Text Size: A A A | Print | Site Map | Hide Banner Home : Courts : Payment Plans

Court Payment Plans

The Court Payment Plans section is part of the Traffic Division. However, the section assists customers in civil and criminal cases.

Civil Cases

Persons seeking to defer payment of filing fees must be determined indigent by the clerk per guidelines found in Florida Statutes 27.52, 28.246, and 57.081. The clerk has delegated authority to determine that a party is unable to make payment in full per Administrative Order A2004-18.

An Application for Civil Indigence Determination must be completed by a person seeking to defer payment of civil filing fees. The application may be downloaded from the Florida Supreme Court website at www.FloridaSupremeCourt.org or from Florida Clerks of Courts Operation at www.flccoc.org.

When the paperwork is complete and ready to be filed, the person seeking to defer payment will go to the Court Payment Plans Office on the 1st floor of the Lake County Courthouse for the indigence determination. After the determination is made, the applicant may then go to Central Cashiering on the 1st floor of the Lake County Courthouse to file the case.

Per Florida Statute 28.24(26)(c), the clerk will collect a service charge of $25 for setting up a payment plan.

Criminal Cases

After being sentenced, a defendant may seek to defer payment of fees, service charges, costs, or fines per Florida Statute 28.246. The court [or the clerk per Administrative Order A2004-18] must determine that the defendant is unable to pay in full.

In a criminal case, this is done by a clerk employee at the Court Payment Plans office on the 1st floor of the Lake County Courthouse.

Per Florida Statute 28.24(26)(c), the clerk will collect a service charge of $25 for setting up a payment plan.

Court Payment Plan Resources
Payment Plans Office
Lake County Courthouse (CH)
550 W. Main St., 1st Floor
Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: (352) 742-4178
Fax: (352) 742-4169