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Civil Court

Effective January 1st, 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.

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 $50,000 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 $50,000.

County court has jurisdiction over small claims, civil lawsuits involving claims of $50,000 or less, and landlord and tenant disputes where the amount in controversy does not exceed $50,000.

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

Please visit the following pages for additional information:

Ryan Butler
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


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