South Dade Justice Center Services
The South Dade Justice Center court services include:
- Small Claims
- County Court
- Landlord/Tenant Disputes
- Civil Summons and Subpoenas
- District Court Hearings
- Domestic Violence Petitions
- Marriage Licenses and Ceremonies
- Misdemeanor and Felony Fine Payments
- Restraining Orders
- Take an Oath of Witness to a Will
- Traffic & Parking Violations
In Small Claims cases, the monetary value involved does not surpass $8,000, which excludes interest, court expenses, and attorney fees.
The rules of civil procedure govern county court cases, which encompass situations where the damages range from more than $8,000 to a maximum of $50,000. This includes tenant eviction cases as well.
Landlord & Tenant Disputes
Landlord and tenant disputes should be filed in the geographical district where the property is situated.
District Court Hearings
This includes Family Court, which oversees three main categories of cases: domestic relations, probate, and domestic violence.
Domestic Violence Petitions
To initiate a petition for domestic violence, you are required to fill out the Domestic Violence Intake Questionnaire before visiting the Clerk’s office. After completing the form, please bring the finished questionnaire to one of the intake locations, with the South Dade Justice Center being one of the four options.
Marriage Licenses & Ceremonies
Couples wishing to become legally married in the state of Florida must apply for a marriage license in person and be of 18 years old and over. A Florida marriage license allows a couple to get married anywhere in Florida, regardless of the county the license was purchased from.
If you feel unsafe or are in danger, a restraining order, also known as a temporary injunction, may be issued until a judge can rule on your petition.
Traffic & Parking Violations
There are two types of traffic citations: a civil traffic infraction and a criminal traffic violation. Traffic citations contain a combination of seven numbers and letters.
- A civil traffic infraction pertains to a situation where an individual is suspected of committing a non-criminal traffic violation. These infractions are categorized as either moving or non-moving violations. They do not carry the possibility of imprisonment, and there is no entitlement to a trial by jury or the provision of court-appointed counsel.
- Conversely, a criminal traffic violation is issued when a person is believed to have committed a traffic violation that constitutes a misdemeanor offense. An individual can be subject to arrest when facing charges related to a criminal traffic offense.
Location & Contact Information
10710 SW 211th Street, Suite #1200,
Miami, Florida 33189
Phone: (305) 275-1155