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Circuit Civil/County Civil Offices

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The Circuit Civil Department handles all cases involving monetary judgments, declaratory judgments, mortgage foreclosures, negligence and professional malpractice cases.

Cases are filed in Small Claims Court when amount of claim is $8,000 or less, County Civil Court when $8000 but less than $30,000 and Circuit Civil Court when amount is $30,000 or more. Packets for small claims are available in room 105 of the Highlands County Courthouse or at the following link: Small Claims Filing Instructions and Forms

Tenant eviction packages are available in Room 105 of the Highlands County Courthouse (Landlord/Property Manager/Eviction with Damages) – Packets are $15.00 each.

Clerk staff is only able to provide minimal assistance under current laws and Court rules when filing in County Civil or Circuit Civil.

Address: Highlands County Courthouse

               430 South Commerce Avenue

               Sebring, Florida 33870

Circuit Civil Office (863) 402-6591 

County Civil Office (863) 402-6593

Child Support Office

The child support office is located in Room 109 at the Highlands County Courthouse. Payments can be made at AMSCOT, MONEY GRAM, online at or mailed in to FLSDU at P.O. Box 8500 Tallahassee, FL 32314.

Payment histories are available at $1.00 per page.

Florida Department of Revenue (850) 488-5437

Civil & Probate Fees