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Miscellaneous

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)


What accommodations are taken for disabled individuals?

The Clerk of Courts is committed to full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodations are provided for qualified court participants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. As required by the ADA, the determination of the accommodation appropriate to a particular situation is an individualized inquiry and each decision is therefore made on a case-by-case basis.

What is the ADA Notice Requirement for Court Proceedings?

Refer to 17th Judicial Circuit Administrative Order 2018-10-Gen (Amendment 1) Regarding Provision ADA Accommodations.

For more information, visit 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

What steps were taken for website accessibility?

The Broward County Clerk of the Courts is committed to making our website accessible to all visitors, as well as compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 508 accessibility standards. Accessible Web design provides benefits to individuals using assistive technology, users with text-based browsers, low-end processors, slow modem connections or users who do not have state-of-the-art computer equipment.

While Section 508 standards currently apply to federal government, we have tried to apply these accessibility principles in designing and creating the Clerk's website. If you have suggestions for how we may improve or would like to report an issue with accessibility, send email to eClerk@browardclerk.org.

What is the optimal screen size for this website?

There is an optimal screen size for viewing this website. From your Start menu, select Control Panel. From the Control Panel, select Display. From Display Properties, select the Settings tab. The screen area should be set to 1280 X 1024 pixels for optimal viewing. If this is set to a lower resolution, the screens will appear larger. This means you may need to scroll right and left to see an entire screen.

What is the best way to print this screen?

The best way to print a screen on this website is to set the Orientation to Landscape. Setting the Orientation varies depending on the type of browser on your computer.

In Internet Explorer go to the File menu and select the Print option. From the Print option, click preferences. On the Layout tab, set the orientation to Landscape. Then select OK. Select Print after changing the Orientation.

Courthouse Security and Prohibited Items


Administrative Order Governing Courthouse Security

Pursuant to Administrative Order 2017-64-Gen, Section A (4); All persons are prohibited from carrying or being in possession of any other device(s) or instrument(s) that could be used or perceived to be used as a physical threat to persons or property, in any Broward County Courthouse. This includes, but is not limited to, any “contraband article,” as that term is defined in section 932.701, Florida Statutes. Prohibitions may include, but are not limited to pocket knives, ammunition, fireworks, caustic or flammable liquids, and other items as listed on Exhibit "A".

Below is a brief summary of most items prohibited in the courthouse, but are not limited to:

  • Glass containers (glass water bottles, glass beverage bottles, glass perfume bottles, glass food containers, etc.)
  • Guns (stun, real, toy, lighter, etc.)
  • Blades (pocket knives or any other knives, razors, scissors, shears, hair picks, pins, corkscrews, box cutters, scrapers, can openers, etc.)
  • Chemicals (mace, pepper spray, hair spray, large perfume bottles, anything flammable, etc.)
  • Impact weapons (knuckles, club, hammer, etc.)
  • Restraining devices (straps, chains)
  • Other potential weapons (files, knitting needles, nail clippers, letter openers, nail files, tweezers, silverware, flashlights longer than 3 inches, screwdrivers, hammers, pliers and other tools).

What to expect when entering a Broward County Courthouse?

When entering any of the four Broward County Courthouse locations, all persons will be subject to screening and search of his or her person and/or personal effects, including pockets, bags, briefcases, pocketbooks, purses, containers, packages, pagers, cellular telephones, electronic devices, and any other item deemed necessary for inspection with the use of electronic or other specialized equipment. Any person who refuses to submit to such screening or search shall be denied access to the Broward County Courthouse.


Prior to entering any Broward County Courthouse be prepared to place all your items you bring into the courthouse through the security screen machine.

  • Remove all items from your pockets (cell phones, coins, keys, etc.) and belts, place them in a tray for screening.
  • Remove all electronic devices, (ipads, laptops, tablets) from bags, briefcases, etc., and place them separately for screening.
  • Once all items are placed in the security screening machine, you will walk through a magnetometer. Any person who activates the magnetometer shall be subject to a security search to identify all objects which activated the magnetometer.
  • Remember to pick-up your items from the security screener before leaving the security check point.

Disclaimer Agreement


Concerning Clerk of Courts' Online Records and Services

This website is provided by the Clerk of the Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Broward County, Florida (hereinafter referred to as "Clerk") as a public service. Some of the services available on this site are offered without charge to the User. Other optional services are offered as a convenience to the public and are available as premium services to the User and for these optional and premium services the Clerk charges reasonable fees to the User.

This website is intended for the private use of the public for general informational purposes only. It remains the User’s responsibility to meet all obligations required by law and court order to assure full and timely compliance on all cases, charges and citations. The information available through this website should not be relied upon as the official court record or for any type of legal action. Official copies of court records are available from the Clerk division in which the case is filed.

The User is expressly prohibited from reproducing, publishing online, selling, reselling or otherwise disseminating data or information accessed pursuant to this Disclaimer, except as permitted by law. The information accessed is not intended or permitted to be used for commercial resale, except as permitted by law.

Terms & Conditions

For using this site, you agree to not use or permit others to use the Clerk’s site, functions of the site, or information obtained from this site for commercial or resale purposes, and acknowledge that all activity on this site will be tracked and monitored by the Clerk to enforce this provision. Users have no expectation of Privacy. The Clerk reserves the right to monitor, including tracking transaction metrics, such as, but not limited to, number of searches, number of results, number of files, network bandwidth utilized, amount of data, or other measurements involved in any transaction(s) or transfer(s). The Clerk further reserves the right to limit transaction(s), including but not limited to, number of searches, number of results, number of files, network bandwidth utilized, amount of data, duration of session, time of day or other measurement. In cases of excessive searches, results, downloads, or other transactions, the Clerk reserves the right to suspend the related account, IP address(es), domain(s), and/or computer(s).

Availability of Data and Services

The information provided through this site is extracted from the Clerk's electronic record databases and is not the official record of the Clerk. Dissemination of the information accessed pursuant to this Disclaimer is subject to and controlled by United States Code, Florida Statutes, Supreme Court of Florida Rules of Court and orders of courts of appropriate jurisdiction.

The information presented on this website is real time, with the exception of the Report Download Services which are generally updated by 7:00 a.m. each day with the prior day's entries, but events may occur in which data updates may be delayed and/or the website may become unavailable, and therefore, the information available through this site is not warranted to be accurate or current. Only records maintained by the Clerk shall be considered as official records.

This site is intended to be available seven days a week by twenty-four hours a day but the Clerk makes no guarantee in this regard.

The Clerk has taken reasonable actions to protect the security of information provided by the User when using the fee-based services optionally provided through this site. These actions include the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and data encryption of sensitive data. The Clerk makes no guarantee in this regard.

The User is responsible for the appropriate use, maintenance and control of the 'User Identification' (User ID's) and 'Password(s)' associated with the use of this site. All actions and services utilized for the fee-based portions of this site are the responsibility of the User. Any loss of password control should be immediately corrected by the User by either changing the password or, if necessary, requesting a change of the User account name (User ID). Actions requested of the Clerk may be submitted through the email service provided through this site.

Service Interruption

This website is provided by the Clerk as a best-effort convenience for users of the service. Availability of this site cannot be guaranteed by the Clerk, and the User should not rely upon it for court proceedings. Should this website service fail, or otherwise be interrupted, the user expressly agrees that the Clerk shall be held harmless for any and all damages resulting from the Service Interruption, and should expect that the trial or other legal proceedings shall continue without delay. It is the user’s responsibility to be prepared for court and the User understands that he/she is responsible for obtaining all documents necessary to continue with the court proceedings on his or her own.

Electronic Court Records

Electronic Court Records are not available for all court cases. Below are the effective dates eFiling was mandated for the following court records:

Effective 04/01/2013, efiling was mandated for new and existing cases in Circuit Civil, County Civil, Family, Domestic Violence, Probate, Guardianship and certain Mental Health cases. All court records filed since this date are available in electronic format. Pleadings filed before this date are available from the Clerk in the court file in paper format.

Effective 01/06/2014, efiling was mandated for new and existing cases in Circuit Criminal Felony, Juvenile Delinquency and Traffic and Misdemeanor. All court records filed since this date are available in electronic format. Pleadings filed before this date are available from the Clerk in the court file in paper format.

Based upon Florida Statutes, some court records are not available to be viewed on this site, but may be obtained for viewing at the courthouse where the case file is located, unless they are confidential.

Fee Based Services

The Clerk charges reasonable fees for optional premium services provided through this site as allowed by law. The Clerk reserves the right to change the fees and service provisions at any time. No refunds will be made for early termination of services once purchased by the User or for errors and service utilization incurred due to User error. If you need to contact the Clerk's office, you may do so via the email service provided through this site.

User acknowledges that a convenience fee is associated with the payment of fines and fees due on Parking and Code Enforcement, Traffic Infractions, municipal ordinances, criminal traffic, misdemeanors and felony offenses.

Unauthorized Utilization and Alteration

Unauthorized access, utilization, disclosure, modification or any alteration of any component of this website is expressly prohibited and is punishable as provided by law. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under any and all applicable laws.

Limitation of Liability

Without waiving any other defenses or immunities provided by law, the Clerk shall not be liable for any demand or claim, regardless of form of action, arising out of or incident to the posting of information or data on this website, including, but not limited to those resulting from accessing or using any information or data on this website or the acts or omissions of any person or entity accessing or using any information or data or information contained on this website, or claims arising out of or incident to incorrect or incomplete data or information contained on this site.

All users are advised to independently verify any information or data obtained pursuant to this Disclaimer with the official court record information maintained in the court file. User agrees that all services are provided "as is", and neither the Clerk, the custodians, nor their third-party providers make any representation or warranty with respect to accuracy, completeness, or real-time status; and they specifically disclaim any other warranty, expressed, implied or statutory, including any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Neither the Clerk, its officers, employees and agents, nor the custodians of records being accessed expressly or impliedly warrant that the information or data accessed by the User is accurate or correct, and shall not be liable on account of any such errors, omissions, delays, or losses. There are no expressed or implied warranties in connection with this service. User agrees that in no event will the Clerk, the custodians, nor their third-party providers be liable for the results of User's use of the services, inability or failure to conduct its business, or for indirect, special or consequential damages. The foregoing limitation of liability and exclusion of certain damages shall apply regardless of the success or effectiveness of other remedies.

User hereby relieves and releases the Clerk, its officers, employees, agents, and the custodians from liability and any and all damages resulting from interrupted services of any kind. Nothing in this agreement shall be construed as waiving the sovereign immunity of Clerk, its officers, employees and agents.

Clerk's Disclaimer or Warranties

The Clerk provides no warranties of any kind or nature, express or implied, and specifically disclaims any and all warranties of any kind or nature, express or implied including, but not limited to, those with regard to any computer programs, materials or services in connection with this website. The Clerk diligently strives to maintain accurate, complete and timely data on this website but shall not be liable for any consequential, exemplary, incidental or special damages arising from or in connection with data or information accessed via this website.

Last Updated: 07/22/2016

Public Records Custodian


Custodian of Public Records
Pursuant to 119.12(2), F.S.
Alison Churly-Davis
publicrecords@browardclerk.org

Public Access to Judicial Records – Pursuant to Rule 2.420


The Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420 governs public access to and protection of judicial branch records. In compliance with Fla. R. Jud. Admin. 2.420(d)(1), the Broward County Clerk of Court maintains as confidential the 22 categories of information contained in the rule. To the extent you are filing confidential information, review Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420, which can be found at Florida Supreme Court or The Florida Bar.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates



Clerk of Court services available online:


The information on this page will frequently change as the Coronavirus situation continues to evolve.


UPDATE - CONDITIONAL PLEA OF NO CONTEST IN CIVIL TRAFFIC INFRACTION PROCEEDINGS NOT INVOLVING TRAFFIC CRASHES - AO-2020-36-CO
Published 09/08/2020

No Court Appearance and No Points

If you have received a traffic ticket in Broward County that does not involve a crash or require a mandatory hearing under Florida Statutes section 319.9, you may submit a Conditional Plea of No Contest to the court.

If your conditional plea is accepted by the court:

  • You will not have a court hearing.
  • No points will be added to your driving record.
  • The court will withhold adjudication of guilt.
  • You will be required to comply with any resolution the court imposes, such as paying a fine and attending driving school.

If for any reason the court declines to accept your conditional plea, your case will be handled through the normal traffic ticket process and may be set for a pre-trial teleconference. At that time, the conditional plea that you submitted earlier cannot be used as evidence against you.

You may drop off this completed Plea at the Clerk's drop box at any location of the Broward County Courthouse; you may also send it via U.S. Mail to Broward County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 14610, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33302-4610; or you may scan and email the form to the Clerk of Court at TrafficEclerk@browardclerk.org.

CONDITIONAL PLEA OF NO CONTEST IN CIVIL TRAFFIC INFRACTION PROCEEDINGS NOT INVOLVING TRAFFIC CRASHES - AO-2020-36-CO
Published 06/23/2020

Pursuant to Administrative Order AO-2020-36-CO, any party with a pending civil traffic infraction that does not arise out of a traffic crash who wishes to resolve their case without making a physical appearance at the courthouse and desiring that their case be reviewed to determine if the infractions will be resolved by a withhold of adjudication of guilt resulting in “no points” on their driving record may file a “Conditional Plea of No Contest And Affidavit of Defense or Admission and Waiver of Appearance” without also having to post a monetary bond.

For more detailed information, visit the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Florida website 17th.flcourts.org.

The completed Conditional Plea of No Contest may be dropped off at any of the Clerk's courthouse drop box locations, or scanned and sent by email to the Clerk's Traffic division TrafficeClerk@browardclerk.org.

RESUMING IN-PERSON SERVICES - Read Full Press Release
Published 05/22/2020

[Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 22, 2020]

The Broward County Clerk of Courts will resume public services at all locations beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 1, enabling customers to conduct Clerk of Court related business in person. Read Full Press Release

MARRIAGE LICENSES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - Read Full Press Release
Published 04/20/2020

[Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 20, 2020]

Pursuant to Administrative Order AO-2020-32-Temp, "The Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Continuity of Operations Plan is activated."

Accordingly, the Broward County Clerk of Courts suspended in-person, non-essential services consistent with the 17th Judicial Circuit's Administrative Order to prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19

As a result, marriage ceremonies are suspended at this time.

However, Marriage Licenses will be issued by appointment only, Mondays - Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Read Full Press Release

PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY COVID-19 - UPDATE - Read Full Press Release
Published 04/14/2020

[Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 14, 2020]

With COVID-19 dominating the news, please know I remain committed to the safety and well-being of my employees and our residents, especially those of our most vulnerable populations. During this unprecedented public health emergency, balancing public safety with continuing to provide services to our community remains a top priority.

Pursuant to Administrative Order AO-2020-32-Temp, "The Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Continuity of Operations Plan is activated." Accordingly, the Broward County Clerk of Courts suspended in-person, non-essential services consistent with the 17th Judicial Circuit's Administrative Orders to ...... Read Full Press Release

SECOND EMERGENCY ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) - AO-2020-27-Temp
Published 03/26/2020

Pursuant to Administrative Order AO-2020-27-Temp, the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Continuity of Operations Plan is activated. Except as set forth herein, normal operations of the courts of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County, Florida are suspended from Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, April 17, 2020.

Visit www.17th.flcourts.org/coronavirus-covid-19-updates for updates on Court Operations.

BROWARD CLERK OF COURTS SUSPENDING NON-ESSENTIAL SERVICES - Read Full Press Release
Published 03/23/2020

[Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 23, 2020]

Pursuant to Administrative Order AO-2020-23-Temp, "The Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Continuity of Operations Plan is activated."

Accordingly, the Broward County Clerk of Courts suspended in-person, non-essential services consistent with the 17th Judicial Circuit's Administrative Order to prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.

Essential Clerk employees will still be working to support the 17th Judicial Circuit mission critical events and proceedings, as outlined in Administrative Order 2020-23-Temp... Read Full Press Release

FORECLOSURE SALES SUSPENDED - AO-2020-23-TEMP
Published 03/20/2020

Pursuant to Administrative Order AO-2020-23-TEMP - Emergency Administrative Order Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 19):

All foreclosure sales currently scheduled for any day during which the court’s normal operations are suspended are cancelled and shall be rescheduled by the Clerk of Court accordingly.

Visit www.17th.flcourts.org/coronavirus-covid-19-updates for updates on Court Operations.

SUSPENDING JURY TRIALS AND JURY OPERATIONS - AO-2020-21-TEMP
Published 03/13/2020

Pursuant to Administrative Order AO-2020-21-TEMP, all jury duty service in the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court is suspended for the next two weeks, March 16 – March 20, 2020 and March 23 – 27, 2020. All other Court operations are resuming as normal until further notice.

All citizens currently serving on a panel shall continue their service through the duration of the assigned trial unless otherwise ordered by the judge.

A decision will be made at a later date regarding future juror responsibilities.

For updates and questions, contact the Jury Administration hotline (954) 831-7051.

Visit www.17th.flcourts.org/coronavirus-covid-19-updates for updates on Court Operations.

RESTRICTING CERTAIN VISITORS TO COURTHOUSES - AO-2020-20-TEMP
Published 03/13/2020

Pursuant to Administrative Order AO-2020-20-TEMP, the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit has implemented its Continuity of Operations Plan, and accordingly, no public access will be allowed at any of Broward County’s four courthouses beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, for a period of two weeks.

The only exceptions at the Main Central Courthouse are for the following:

  • Persons seeking domestic violence injunctions (2nd floor, West building)
  • Jurors currently empaneled in trial in certain criminal cases
  • Persons permitted, by advance notice, by the Chief Judge and/or presiding judge

Essential due process proceedings will still be held in the Main Central Courthouse (First Appearances, a.m. and p.m.; Juvenile Detentions p.m.; Juvenile Shelters, p.m.).

Until further notice, no proceedings will be held at any satellite courthouse (North Regional in Deerfield Beach; West Regional in Plantation; South Regional in Hollywood).

Courthouse staff will report to work as normal.

Visit www.17th.flcourts.org/coronavirus-covid-19-updates for updates on Court Operations.

Remote Hearings by Zoom


In order to facilitate court activities, the Office of Court Administration is providing Judges the ability to stream and host court proceedings online via Zoom and advises all parties to become familiar with Court Hearings via Zoom prior to your hearing date.

Remote Hearing Instructions On How to Use Zoom