Do-It-Yourself Court Filings

Prepare your own court forms in three easy steps utilizing our interactive TurboCourt tool. This service helps you prepare forms to begin a new Landlord-Tenant Dispute (eviction), Injunction for Protection (restraining order), Family Law Dissolution of Marriage (divorce), or Small Claims case.

1. Register for a Free Account

Select the link below for the type of case you need to file and then register for a free account. The information you provide will be saved, encrypted, and available to you at any time. If you plan to print your forms at our office, DO NOT use a social media account to register. Use your email address.

2. Generate and Sign Forms

Log into your account via TurboCourt to prepare forms to begin the process. Don't forget to sign the forms. People often miss this step.


There are no fees when using these Do-It-Yourself (DIY) forms to fill out and generate forms.

3. Submit Forms

The forms you generate in Step 2 are not filed until you complete step 3 to submit the forms to the Clerk's office. Visit the Clerk’s Civil Department, which is located on the first floor of the Bartow Courthouse, 255 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830. You will need to log in to TurboCourt to access the forms you created, so you must have your username and password with you. At the courthouse, you will print and sign your forms and submit them to a deputy clerk to file with the courts. If you speak a foreign language, it is recommended that you bring an interpreter to help you. 


There are no fees to file an injunction for protection (restraining order). 

There is a filing fee for all other case types. If you use the TurboCourt service to file your paperwork online through the E-Filing portal, there is also a $5 Florida ePortal fee and a 4 percent TurboCourt payment provider fee.


If you need help generating forms, TurboCourt offers a variety of training videos on their site to help you with using the tool. The videos are available via the Resources Tab.

If you need help E-Filing your forms, see the first bullet above under the Submit Forms section.