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Where to Find Help

UPDATED May 27, 2015

Courthouse Locations

Florida

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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.

 

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Alachua

Alachua County Family/Civil Justice Center
201 E. University Avenue
P.O. Box 600
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: (352) 374-3636
Web: http://www.alachuacounty.us
Hours: 8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Baker

Baker County Courthouse
339 E. Macclenny Ave.
Macclenny, FL 32063
Phone: (904) 259-8449
Web: http://bakercountyfl.org/clerk/

Bay

Bay County Unified Family Court/Juvenile Justice
533 E. 11th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: (850) 747-5113 - Domestic Violence Office
Web: http://www.baycoclerk.com

Bradford

Bradford Circuit Court
945 North Temple Avenue
Starke, FL 32091
Phone: (904) 966-6280
Phone: (352) 318-5852 - Court Advocate
Web: http://www.bradford-co-fla.org/clerkCourts.html
For additional assistance you can call the court advocate.

Brevard

Brevard County Circuit Court
400 South Street
Titusville, FL 32781-0239
Phone: (321) 637-5413

Broward

Broward County Circuit Courthouse
201 S.E. 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: (954) 831-6565
Web: http://www.clerk-17th-flcourts.org
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Calhoun

Calhoun County Courthouse
20859 Central Avenue E. Room 130
Blountstown, FL 32424
Phone: (850) 674-4545
Phone: (850) 229-2901 Calhoun County Domestic Violence Task Force

Charlotte

Charlotte County Courthouse
350 E. Marion Ave.
Gorda, FL 33951
Phone: (941) 637-2162 Domestic Violence Relations
Phone: (941) 505-4716 (main number)
Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Citrus

Citrus County Courthouse
110 N. Apopka Avenue
Inverness, FL 34450-4299
Phone: (352) 341-6400
Web: http://www.clerk.citrus.fl.us

Clay

Clay County Courthouse
825 N. Orange Avenue
P.O. Box 698
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Phone: (904) 269-6302
Web: http://clayclerk.com/

Collier

Collier County Courthouse
3315 Tamiami Trail East
Naples, FL 34112
Phone: (239) 732-2745
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Columbia

Columbia County Courthouse
173 North East Hernando Avenue
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2069, Lake City, FL 32056)
Lake City, FL 32055
Phone: (386) 758-1041
Phone: (386)755-7000 (after hours assistance)
Web: http://www.columbiaclerk.com
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (4:40 p.m. first Monday of the month)

DeSoto

DeSoto County Courthouse
115 East Oak Street
Arcadia, FL 34265
Phone: (863) 993-4876
Web: http://www.desotoclerk.com
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dixie

Dixie County Courthouse
214 Northeast Highway 351
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1206, Cross City, FL 32623)
Cross City, FL 32628
Phone: (352) 498-1200
Web: http://www.dixieclerk.com

Duval

Duval County Courthouse
501 West Adams Street, Room 2409
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 255-2000
Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Escambia

Escambia Clerk of Court
190 West Government Street
(Mailing: P.O. Box 333, Pensacola, FL 32591)
Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone: (850) 595-4310
Web: http://www.escambiaclerk.com
Visit the Family Law department to file for a domestic violence injunction. Hours: 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

Flagler

Kim C. Hammond Justice Center
1769 E Moody Blvd, Bldg 1
Second floor
Bunnell, FL 32110
Phone: (386) 313-4490
Web: http://www.flaglerclerk.com/
Email: circuitcivil@flaglerclerk.com
Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Franklin

Franklin Clerk of Court
33 Market Street
Apalachicola, FL 32329
Phone: (850) 653-8861
Web: http://www.franklinclerk.com
Hours: 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

Gadsden

Gadsden Clerk of Court
10 East Jefferson Street
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1649)
Quincy, FL 32351
Phone: (850) 875-8601
Web: http://www.gadsdenclerk.com
Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Gilchrist

Gilchrist Clerk of Court
112 South Main Street
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 37)
Trenton, FL 32693
Phone: (352) 463-3170
Web: http://www.mygilchristcounty.com
There are packets of information on domestic violence on the website. Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Glades

Glades County Courthouse
500 Ave J (on Hwy 27)
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 10)
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone: (863) 946-6010
Web: http://www.gladesclerk.com

Gulf

Gulf County Courthouse
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.
Rm 148
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Phone: (850) 229-6113

Hamilton

Hamilton Clerk of Court
207 N.E. First Street
Jasper, FL 32052
Phone: (386) 792-1288
Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Hardee

Hardee County Courthouse
417 West Main Street, Suite 202
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1749)
Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone: (863) 773-4174
Web: http://www.hardeeclerk.com/
Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (closed 12-1)

Hendry

Hendry Clerk of Court
25 East Hickpochee Avenue
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1760)
LaBelle, FL 33935
Phone: (863) 675-5217

Hernando

Hernando Clerk of Court
20 N Main Street
Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone: (352) 540-6336
Domestic Relations - Room 246

Highlands

Highlands Clerk of Court
590 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
Phone: (863) 402-6591
Phone: (863) 402-6565 (Main)
Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Hillsborough

George E. Edgecomb Courthouse
800 Twiggs Street
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 276-8100, ext. 4356
Web: http://www.hillsclerk.com
Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Holmes

Holmes County Courthouse
201 North Oklahoma Street
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 397)
Bonifay, FL 32425
Phone: (850) 547-1100
Web: http://www.holmesclerk.com

Indian River

Indian River Courthouse
2000 16th Avenue
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1028, Vero Beach, FL 32961)
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 770-5185
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Jackson

Jackson County Courthouse
4445 Lafayette Street
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 510, Vero Beach, FL 32447)
Vero Beach, FL 32446
Phone: (850) 482-9552
Web: http://www.jacksonclerk.com

Jefferson

Jefferson County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Circle
Monticello, FL 32344
Phone: (850) 342-0218
Web: http://myjeffersoncounty.com

Lafayette

Lafayette County Courthouse
120 W. Main Street
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 88)
Mayo, FL 32066
Phone: (386) 294-1600
Web: http://layfayetteclerk.com

Lake

Lake County Courthouse
550 W. Main Street
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7800)
Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: (352) 742-4100
Web: http://lakecountyclerk.org
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lee

Lee County Courthouse Justice Center
1700 Monroe Street
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 310)
Fort Myers, FL 33902
Phone: (239) 533-5000
Web: http://www.leeclerk.org
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Leon

Leon County Courthouse
301 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32302
Phone: (850) 577-4070
Web: http://www.clerk.leon.fl.us
The main page of the website has a map of the location of the court.

Levy

Levy County Courthouse
355 S. Court Street Bronson
P.O. Box Drawer 610
Bronson, FL 32621
Phone: (352) 486-5266
Phone: (800) 733-5389
Web: http://levyclerk.com/
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Liberty

Liberty County Courthouse
10818 NW State Road 20
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 399)
Bristol, FL 32321
Phone: (850) 643-2215
Web: http://www.libertyclerk.com

Madison

Madison County Courthouse
125 Southwest Range Avenue
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 237)
Madison, FL 32341-0237
Phone: (850) 973-1500

Manatee

Manatee Clerk of Court
1115 Manatee Avenue W
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 25400, Bradenton, FL 34206)
Bradenton, FL 34206
Phone: (941) 749-1800
Web: http://www.manateeclerk.com

Marion

Marion County Courthouse
110 NW First Avenue
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, FL 34478)
Ocala, FL 34475
Phone: (352) 671-5604
Web: http://www.marioncountyclerk.org

Martin

Martin County Courthouse
100 E. Ocean Blvd.
P.O. Drawer 9016
Stuart, FL 34994
Phone: (772) 288-5576
Web: http://www.martinclerk.com
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monroe

Monroe County Courthouse
500 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: (305) 294-4641 (Press 1, then press 3)
Web: http://www.clerk-of-the-court.com/
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Nassau

Nassau County Courthouse
76347 Veteran's Way
Yulee, FL 32034
Phone: (904) 548-4609
Web: http://www.nassauclerk.org
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Okaloosa

Okaloosa County Courthouse
101 East James Lee Blvd
Crestview, FL 32579
Phone: (850) 679-5000
Web: http://www.okaloosaclerk.com

Okeechobee

Okeechobee County Courthouse
312 NW 3rd St
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Phone: (863) 763-2131
Web: http://www.clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us/

Orange

Orange County Courthouse
425 N. Orange Ave., Suite 2110
Orlando, FL 32802
Phone: (407) 836-2054 (Domestic Relations Division)
Phone: (407) 836-2000 (Main)
Web: http://orangeclerk.orangecountyfl.net

Osceola

9th Circuit Court
2 Courthouse Sq.
3rd Fl Suite 3100
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: (407) 742-3500
Web: http://www.osceolaclerk.com

Palm Beach

Palm Beach Courthouse
205 North Dixie Hwy
Room 322
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: (561) 355-2996
Web: http://www.mypalmbeachclerk.com
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pasco

Robert D. Sumner Judicial Center
380 Live Oak Avenue
Dade City, FL 33523
Phone: (727) 847-8176
Web: http://www.pascoclerk.com
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pinellas

Pinellas County Courthouse
315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: (727) 464-7000
Web: http://www.pinellasclerk.com
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Polk

Polk County Courthouse
255 North Broadway Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
Phone: (863) 534-4184
Web: http://www.polkcountyclerk.net
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Putnam

Putnam County Courthouse
410 St. Johns Street
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 758, Palatka, FL 32178)
Palatka, FL 32177
Phone: (386) 329-0361
Web: http://www.putnam-fl.com/coc/
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

Taylor

Taylor County Courthouse
108 N. Jefferson Street
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 620, Perry, FL 32348)
Perry, FL 32347
Phone: (850) 838-3506 (ext. 108 or 110 for injunctions)
Web: http://www.taylorclerk.com

Union

Union County Courthouse
55 West Main Street, Room 103
Lake Butler, FL 32054
Phone: (386) 496-3711
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Volusia

Volusia County Courthouse
101 N. Alabama Avenue
Deland, FL 32721-6043
Phone: (386) 822-5710
Web: http://www.clerk.org/index.html
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wakulla

Wakulla County Courthouse
305 Crawfordville Highway
Crawfordville, FL 32327
Phone: (850) 926-0905
Web: http://www.wakullaclerk.com

Walton

Walton County Courthouse
571 Hwy 90 East
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1260, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435)
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
Phone: (850) 892-8115
Web: http://clerkofcourts.co.walton.fl.us/

Washington

Washington County Courthouse
1331 South Blvd
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 647)
Chipley, FL 32428
Phone: (850) 638-6289
Web: http://www2.myfloridacounty.com/wps/wcm/connect/washingtonclerk/home/

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