CLERK OF COURT & COMPTROLLER
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE: Litigation forms and instructions are provided by the Florida Supreme Court for use by persons not represented by legal counsel. The Clerk provides access to these forms and instructions as a matter of public convenience. However, the Clerk cannot provide legal advice to persons who want to use these forms. 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.
If the tenant does not file an answer to your complaint, you should complete the forms listed below:
If the tenant does file an answer, you must prepare and file a Request for Hearing. No preprinted Request for Hearing is available. After a hearing, form COCV 1774 and form COCV 1239 may need to be completed.
All completed forms are files with the Clerk's office, County Civil Division, and are submitted to the judge for review.