The primary responsibility of the Evidence Division is to receive, log, maintain, distribute, and to ensure there is an accurate inventory of all tangible evidence, until disposed of, according to State Florida Statutes or Local Administrative Orders. In addition, the Broward County Clerk of Courts audits and safeguards all evidence that is admitted during a court hearing.
An appointment is required to copy, retrieve, or view any type of evidence. To request an appointment, refer to the contact information provided on this web page.
One of the following types of photo identification is required, to view evidence:
A signed document is required before any items can be released to another party on your behalf.
An updated, legible, exhibit list must be provided to the court clerk on the first day of the hearing/trial. All exhibits must be numbered in sequential order.
The exhibit list must include the following information:
Any exhibit lists indicating "ALL", "ANY "and/or "ANY and ALL" will not be accepted.
Exhibits entered into evidence must be pre-marked for identification by using the color coded exhibit labels provided by the courts. All exhibits must be labeled in alphabetical order.
Exhibit label types:
Roman numerals, symbols, and numbers are not accepted.
Exhibit labels must be legible, completely filled out, and adhered to the evidence. Exhibit labels should not cover, or obscure, any information.Exhibit labels should include the following information:
It is recommended to adhere the label sticker to the back of the exhibit.
Request for Court Proceedings
Exhibits and evidence stored in the care and custody of the Clerk's Evidence division, will only be released for upcoming court proceedings, upon notifying the Court Clerk or Judge assigned to the court.
If any exhibits, or evidence, are needed for an upcoming court proceeding, case parties should notify the court clerk assigned to the case.
Request by Court Order
Any other party requesting exhibits, or evidence, must obtain, and present a court order to the Clerk before any evidence or exhibits are released.
The court order should include the following information:
VALID FORMS OF PAYMENT — Cashier’s Check, Money Order, Attorney's Check, or American Express, MasterCard or Visa credit cards. (Proper identification is required when paying in person by credit card.)|
|Search Fee (per year searched)||$2.00|
|Photocopy Fee (per page)||$1.00|
|Certification Fee (per document)||$2.00|
|Photocopy Fee (per page) Pages more than 14 inches by 8 ½ inches||$5.00|
|CD/DVD/USB Duplication Fee (per item)||$6.00|