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About the Office

About Brenda D. Forman


Brenda D. Forman is the first African American and female to serve as Clerk in Broward County, Florida. She was first elected as Clerk in November 2016, and was sworn into office on January 3, 2017. In August 2020, she was re-elected for a second term, and was sworn into office on January 5, 2021.

Before she was elected as Clerk, Ms. Forman studied at Broward College and Union Institute University.

Prior work experiences include the Broward County Clerk of Courts Office, ChildNet, the State Attorney’s Office and CEO and founder of B Dixon Mortgage Company. In addition, she has also been a licensed real estate agent for seventeen years.

Ms. Forman has been an advocate against domestic violence and Human Trafficking for several years. She is also a member of the FNC (Florida National University) steering committee that works against human trafficking, domestic violence and the exploitation of missing children.

She is also actively involved in a number of community organizations such as the Broward County Bar Association, South Broward Bar Association, Caribbean Bar Association, Hispanic Bar Association, Kiwanis Club of Davie/West Hollywood, Broward County Police Chiefs Association, Ft. Lauderdale Black Police Officer Association(FLBPOA), National Council of Negro Women(NCNW), BCCPA Domestic Violence Committee, Tower Forum, South Florida Noble-Black Law Enforcement, South Broward Board of Realtors, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and the Florida League of Cities.

Clerk Forman is honored to serve as the official record-keeper for the Broward County court system. She protects the public trust by performing her statutory and ministerial duties of ensuring that all records are timely and accurately maintained.

Overview of the Clerk's Office


The Office serves 1,224.7 square mile region of South Florida containing a population of over 1.8 million. Mrs. Forman leads an organization of approximately 750 employees. The various Divisions provide support to ninety judges and eleven magistrates, services to the general public, and other government agencies. The core services provided include: filing court proceedings; filing and retrieval of documents such as arrests, traffic citations, affidavits, marriage licenses, probate and other court related documents; collection of court fees; creation of court dockets and notification of participants.

Contact Us


Call Us

General Information: (954) 831-6565. Telephone agents are available to assist you or direct your call between 8:00 a.m. and 4:20 p.m., Monday thru Friday, excluding Courthouse Holidays.

View the Clerk Directory for division contact information.


Email Us

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.


Visit Us

View Courthouse Locations for services provided.


Write Us

Traffic related inquiries
Clerk of the Courts
P.O. Box 14610
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33302-4610

All other inquiries
Clerk of the Courts
201 S.E. 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
*Please include the division name


Report Fraud

If you wish to report tips and complaints about fraud, waste, or abuse, exclusively within the programs and operations of the Broward County Clerk of Circuit and County Courts, you can:

By Phone

Contact the Clerk’s Fraud Hotline and leave a detailed message of the suspected activity with your contact information at (954) 831-6900. If you wish to remain anonymous when reporting fraud, waste, and abuse, contact the Clerk's Fraud Hotline from an outside number or block your number. The caller, though anonymous, must provide as much detailed and specific information as possible regarding the suspected fraudulent behavior.

By Mail

Submit a detailed, written, and signed statement, outlining the suspected activity to the Clerk’s Internal Auditor at the address below and include your contact information:

Broward Clerk of Courts
Attention: Internal Audit Office
201 SE 6th Street Room: 18150
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

CONFIDENTIAL: For those individuals reporting fraud, waste, and abuse, but who wish to remain anonymous, do not sign the written statement.

By Email

Email the Internal Audit Department at internalaudit@browardclerk.org and submit a comprehensive statement detailing the suspected fraudulent conduct.

Whistleblower Protection Policy

Under the Whistleblower Protection Policy and Sections 112.3187 and 112.3188 of the Florida Statutes, individuals reporting fraud, waste, and abuse will be protected to the fullest extent possible.

Individuals reporting a concern or filing a complaint must be acting in good faith and have reasonable grounds for believing the information disclosed indicates fraud, waste, or abuse.


Events and Workshops



Upcoming Workshop: Sealing and Expungement Workshop - Thursday, July 14, 2022

Expungement & Sealing of Records Image Do you have an arrest record in Broward County? The Broward State Attorney's Office is hosting a sealing and expungement workshop on Thursday, July 14, 2022. Pre-registration is recommended. Walk-ins are welcome! Juvenile walk-ins are welcome. Pre-registration is not available for juvenile cases. Bring government ID.

Pre-register today! Visit the State Attorney's, Seal or Expunge a Criminal Record webpage, to see if you qualify.

Sealing and Expungement Workshop

Hosted by the Broward State Attorney's Office, in partnership with the Broward County Clerk of Courts, Broward Sheriff's Office, and The Office of Mayor Rex Hardin of the City of Pompano Beach.
When:Thursday, July 14, 2022, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Doors close at 7:00 pm.
Where E. Pat Larkins Community Center
Address 520 Northwest 3rd Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Register: Pre-Register Now for the Seal/Expunge Workshop
RequiredValid Picture ID.

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