eFiling Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ's

Fees/Payments/Refunds 

1. As an organization, how do we become exempt from the payment of fees on the portal? 

2. What are the payment options available through the ePortal?

3. How may I have the filing fees waived if filing on behalf of an entity exempt pursuant to Florida Statute 28.345 or if filing an Affidavit of Indigency?

4. When is my account charged for the payment?

 

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1. As an organization, how do we become exempt from the payment of fees on the portal?

You may request an exemption for your law firm at the time that you request a law firm account to be set up by completing the appropriate section on the Clerk of Courts ePortal Law Firm Administrator Request. This account can be set up to waive filing fees for all users affiliated with the account. This type of account is not exclusive to private firms and may be utilized by state agencies, state attorneys, public defenders, and other public entity organizations that are eligible according to 28.345, Florida Statutes.

2. What are the payment options available through the ePortal?

The payment options are:

  • Credit/Debit cards
  • (MasterCard, American Express, and Discover ONLY)
  • Electronic Check (checking/saving)
  • Fee Waiver 
  • Exempt

Authorized filers may access the ePortal and file documents at no charge unless a statutory filing fee is applicable. If a filer chooses to pay statutory fees using a credit/debit card, they will be charged an additional credit card transaction fee which will be used to cover the associated banking and merchant fees as allowed by Florida Statutes. There is a 3.5% statutory convenience fee for payments made via credit/debit card. The statutory convenience fee for payments made via electronic check (direct debit from a bank account) is a flat rate of $5.00.

3. How may I have the filing fees waived if filing on behalf of an entity exempt pursuant to Florida Statute 28.345 or if filing an Affidavit of Indigency?

On the Fees and Payments page:

  • Request Fee Waiver
  • Select Waiver reason
  • Attach Waiver form

4. When is my account charged for the payment?

The payment method is validated at the time the filing is submitted; however, the money is not charged to the account until the clerk accepts the filing.

 

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