Office Holiday Closure Notice: The Clerk's office will be closed on Monday, October 14 in observance of Columbus Day.


After hours payments on traffic or criminal cases that are not in collections will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and  from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, October 14, via the nCourt payment system at 561-328-2463. Please have your citation, case or driver’s license number available when placing your call.


The E-Filing portal will be unavailable due to maintenance from 4 – 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 13. 


Operation Green Light: Get your driver's license back and save on fees for overdue traffic tickets and criminal court fines & fees on Saturday, October 19.



Docketing/Filing FAQ

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Circuit Civil - (561) 355-2986

  • Docketing/Filing - 1. Definitions

    • What is a default?

    • What is a judgment?

    • What is a pleading?

    • What is a summons?

    • What is a writ of execution?

    • What is docketing?

  • Docketing/Filing - 2. Lawsuit Case Files (Circuit Civil)

    • How long do you keep records?

    • What information can be used to search records?

    • What types of lawsuits area filed in Circuit Civil court?

    • Where can I find court files and pleadings for my case?

  • Docketing/Filing - 3. Legal Actions/Forms

    • How can I file a pleading today, if I can’t be at the clerk’s office until after 4:00 p.m?

    • How do I get a Writ of Execution issued? Do I have to request a form?

    • How do I request a default? Do I have to complete a form?

    • What happens if I receive a summons and do nothing about it?

    • Why did I not receive my copy of the original pleading back, after I sent you the original and a copy of the original?

  • Docketing/Filing - 4. Fees