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Florida's public records are very broad, and many documents, sources and records are available to the public. Florida’s Public Records Law is found at Chapter 119 Florida Statutes. It permits inspection or copying non-exempt public records. There is a per copy cost of 15 cents per page, unless provided otherwise by statute, and the extensive use of clerical or supervisory time (in excess of one hour) may result in added labor costs. All costs must be paid in advance of providing copies, unless other satisfactory arrangements are made.

  • Florida State Vital Records Office Information - Office of Vital Statistics, Dept of Health P.O. Box 210 - 1217 Pearl Street Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042 Telephones: (904) 359-6900 Ext. 1029 Fax: (904) 359-6993
    - Marriage, Divorce and Birth Records. Mail inquiries: To order certificates by mail, make check payable to Office of Vital Statistics.
    Only individuals and their parents or guardians can request birth certificates. Not all counties maintain records online. However, official records can usually be obtained at minimal charge at the courthouse in the county where the person resided.

  • Division of Driver Licenses (driver license public records requests) Dana Reiding 2900 Apalachee Pkwy, MS 89 Tallahassee, FL 32399-0500 DanaReiding@flhsmv.gov (850) 617-2702
  • Divison of Motor Vehicles (title or registration records request pertaining to vehicles, boats, vessels or mobile homes) Boyd Walden 2900 Apalachee Pkwy, MS 68 Tallahassee, FL 32399-0500 BoydWalden@flhsmv.gov (850) 617-3001
  • Florida Highway Patrol (highway patrol records request) Captain Mark Welch 2900 Apalachee Pkwy, MS 44 Tallahassee, FL 32399-0500 MarkWelch@flhsmv.gov (850) 617-2301
  • Office of the General Counsel Judd Chapman 2900 Apalachee Pkwy, MS 02 Tallahassee, FL 32399-0500 JuddChapman@flhsmv.gov (850) 617-3101 - For Other Requests or general public records requests.
  • Drivers License and Auto Motor Vehicle Records for the State of Florida.com - Crash Reports, Driving History, Previous Vehicle Owners, Auto Registration, Stolen Vehicles, Locate Previous Owners.
    Vital Statistics and Records - Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce Records
    Florida Crime Statistics Historical criminal statistics and national rankings
    Inmate Population Search Department of corrections inmate search.
    Highway Patrol Most Wanted Phone: (850) 488-0046 or Email: howze.gary@hsmv.state.fl.us
    Missing Persons Search for missing persons by name, Race or Age.
    Missing Children MCIC at (850)410-8585 toll free at 1-888-FL-MISSING(356-4774)
    Florida Transportation Records Department of Transportation 605 Suwannee Street Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0450. (866)374-FDOT (3368)
    Individual Driving Records Florida Driving Record Phone: (407)629-4811 FloridaMVR@uceusa.com
    Boat Registration and Titles 620 South Meridian Street Tallahassee, Florida 32399
    Florida Counties Browse county public records by selecting from a list of counties in Florida
    Miami-Dade County Recorders Search 73 W Flagler Street - Miami, Florida 33130 Telephone: (305) 275-1155
    Palm Beach County Official Records Public Search Index Department Phone: (561) 355-2932
    Broward County Official Records Public Search Only records from 1978 to present are available online. County Records Division P.O. Box 14668 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33302 Attn: Search & Copy Section, Room 119
    Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court 1800 66th Street, North St. Petersburg, Florida 33710 Telephone: (727) 582-7681
    Hillsborough County Clerk of the Circuit Court Clerk of the Circuit Court County Center 12th Floor - BOCC Accounting, BOCC Records, Value Adjustment Board (VAB) 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33602
    Orange County Clerk of the Courts Clerk of the Court 425 N. Orange Avenue [P.O. Box 4994] Orlando, Florida 32801 407-836-2060
    Florida Law Enforcement Broward County Sheriff's Office - 2601 W. Broward Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 (954) 831-8900
    Hillsborough County Sheriff Office contact form Non-Emergency phone: 813-247-8200.
    Orange County Sheriff's Office 2500 W. Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32804 Phone: 407-254-7000
    Miami-Dade Police Department Miami-Dade County Sheriff's Office Civil Section 140 West Flagler Street, Room 801 Miami, Florida 33130-1561 Telephone: (305) 375-5100
    Miami Police Department 400 NW 2 Ave PO Box 016777 Miami, FL 33101 (305)579-6640
    Medicine , Florida Board of (Records)
    Health Care Licensing Lookup (Doctors and Other Health Professionals)
    Abandoned/Unclaimed Property - Florida Department of Financial Services - Phone: (850)413-5555 Toll Free (FL): 1-888-258-2253 Email: funclaim@fldfs.com
    Archives - State Archives and Records Management
    Banking & Finance (Licensing Records)
    Bank Search - Financial Institution Search
    Florida's Public Records Law - Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, provides information on policies, and general information about public records access, inspection, examination and duplication of records.
  • Florida's Government-in-the-Sunshine: is a comprehensive guide from the The Attorney General's Office, in order to assist public and governmental agencies in understanding the requirements and exemptions to Florida's open government laws.
  • Business Records (Corporate Records, Officers, Directors, etc.)
    Campaign Contributions Database Search Florida Division of Elections
    Campaign Contributions (Who Gives, Who Gets) - OpenSecrets.org Guide
    Cemetery Records - Names in Florida cemeteries (by Surname) - Fla. Dept. of State
    Cemeteries - Locations (National Cemeteries)
    Charities Lookup - Florida Division of Consumer Services
    Grants - State Clearinghouse - Federal Award Search - Circulates applications for federal projects, including federal permits and funding activities in Florida
    Criminal History Information - Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement
    County Official Records MyFloridaCounty
    Death Records - Social Security Death Index - Search by name, social security number, county, state, etc.
    Environmental Related Permits Under Review (Statewide) - Air, Stormwater, Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste, Dredge and Fill, ERP, etc. View By County
    Search for Specific Application
    Federal Activities and Projects in Florida - Florida State Clearinghouse
  • Financial Institutions Lookup
  • Firearms & Concealed Weapons - Florida Department of State - License Applications, Individual Records, Etc.
    Fire Equipment Dealers Search
    Fugitives & Most Wanted (FDLE Florida Database)
    Funeral & Cemetery (Licensing Records)
    Geographic Names Information System (Find a Place) - U.S. Geological Survey
    Gross State Product (Data) - Bureau of Economic Analysis
    Guns - Firearms and Concealed Weapons (Public Records; Licensing Records of Firms and Individuals) - Florida Department of State
    Guns - Stolen Guns (Search)
    Hazardous Waste Sites in Florida
    Health Care Administration, Agency for (Public Records Office)
    Identity Theft Protection (Insurance Information)
    Insurance Agents, Adjusters and Representatives (Lookup)
    Insurance Companies Licensed to do Business in Florida
    Judgment Lien Filing Inquiry (Division of Corporations) - To search for a Judgment filing document for interest in personal property
    Land (Real Estate for Sale) - Statewide
  • Land Records (State Lands) - Division of State Lands (Active & Historical State Land Documents)
  • Land Records (Local Property Records) - Property Records of Individuals and Businesses. Links to County Property Appraisers where property and related tax records are housed.
  • Judgment Lien Inquiry (Statewide) Liens (Local Records Search)
    Lobbyist Information - Florida Legislature
    Marina Database - Marinas in the State of Florida - (sorted alphabetically by name)
    Medical Records Law - Ownership and control of patient records; report or copies of records to be furnished to patient when requested (Florida Statutes, Chapter 456)
    Medical Doctors (Disciplinary Information) - by Public Citizen Organization
    Missing Persons - FDLE Search Database
    Most Wanted Persons - Florida Department of Law Enforcement records
    Newspaper Article Database (Historical) 1762 to 1885 - UF Library
    Newspaper Public Notices - Select from recent public notices placed in Florida newspapers - Florida Press Association. Note: Requires registration and sign-in.
    Obituaries Database - Obituary Daily Times
    People Search - Updated phone and address information @ Yahoo.com
    Pest Control Complaints (Complaint History Records) - Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
    Photo Archives of Florida
    Florida Memory Project
    Private Investigators (Public Records Lookup) - Florida Department of State
    Professions & Occupations (Licensing Records) - Private Investigators, Security Agencies, Recovery Agency, Related Schools (Covers occupations regulated by the Florida Department of State)
    Public Documents (Florida State Documents Depository Program)
    Public Records (State Records Retention Requirements by Agency) - State records retention guidelines
    Recovery Agency/Agencies Records - Florida Dept. of State
    Restaurant Disciplinary Activity Reports - Department of Business and Professional Regulation
  • Satisfaction (Search by Name/Location)
  • Securities (Financial Licensing Records)
    Security Agency/Agencies (Records) - Florida Dept. of State
  • Florida Department of State (Public Records Request)
  • Sex Offenders/Predators Search System - Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • Social Security Statistics for Florida – Number receiving benefits by program and dollar totals
  • Statistics for Florida - Pop, Econ, etc.
    Stolen Property Database - FDLE
    Stolen Vehicle Search - Motor Vehicle Records
    State Agency Records (Guidelines and Retention Policies)
    Telephone Lookup (People Search) - Phone Numbers and Address Information
    Telephone Lookup (Reverse Phone Directory)Find name, address and map location by phone number Telephone Lookup (State Employees, Programs and Agencies)
    Tourism Statistics and Facts - Travel Stats - Visit Florida, Inc.
    Unclaimed Property Database
    Utility Regulation Records - Florida Public Service Commission
    Vendor Payment History Info. (State Contractors, Vendors) State of Florida Comptroller's Office
    Veterans Affairs & Documents - U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
    Workers' Compensation Compliance Database - Proof of Coverage (By Employer)
    State Archives and Records - Bureau of Archives and Records Management
    State Agency Records Guidelines - This link includes information (by agency) which spells out which types of business records, or records of entities regulated by the state, must be maintained, for what period of time, statutory requirements, etc.
    First Amendment Foundation, Tallahassee, FL
    The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, University of Florida
    Florida Regulated Industries Guide - State of Florida.com resource shows industries, professions, occupations and activities regulated in Florida, with links to regulating agencies and information sources. (See which organizations oversee various regulated activities - These are excellent sources for associated records, company information, research regarding competitors in a particular industry, lists of professionals, mailing addresses, industry statistics, etc.)
    Real Estate Information
    Corrections (Inmates, Escapes, Release Info) - Florida Law Enforcement Guide (State of Florida.com)
    Business Records (State Records); SEE: "Business Search" - This includes corporations and other businesses registered in Florida, Trademarks, UCC Lien Filings, Fictitious Names or DBA "Doing Business As" Registrations, list of business owners, addresses, etc.
    Business & Professional Regulation, Dept. of Licensing Search - for industries regulated by DBPR only: Includes - Accountants, Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Architecture and Interior Design, Athletic Agents, Building Code Inspection and Administration, Construction, Cosmetology & Barbers, Employee Leasing, Funeral Related, Geologists, Harbor Pilots, Landscape Architects, Surveyors, Talent Agencies, Veterinarians, Yacht and Shipbrokers - Real Estate, Pari-Mutuel Wagering, Certified Public Accountants, Asbestos Consultants, Building Code Administrators and Inspectors, Harbor Pilots, Electrical Contractors, and the Construction Industry
    Economy Statistics - Fedstats
    Florida Public Services Department of Health - Press releases,Health and Safety information
  • Florida public records
  • Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Motor vehicle records includes driver licenses, titles, registrations and identification cards issued by the Department. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides information throughout its Web site, including online driver license and motor vehicle checks. Other reports such as driver histories, motor vehicle histories and crash reports can be ordered. The Department maintains the Florida driver license, motor vehicle and related databases, which are queried and updated in real time as citizens are issued licenses and registrations at the more than 400 locations throughout the state. These databases are generally available 24 hours each day for retrieval of driver and vehicle related data by law enforcement, businesses and interested parties except during brief outages scheduled for required system maintenance.
    Florida Criminal Records FAQ Criminal history records in Florida states and expunge requests
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