- Hialeah District Court
- Joseph Caleb Center Court
- Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center
- North Dade Justice Center
- South Dade Justice Center
Please be aware that the intake process takes a minimum of two hours. There are intake specialists at each location to assist.
A sheriff will attempt to serve the respondent with a copy of the pertinent court document. However, you will not have the protection of an injunction until service has been established. While the Clerk's Office does not charge filing or service fees, sheriffs may charge a service fee if the respondent lives outside of Florida.
Please call the Clerk's Office Domestic Violence Unit at 305-349-5813 if you have any questions.
What is Domestic Violence?
An assault does not have to be physical violence. An assault can occur if someone intentionally threatens to cause you physical violence, even if they do not touch you.
- Aggravated Assault - A threat that may have been verbal or physical and made you believe that serious harm could be done. If the person uses a deadly weapon when committing this act, it is an aggravated assault.
- Battery and Aggravated Battery - An act of domestic violence becomes a battery when someone intentionally touches you without your permission and causes you great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement. In addition, if the person uses a deadly weapon or if you were pregnant and the person knew or should have known, the act becomes an aggravated battery.
- Stalking and Aggravated Stalking - If someone purposefully follows or harasses you repeatedly over a period of time for no legitimate purpose, which causes you a great amount of emotional stress. If they threaten your life or threaten to cause injury to you while stalking, with the intent to cause you to reasonably fear for your safety, then the act becomes aggravated stalking.