Florida Court Records

The Florida Court System was created to protect the rights and liberties of the citizens of Florida and to provide for the amicable resolution of legal conflicts.

Types and structure of courts in Florida:

There are 4 types of Court in Florida: County, Circuit, District and Supreme.  Each court serves a different function and are listed here in ascending order. Jurisdictional flow chart here.

County Courts

Directory of Fl County Clerks of Court

There are 67 counties in Florida, each with its own County Court.  The number of judges per county is relative to the population in that county.  Jurisdiction for County Courts covers small claims up to $5,000, civil cases amounting to damages up to $15,000 or less and basic criminal misdemeanors and traffic violations.  County Courts are often referred to as 'People's Courts.'

Florida Circuit Courts

There are 20 Judicial Circuits in the state of Florida. Circuit courts are considered general jurisdiction courts.  They oversee appeals from the county courts and have original jurisdiction over cases involving criminal (all felonies) and civil cases (more than $15,000), cases involving the estates of decedents, minors and persons legally classified as incapacitated, juvenile cases, tax disputes, real property issues, contracts, and matters of injunction.  Circuit courts are the highest trial court as well as the lowest court of appeals.

Records may be obtained through the Clerk of the Court in the court where the trial took place and availability is subject to Florida Statute, Chapter 119.01.

1st Circuit Court 

Escambia County
M.C. Blanchard Judicial Building | 190 Governmental Center | Pensacola FL 32502
Theodore Bruno Juvenile Justice Center | 1800 St. Mary Avenue | Pensacola FL 32505
County Office Building (COB)| 2251 N. Palafox Street | Pensacola FL 32501
Billy G. Ward Century Courthouse | 7500 N Century Blvd. | Century FL 32535

Okaloosa County
Okaloosa County Courthouse | 101 James Lee Boulevard East | Crestview FL 32536
Okaloosa County Courthouse Annex | 1250 N. Eglin Parkway | Shalimar FL 32579
Okaloosa County Courthouse | Annex Extension | 1940 Lewis Turner Boulevard | Fort Walton Beach FL 32547

Santa Rosa County
Santa Rosa County Courthouse | 6865 Caroline Street | Milton FL 32570

Walton County
Walton County Courthouse | 571 Hwy. 90 East | DeFuniak Springs FL 32433
South Walton County Courthouse | 31 Coastal Centre Blvd. | Santa Rosa Beach FL 32549

2nd Circuit Court  Contact Directory

Court Locations- Map

Franklin County -
33 Market Street #203 | Apalachicola FL 32320 | P: (850)697-2112

Gadsden County -
10 East Jefferson Street | Quincy FL 32351 | P: (850) 875-8601

Jefferson County -
1 Court House Circle | Monticello FL 32344 | P: (850) 342-0218

Leon County -
301 South Monroe Street | Tallahassee Fl 32301 | P: (850)577-4000

Liberty County -
P.O. Box 687 | Bristol FL 32321 | P: (850)643-2215Wakulla County - 3056 Crawfordville Hwy. | Crawfordville FL 32327 | P: (850)926-0905

3rd Circuit Court

 173 NE Hernando Ave | Room 408 | Lake City, FL 32055 | P: (386)758-2163

Court locations:

Columbia County - 173 N.E. Hernando St. | Lake City FL 32055

Hamilton County - 207 First Street N.E. | Jasper FL 32052-6669

Suwannee County - 200 South Ohio / MLK Jr. Ave | Live Oak FL 32064

Lafayette County - 100 N. Main St. | Hwy 27 and 51 | Mayo FL 32066

Dixie County - 214 N.E. Hwy 351 | Cross City FL 32628

Taylor County - 108 N. Jefferson St. | Perry FL 32348

Madison County - 125 S.W. Range Ave. | Madison FL 32340

4th Circuit Court Locations and Contacts Directory

Clerks of Court:

Clay -
Clay County Clerk of Courts | 825 North Orange Ave. | P.O. Box 698 | Green Cove Springs FL 32043 | P: (904) 269-6302 or (904) 284-6302

Duval -

Nassau -
Nassau County Clerk of Courts | 76347 Veteran's Way Suite 456 | Yulee, FL 32097 | P: (904) 548-4600 | Toll free: (800) 958-3496

Family Court

Clay County -
Room 309 Clay County Courthouse | 825 North Orange Avenue | Green Cove Springs FL 32043 | P: (904) 278-3636

Duval County -
Room 2150, Duval County Courthouse | 501 West Adams Street | Jacksonville FL 32202 | P: (904) 255-1060

Drug Court / Mental Health-
Duval County Courthouse, 2nd Floor | P: (904) 255-1040 | F: (904) 255-1051

Teen Court -
Duval County Courthouse,2nd Floor, Room 2321 | P: (904) 255-1030 | F: (904) 255-1028

5th Circuit Court

Court Administration -
Marion County Judicial Center | 110 NW First Ave | Ocala FL 34475 | P: 352-401-6700

Citrus County Courthouse -
110 North Apopka Avenue | Inverness FL 34450 | P: (352) 341-6700

Hernando County Courthouse -
20 North Main Street | Brooksville, Florida 34601 | P: (352) 754-4402

Lake County Judicial Center -
550 West Main Street | Tavares FL 32778 | P: (352) 742-4100

Marion County Judicial Center -
110 NW First Avenue | Ocala FL 34475 | P: (352) 401-6700

Sumter County Courthouse -
215 East McCollum Avenue, Bushnell FL 33513 | P: (352) 569-6950

6th Circuit Court  Directory of Locations

Public Information Office -
14250 49th St. North, Suite 2000 | Clearwater FL 33762 | P: (727) 453-7176 | e: pio@jud6.org

 

Jud. 6 Court Clerk- Pinellas County

Jud. 6. Court Clerk- Pasco

  • Court Locations - Divisions Directory/ Contact List
  • Criminal Justice Center - 14250 49th Street North | Clearwater FL 33762
  • Clearwater Courthouse - 315 Court Street | Clearwater FL 33756
  • 501 Building - 501 1st Avenue North | St. Petersburg FL 33701
  • Robert D Sumner Judicial Center - 38053 Live Oak Avenue | Dade City FL 33523
  • North County Traffic Court - 29582 U.S. Hwy 19 North | Clearwater FL 33761
  • West Pasco Judicial Center - 7530 Little Road | New Port Richey FL 34654
  • Clearwater Historic Court House - 324 South Ft. Harrison Avenue | Clearwater FL 33756
  • St. Petersburg Judicial Building - 545 1st Avenue North | St. Petersburg FL 33701
  • South County Traffic Court - 1800 66th Street North | St. Petersburg FL 33710

7th Circuit Court

Kim C. Hammond Justice Center -
1769 E. Moody Blvd. | Bunnell FL 32110

S. James Foxman Justice Center -
251 N. Ridgewood Ave. | Daytona Beach FL 32114

Putnam County Courthouse -
410 St. Johns Ave. | Palatka FL 32177

Volusia County Courthouse Annex -
125 E. Orange Ave. | Daytona Beach FL 32114

Richard O. Watson Judicial Center -
4010 Lewis Speedway | St. Augustine FL 32084

Volusia County Courthouse Annex -
124 N. Riverside Drive | New Smyrna Beach FL 32168

Volusia County Courthouse -
101 N. Alabama Ave. | DeLand FL 32724

8thCircuit Court

  • Location of the Court Administrator
    Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center | 201 East University Avenue - Room 417 | Gainesville FL 32601 | P: (352) 374-3648 | F: (352) 338-3218
  • Court Calendars (Index)

Court Locations

Alachua County Criminal Justice Center -
220 South Main Street | Gainesville FL 32601-6538

Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center -
201 East University Ave | Gainesville FL 32601-3456

Baker County Courthouse -
339 East MacClenny Ave | MacClenny FL 32063-2294

Bradford County Courthouse -
945 North Temple Ave | Starke Florida 32091-2110

Gilchrist County Courthouse -
112 South Main Street | Trenton FL 32693-3200

Levy County Courthouse -
355 South Court Street | Bronson FL 32621-6520

Union County Courthouse -
55 West Main Street | Lake Butler, Florida 32054-1600

Clerks of Court

9th Circuit Court  Contacts Directory

10th Circuit Court

Court Administration - P:  (863) 534-4686 Contacts Directory 

Hardee County -
417 W. Main St. | Wauchula FL 33873 | P: (863) 773-4174

Highlands County -
430 S. Commerce Ave. | Sebring FL 33870 | P: (863) 402-6565

Polk County -
255 N. Broadway Ave. | Bartow FL 33830 | P: (863) 534-4000

Winter Haven Branch Northeast Polk County Government Center -
3425 Lake Alfred Road | Winter Haven FL 33881 | P: (863) 401-2400

Lakeland Branch -
930 East Parker Street | Lakeland FL 33801 | P: (863) 603-6412

Clerks of Court

Hardee County Clerk of Courts -  P: (863) 773-4174 | F: (863) 773-4422

Highlands County Clerk of Courts - P: (863) 402-6565

Polk County Clerk of Courts - P: (863) 534-4000

11th Circuit Court   175 NW 1st Ave Suite 3016 Miami FL 33128 | P: (305)349-7000

Court Locations:

Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center - 175 N.W. 1st Avenue Miami FL 33128

Dade County Courthouse - 73 West Flagler Street Miami FL 33130

Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building - 1351 N.W. 12th Street Miami FL 33125

Coral Gables Branch Court - 3100 Ponce de Leon Coral Gables FL 33134

North Dade Justice Center - 15555 Biscayne Blvd. Miami FL 33160

South Dade Justice Center - 10710 S.W. 211 Street Miami FL 33189

Children's Courthouse and Juvenile Justice Center - 3300 N.W. 27th Avenue Miami FL 33142

Hialeah Courthouse - 11 East 6th Street Hialeah FL 33010
Miami Beach Court Facility - 1130 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Overtown Transit Village South - 601 NW 1 CT, 2nd Floor Miami, Florida 33136

12th Circuit Court

Contacts Directory 

Dockets/ Calendars Index 

Court Locations

DeSoto County
115 East Oak Street| Room 201 | Arcadia FL 34266 | P: (863) 993-4644 | F: (863) 494-5809

Manatee County
1051 Manatee Avenue West | Bradenton Florida 34205 | P: (941) 749-3600 | F: (941) 749-3692

Sarasota County
Judge Lynn N. Silvertooth Judicial Center | 2002 Ringling Boulevard | Sarasota FL 34237 | P: (941) 861-7800 | F: (941) 861-7904
R. L. Anderson Administration Building | 4000 South Tamiami Trail | Venice FL 34293 | P: (941) 861-3240 - Circuit | P: (941) 861-3050 - County
Sarasota County Justice Center | 2071 Ringling Boulevard | Sarasota FL 34237 | P: (941) 861-7800 | F: (941) 861-7904

13th Circuit Court

Court Locations

Edgecomb Courthouse -
800 E. Twiggs Street | Tampa FL 33602

Criminal Courthouse Annex -
401 N. Jefferson Street | Tampa FL 33602

Criminal Courthouse Annex -
401 N. Jefferson Street | Tampa FL 33602

Plant City Courthouse -
301 N. Michigan Avenue | Plant City FL 33563

Floridaland Business Center -
(Civil Traffic) 9309 N. Florida Avenue | Tampa FL 33612

Children's Justice Center -
Supervised Visitation Program/ Juvenile Diversion Program | 700 E. Twiggs Street | Tampa FL 33602

Children's Advocacy Center at Mary Lee's House -
2806 South Armenia | Tampa FL 33607

  • Court Reporting: 800 E. Twiggs Street, Room 606R | Tampa FL 33602 | P: (813) 307-3597
  • Public Info- P: (813) 272-5894 | e: publicinfo@fljud13.org

14th Circuit Court

Court Locations:

Bay County-
Main Courthouse | 300 East 4th Street | Panama City Florida 32401
Juvenile Justice Courthouse | 533 East 11th Street | Panama City Florida 32401

Calhoun County Courthouse - 20859 East Central Avenue | Blountstown Florida 32424

Gulf County Courthouse - 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. | Port St. Joe Florida 32456

Jackson County Courthouse - 4445 Lafayette Street | Marianna Florida 32446

Washington County Courthouse - 1293 Jackson Avenue | Chipley Florida 32428

Washington County Courthouse Annex - 711 3rd Street | Chipley Florida 32428

15th Circuit Court

Main Judicial Complex -
205 North Dixie Hwy. | West Palm Beach FL 33401

North County Courthouse -
3188 PGA Blvd.| Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410

Criminal Justice Complex -
3228 Gun Club Road | West Palm Beach FL 33406

West County Courthouse -
38844 State Road 80 | Belle Glade FL 33430

South County Courthouse -
200 West Atlantic Ave. | Delray Beach FL 33444

16th Circuit Court

Key West Courthouse -
302 Fleming St. | Key West FL 33040 | P: (305) 292-3423 | F: (305) 292-3435

Marathon Courthouse -
3117 Overseas Highway | Marathon FL 33050 | P: (305) 289-6030 | F: (305) 289-6089
Clerk's Fax: (305) 289-1745

Plantation Key Courthouse -
88820 Overseas Highway | Tavernier FL 33070 | P: (305) 852-7446
Clerk's Fax: (305) 852-7146

17th Circuit Court

Judicial Complex -
201 SE 6th Street | Ft Lauderdale FL 33301

North Regional Courthouse -
1600 West Hillsboro Blvd. | Deerfield Beach FL 33442

West Regional Courthouse -
100 N. Pine Island Road | Plantation FL 33324

South Regional Courthouse -
3550 Hollywood Blvd. | Hollywood FL33021

Clerk of Courts | Room 136 |  Broward County Courthouse | 201 S.E. Sixth Street | Fort Lauderdale FL 33301

18th Circuit Court

Brevard County

Court Administration -
Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Justice Center | 2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way | Viera FL 32940-8006 | P: (321) 633-2171

Moore Justice Center -
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way | Viera FL 32940

Titusville Courthouse-
506 Palm Ave | Titusville FL 32796

Melbourne Courthouse -
51 Nieman Ave | Melbourne FL 32901

Seminole County

Court Administration -
Civil and Family Court House | 301 N. Park Avenue | Sanford FL 32771-1292 | P: (407) 665-4330

Court Administration -
Criminal Justice Center | 101 Bush Blvd. | Sanford FL 32773 | P: (407) 665-4945

Juvenile Justice Center -
190 Bush Blvd. | Sanford FL 32773

19th Circuit Court

Martin County -
100 SE Ocean Blvd | Stuart FL 34994 | P:  (772) 288-5576

St. Lucie County -
218 S 2nd St. | Fort Pierce FL 34950 | P:  (772) 462-6900

7th St. Juvenile Facility - 435 N 7th St. Suite B | Fort Pierce FL 34950 | P:  (772) 462-6900

St. Lucie County Annex - 250 NW Country Club Dr. | Port Saint Lucie FL 34986 | P:  (772) 462-6900

Indian River County -
2000 16th Ave | Vero Beach FL 32960 | P:  (772) 770-5185

Okeechobee County Judicial Complex  -
312 N.W. 3rd St. | Okeechobee FL 34972 | P:  (863) 763-2131

  • Digital Court Reporting - (772) 462-1879
  • Transcription request - form and fees
    •  State of Florida C/O Court Administration  | 306 Courthouse Addition | 218 South Second Street | Fort Pierce FL 34950
  • Court Administration - (772) 807-4370

20th Circuit Court

Court Locations and Information

Lee County

Lee Justice Center -
1700 Monroe Street | Fort Myers FL 33901 | P: (239) 533-1700 | F: (239) 533-1701
Lee County Clerk of Court - P: (239) 533-5000 | e: LeeClerk_Info@leeclerk.org  | Lee County Online Records Search

Lee Government Center/ Cape Coral -
1039 SE 9th Place | Cape Coral FL 33950 | P: (239) 533-7101 | F: (239) 458-7083

Charlotte County

Charlotte Justice Center -
350 E. Marion Avenue | Punta Gorda  FL 33950 | P: (941) 637-2281 | F: (941) 637-2283
Charlotte County Clerk of Court - P: (941) 637-2199 | Official Records Search

Collier County

 Collier Government Complex - 3315 Tamiami Trail East | Naples FL 34112 | P: (239) 252-8800 | F: (239) 774-9654
Clerk of Court - P: (239) 252-2745 or e: CollierClerk@CollierClerk.com | Official Records Search 

Glades County

Glades Courthouse - Rt. 27, 500 Avenue J | Moore Haven FL 33471 | P: (863) 946-6031 | F: (863) 946-2917
Glades County Clerk of Court/ Records Search

Hendry County

Hendry Courthouse - 25 E. Hickpochee Ave. | LaBelle FL 33935 | P: (863) 675-5217 | F: (863) 675-5248
Hendry County Clerk of Circuit Court P: (863) 675-5217 | Official Records Search 

District Courts of Appeal

The Florida District Courts of Appeal were created in 1957 to alleviate some of the case load for the Florida Supreme Court.  Most Trial Court decisions that are appealed go to the District Courts of Appeal which review the decisions as a 3 judge panel.  Jurisdiction includes but is not limited to final and not final decisions from the lower courts as well as certain agency matters relating to the Executive Branch of Florida Government.  As a general Rule, appeal decisions made by the District Courts are final.

First District Court of Appeal - (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th and 14th Circuits)

2000 Drayton Drive, Tallahassee FL 32399-0950 | P: (850) 487-1000 | Clerk's Office (850) 488-6151

Second District Court of Appeal - (6th, 10th, 12th, 13th and 20th Circuits)

1005 E. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland FL 33801 | P: (863) 499-2290
1700 North Tampa Street, Suite 300, Tampa FL 33602 | P: (813) 272-3430

Third District Court of Appeal - (11th and 16th Circuits)

2001 S.W. 117 Ave, Miami FL 33175-1716 | P: (305) 229-3200

Fourth District Court of Appeal - (15th, 17th and 19th Circuits)

1525 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach FL 33401 | P: (561) 242-2000

Fifth District Court of Appeal - (5th, 7th, 9th and 18th Circuits)

300 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach FL 32114 | P: (386)947-1500

Florida Supreme Court

500 S. Duval St., Tallahassee FL 32399

Online access to court records:

Statewide Official Records Search

Florida Clerks of Courts Directory