CivilThe Circuit Civil Court has jurisdiction over civil actions in which the matter in controversy exceeds the sum of $15,000.00, all cases in equity, actions involving the title and boundaries of real property, injunctions, and all civil matters not within the jurisdiction of the county court.
The County Civil Court has jurisdiction over civil actions in which the matter in controversy does not exceed the sum of $15,000.00. Claims of more than $5,000.00 but less than $15,000.00 are categorized as county civil actions.
Cases filed pursuant to the Florida Rules of Summary Procedure are categorized as summary claims, formerly known as small claims. Most landlord / tenant disputes are heard by the County Civil Court.