Court Case Text Messaging User Guide

Hillsborough County Clerk of Court and Comptroller’s Office is now offering the following text message notifications on eligible court cases :

  • Payment due date reminders (messages sent at 10, 7, and 1 day before a due date)
  • Payment confirmation notifications
  • Upcoming hearing reminders (messages sent at 10, 7, and 1 day before the hearing date)

Eligible cases will display ”Subscribe to receive notifications for case # XX-XX-XXXXXX” and a green “Subscribe” button.


HOVER Case Green Arrow More Options with Subscribe Option

Click on the green “Subscribe” button. A dialog box will appear.

Enter the mobile phone number at which you want to receive the text messages. 

NOTE: Your wireless provider may charge you to receive these messages.

After entering the mobile number, click on the blue “Show available notifications” button.
HOVER Case Subscribe Option Types

A list of reminder and notification types will display. Not all types are available for every case. If the check box is not clickable, that type is not available for the case. You can select one or more from the available types by checking the boxes. You can also select all available types by clicking on “All Notifications and Reminders”.

Click on the green "subscribe for notification" button when you are finished.

The mobile phone you enrolled should immediately receive a text message telling you that the phone number is enrolled for that case number. You must reply “Yes” to confirm the subscription.  You can always reply “STOP” if you no longer want the notifications.


NOTE: Using your mobile phone to stop the subscription will cause your phone to be unenrolled from all court cases that you are enrolled in notifications for. If you want to unsubscribe to just one enrolled notification, then you will need to create a free HOVER account to manage your subscriptions. 

Enrolling in and managing text notifications for multiple court cases

If you want to enroll for notification for multiple court cases or manage your text notification subscriptions individually, you will need to create a free account on our HOVER portal. If you already have a HOVER account login to manager your current subscriptions (add new, delete, current).


If you experiencing problems with your text notifications, please email the HOVER team with a detailed description (and screen captures, if possible) for support.