The Clerk's office is hosting a Passport Day event on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Central Passport Location. If you or your family and friends need a first time passport, renewal, a passport for a child under age 16, or a replacement for a lost, stolen, or damaged passport, please come join us on Passport Day.
Where: Broward County Judicial Complex – West Tower, 201 S.E. 6th Street, Room 1160, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Read More information on applying or renewing for a passport.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BROWARD COUNTY, FL - South Andrews Avenue between Las Olas Boulevard and SE/SW 5th Street in Fort Lauderdale will be intermittently closed in both directions from Monday, March 12, 2018 to Sunday, March 18, 2018. The closures, required due to demolition of an adjacent multi-story building, will occur between the hours of 9 AM and 4 PM.
Motorists will be detoured to use SE 3rd Avenue as an alternate route during the road closures. Broward County Transit (BCT) buses will be rerouted accordingly and BCT will be providing further details to riders via their website at http://www.broward.org/BCT/Pages/Default.aspx, subscriber messaging, and in-route announcements.
Effective April 2, 2018, the U.S. Department of State is increasing the passport execution fee from $25 to $35. The $10 execution fee increase only applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, such as first-time applicants over 16, children under 16, and applicants who re-apply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.
The $10 fee increase does not apply to adults eligible to renew their passports by mail using the DS-82 form. Renewal customers can mail their application and supporting documentation directly to the Department of State.
For more information on the passport application process, including application fees and acceptable forms of payment, please visit our Passports Division webpage.
Inaugural Valentine's Day Marriage Ceremony was a success! Love was in the air on February 14, 2018, as 55 couples were married in a ceremony by Clerk of Courts Brenda D. Forman. The event consisted of a single ceremony that united all couples in attendance, including couples renewing their vows.
After the ceremony, couples and their guests celebrated with cake and refreshments and also received a special Certificate of Marriage commemorating the special day.
If you were charged with a crime in Broward County and the case did not result in a conviction you may be eligible to have a single arrest record sealed or expunged*. *Only cases that occurred in Broward County in State Court will be reviewed.
When: Thursday, March 15, 2018, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Doors close promptly at 7:00 pm. Picture ID Required.
Where: Urban League of Broward County, 560 NW 27th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Sheriff Scott Israel, Chief Judge Jack Tuter and Clerk of Courts Brenda Forman renew their warnings of an ongoing jury duty scam that has been reported in South Florida. The scam involves threats of fines and even jail time.
The U.S. Marshals also warned of a nationwide scam, saying that citizens in South Florida are among those who are being targeted.
National Adoption Day was Saturday, November 18, 2017 and was filled with lots of love as 60 children were legally adopted by their forever families. Some shared their stories with Clerk Forman as they completed the adoption process in the Juvenile Division.
Clerk of Court receives Certificates of Superior Achievement for exemplary service to community and the U. S. Department of State, Passport Services, through the conscientious execution of passport applications, excellence in customer service, and commitment to measures that ensure the integrity of the U. S. Passport.
The Clerk's office is hosting a Passport Day event on Saturday, October 7th, from 8:00am - 12:00pm at the Central Passport Location. If you or your family and friends need a first time passport or renewal, a passport for a child under age 16, or a replacement for a lost, stolen, or damaged passport, please come join us on Passport Day.
Read More information on applying or renewing for a passport.
Brenda D. Forman, the Broward County Clerk of the Courts, on behalf of the United States Department of State, is pleased to announce the grand opening of a new Passport office on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the Broward County Central Courthouse.
Mrs. Forman is providing this new service to the community as a convenience for those visiting the downtown Fort Lauderdale Courthouse who would like to apply for (or renew) a passport. Passport photo services will also be available at this location.
Starting 7:30am, on July 5th, U.S. Citizens may apply for passports on the 1st floor in room 1160, of the Broward County Judicial Complex West Tower, located at 201 SE 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. The new Passport services office will be open Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm, excluding courthouse holidays.
For U.S. passport and international travel information and fees visit the official Travel.State.Gov website.
Escalator system provides direct access to many services on the first 4 floors. Read More
Old Central Courthouse Main Entrance is closed. Read More
Central Courthouse Division locations and hours. Read More
Effective 01/03/2017, Pursuant to FSS.28.24(8) a $7.00 Affidavit form fee will be charged for each Driving School election. Payment must be received along with fine payment at the time of the election.
Effective 05/16/2016, our website domain name changed from "www.clerk-17th-flcourts.org" to "www.browardclerk.org". If you are experiencing technical difficulties using this website because you had previously saved any of our webpages as a favorite or bookmark, please update your link(s) to the new "www.browardclerk.org" domain name.
Domestic Violence filings may now also be filed at the West Regional Courthouse located at 100 N. Pine Island Road, Room 180, Plantation, FL 33324. Hours of Operation for filing at the West Regional Courthouse are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Filings stop at 2:00 p.m. All filings after 2:00 p.m. must be filed at the Broward County Central Courthouse located at 201 SE 6th Street, Room: 248, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 or through the eFiling Portal. Parking will be validated for those filing injunctions for protection (restraining orders) at the Fort Lauderdale Central Courthouse. To obtain validation, you must park in the East parking garage Jury section located at 540 SE 3rd Avenue.