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Where to Find Help

UPDATED May 27, 2015

Courthouse Locations


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Below is a list of courthouses where you can file for a protection order.  (If you want to file for custody, divorce, or anything else, you may want to call the courthouse to make sure that the court we have listed is the proper courthouse.)  At the courthouse, the clerk will provide you with the forms that you need to file.  If you need assistance filling out the forms, the clerk may be able to give basic instructions, but the clerk usually cannot help you decide what information to write or give you any sort of advice.  You will also find links to online forms at our FL Download Court Forms page.  For further help, you may want to reach out to a local domestic violence program or a legal services organization.  You can find links to both types of organizations on our FL Where to Find Help page.



Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa County Courthouse
6865 Caroline Street
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 472, Milton, FL 32572)
Milton, FL 32570
Phone: (850) 981-5557 for Injunctions
Web: http://www.santarosaclerk.com
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Sarasota Courthouse
2000 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone: (941) 861-7400
Web: http://www.sarasotaclerk.com
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. If you are a resident of Venice you can also file for an injunction here: 4000 South Tamiami Trail, Venice FL 34293 at the Ron L. Enderson Building


Seminole County Courthouse
301 N. Park Ave.
Sanford, FL 32772
Phone: (407) 665-4330
Phone: (407) 665-4439 (Domestic Relations)
Web: http://www.seminoleclerk.org

St. Johns

St. Johns County Courthouse
4010 Lewis Speedway
First Floor for Injunctions
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 819-3600 (main)
Phone: (904) 819-3646 (injunctions)
Web: http://www.clk.co.st-johns.fl.us

St. Lucie

St. Lucie County Courthouse
201 South Indian River Drive
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 700, Fort Pierce, FL 34954)
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Phone: (772) 462-6900 (main)
Phone: (772) 462-6911 (injunctions)
Web: http://www.slcclerkofcourt.com/
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Sumter County Courthouse
215 East McCullum Avenue
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2587)
Bushnell, FL 33513
Phone: (352) 569-6600
Web: http://www.sumterpa.com/
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Suwannee County Courthouse
200 S. Ohio Avenue
Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone: (386) 362-0536 (main)
Phone: (386) 362-0512 (Domestic Violence Advocate)
Web: http://www.suwgov.org

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