Florida Statutes Section 55.209 - Department Of State; Processing Fees, Responsibilities. (Fla. Stat. § 55.209)

55.209 Department of State; processing fees, responsibilities.—

(1) Except for liens, assessments, warrants, or judgments filed electronically as provided in s. 55.202(2)(b), the Department of State shall collect the following nonrefundable processing fees for all documents filed in accordance with ss. 55.201-55.209:

(a) For any judgment lien certificate or other documents permitted to be filed, $20.

(b) For the certification of any filed document, $10.

(c) For copies of judgment lien documents which are produced by the Department of State, $1 per page or part thereof. However, no charge may be collected for copies provided in an online electronic format via the Internet.

(d) For indexing a judgment lien by multiple judgment debtor names, $5 per additional name.

(e) For each additional facing page attached to a judgment lien certificate or document permitted to be filed, $5.

(2) Unless otherwise provided by law, the Department of State may not conduct any search of the database established under s. 55.201 to determine the existence of any judgment lien file or to perform any service other than in connection with those services for which payment of services are required under this section. The information maintained in the database is for public notice purposes only and the department may make no certification or determination of the validity of any judgment lien acquired under ss. 55.202 and 55.204(3).

History.—s. 16, ch. 2000-258; s. 14, ch. 2001-60; s. 9, ch. 2001-154.

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