Collection Agency Information

Is the letter I received from the collections agency legitimate or is this a scam?

No, it is not a scam. Per Florida Statute 28.246(6), the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lee County has hired an outside collections agency that is registered and in good standing with the State of Florida to work on our behalf to collect outstanding monies owed to the courts.

Will this affect my credit?

Possibly. In order to answer that question you will need to contact the Collections Agency named in the letter you have received in the mail.

What are the different ways I can make payment to the collections agency?

Payments can be made by telephone, online, or by mail directly with the Collections Agency identified in your letter.
Or you can pay your outstanding obligation in person at either of the Clerk’s Customer Service locations. Please bring your letter with you so you are sure of the correct amount and agency.

What forms of payment are acceptable?

Payments can be made by using cash, check (business checks are not accepted), cashiers check, money order or by using a debit/credit card.

How do I find out the exact amount owed?

To find out how much you owe click on Court Case Inquiry, read and accept the disclaimer, click on Citation number, Case number or Name to search Court Records. After identifying the correct court record, click on the case number to review the case detail and locate the amount owed in the Balance Due field.

Can I set up a payment plan?

Yes. If your case was assigned to Linebarger, Goggan, Blair and Sampson, you will need to contact them and arrange for payments directly with the agency. If you choose to make payment in full, or pay off your payment plan, you can do so in person at the Clerk’s Customer Service locations, or directly with the agency.

How do I find my Citation number?

To locate a court citation issued in Lee County (or cities within same), from our Home Page under Online Services click on Search Court Cases and accept the disclaimer. Under Criminal Information.

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