Changes Effective January 1st, 2024

Civil Department

Effective January 1, 2024:

  • A fee of $2.00 will be assessed for signing and sealing a Writ of Execution, Writ of Possession or Notice of Action, pursuant to Florida Statute 28.24(19)(b).
  • Pursuant to Florida Statute 28.24(9)(a), a fee of $7.00 will be assessed for verifying that the Statement of Claim was served and noting the date of service.

Recording Department

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: Effective January 1, 2024, all instruments that convey, assign, encumber, or otherwise dispose of any interest in real property must contain the post office address of each witness to the instrument.

Question 1:  What documents are included in this new requirement?

The new requirement applies to any instrument by which the title to real property or any interest therein is conveyed, assigned, encumbered or otherwise disposed. This includes leases and agreements for deed. The new requirement does not apply to notices of commencement. 

Question 2: Must it be a physical address or does a post office box meet the requirement?

Either a physical address or a post office box meets the requirement.

Question 3:  Is the address of the witness subject to being redacted if a protected person files a redaction request?

Yes, the address is subject to being redacted if a protected person files the redaction request. The redaction request form is at this link: Redaction-Request-Form-10022021_searchable-2.pdf (

Official Announcement for Recording changes can be found here.

Should you have any additional questions, please contact the Recording Department at 772-226-3100, Option 2, Option 6.

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