CLERK OF COURT & COMPTROLLER

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA

Forms

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Child Support

Request for Drivers License Suspension
(Must be accompanied by the Personal Information Form) Use this form if your case is not handled by the Department of Revenue and the Non Custodial Parent is more than 15 days behind on their payments. 
 
Affidavit to Participate in the Central Depository Program
If your final judgment order payments to be paid directly to you, you may use this form to request that payments be sent through the Central Governmental Depository.
A.O.
S-2012-029 
   
Request for Direct Deposit
(Must be accompanied by a voided check) Use this form if your case is not handled by the Department of Revenue and you wish to have your child support payments direct deposited.
 
Personal Information Form  
Stop Payment Form
Use this form to request a stop payment on a check issued by the State Disbursement Unit.
 
Payment History Overview
This document will help you understand a Central Governmental Depository (CGD) Payment History.
 
Income Deduction Order
If you wish to have your Child Support payments taken out of the obligor's paycheck and your case is not handled through the Department of Revenue, you may use these forms to request and Income Deduction Order with the courts.
A.O.
S-2012-029 
Attachment A 
This form must be filed with any new cases to be set up through the Central Governmental Depository.
 
Modify Child Support (Packet 3) 
External website download link
 
Answer to Supplemental Petition to Modify Child Support or Modify Parenting Plan/Time-Sharing Schedule (Packet 4) 
External website download link
 
Petition for Child Support Unconnected with Dissolution of Marriage (Packet 5) 
External website download link
 
Blank Motion (Packet 6)
External website download link
 
Motion for Payment Credit - Both Parties Agree (Packet 7) 
External website download link
 
Petition to Contest Driver's License Suspension (Packet 8) 
External website download link
 
Motion to Contest Notice of Delinquency and Impending Judgment (Packet 9) 
External website download link
 
Contempt (Packet 10) 
External website download link
 
Petition for Superseding Child Support Order Without Timesharing (Packet 40) 
External website download link
 
Petition for Superseding Child Support Order With Timesharing (Packet 41) 
External website download link
 
Motion for Income Withholding Order (IWO) - formerly Income Deduction Order (Packet 43) 
External website download link
 

County Civil / Evictions

These are the forms that Clerk's office provides for evictions. If the form you are seeking is not in this list, you will need to check some of the online legal forms suppliers, such as the NOLO Legal Forms Library, or visit the legal forms section of your local office supply retailer.

Writ of Possession 
INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTIAL EVICTIONS
    Eviction Summons Residential            
    Complaint for Tenant Eviction and/or Past Due Rents
    Complaint for Tenant Eviction for Other than Delinquent Rent
    Three-Day Notice
INFORMATION FOR COMMERCIAL EVICTIONS  
    Eviction Summons/Non Residential
    Complaint for Tenant Eviction and/or Past Due Rents 
    Complaint for Tenant Eviction for Other than Delinquent Rent
    Three-Day Notice
INFORMATION FOR SUBMITTING A FINAL JUDGMENT IF YOUR COMPLAINT IS FOR NON-PAYMENT OF RENT
     Motion for Immediate Default - Default
     (Evictions)
     Motion for Default - Default Entered
     Affidavit in Proof of Claim and Non-Military Count I
     (Tenant Eviction and/or Past Due Rents and Court Costs)
     Judgment for Possession Count I
INFORMATION FOR SUBMITTING A FINAL JUDGMENT IF YOUR COMPLAINT IS FOR REASONS OTHER THAN NON-PAYMENT OF RENT
      Motion for Default - Default Entered  
      Affidavit in Proof of Claim and Non-Military Service
      (Tenant Eviction for other than Past Due Rents)
      Judgment for Possession Count I
INFORMATION FOR SUBMITTING A FINAL JUDGMENT FOR PAST DUE RENT COUNT II 
      Motion for Default - Default Entered
      Affidavit in Proof of Landlords Claim for Past Due Rents (Count II)
      Default Final Judgment for Past Due Rents (Count II)
      Final Judgment for Past Due Rents Count II
      (After a hearing)
      Notice of Dismissal Count II Only
      (Evictions)

County Civil / Miscellaneous

These are the forms that Clerk's office provides for miscellaneous county civil. If the form you are seeking is not in this list, you will need to check some of the online legal forms suppliers, such as the NOLO Legal Forms Library, or visit the legal forms section of your local office supply retailer.

Request for Division Assignment
Satisfaction of Judgment
Request for Issuance of Summons
Summons (20 Day)
Unlawful Detainer (not Eviction)

County Civil / Small Claims

These are the forms that Clerk's office provides for small claims. If the form you are seeking is not in this list, you will need to check some of the online legal forms suppliers, such as the NOLO Legal Forms Library, or visit the legal forms section of your local office supply retailer.

Motion for Relief from Judgment or Order
Subpoena for Trial
Stipulation for Installment Settlement 
Order Staying Cause and Approving Stipulation
Order on Motion for Relief from Judgment or Order 
Notice of Dismissal
INFORMATION FOR FILING SMALL CLAIMS SUITS $5,000.00 OR LESS 
    Statement of Claim
    (Auto Negligence)
    Statement of Claim
    (not to exceed $5,000)
    Summons/Notice to Appear for Pretrial Conference
    Replevin Complaint

Domestic Violence / Injunctions for Protection

You can print the forms below, fill them out and file them at the downtown Tampa Courthouse or the Plant City Courthouse. 
DATING VIOLENCE PACKAGE 
    Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Dating Violence (PDF) (Fillable form) (External link)
    Information Sheet 
    Disclosure from Non-Lawyer (External link)
    Notice of Related Cases (External link)
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WITHOUT CHILD(REN) PACKAGE
    Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence (PDF) (Fillable form) (External links)
    Request for Confidential Filing of Address (PDF) (Fillable form) (External links)
    Information Sheet 
    Disclosure from Non-Lawyer (External link)
    Notice of Related Cases (External link)
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WITH CHILD(REN) PACKAGE
    Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence (PDF) (Fillable form) (External links)
    Request for Confidential Filing of Address (PDF) (Fillable form) (External links)
    Information Sheet 
    Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) Affidavit (External link)
    Disclosure from Non-Lawyer (External link)
    Notice of Social Security Number (PDF) (Fillable form) (External links)
    Notice of Related Cases (External link)
REPEAT VIOLENCE PACKAGE
    Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Repeat Violence (PDF) (Fillable form) (External links)
    Information Sheet 
    Disclosure from Non-Lawyer  External link)
    Notice of Related Cases (External link)
SEXUAL VIOLENCE PACKAGE
    Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Sexual Violence (PDF) (Fillable form) (External links)
    Request for Confidential Filing of Address (PDF) (Fillable form) (External links)
    Information Sheet 
    Disclosure from Non-Lawyer  External link)
    Notice of Related Cases (External link)
STALKING VIOLENCE PACKAGE
    Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Stalking (External link)
    Information Sheet 
    Disclosure from Non-Lawyer (External link)
    Notice of Related Cases (External link)
MOTIONS AND OTHER FORMS RELATED TO INJUNCTIONS FOR PROTECTION
SUPPLEMENTAL PETITION  
Use these forms if your original petition was denied and it is within 7 days of the date you filed your petition.
    Supplemental Affidavit in Support of Petition for Injunction (PDF) (Fillable form) (External links)
    Order Setting Hearing on Petition for Injunction  (External link)
    Order Denying Petition for Injunction for Protection (External link)
MOTION TO DISMISS
Use these forms if you wish to dismiss the temporary injunction.
    Verified Motion to Voluntarily Dismiss Petition for Injunction
    Order on Verified Motion to Voluntarily Dismiss Petition for Injunction
    Notice of Current Address & Notice of Hearing 
MOTION TO DISSOLVE
Use these forms if you wish to dissolve a permanent injunction.
    Motion to Dissolve Injunction
    Order on Dissolution of Injunction  
    Notice of Current Address & Notice of Hearing 
MOTION TO MODIFY 
Use these forms if you wish to modify an existing final judgment.
    Motion for Modification of Injunction (PDF) (Fillable form) (External links)
    Notice of Current Address & Notice of Hearing 
MOTION TO EXTEND
Use these forms if your current final judgment is going to expire and you wish to ask the court to extend it. 
    Motion for Extension of Injunction (PDF) (Fillable form) (External links)
    Order Extending Injunction (External link)
    Order Denying Extension for Injunction 
    Information Sheet 
    Notice of Current Address & Notice of Hearing 
MOTION FOR HEARING 
Use these forms if you wish to ask the court for a hearing on your case and one of the above motions does not suit your needs.
    Motion for Hearing 
    Notice of Current Address & Notice of Hearing 
MOTION FOR RETURN OF FIREARM 
Use the motion to petition the court for return of your firearm.
    Motion for Return of Firearm 
    Notice of Current Address & Notice of Hearing 
MOTION FOR TELEPHONIC HEARING
Use this motion if you are unable to attend the hearing because you are out of state.
    Motion for Telephonic Hearing 
    Order Allowing Telephonic Hearing
AFFIDAVIT OF VIOLATION
Use these forms if you feel the respondent has violated the terms of your final judgment or injunction.
PETITIONER'S REQUEST FOR CONFIDENTIAL FILING OF ADDRESS (PDF) (Fillable form) (External links)
The Florida Statute regarding Domestic Violence allows for your address to be kept confidential upon your request. If you would like to request your address be kept confidential please complete the Petitioner's Request for Confidential Filing of Address. 
NOTICE OF CURRENT ADDRESS
File this form if you have changed addresses. (If you have a Final Judgment of Injunction, it is part of the Order that you inform the Court when you change addresses).
UCCJEA (External link)
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
(UCCJEA) Affidavit
SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA WEBSITE (External link)
Additional forms for filing within existing injunction cases may be obtained through the Supreme Court of Florida Website.

E-Filing

These are the forms that Clerk's office provides for e-Filing. If the form you are seeking is not in this list, you will need to check some of the online legal forms suppliers, such as the NOLO Legal Forms Library, or visit the legal forms section of your local office supply retailer.

DH513
This form is required when filing a Dissolution of Marriage case.
Request for Division Assignment
ePortal Law Firm Registration Form
This form is required when requesting a Law Firm Administrator account in the ePortal.
Request for Issuance of Summons - Circuit Civil
Request for Issuance of Summons - County Civil

Expungement and Sealing

These are the forms that Clerk's office provides for expungement. If the form you are seeking is not in this list, you will need to check some of the online legal forms suppliers, such as the NOLO Legal Forms Library, or visit the legal forms section of your local office supply retailer.

FDLE Application for Certification of Eligibility (Adult and Juvenile) (external link to FDLE)
FDLE Application for Juvenile Diversion Expunction (external link to FDLE)
Petition to Seal or Expunge Packet
Complete this packet after you receive your Certificate of Eligibility from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Family Law

ADOPTION (External links)

    Stepparent Adoption - Child's Natural Parents and Stepparents all Consent (Packet #1)
    Petition for Adoption Information  12.981(d)(1)
                                                         12.981(d)(2)
ALIMONY  (External links)
    Modify Alimony (Packet #2)
BIRTH CERTIFICATE 
    Petition for Delayed Birth Certificate (See Clerk) 
    Application for Amended Birth Certificate (See Clerk) 
CHILD SUPPORT (see CHILD SUPPORT forms section above)
CUSTODY/VISITATION (See TIMESHARING) 
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (DIVORCE) (External links)
    Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Children - By Agreement (Packet #15) 
    Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Children - Personal Service (Packet #16)
    Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Children - Publication (Packet #17) 
    Answer to Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Children (Packet #18) 
    Dissolution of Marriage No Children - By Agreement (Packet #19) 
    Dissolution of Marriage No Children - Personal Service (Packet #20) 
    Dissolution of Marriage No Children - Publication (Packet #21) 
    Answer to Petition for Dissolution of Marriage No Children (Packet #22) 
    Simplified Dissolution of Marriage (Packet #27) 
MOTIONS (External links}
    Blank Motion (Packet #6) 
    Motion for Payment Credit - Both Parties Agree (Packet #7) 
    Motion to Contest Notice of Delinquency and Impending Judgment (Packet #9)
    Motion for Contempt (Packet #10) 
    Emergency Motion for Child Pick-Up Order (Packet #11) 
    Motion To/For Re-Open/Rehearing/Vacate/Compel (Packet #28) 
    Temporary Injunction to Prevent Removal of Minor Child(ren) and/or Denial of Passport Services (Packet #29)
    Motion for Temporary Relief (Packet #38)
NAME CHANGE (External links)
    Adult Name Change (Packet #42)
    Family Name Change 12.982(f)
                                        12.982(g) 
    Minor Name Change - Both Parents Agree (Packet #30) 
    Minor Name Change - Personal Service or Publication (Packet #31) 
PATERNITY (External links)
    Joint Petition to Establish Paternity and Other Relief (Packet #33) 
    Paternity - Personal Service (Packet #34) 
    Paternity - mother of child married to someone else at time of child's conception and/or birth (Packet #35) 
    Answer to Petition to Establish Paternity and Other Relief (Packet #36) 
    Disestablishment of Paternity (Packet #44) 
PETITIONS (External links)
    Petition for Dissolution of Marriage (see Divorce) 
    Petition for Paternity & Other Relief (see Paternity) 
    Modify Alimony (Packet #2) 
    Modify Child Support (Packet #3) 
    Petition to Contest Driver's License Suspension (Packet #8) 
    Modify Parenting Plan/Time-Sharing (Packet #12) 
    Petition to Establish Parental Responsibility and a Parenting Plan/Time-Sharing Schedule (Packet #32) 
    Blank Petition (Packet #37) 
    Petition to Permit Relocation with Minor Child(ren) (Packet #39) 
    Petition for Superseding Child Support Order Without Timesharing (Packet #40) 
    Petition for Superseding Child Support Order With Timesharing (Packet #41) 
TIMESHARING (formerly CUSTODY/VISITATION) 
(see also DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE and/or PATERNITY) (External links)
    Petition for Dissolution of Marriage (see Divorce) 
    Petition for Paternity (see Paternity) 
    Answer to Supplemental Petition to: Modify Child Support or Modify Parenting Plan/Time-Sharing Schedule (Packet #4) 
    Contempt (Packet #10) 
    Emergency Motion for Child Pick-Up Order (Packet #11) 
    Modify Parenting Plan/Time-Sharing (Packet #12) 
    Extended Family Custody - Temporary or Concurrent (Packet #13) 
    Petition to Domesticate and Enforce Out-of-State Custody Order (Packet #14) 
    Petition to Establish Parental Responsibility and a Parenting Plan/Time-Sharing Schedule (Packet #32) 
ADDITIONAL FAMILY LAW FORMS
    Mobile Device App (External link)
You can get free help by downloading a free app to your mobile device from the Florida Courts that contains help for people representing themselves in Family Law cases (divorce, adoption, orders of protection, name change, and other family law issues), including Court-approved family law forms that can be filled out on the device; links and contact information for help centers all around Florida; plain-language instructions and descriptions of first steps and next actions; links for a full range of legal help from multiple online resources, free and low-cost legal services, lawyer referrals and other information, including eligibility criteria; and user-friendly instructions for initial steps and pointers about what happens next. 
    Notice of Related Cases  (External link)
    Telephonic Hearing 
    Change of Contact Information 
    DH513 
    This form should be filled out and filed with all Dissolution of Marriage cases. 
    Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Website (External link)
     The Family Intake Section of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Website offers free copies of instruction packets including forms needed to file for most Family Law matters. The forms are interactive and may be filled out and printed at home. You may come to the Clerk's office to file your paperwork or your can mail them in.                       

    Florida Putative Father Registry (External link)
    Link to the Florida Putative Father Registry Claim of Paternity form from the Department of Health.

   Case Management Information for Pro Se cases 
   This information is for Pro Se cases (neither party is represented by an attorney) filed in the Family Law division.

    Florida State Courts (External link)
    Florida Supreme Court approved Family Law forms. All of these forms are approved to be used in Family Law cases filed throughout the State of Florida.
    Office of Vital Statistics (External link)
    Link to the Office of Vital Statistics forms. These forms include applications to amend birth records and applications for copies of marriage and divorce records throughout the State of Florida.

Felony / Circuit Criminal

These are the forms that Clerk's office provides for Feloony. If the form you are seeking is not in this list, you will need to check some of the online legal forms suppliers, such as the NOLO Legal Forms Library, or visit the legal forms section of your local office supply retailer.

Termination of Probation (external link)
FDLE Application for Certification of Eligibility (Adult) (external link)
Petition to Seal or Expunge Packet

Indigency Screening Application

Civil Indigent Application  (Florida Courts document link)

Lobbyist

Registration Form
For each instance of lobbying, all persons must sign a "Lobbying Registry" maintained in the reception office of each county department. In the event a lobbyist activity occurs outside a county office, it is the responsibility of the lobbyist to complete a registration form and forward the completed registration by mail or fax to the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court.

Passports

Passport Application (external link)

Probate

These are the forms that Clerk's office provides for probate. If the form you are seeking is not in this list, you will need to check some of the online legal forms suppliers, such as the NOLO Legal Forms Library, or visit the legal forms section of your local office supply retailer.

Acknowledgement of Venue
Disposition of Personal Property
Statement of Claim

Request Copies of Court Documents

Request to Withhold Personal Information

Notice of Confidential Information

Please Note: This form is used to request withholding certain information from publicly appearing in Hillsborough Clerk databases; it will not remove confidential information that is already in someone else's non-Hillsborough Clerk database. You might need to contact those other database administrators to request removal.

Traffic

Request a court date.

Value Adjustment Board (VAB)

File a Petition Online
Select to file a petition electronically for the 2018 tax year. Online filing requires a nonrefundable $15 filing fee per property issue. The credit card processor (myfloridacounty.com) will charge a 3.5 percent convenience fee per transaction (multiple petitions can be filed in one transaction). Contiguous parcels approved by the Property Appraiser cannot be filed online. If you prefer filing by mail, links to all applicable VAB forms and instruction are below.
Deadlines and Instructions for Filing Petitions
This document reviews the initial filing requirements. The deadline to file a value petition will be printed on the TRIM Notices that are mailed by the Property Appraiser in August. Deadlines for exemptions and greenbelt issues may vary. Call the VAB office for dates.
VAB Meeting Dates
Link to VAB home page for future Board meetings in which Magistrate recommendations could be finalized. 
DR-486 Petition Form
Petition to Value Adjustment Board, Request for a Hearing: Petition for both real and tangible property issues, such as value, exemptions, greenbelt, et cetera.  Each issue/reason in Part 2 of the form requires a separate petition. A single nonrefundable $15 filing fee is required for every petition, with the exception of Box 6-Denial of Exemption for a timely filed application for Homestead Exemption. Filing fees must be paid at the time of filing by check or cash.  Please make checks payable to Board of County Commissioners or BOCC. Deliver or mail to VAB, 419 Pierce Street, Room 140, Tampa, Fl, 33602. Form not accepted by fax or e-mail.
DR-486PORT Petition Form
Transfer of Homestead Assessment Difference, Request for a Hearing: Petition form used when seeking to transfer your homestead cap to another property. A single nonrefundable $15 filing fee is required for each folio/parcel number despite the existence of multiple issues and hearings pertaining to the parcel. Filing fees must be paid at the time of filing by check or cash. Please make checks payable to Board of County Commissioners or BOCC. Deliver to mail to VAB, 419 Pierce Street, Room 140, Tampa, Fl, 33602. Form not accepted by fax or e-mail.
DR-486DP Petition Form
Tax Deferral or Penalties, Request for Hearing:  A single nonrefundable $15 filing fee is required for every petition, with exception to Part 2, Box 1-Disappoval of homestead tax deferral for a timely filed application for Tax Deferral. Filing fees must be paid at the time of filing by check or cash.  Please make checks payable to Board of County Commissioners or BOCC. Deliver or mail to VAB, 419 Pierce Street, Room 140, Tampa, Fl, 33602. Form not accepted by fax or e-mail. 
Form DR-486A Written Authorization for Representation Before the Value Adjustment Board 
Use this form to authorize an uncompensated representative to represent you in value adjustment board proceedings. E-mail to vab@hillsclerk.com or fax to 813.272.5044.
Form DR-486 POA Power of Attorney for Representation Before the Value Adjustment Board 
Use this form to grant power of attorney for representation in value adjustment board proceedings. E-mail to vab@hillsclerk.com or fax to 813.272.5044.
Form DR 485WI Petition Form
Withdrawal of Petition: E-mail the form to vab@hillsclerk.com or mail to VAB, 419 Pierce Street, Room 140, Tampa, Fl, 33602. 
DR Form List
Complete listing of Department of Revenue forms for the Value Adjustment Board process. 
Request to File with VAB after the Statutory Deadlines
Form and Instructions When Filing After a Deadline: An explanation of the circumstances that caused you to miss the filing deadline must be submitted along with the petition. The circumstances will be reviewed by an Attorney, who will determine if there is "good cause" to allow the petition to be considered. E-mail to vab@hillsclerk.com or fax to 813.272.5044. Hillsborough County VAB is not currently charging a filing fee. 
Reschedule a Hearing
Optional form that may be used to request a reschedule of a VAB hearing. E-mail to vab@hillsclerk.com or fax to 813.272.5044. 
Local VAB Procedures
Information and local procedures. A revised document will be posted by August of each tax year. Department of Revenue rules shall supersede to the extent of any conflict.
Uniform Policies and Procedures Manual and Other Legal Resources and Reference Materials
Prepared by the Department of Revenue. Includes Rule 12D-9: Uniform Rules of Procedure for Hearings Before Value Adjustment Boards 
Florida Government-In-The-Sunshine Manual
Prepared by the Office of the Attorney General, Tallahassee, FL, 850.245.0140. The publisher is First Amendment Foundation, 336 E. College Ave., #101, Tallahassee, Fl, 32301, 800.337.2518.
Contacts and Resources
Listing of Value Adjustment Board Members, VAB Clerk Designee, and various VAB resources. 
Special Magistrates
Special Magistrates List 
Evidence
Department of Revenue Rule 12D-9.020 regarding evidence procedures as they pertain to VAB hearings and the exchange of evidence with the Property Appraiser's Office. 

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