Court Resources

Court Resources

There are various court programs and resources to help with your family law case.


10 Things to Know About Family Court
A domestic victim’s guide to family court published by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ).

Hearings and Trials – What You Need to Know
7 things you need to know to prepare for hearings and trials.

Florida Courts E-Filing Portal
Website for registered users to file and receive documents in their court cases throughout Florida.

Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County Administrative Orders
What is an Administrative Order?

13th Judicial Circuit (Hillsborough County)
Website for the courts of Hillsborough County and the 13th Judicial Circuit.

Case Dockets for Hillsborough County Cases (HOVER)
Search and view court records online.

Case Management Unit
The staff of the Case Management Unit provide procedural or referral information ONLY IN PRE-JUDGMENT CASES to pro se litigants on family law and dependency issues. The staff are not attorneys, and cannot give legal advice. They provide assistance to the judiciary by reviewing cases prior to setting court dates when ALL parties to a case are representing themselves. Email is

Clerk of the Circuit Court, Family Division
Tampa: George Edgecomb Courthouse, First floor (Room 101), 800 E. Twiggs St., Tampa, FL 33602
Brandon: 311 Pauls Drive, Suite 110, Brandon, FL 33511
Plant City: 301 N. Michigan, Room 1071, Plant City, FL 33563
Ruskin/Sun City: 410 30th St. SE, Ruskin, FL 33570
Mailing Address: Clerk of the Circuit Court, Family Division, P.O. Box 3360, Tampa, FL 33601-3360

Court Business Center
Printing and copying services; purchase forms and packets.
Address: George Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 E. Twiggs Street, 6th floor, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 272-5520
Fax: (813) 272-7222

Court Interpreter Center
Court Interpreters interpret/translate orally or in writing between, spoken or sign language and English. Staff Interpreters offer Spanish interpreting services. Freelance interpreters offer services in more than 20 languages and dialects, as well as for the hearing impaired ensuring equal access to the court process according to Florida statutes.

Judicial Directory
Directory of 13th Judicial Circuit’s judges, magistrates and hearing officers with links to each webpages for each judge and magistrate.

Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party assists the parties in reaching an agreement on issues in dispute. They can also assist with changing an existing order when both parties are in agreement.


The Legal Information Center is a free program to provide information to people who are representing themselves in Family Law cases in Hillsborough County. Get the information you need to make an informed decision about your case.

Legal Information Center

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If you live or have a case in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas or Sarasota counties, we may be able to help.

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