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. For further information please click here.

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. For further information please click here.

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. For further information, and a copy of the form, please click here.

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

Contact the Clerk

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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.