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Landlord Tenant Evictions - Florida Statutes 83

Information or forms provided by the Clerk of the Circuit Court should be considered as basic information only and may not be applicable to every situation. The information is not intended to be used as legal advice. Specific guidance as to how to proceed with filing a lawsuit or answering a lawsuit and questions about your particular situation should be directed to a qualified attorney.

Limited instructions and forms are available on the Clerk's website to assist you with filing and completing an eviction in Hillsborough County. Once at the site, select the Forms button. There is no charge for the instructions and forms downloaded from our site. The limited instructions and forms are also available to be purchased in the County Civil Division of the Clerk's office for $5.00 per packet. Additional information regarding the eviction process is available in a handbook titled Landlord's Rights & Duties by Mark Warda. This book is currently available for research in the James J. Lunsford Law Library at 701 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida.

All evictions can be filed to recover possession of the rental property which is Count I of your lawsuit. Count II within the same lawsuit, allows you to file to recover the past due rents that are owed. You must complete and file forms for both Count I and Count II to submit Judgments on both Count I and Count II.


Click on one of the topics listed below to be linked to the information, forms and help files:

Common Eviction Topics:

Fees for filing an eviction are listed on the website or in the information packet. A fee of $1.00 per page will be charged for any copies made by the Clerk. For information regarding other fees associated with the eviction process, please contact the Sheriff's Office at (813) 242-5200 or a certified process server.

Office Locations:

County Court Civil Division
800 E. Twiggs St. Rm. 103
Tampa, Florida 33602
(813) 276-8100 x4362

County Building
302 N. Michigan Ave.
Plant City, Florida 33563
(813) 276-8100 x4527

Brandon Regional Service Center
311 Pauls Drive
Suite 110
Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 276-8100

SouthShore Satellite
410 30th St. S.E.
Ruskin, Florida 33570
(813) 276-8100 x3818