1. Home
  2. >
  3. Court Services
  4. >
  5. Civil Court

Civil Court

*Civil Department will be closed to the public on Dec 8th from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm

Civil court has jurisdiction over all civil lawsuits, including small claims, evictions, foreclosures, probate, and guardianship cases. Civil Cases are heard in both the Circuit and County courts. Civil cases involving claims of more than $30,000 are heard in the Circuit Court. Additionally, the Circuit Court has jurisdiction over proceedings relating to probate, guardianship, incapacity, settlement of the claims of minors, and landlord and tenant disputes where the amount in controversy exceeds $30,000.

County court has jurisdiction over small claims, civil lawsuits involving claims of $30,000 or less, and landlord and tenant disputes where the amount in controversy does not exceed $30,000.

Civil cases are processed in the order received in the Department.

Please visit the following pages for additional information:

  • Circuit Civil
  • Probate and Guardianship
  • Foreclosure Sales
  • County Civil
  • Evictions
  • Small Claims
Jeffrey R. Smith, CPA, CGMA, CGFO
Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller
Indian River County
2000 16th Avenue
Vero Beach, Florida 32960
Phone: (772) 226-3100
Civil Department
2000 16th Avenue, Room 158
Vero Beach, Florida 32960
Phone: (772) 226-3100

 

You Are Now Leaving Our Website

Links to external, or third-party websites, are provided solely for visitors’ convenience. Following links to other sites is done so at your own risk and the owners of this website accept no liability for any linked sites or their content. Any link from our site to an external website does not imply that we endorse or accept any responsibility for its use. It is important for users to take necessary precautions, especially to ensure appropriate safety from viruses, worms, trojans, and other potentially destructive items. Users should review the privacy policies of external websites and other terms of use to learn more about what, why, and how they collect and use any personally identifiable information.