Civil law encompasses many types of cases and filings from small claims to evictions, from family law to guardianship, from foreclosure sales to mental health, probate and more. To learn more, review the information below and the Your Courts page.
New as of 7/1/21, the Florida Supreme Court changes rules regarding redaction of certain court records. Please make sure you are informed and follow the new protocols. Click the followings link to learn more about Changes to Redaction of Private Info in Certain Court Records & Required Confidentiality Forms.
The Circuit Civil Division handles civil actions in which the damage being sought or the matter in controversy exceeds $50,000. Once the case is filed, it must be served by either the Sheriff’s Office or, with the appropriate order of the court, by a private process server. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office charges $40.00 per defendant for service.
The County Civil Division handles civil actions in which the damages being sought or the matter in controversy is exceeding $8,000 up to $50,000. Matters in controversy $8,000 and under are handled in Small Claims Court. Once the case is filed, it must be served by either the Sheriff’s Office or, with the appropriate order of the court, by a private process server. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office charges $40.00 per defendant for service.
Turbo Court Links
Disclaimer: Upon completion of Turbo Court form, print and submit to our office by mail or bring the completed form to the Clerk of Courts’ Civil Department at the Clay County Courthouse in Green Cove Springs. You may also submit the form via the eFiling portal. For instructions on electronically submitting completed forms, visit www.myflcourtaccess.com.
Civil Cover Sheet
Filers must include a civil cover sheet that declares how much money is at stake in disputes exceeding $8,000. The Civil Cover Sheet for use in Clay County is linked below.
For more information about the various levels of civil case filings, please visit the state’s website.
Domestic Violence: Prevention and Injunctions Resources
Quigley House is a comprehensive Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center serving the Clay County area in Northeast Florida. They provide crisis intervention, temporary shelter, protection and counseling. Victim advocates are available at the Clay County Courthouse and may be reached at(904) 284-0061.
Quigley House 24-Hour Hotline
1 (800) 339-5017
Department of Children & Families (DCF) Hotline
1 (800) 96-ABUSE
The Clay County Clerk’s Office conducts electronic foreclosure sales online pursuant to Florida Statute §45.031(10).
Clay County Foreclosure Sales Website
Our team of Civil Department clerks can assist you with questions related to foreclosure sales.
Fines & Fees
Civil Department Clerks are supervised by Manager Amie Herrera. Please contact their office for assistance with Civil and Family Law matters.
(904) 269-6302, ext. 3645 ;
Civil Department Supervisors Holly Ricks and Becky Crews are also available to assist you.