CLERK OF COURT & COMPTROLLER
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
The Circuit Civil jurisdiction is for amounts over $30,000. Examples of cases handled by Circuit Civil are Mortgage Foreclosure, Other Real Property, Lien Foreclosure, Medical and Professional Malpractice, Auto Negligence, Contract and Indebtedness, Personal injury, and Eminent Domain.
Effective in April 2019, the Clerk’s Office will begin electronically serving various court documents to Attorneys of Record and litigants registered for e-service through the Florida Court E-Filing Portal for all civil court cases.NOTICE: Pursuant to AO S-2019-039 [external link], Division M is being abolished, Please see the list of cases that have been reassigned to new divisions.
Circuit Civil FAQs
Electronic viewing of many court records, indexes and dockets as well as non-confidential document images is currently available on our Hillsborough Online Viewing of Electronic Records (HOVER) site, as authorized by the Florida Supreme Court. Pursuant to Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, access to all electronic and other court records shall be governed by the Standards for Access to Electronic Court Records and Access Security Matrix.
If you are authorized under Florida Rules of Judicial Administration to view a court file but are unable to view it online and/or you need a copy, you may view or pick up a copy of the file at our Tampa Edgecomb or Plant City locations. To allow adequate time for redaction processing, it may take four business days for your file to be available for on-site viewing and/or pick-up. We suggest that you pre-order the file for onsite viewing or pick-up by completing the Order Form for Circuit Civil files.
The Complex Business Litigation Division (CBLD) was established on January 22, 2007. Circuit Civil Division “L” was designated to hear cases that meet the qualifications based on Administrative Order S-2013-021.
Pursuant to the Pre-Trial Conference Order and Administrative Order S-2019-007, all exhibits must be e-filed prior to the start of the trial. The Trial Exhibits Memorandum provides information on filing your trial exhibits. In addition, an exhibit list, of all exhibits must be completed.
NOTE: Please ensure all exhibits are numbered, in order and the Exhibit List is completed prior to the beginning of court. You must prepare one set of exhibit binders for the court, one set of exhibit binders for the witnesses and one set of exhibit binders for the clerk.
|Mail: PO Box 3360, Tampa, FL 33601-3360|
|Email: Contact us|
|Phone: (813) 276-8100|
|In person: Downtown Tampa, Plant City, Brandon, Ruskin (Southshore). See wait times. Schedule an appointment online for the Downtown Tampa location to shorten wait times at the Clerk's Office. Select Civil Courts - Appt as your appointment service type.|