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The Broward County Court System is a two-tier trial court system that consists of the Broward County Court and the 17th Judicial Circuit Court. Broward County is the second most populous county in Florida, with almost 2 million people living and working in the county’s 1,323 square miles.
To serve its large population, each county in Florida has a County Court, making the County Court of Broward County one of Florida’s 67 County Courts. This court is generally referred to as “the people’s court” and is a court of limited jurisdiction, as defined in the Florida State Constitution.
The Broward County Circuit Court, or the 17th Judicial Circuit Court, is a court of general jurisdiction that hears and decides matters not assigned by statute to the County Courts. There are 20 judicial circuits in Florida, each with jurisdiction over one or more counties, which also serve as intermediate appellate courts for Florida’s county courts. The 17th Judicial Circuit Court has jurisdiction over Broward County.
The Clerk of the Courts for Broward County is the Hon. Brenda D. Forman, who is located at the Central Courthouse Judicial Complex, West Building, 201 S.E. 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. You can reach the Clerk of the Courts by calling (954) 831-6565.
Divisions of the Broward County Court
The Broward County Court is made up of the Civil Division and the Criminal Division and has 33 County Court Judges.
County Civil Division
The Broward County Civil Division has jurisdiction over most landlord-tenant disputes and civil matters in which the value of property, debt or other issue of controversy does not exceed $15,000. These cases often involve personal injury protection, insurance disputes, condominium and homeowner association disputes, repossession and replevin actions, and small claims cases.
The County Civil Division is located at the following four locations: the Central Courthouse Judicial Complex, West Building, which can be reached by calling (954) 831-5622; the North Regional Courthouse, 1600 West Hillsboro Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442, which can be reached by calling (954) 831-1209; the South Regional Courthouse, 3550 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL 33021, which can be reached by calling (954) 831-0353; and the West Regional Courthouse, 100 North Pine Island Road, Plantation, FL 33324, which can be reached by calling (954) 831-2339.
County Court Criminal Division
The County Court Criminal Division handles criminal misdemeanor cases, criminal traffic matters, municipal and county ordinance violations, and civil traffic infractions. Criminal misdemeanor cases include petit theft, simple battery, and trespassing. Criminal traffic matters include violations such as driving while license suspended, driving under the influence, and no valid driver’s license cases.
The Criminal Division is located at the following four locations: the Central Courthouse Judicial Complex, West Building, which can be reached by calling (954) 831-5622; the North Regional Courthouse, which can be reached by calling (954) 831-1209; the South Regional Courthouse, which can be reached by calling (954) 831-0353; and the West Regional Courthouse, which can be reached by calling (954) 831-2339.
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