and sign?
3. Can service requests such as copy work, certified copies, or a record search be E-Filed?
4. Does the attorney have to send in paper follow up?
5. What is the procedure for E-Filing documents that may contain confidential information?
6. Should I electronically submit the Certificate of Sale and Certificate of Title through the E-Portal?
7. What should I do if I receive a "Case Number provided can't be verified" error message?
8. For returns of service, does the summons (or other originals) need to be included or just mentioned in the Return of Service Affidavit?
9. How do we handle the return of service back to the party who requested service?
10. Will court reporters still need to provide a paper transcript for appeals and depositions?
11. How should the "Read and Sign" deposition transcripts be filed?
12. If mental health related paperwork must be filed within 72 hours, do we use the emergency checkbox?
13. If a filing is due for a court appearance the next business day, do we file it in court, E-File it, or both?
14. Do I need to file documents not related to the case file, such as an invoice?
15. If we have 35 returns of service, do we have to file these individually?
16. Can HIPPA documents be E-Filed without the data being redacted?

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1. What qualifies me to have my case sealed or expunged?
2. If I qualify to have my case sealed or expunged, how long does it take?
3. Where can I obtain the necessary paperwork to apply for my case to be sealed or expunged once I have obtained my certificate?
4. If the State Attorney has dropped the charges on my case, why is it still showing when record searches are performed?
5. Why can I only have one case sealed or expunged and not my entire criminal history?

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1. Who can be a guardian?
2. What are the responsibilities of a guardian?
3. How do I become a guardian?
4. Is a guardian subject to a background check prior to appointment?
5. What are the filing and audit fees associated with guardianship cases?
6. How do I report suspected fraud, waste, or abuse in guardianships?

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1. Where can I obtain an injunction?
2. What are the costs?
3. What can the injunction do for you?
4. What happens after the judge grants the temporary injunction?

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1. Who may apply for a marriage license?
2. Where consent is required, is consent of both parents required?
3. Is there a waiting period for issuance of the license?
4. Who are the approved providers of the marriage class in Polk County?
5. Are blood tests and physical exams required?
6. Are there any other requirements?
7. Must I apply for a marriage license in the county where I live?
8. Where can I apply for a marriage license in Polk County?
9. How long is a marriage license valid once it is issued?
10. Who may perform marriage ceremonies?
11. Who is a "regularly ordained minister"?
12. May a marriage be solemnized without a license?
13. When and who should return the license to the clerk?
14. Can I be married in the clerk's office?
15. What is the fee for a marriage license?
16. Can I pay for a marriage license with a personal check?
17. How does the online marriage application service work?
18. Who can use the online marriage application?
19. Why is the online marriage application requiring a social security number?
20. What happens after the online marriage application is submitted?

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1. What is a misdemeanor of a criminal traffic charge?
2. How do I request a continuance of my court date?
3. Who should I notify if my address changes?
4. What happens if I fail to appear for my court date?
5. How do I find information about my case or other misdemeanor cases?
6. What form of payment do you accept?
7. Who do I make the check or money order payable to?
8. Where can I pay my court fine/fees and costs?
9. How do I have a public defender appointed to my case?
10. May I file a document by fax?
11. May I file pleadings after office hours?
12. How do I get my bond money back now that my case has been disposed?
13. How do I withdraw my plea?

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1. What is a small claims case?
2. Do I need a lawyer?
3. Who can file a small claims case?
4. What does it cost to file a small claims case?
5. What information do I need to file a small claims case?
6. Are there other requirements?
7. What happens after I file my small claims case?
8. Why use mediation?
9. Can I have a jury trial on my small claims case?
10. What happens to my case if a settlement is reached?
11. How can I collect my judgment?
12. Can I file a lien against the defendant's property?

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1. Who may make an election to attend basic driver improvement course?
2. What is the benefit of making an election?
3. Do I have to pay to elect a basic driver improvement course?
4. How can I elect to attend a basic driver improvement course?
5. Do I need to do anything else after I attend the basic driver improvement course?
6. Can I change my mind after I elect to attend a basic driver improvement course?
7. How many times can I elect to attend a basic driver improvement course?
8. What if I receive a ticket outside Polk County?
9. Where can I get more information about an election?

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1. What is a criminal traffic or misdemeanor charge?
2. What is a civil traffic infraction?
3. How soon after issuance must I pay the ticket?
4. What if I receive a letter from the State of Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (Florida DHSMV) informing me that my license will be suspended?
5. Can I get an extension for my payment due date?
6. Can I get an extension for my court date?
7. What happens if the ticket is not paid?
8. How do I enter a not guilty plea to a civil traffic infraction?
9. Who will be present at the non-jury hearing?
10. What must I do if the court finds me guilty?
11. Can the clerk's office advise me of points assessed against my license?

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1. How can I satisfy a traffic civil infraction?
2. The fee owed is different than what the deputy or officer listed on my citation. Why is that?
3. Can I get a payment extension?
4. How long do I have to enter a not guilty plea to a civil infraction?
5. What if I live outside of Polk County?
6. What if I'm found guilty of a civil traffic infraction?
7. What are my options for paying court imposed fines and costs for traffic tickets?
8. Can I pay for traffic citation in Polk County that I received in another county?

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1. What is probate?
2. What is a will, and when and where should it be filed?
3. Do you need an attorney to deposit a will?
4. Are there different types of proceedings that can be filed depending on the size of the estate?
5. What happens if a person dies and has left no will?
6. What happens if there is a will filed but no personal representative has been named?
7. How are probate proceedings initiated?
8. What type of paperwork must accompany the form for filing a disposition of personal property without administration?
9. What happens after this information is filed with the Clerk?