Florida Public Records

At the lower part of this page you will see statewide resources that we have found useful in Florida.  To see resources at other levels, such as county or city governments, use the menus on the left side of your screen.

  • Court System - The Florida court system has four levels. At the first level are the County Courts, which handle misdemeanors, traffic violations, small claims under $5,000, & civil cases under $15,000. At the second are the Circuit Courts, which handle felonies, family law cases, civil cases over $15,000, probate, guardianship, & mental health cases, juvenile cases, and appeals from County Court. At the third are the District Courts of Appeal, which review decisions from lower courts. At the top level is the Supreme Court, which reviews decisions from lower courts, death penalty cases, public utility cases, and constitutional questions.  Florida Court Records
  • Criminal Records - Except for sealed, juvenile, and expunged records, criminal conviction records are available in all Florida counties. Registered offender records are available statewide.  To access these databases, visit our Florida Criminal Records page.
  • Vital Records - Vital Records are available from: Florida Office of Vital Statistics, Department of Health, PO Box 210, 1217 Pearl Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32231, (904) 359-6900 Ext. 1029.  Go to our Vital Records page for limited Florida births from 1880 to 1935; the Social Security Death Index for Florida, the state death record database, probate documents, and various genealogical death record databases; statewide marriage records database, genealogical marriage databases and county marriage databases; and find available county court divorce record databases.


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Florida Memory Project archive records, including maps, census records, WWI service cards, early auto registrations, church records, supreme court records, confederate pension applications, and considerably more.

Campaign Finance

Florida Division of Elections campaign contribution databases. Search for contribution records, expenditure records, fund transfers, or other distributions. These are amazingly useful databases-- not just for find out where the money is going and who is getting it, but it also gives you an inside look into campaign and contributor finances that you wouldn't normally find.

Company Searches | Insurance Company Receivership

Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Rehabilitation and Liquidation database. Search by name for insurance companies that are in receivership and are closed, in liquidation, or in rehabilitation.

Concealed Weapon License Applications

Check the status of your Florida concealed weapon license application.

Court Opinions | Supreme Court

Florida Supreme Court opinions, rules, and documents.

Court Records | PACER U.S. District Courts  Pay Site

Go to our Florida Regional section to choose a Florida PACER U.S. District Court and search Federal civil, criminal, and bankruptcy court records. Registration with PACER and a small fee per search is required.

Court Records | State and County Courts

Go here to search Florida Court records, opinions, and dockets for the Florida Supreme and Appeals Courts, as well as county civil, criminal, traffic probate, and family court records.

Criminal Histories  Pay Site

Florida criminal history search from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Deaths | Unidentified Persons

Find information on unidentified decedents in Florida.

Employee Directory

Search the Florida State Employee register by Employee name and optionally by department or agency.

Inmates & Offenders | Career

Florida Department of Law Enforcement database of career offenders, searchable by name, region, county, city, zip code, or address.

Inmates & Offenders | Death Row

Department of Corrections Death Row roster. Provides name, crime, dates, descriptions, aliases, and the prison sentence and incarceration histories.

Inmates & Offenders | Escaped

Florida Department of Corrections index of inmates escaped since 1990 and have not been captured.

Inmates & Offenders | Fugitives & Absconders

Department of Corrections database of absconders and fugitives, searchable by name, description, offense, category, or location (we're assuming that they mean the last known location). Most are fugitives from probation.

Inmates & Offenders | Releases

Florida Corrections Department database of inmate release records.

Inmates & Offenders | Supervised Population

This is the Department of Corrections current and active Supervised Population database. Included are current inmates, offenders on conditional release and pardons, controlled release, probation, community control, provisional release, and registered offenders on probation or under community control.

Jobs Database

This is the State of Florida jobs database for state government employment. Click on "View All Jobs" to see all vacancies listed by category, or use the "Search Criteria" button to create a search by keyword, category, occupation, and region or county.

Land & Corner Records

Florida Land Boundary Information System early land records and current certified Corner records.

Laws, Statutes, State Constitution

You have three options here. You may query the most recent or previous year statutes by keyword and chapter, search for laws enacted in a given year, or click on "Florida Constitution" to view the state constitution organized by article and section.

Licenses | Professional, Medical & Business

Search for and verify the status of professional and business licenses in Florida, including attorneys, physicians, pharmacists, dentists, CPAs, nurses, real estate brokers and sales persons, speech-language pathologists, and more.

Liens, Judgments, Bankruptcies  Pay Site

If you're only looking for Florida judgments and liens, use the Florida lien and judgment databases-- they're free and you get copies of documents. But if you want to search liens, judgments, and bankruptcies together-- either statewide or nationwide, we offer this option at $5 per search.


Florida Lobbyist searches, including legislative lobbyists and lobbying firms, executive lobbyists and firms, and compensation reports organized by firm. Very interesting information-- it will tell you who is lobbying for whom and how much they get paid.

Maps & Surveys

Florida Department of Environmental Protection interactive survey, land record, and water boundary maps. Includes digital orthophoto imagery, raster graphics, line graphics, and elevation models.

Missing Children | MissingKids

Florida missing children search.

Missing Persons

Florida Crime Information Center database of missing persons. The information comes from the missing person reports from Florida law enforcement agencies.

Missing Persons & Children | Endangered

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse. Category of persons included here are endangered persons and children, runaways, disabled, disaster victims, and unidentified or unknown persons. Also available are amber alerts, current missing child alerts, unsolved missing alerts, and "silver" alerts for older persons.

Most Wanted | Highway Patrol

This is the Florida Highway Patrol list of vehicle-related most wanted fugitives. The FHP provides a name and photo, and more importantly a brief history of the case and contact information for the investigator.

Opinions | Attorney General

Florida Attorney General's database of opinions from 1975 to the present.

Photographs from the Past

This is a cool service from the Florida Memory project. Search for digitized photographs from the State Archives by keyword, phrase, year, or date range.

Restaurant Disciplinary Activity Reports

Florida Division of Hotels and Restaurants restaurant disciplinary reports.

School Telephone Directory

Search for school contacts and phone numbers in Florida.

Sea Level Rises

Here's an interesting one - the effects of sea level rise on the state of Florida. Choose an amount and view the effect on a GIS map.


Florida Sheriff's Association member list.

South Florida Water Management District Policies

Online policies and procedures from the South Florida Water Management District.

Spanish Land Grants

The first portion of an extensive series of Spanish land grant claims related to the territory that Spain ceded to the United States in 1821.

Stolen Property

These are the Crime Information Center Public Access System (PAS) databases, including stolen vehicles, vehicle parts, license plates, license decals, boat parts, boat decals, guns, and "stolen articles" (appliances, TVs, stereos, etc.).


Florida Division of Corporations trademark name and owner searches.

Traffic Tickets

Search MyFloridaCounty.com and pay your Florida Traffic Tickets online. Search by at least two of the following: citation number, license number, or date of birth.

Unsolved Homicides

Unsolved Homicides in Florida. Provides case details of selected unsolved murder cases and law enforcement contact numbers.

Vehicle Information Check

Find the registration status of a Florida registered vehicle by title or VIN (Vehicle Identification Number).


Verify your voter status with the Florida Division of Elections.

Workers' Compensation

The Florida Department of Financial Services Workers' Compensation databases, including claim administrators, proof of coverage claims, employer construction policy tracking database (requires ID), existing non-compliance referrals, medical providers, workers' comp claims, policies, employer loss runs, claims data statistical reports, compliance stop-work orders, and the claims EDI data warehouse database.

Florida is located in the Southeast region of the United States. The Capital is Tallahassee and the largest city is Jacksonville.  The Official Web Site is located at http://www.myflorida.com/.  Florida is the 3rd most populous state in the United States.  The 2014 population estimate is 19,893,297 and the 2010 census population was 18,804,623.  The land area is 53,624.76 square miles and there are 350.6 persons per square mile.

78.1% of the population is White, 16.7% is Black or African American, 23.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.7% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% are two or more races. 86.1% are a high school graduate or higher, and 26.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.

The median home value is $160,200. There are on average 2.61 persons per household, the per capita income is $26,236, the median household income is $46,956, and 16.3% of the persons in Florida are considered below poverty level.

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