Civil / Family Law

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.

Circuit Court

The Circuit Civil Division handles civil actions in which the damage being sought or the matter in controversy exceeds $30,000. 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.

County Court

The County Civil Division handles civil actions in which the damages being sought or the matter in controversy is exceeding $8,000 up to $30,000. 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.

Civil Cover Sheet

For more information about the various levels of civil case filings, please visit the state’s website or view our flyer.

Additional Civil Services

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

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Foreclosure Sales

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.

Civil Department Clerks are supervised by Director Amie Herrera. Please contact their office for assistance with Civil and Family Law matters.

(904) 269-6302, ext. 3645 ; herreraa@clayclerk.com

A headshot Amie Herrera
Civil Director Amie Herrera