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Records Request

Overview


Options for obtaining Court Documents

Below you will find various options on how to purchase or view recently filed electronic or older hard-copy paper court documents filed in the 17th Judicial Circuit of Broward County, Florida.


Electronically filed court documents are available for purchase or viewing on the Clerk of Courts website.


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Processing Time:

  • Immediately, once order has placed and credit card has been processed.

Cost:

  • $8.00 per electronic certified court document

Payment Methods:

  • American Express
  • Master Card
  • Visa

Court documents are available for purchase or viewing from the Archives Division or Court Division in which the case is filed.


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Processing Time:

  • Depends on availability of court documents.

Cost:

  • Copy Fee: $1.00 per court document page
  • Certification Fee: $2.00 per court document
  • Search Fee: $2.00 to search case per year

Payment Methods:

  • Cash
  • Cashier's or Attorney's Check
  • Money Order
  • American Express
  • Master Card
  • Visa

Payer using credit card must appear in-person with proper identification.

Court documents are available for purchase or viewing by completing a Court Records Request.


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Processing Time:

  • Can take up to 2 weeks once request is received.

Cost:

  • Copy Fee: $1.00 per court document page
  • Certification Fee: $2.00 per court document
  • Search Fee: $2.00 to search case per year

Payment Methods:

  • Cashier's Check
  • Personal Check
  • Money Order
  • American Express
  • Master Card
  • Visa

How to obtain other Documents

Below you will find options on how to purchase non-court related documents.


Electronic Certified Documents


Electronic certified court documents are available for purchase online. The process is fast, easy, convenient, secure and more environmentally friendly in comparison to purchasing paper certified documents.







Court Records In-Person


Check to see if your court records are available online?

Check to see if your court records are available online before submitting a Court Records Request. Only viewable electronic court documents may be purchased online.

If you are unable to locate or view copies of court documents online, submit a Court Records by Request

Archives Division

Court documents are available for purchase or viewing from the Archives division.

Juvenile records are only available for purchase from the Juvenile division.
Traffic, Misdemeanor and Felony sealed or expunged records are only available for purchase from the division in which the case is filed.
Division, Address
and Room Number
Hours of Operation
and Phone Numbers
Archives
Central Courthouse
Judicial Complex, East Building
201 S.E. 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

3rd Floor, Room: 03340
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-6565 - (option 3)

Miscellaneous Divisions

Open case documents are available for purchase or viewing from the division in which the case is filed.

Division, Address
and Room Number
Hours of Operation
and Phone Numbers
Appeals
Central Courthouse
Judicial Complex, West Building
201 S.E. 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

4th Floor, Room: 04140
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-5751
Child Support Depository
Central Courthouse
Midrise Building
540 SE 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

2nd Floor, Room: 2450
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-7309
 954-765-5110 - (Fax)
 954-765-5026 - (Fax)
Circuit Civil
Central Courthouse
Judicial Complex, West Building
201 S.E. 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

4th Floor, Room: 04130
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-6565 - (option 2)
 954-831-5600 - Attorneys
 954-831-6572 - (Fax)
County Civil Central
Central Courthouse
Judicial Complex, West Building
201 S.E. 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

3rd Floor, Room: 03170
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-5622
County Civil North
North Regional Courthouse
1600 West Hillsboro Boulevard
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Room: 160
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-1209
County Civil South
South Regional Courthouse
3550 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL 33021

Room: 100
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-0353
County Civil West
West Regional Courthouse
100 North Pine Island Road
Plantation, FL 33324

Room: 170
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-2339
Domestic Violence
Central Courthouse
Judicial Complex, West Building
201 S.E. 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

2nd Floor, Room: 02140
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (All filings stop at 5:00 p.m.)
Saturday & Sunday
Closed
Pro Se (Self Help)
Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-5570
 954-831-5579
 954-761-1133 - (After Hours only - Women in Distress of Broward)
 954-831-6025 - (Fax)
Domestic Violence West
West Regional Courthouse
100 North Pine Island Road
Plantation, FL 33324

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (All filings after 2:00 p.m. must be filed at the Broward County Central Courthouse or through the eFiling Portal)
Saturday & Sunday
Closed
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-5612
 954-831-3570
Evidence
Central Courthouse
Judicial Complex, West Building
201 S.E. 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
  954-831-5537
 954-831-5539
Family
Central Courthouse
Judicial Complex, West Building
201 S.E. 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

4th Floor, Room: 04130
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-6565
 954-831-6572 - (Fax)
Felony
Central Courthouse
Judicial Complex, East Building
201 S.E. 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

1st Floor, Room: 01360
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-6565 - (option 1)
 954-831-5600 - Attorneys
Juvenile
Central Courthouse
Judicial Complex, West Building
201 S.E. 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

5th Floor, Room: 05180
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-6492
 954-831-5666 - (Fax)
Mental Health
Central Courthouse
Judicial Complex, West Building
201 S.E. 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

2nd Floor, Room: 03160
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-5648
 954-831-5646
Parking
Central Courthouse
Judicial Complex, West Building
201 S.E. 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

1st Floor, Room: 01140
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-5804
Parking Payments at Traffic North
North Regional Courthouse
1600 West Hillsboro Boulevard
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Room: 181
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-5804
Parking Payments at Traffic South
South Regional Courthouse
3550 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL 33021

Room: 200
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-5804
Parking Payments at Traffic West
West Regional Courthouse
100 North Pine Island Road
Plantation, FL 33324

Room: 110
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-5804
Probate and Guardianship
Central Courthouse
Judicial Complex, West Building
201 S.E. 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

3rd Floor, Room: 03150
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-7154  - Probate
Traffic Central
Central Courthouse
Judicial Complex, West Building
201 S.E. 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

1st Floor, Room: 01130
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-6565 - (option 1)
Traffic North
North Regional Courthouse
1600 West Hillsboro Boulevard
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Room: 181
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-6565 - (option 1)
Traffic South
South Regional Courthouse
3550 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL 33021

Room: 200
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-6565 - (option 1)
Traffic West
West Regional Courthouse
100 North Pine Island Road
Plantation, FL 33324

Room: 110
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-6565 - (option 1)

Court Records by Request


Check to see if your court records are available online?

Check to see if your court records are available online before submitting a Court Records Request. Only viewable electronic court documents may be purchased online.

If you are unable to locate or view copies of court documents online, submit a Court Records Request.

COURT RECORDS REQUEST


Processing Time: Can take up to 2 weeks once the request is received.

To avoid delays, fax or email the completed form only once.

Marriage Records Request


The cost to purchase a Marriage License is $5.00 for the first copy and $3.00 for each additional copy.

The following information is required to purchase a copy of a marriage license:

  • The marriage license must have been obtained in Broward County
  • The names of both parties (spouse 1 and spouse 2) at the time of the application
  • The date of the marriage

Purchasing a Copy of a Marriage License Record by Mail

A copy of a marriage license may be obtained by mail by sending the above information to:

Marriage Division
540 SE 3rd Avenue, Room 02460
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Forms of payment accepted by mail:

  • Attorney Firm, Personal, Business, Cashiers and Travelers checks made payable to the Clerk of Courts
  • Personal Checks and Money Orders made payable to the Clerk of Courts.
  • All funds must be drawn on a U.S. bank in the appropriate amount.

Include a stamped self-addressed business envelope and allow a minimum of two weeks for a response. For further assistance, contact the Marriage Division at (954) 831-7283.


Purchasing a Copy of a Marriage License Record In-Person

Forms of payment accepted in-person:

  • Cash
  • Money Orders (Funds drawn on a U.S. bank)
  • Credit Cards: American Express; Master Card; Visa

Marriage Licenses issued between 1915 - 1997

A certified copy of a marriage license issued by the Broward County Clerk of Courts from 1915 to 1997 may be purchased in-person at the Central Courthouse location below:

Division, Address
and Room Number
Hours of Operation
and Phone Numbers
Marriage Central
Central Courthouse
Midrise Building
540 SE 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

2nd Floor, Room: 02460
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-7283
Marriage Licenses issued between 1998 - Present

A certified copy of a marriage license issued by the Broward County Clerk of the Courts from 1998 to present may be purchased from any of the following courthouse locations below:

Division, Address
and Room Number
Hours of Operation
and Phone Numbers
Marriage Central
Central Courthouse
Midrise Building
540 SE 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

2nd Floor, Room: 02460
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-7283
Marriage North
North Regional Courthouse
1600 West Hillsboro Boulevard
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Room: 160
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-1453
Marriage South
South Regional Courthouse
3550 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL 33021

Room: 160
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-0320
Marriage West
West Regional Courthouse
100 North Pine Island Road
Plantation, FL 33324

Room: 180
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays
 954-831-6528

Other Record Types


Other agency records are not available through the Broward Clerk of Courts office, but can be purchased from the agencies listed below.

Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury, Search and Copy

Record Types: Official Recorded Documents, Mortgages and Deeds

Website: www.broward.org

(954) 831-4000

Broward County Property Appraiser

Record Types: Broward County property record information

Website: www.bcpa.net

(954) 357-6830

Florida Department of Health

Record Types: Certified Birth and Death Certificates

Website: www.floridahealth.gov

(850) 245-4444

Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Record Types: Background Checks, Criminal History Search and FDLE Public Records,

Website: www.fdle.state.fl.us

(850) 410-7676

United States District Court - Southern District of Florida

Record Types: Bankruptcy and Immigration

Website: www.flsd.uscourts.gov

Main Number: (305) 523-5210
Miami: (305) 714-1800
Fort Lauderdale: (954) 769-5700
West Palm Beach: (561) 514-4100