Public Records

General Information

The Public Records Department assists the public by providing access to records maintained by the Duval County Clerk of Courts. While generally the department handles complex record requests that go beyond the scope of a simple request, we are happy to respond to any inquiries from customers to ensure you receive help from the proper Clerk department.

Requests may be submitted in person, via phone, via email, via facsimile, or through the mail.

Media Requests

The Public Records Department is responsible for addressing all media inquiries for the Duval County Clerk’s Office. Members of the media should direct any questions regarding Clerk issues to the Public Information Officer, who serves as senior manager of the Public Records Department.

Payments

If a request requires extensive use of departmental resources or requires material costs, the Public Records Department will provide the requestor with an estimate of charges. Payment can then be accepted:

  • Online using our online payment system
    • There is a 2.75% vendor imposed service fee on all credit card payments.
  • In person at the Public Records Department
    • Payment can be made in the form of cash, money order, cashier's check, business check, or credit card (debit cards are processed as credit). There is a vendor-imposed 3.5% service fee on all in-office credit card payments.
  • By mail
    • Payment can be made in the form of money order, cashier’s check, business check.

Duval County Clerk of Courts

Attn: PUBLIC RECORDS DEPARTMENT

501 West Adams Street, Room 2403

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Public Records Privacy Notice

Social Security, Bank Account, Credit, Debit and Charge Card Numbers

Any person has the right to request the Clerk to redact/remove his or her Social Security number, bank account, credit, debit or charge card number from an image or copy of an Official Record or court document that has been placed on the Clerk’s publicly available Internet website.

Additional Information for Social Security, Bank Account, Credit, Debit, and Charge Card Numbers

Under Florida law, on or after October 1, 2002, any person preparing or filing a document for recording in the Official Record may not include a Social Security number or complete bank account, debit, charge, or credit card number in such a document unless required by law.

Any person has the right to request the Clerk to redact/remove his or her Social Security number, bank account number, credit, debit or charge card number from an image or copy of an Official Record that has been placed on the Clerk’s publicly available Internet website, or in a court file.

The request form must be legibly written, signed, and delivered in person or by mail, facsimile or electronic transmission to the Clerk’s Office. The request must specify the book and page number or court document page number that contains the information. You may visit our Official Records and Research Department in room 1253 of the Duval County Courthouse between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to search the official and court records or search online by clicking on our Search Official Records. and Search Court Records

No fee is charged for this service.

If you have questions or need any additional information, please contact the Recording Department at (904) 255-2000.

Internet Document Removal

Effective June 5, 2002, some Official Records documents may not be placed on a publicly available Internet website. These documents include: Military Discharges, Death Certificates, Court Files, records, or papers related to matters or cases governed by the Florida Rules of Family Law, the Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure, or the Florida Rules of Probate. For documents recorded prior to June 5, 2002, any person affected may request that the Clerk remove an image of one of the above-listed documents that has been placed on the Clerk’s publicly available Internet website.

Additional Information for Internet Document Removal

Florida law required that images of Official Records be published on the Internet by 2006. The Florida Clerks of Court have been instrumental in assisting the Legislature in developing measures to protect the most sensitive types of information belonging to the public.

On June 5, 2002, a new law required that documents of the following types, recorded on or after the effective date, may not be placed on a publicly available Internet website:

  • Military Discharge
  • Death Certificates
  • Court files, records of paper relating to matters or cases governed by:
    • The Florida Rules of Family
    • The Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure
    • The Florida Rules of Probate

For documents recorded prior to June 5, 2002, any affected person may request that the Clerk of Court or County Recorder remove an image of one of the above-listed documents from a publicly available Internet website. This request must be in writing and may be delivered in person, by mail, electronically, or by facsimile. The request form must specify the book and page number of the document to be removed. You may visit our Official Records Department in room 1253 of the Duval County Courthouse between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to search the official records or search online by clicking on our Search Official Records.

No fee is charged for this service.

  • Please note that Florida law still requires that images and copies of the above listed documents remain on file and available to the public upon request in the office of the Clerk, but that they are not available through online access.

If you have questions or need any additional information, please contact the Recording Department at (904) 255-2000.

Confidentiality for Protected Groups

Florida Statute § 119.071 allows individuals in certain professions, as well as their spouses and/or children, to request that the Clerk remove certain types of personal information, such as a home address and telephone number, from documents in the Official Record and court files of Duval County. This must be done by written request using a standard form.

Additional Information for Confidentiality for Protected Groups

Florida law allows individuals in protected groups to request that the Clerk remove certain types of personal information, including for their spouses and/or children, upon written request. Click here for a list of those professions.

If you believe you have information that is protected by this statute and would like to have it shielded from public view, you must search the public records to identify specifically which records need to be modified and complete a Request for Confidentiality form, giving us permission to modify the records.

You may visit our Official Records Department in room 1253 of the Duval County Courthouse between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to search the public records. You may also search online by clicking on our Search Official Records and Search Court Records.

If you have questions or need any additional information, please contact the Public Records Department at (904) 255-1828.

IMPORTANT: Confidential Information within Court Filings

Please be advised that the Florida Supreme Court has substantially amended Rule 2.420 (Public Access to Judicial Branch Records) in SC11-2466. The Rule involves procedures regarding confidentiality of Court records and requires filers to notify the Clerk of confidential information contained in any filings. The amendment was effective May 1, 2013 and may be accessed at the following website link.

Please take special notice that the Court may impose sanctions under Rule 2.420 (i) for non-compliance.

For your convenience, an interactive form for providing notice of confidential information within court filings is available by following the link below.

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Office Information

Public Records Department

Office Hours

Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address

Duval County Clerk of Courts

Attn: PUBLIC RECORDS DEPARTMENT

501 West Adams Street, Room 2403

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Public Information Officer

Brian Corrigan

Phone

(904)255-1828

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Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.