Frequently Asked Questions

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A. Per AOSC 15-18, the Florida Supreme Court has determined the appropriate level of access for each category of user. For the "Anonymous Public Access User," this access level is in accordance with legal statutes that protect confidential information. The Clerk is required to comply with the access levels and uses certain security protocols to protect confidential information and documents.

A. No, in order to protect confidential information, such as account information, social security numbers, etc., only redacted documents are available online. In order to receive un-redacted copies of documents, you must go to the courthouse and present a state-issued ID. Once your identity is verified and it is confirmed that you are a party to the case, you may receive an un-redacted copy of a document.

A. The Broward County Clerk of Courts began electronically scanning documents in 2011. Documents prior to this date may not be available in electronic form at this time. The Clerk’s Office is currently in the process of digitizing older case files, and as this occurs these documents will be made available on the website.

A. This website is intended for accessing documents and information on individual cases, not bulk data. For report requests or other bulk data questions, please submit an email inquiry to eClerk@browardclerk.org or call our website support team at (954) 831-5588.

A. Certain documents are covered by confidentiality rules that restrict them from public viewing. These confidentiality rules also cover certain information within public documents, such as Social Security number, bank account numbers, etc. However, there are also documents that do not fall under confidentiality rules, but may still contain sensitive information, for instance, details about a party’s current financial situation. If you feel a document or information within a document is publicly displayed in error, while viewing the document on this website, please click the button at the top to request removal. If you feel a document should be made confidential due to the information it contains, please file the appropriate document seeking that relief from the court, or obtain legal advice.

A. No, certified copies are not available through the website at this time, but can be obtained from the division in which the case is filed or by submitting a Request for Court Records.


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Please Note: Not all court progress dockets will have electronic case records available for viewing, especially older case records that have not been electronically filed; or Family, Juvenile and Probate case records that are deemed confidential by Federal or State law. You may also order copies of court records.

Supreme Court Administrative Order: Per AOSC 15-18, for anonymous public access users, access is permitted to all records except those that are expunged or sealed, automatically confidential under rule 2.420(d)(1), or made confidential by court order. No remote access to images of records in cases governed by the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure, or Florida Probate Rules, pursuant to s. 28.2221(5)(a), F.S.

* Please remember that information provided through this site does not constitute the official court records of the Clerk.