General Information

Tenant Eviction

An eviction is the legal procedure a landlord must follow to have a tenant removed from the landlord's property. The two most common types of evictions are eviction for non-payment of rent and eviction for non-compliance with lease, but all evictions start with a notice and the filing of a complaint. Notice and complaint forms are available from Florida State Courts, through TurboCourt, or an office supply store. The information provided here is made available for your convenience, and is not intended to serve as legal advice or take the place of a consultation with an attorney. Following, you will find information on which documents must be filed, the cost involved in a simple eviction case and resources for more information on the topic of eviction. Please note that the Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller is prohibited from giving legal advice. Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes provides general information on evictions, which can be accessed through the official Internet website of the Florida State Legislature. If after reading the information provided you have additional questions, please contact an attorney of your choice.

Before filing the complaint, a Three Day Notice must be served on the tenant(s) by posting, by hand delivery or by mail.

When filing a tenant eviction case, you will need the following:

  • Complaint for Tenant Eviction.
  • Copy of Three Day Notice.
  • Two copies of each of the above for each defendant/tenant.
  • A stamped, addressed envelope for each defendant/tenant being served.
  • If pro se, an Affidavit of Ownership/Lessor.
  • County Civil Fees.

For Non-Payment of Rent Possession, Rent Possession and Damages or Non-Compliance of Lease see Additional Information.