Court Records Search

Florida Statute 119.071, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration 2.420 and Florida Supreme Court Administrative Orders AOSC14-19 (PDF) and AOSC15-18 (PDF) allow for the viewing of court records online and provide restrictions for viewing personal identifiers as well and confidential and sensitive information in court and official records.  The Supreme Court Orders contain a security matrix which outlines the appropriate access for viewing public records online which protects an individual's right to privacy

Viewing Roles 

The security matrix establishes viewing roles for eleven groups:

  • Attorney General and Department of Children and Families (DCF)
  • Attorney of Record
  • Commercial Purchasers of Bulk Records
  • General Government and Constitutional Officers
  • Judicial and Clerk Personnel
  • Law Enforcement (Local, State and Federal)
  • Party Access
  • Public Defender
  • Public Internet (Anonymous)
  • Registered Users and Public in Clerk's Office (Viewing Kiosk)
  • School Board (Truancy)
  • State Attorney

View Levels 

The security matrix also establishes eight viewing levels:

  • All but expunged, or sealed under Ch. 943
  • All but expunged, or sealed under Ch. 943 or sealed under rule 2.420 including redactions
  • All but expunged, or sealed under Ch. 943 and sealed under rule 2.420; or confidential
  • All but expunged, sealed or confidential; record images viewable upon request
  • Case number, party names, dockets only
  • Case number and party names only
  • Case number only
  • No Access

The security matrix considers the user role, case type, document type, applicable rules, statutes and administrative policies to determine the viewing level.

Important 

Viewing for most groups is secured through a user name and password established by a written notarized agreement. A legal committee of the AOSC14-19 Task Force developed uniform user agreements to be used by all Clerks with the State. If you are included in any of the following groups listed you must complete the account registration process that includes submitting a written notarized agreement before you may view court records using the new system:

  • Attorney General and Department of Children and Families (DCF)
  • Attorney of Record
  • Commercial Purchasers of Bulk Records
  • General Government and Constitutional Officers
  • Law Enforcement (local, state and federal)
  • Party Access
  • Public Defender
  • Registered Users and Public in Clerk's Office (viewing kiosk)
  • School Board (Truancy)
  • State Attorney

Register and access the uniform user agreement

You may access the Secured Courts Online Record Search System (SCORSS ) as the general public or register for the appropriate role. For additional information and to search records visit the SCORSS website.