Case File/Document Request
Attorney’s and Pro Se Filer’s Responsibility
We call your attention to Rules of Judicial Administration 2.425 which became effective 10/1/11. The rule sets forth the information that must not be filed or must be truncated or redacted before filing. It also emphasizes that both attorneys and pro se litigants must be vigilant to file only authorized documents meeting the requirements adopted by this rule.
Effective January 1, 2012, Clerks are prohibited from releasing any court records, official records and other documents until they have been reviewed and redacted for confidential information such as Social Security or bank account numbers. See Florida Statutes, Section 119.0714(2)(e)(1) and Rule 2.420.
To comply with the new law, the review and redaction must be done before the record is available for Public viewing. This means that we will no longer be able to immediately provide copies of new or previously filed documents at our customer service counters and the amount of time it takes to prepare redacted copies could vary from a few hours to a few days.
While we try to fulfill customer’s requests as quickly as possible, this new Florida Statute means that requests will take longer to process. To expedite this process request forms are available on the Clerk's website www.browardclerk.org and at the customer service counters.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we make every effort to comply with these new statutory changes. We remain committed to delivering outstanding service and will make every effort to reduce any adverse impact resulting from this statutory change.
Case File/Document Request Form
Use the Standard Request form for all submissions. The Priority Request form should only be used for Emergency Hearings and Judge Requests.
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Fax or email the completed form to the appropriate division, only once, to avoid delays.