Florida State Government Agencies

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  • Circuit Courts

    The majority of jury trials in Florida take place before one judge sitting as judge of the circuit court. The circuit courts are sometimes referred to as courts of general jurisdiction, in recognition of the fact that most criminal and civil cases originate at this level.

    Circuit courts have general trial jurisdiction over matters not assigned by statute to the county courts and also hear appeals, if authorized by the Florida Statutes, of decisions in certain administrative, noncriminal infraction, and other types of cases. Thus, circuit courts are simultaneously the highest trial courts and the lowest appellate courts in Florida's judicial system.

  • County Courts

    The majority of non-jury trials in Florida take place before a county court judge. The county courts are sometimes referred to as "the people's courts," as the county courts' work involves a myriad of citizen disputes, such as traffic offenses, less serious criminal matters (misdemeanors), and relatively small monetary disputes. The trial jurisdiction of county courts is established by statute. Beginning January 1, 2020, jurisdiction of county courts was extended to civil disputes involving $30,000 or less.

  • Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

    617 forms 1 contacts

    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services supports and promotes Florida agriculture, protects the environment, safeguards consumers, and ensures the safety and wholesomeness of food.

  • Department of Children and Families

    124 forms

  • Department of Environmental Protection
  • Department of Financial Services

    217 forms 1 contacts

  • Department of Financial Services

    130 forms 1 contacts

  • Department of Health

    117 forms 1 contacts

    The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

  • Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV)

    59 forms 8 contacts 1 questions

    The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) regulates the motor vehicle industry and administers laws related to vehicles, drivers, and identification in Florida. Its primary purpose is to promote safety on Florida's roads and highways, including:

    * Issuing driver's licenses, permits, and identification cards: The DHSMV is responsible for issuing driver's licenses, permits, and identification cards to Florida residents. These documents serve as proof of identity, age, and residency and are required to operate a motor vehicle or vote in Florida.

    * Registering and titling vehicles: The DHSMV registers and titles vehicles in Florida. This process involves collecting fees, verifying ownership, and ensuring the vehicle meets safety and emissions standards.

    * Enforcing traffic laws: The DHSMV works with law enforcement agencies to enforce traffic laws and regulations, including speed limits, seatbelt laws, and DUI laws.

    * Conducting driving tests: The DHSMV conducts driving tests to ensure drivers have the knowledge and skills to operate a motor vehicle safely.

    * Administering the Florida Highway Patrol: The DHSMV administers the Florida Highway Patrol, which enforces traffic laws and investigates crashes on Florida's highways.

    * Providing information and resources: The DHSMV offers information and resources to the public on a variety of topics, including vehicle registration, driver's licenses, traffic laws, and road safety. They also provide online services to make it easier for residents to access their services.

  • Department of Revenue

    332 forms 1 contacts

    Mission is to serve citizens with respect, concern and professionalism, to make complying with tax and child support laws easy and understandable, to administer the laws fairly and consistently; and to provide excellent service efficiently and at the lowest possible cost.

  • Department of State

    355 forms 2 contacts

    The Department of State strives to improve the quality of life for all Floridians. We collect Florida's important public records and preserve its rich historical and cultural heritage for the benefit of generations to come. We interpret Florida's rich history and make it accessible to the public through our nationally recognized museums and historic sites. We help to promote economic development and create a competitive business climate for the state through our business friendly corporate filing environment, grant programs that benefit all communities, enrichment of public libraries statewide, and support for events that attract tourism. We contribute to the establishment of a stable and open state government by providing access to information and protecting democracy through the oversight of fair and accurate elections.

    These services enhance Florida as a state and provide opportunities for our residents and visitors.

  • Department of Transportation

    600 forms 1 contacts

  • District Courts of Appeal

    The purpose of Florida’s District Courts of Appeal is to provide the opportunity for thoughtful review of decisions of lower tribunals by multi-judge panels. District Courts of Appeal correct harmful errors and ensure that decisions are consistent with our rights and liberties. This process contributes to the development, clarity, and consistency of the law.

  • Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court

    Brevard and Seminole Counties

  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Court

    84 forms

    Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union Counties

  • Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court

    56 forms

    Miami-Dade County

  • Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court

    29 forms

    Palm Beach County

  • Fifth District Court of Appeal

    8 forms

    5th, 7th, 9th and 18th Circuits

  • Fifth Judicial Circuit Court

    20 forms 5 contacts

    Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties

  • First District Court of Appeal

    11 forms

    1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th and 14th Circuits