Harvey Ruvin - Clerk of the Courts - Miami-Dade County, Florida

General Questions:

Q: Where can I find more information about Miami-Dade County or Court operations due to COVID-19?

A: Please visit the Coronavirus COVID-19 page for information from Miami-Dade County.  Please visit the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida for information from the 11th Judicial Circuit.

 

Q: Are the Courthouses Closed?

A: All Miami-Dade Courthouses are closed to the public, except for essential matters and matters per judicial discretion. Please visit the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida for criminal and civil essential matters and matters per judicial discretion.

 

Q: Can I come into a courthouse to file a Domestic Violence Injunction?

A: Yes. Our office can assist you at the downtown Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center location, or at any of the following District courthouse locations: Hialeah District Court, Joseph Caleb Center Court, North Dade Justice Center and South Dade Justice Center.

 

Q: Can I come into a courthouse to file a Baker or Marchman Act Petition?

A: Yes. Our office can assist you at the Miami-Dade County Courthouse.

 

Q: Where can I file a modification or terminate my child support case?
A: The Family Court Self-Help Program 175 NW 1st Avenue, Rm 2441 Miami, Fl. 33128 or call 305-349-7800.

 

Q: Can I mail my payment to the Clerk’s Office to make a Central Depository Child Support and/or Alimony payment?

A: Yes. Checks can be mailed to the Overtown Transit Village South.

 

Q: Can I come to the Clerk’s Office to make a Central Depository Child Support and/or Alimony payment?

A: Yes. Our office can assist you at the Overtown Transit Village South. Our Central Depository office is accepting cash and check payments for essential matters and those matters per judicial discretion. Also, our office is accepting credit card payments (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover).

 

Q: For Central Depository Child Support and/or Alimony, how do I sign up for direct deposit?

A: see below

For Private cases please fill out the Direct Deposit Enrollment fillable form, following the instructions provided.

For Department of Revenue cases please visit the Florida State Disbursement Unit and follow the instructions provided for "Parents who are due support".     

 

Q: For Central Depository Child Support and/or Alimony, how can I change my direct deposit?

A: You will need to complete a new Direct Deposit Enrollment fillable form, following the instructions provided.

 

Q: For Central Depository Child Support and/or Alimony, how can I update my name/address?

A: Please complete the Change of Name or Address fillable form, following the instructions provided.

 

Q: Can I call the Clerk’s Office with questions related to my Criminal case?

A: You are encouraged to visit the Clerk’s website for all our on-line services and readily available information. In addition, you can call the Clerk’s Automated Phone Service. For the phone number to call:

Criminal Court Office

305-275-1155

Misdemeanor Office

305-275-1155

If you need further assistance, staff are available to take calls from 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday. 

 

Q: How can I request documents from my Criminal case?

A: Criminal Research Requests from the various Criminal Sections of the Clerk’s Website can be requested by email (Felony, Misdemeanor, or Misdemeanor DV) or mail. Make sure to include an accessible email address on your request.  The Clerk’s Office will notify you of the costs through an email notification including a tracking number. 

Once your credit card payment (Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover) has been received, the items requested will be sent to you by mail and/or scanned and sent by email. The Affidavit to Reinstate Driver License Privileges can only be sent by mail.

 

Q: Can I call the Clerk’s Office with questions related to my Civil or Family case?

A: You are encouraged to visit the Clerk’s website for all our on-line services and readily available information. In addition, you can call the Clerk’s Automated Phone Service. For the phone number to call:

Central Depository Child Support & Alimony Office

305-275-1122

Civil Court Office

305-275-1155

Domestic Violence Office

305-275-1155

Family Court Office

305-275-1155

Probate Court Office

305-275-1155

If you need further assistance, staff are available to take calls from 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday.

 

Q: Can I call the Clerk’s Office with questions related to my Parking, Code Enforcement or Traffic citations?

A: You are encouraged to visit the Clerk’s website for our all on-line services and readily available information. In addition, you can call the Clerk’s Automated Phone Service. For the phone number to call:

Parking Violations Bureau

305-275-1133

Code Enforcement Office

305-676-0977

Traffic Office

305-275-1111

If you need further assistance, staff are available to take calls from 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday.

 

Q: Can I email my question to the Clerk’s Office?

A: Yes, please use the Contact Us feature of the Clerk's website. Options are provided for you to direct your email inquiry to the corresponding Operational representative.

 

Q: Can I print a recorded document or a civil document from the Internet without requesting it be a certified copy?

A: Yes. If you do not need a certified copy of a document, you can perform an Online Official Records Search or an Online Case Search to print a copy while viewing the document.

 

Q: Can I file a public records request online?

A: Yes. Please fill out the Public Records Request fillable form, following the instructions provided.  Email the completed form and all related correspondence to cocpubreq@miamidade.gov.

 

Q: How do I know if I should appear in court from a notice received?

A: see below:

  • For all on-site criminal, civil, juvenile (dependency and delinquency), and traffic matters please visit the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida for the latest administrative order details.
  • All Parking and Code Enforcement hearings have been canceled until further notice.

 

 

 

 

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