Standards for Access to Electronic Court Records

Important Information about Court Cases Online

The Florida Supreme Court has established specific guidelines and authorized the Broward County Clerk of the Courts to provide the public with electronic viewing of court records, indexes and dockets, as well as non-confidential document images through this website as authorized by Florida Supreme Court Administrative Orders AOSC14-19AOSC15-18 and AOSC16-14.  As of May 1, 2015, electronic viewing of court records, indexes and dockets, as well as non-confidential document images is authorized through this website. 

Pursuant to Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, access to all electronic and other court records shall be governed by the Standards for Access to Electronic Court Records and Access Security Matrix. Florida law restricts access to some cases, documents and information based on the record and the user. For example, Florida law prohibits public access to juvenile records. The most current version of the Administrative Order is available on the Supreme Court website.

Anonymous Public users may view court records, indexes and dockets, as well as non-confidential redacted court documents. No registration is required. For anonymous public access users, there is 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.

Attorneys that currently do not have access to their court cases and documents may now subscribe to the Attorney of Record service to obtain online access to confidential cases and documents as authorized by the Florida Supreme Court.

Registered Users may enter into subscription agreements and may now subscribe to the Registered User service to have remote viewing of certain records not sealed, or made confidential by the Court and are also given view of the indexes and dockets.

Commercial Purchasers of Bulk Records may enter into subscription agreements and may now subscribe to the Commercial Data Access service to have programmatic access to court records. At this time, electronic document downloads are not currently available via this service. Users may also now subscribe to our Advanced Search Service. The Advanced Search Service is for bulk data customers who want to have more search criteria options for access to court records filed in the 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida.

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.

Information presented on this system should be independently verified. The information is provided as a public service and not as an official court record.