CLERK OF COURT & COMPTROLLER
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
Court Case Text Messaging Notifications is a free service (data charges may apply from your phone carrier) to provide text messages for scheduled hearings or for payment due reminders on a court case in Hillsborough County. Go to the text messaging notifications user guide for step-by-step instructions and then visit our HOVER site to sign up.
Anyone can request notifications with exceptions for certain protected case types as described in the Florida Courts security matrix [external website link]. For protected case types, only the attorney of record and the self-represented litigant are able to subscribe.
You can subscribe to text notifications for multiple court cases.
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil & Criminal Traffic
Reminders Available for Most Hearings - check official court case progress docket for all hearings; messages sent at 10, 7, and 1 day before the hearing date
Payment due date reminders; messages sent at 10, 7, and 1 day before a due date
Payment confirmation notifications
Juvenile Dependency & Delinquency, Family Law, Circuit Civil, County Civil, Probate and Mental Health
Reminders Available for Some Hearings - check official court case progress docket for all hearings; messages sent at 10, 7, and 1 day before the hearing date
Payment due date reminders; messages sent at 10, 7, and 1 day before a due date)
Payment confirmation notification
Eligible cases will display “Subscribe to receive notifications for case # XX-XX-XXXXXX” and a green “Subscribe” button.
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.
After entering the mobile number, click on the blue “Show available notifications” button.
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 number used to 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.
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 website portal. If you already have a HOVER account, login to manage 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.