Civil Court Services
The Miami-Dade County Civil Court operates on two levels: Circuit Civil and County Civil.
Circuit Civil is the jurisdiction for civil matters where the amount of damages sought is in excess of $15,000.
County Civil is the jurisdiction that includes summary procedure also known as small claims, where damages sought range from $.01 to $5,000. Actions where damages sought range from $5,000.01 to $15,000 as well as landlord/tenant actions are also included in County Civil.
These actions may be filed at the Miami-Dade County Courthouse or at the full-service District Courts.
The Civil Court also assists in:
For those unable to pay for an attorney, information on how to seek free legal assistance can be found at http://dadecountyprobono.org.