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Alachua County Court Records

Alachua court records provide information about court cases. They typically include information such as the parties' names, case type, court name and location, and filing date. The Alachua County Clerk of Court produces and publishes court records.

Are Court Records Public in Alachua County?

Under Florida law, court records in Alachua County are publicly accessible. Public members can submit requests to the Alachua County Clerk of Court to obtain court records. However, not all documents are available to the public, as some may contain sensitive information. For instance, the court may exclude information about minors. Additionally, records that have been sealed or expunged are unavailable. Third parties are also not permitted to have juvenile court records.

Alachua County Court Records Search

Record seekers can search for public Alachua County court records in various ways. For example, they can use the Court Records Search portal to look for court records. The County Clerk of Court also offers viewing access to court records at its address, located at:

 

Alachua County Clerk of the Court
Attention: Official Records
201 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: (352) 374-3625

Alachua County Court Records Search by Name

Residents can view Alachua County court records using a name-based search. Such searches typically require the first and last names of the parties involved. However, name search results contain general information.

Alachua County Courts

The Circuit and County Courts are the two courts within the Alachua County court system. Both courts preside over different kinds of cases.

  1. Circuit Courts: They have the power to preside over cases beyond the jurisdiction of the county courts. The Circuit Courts handle both civil and criminal cases. The courts handle criminal cases such as felonies and lesser included offenses. They also oversee civil cases involving general civil claims, exclusive of interest, costs, or juvenile matters.
    Alachua County Circuit Court
    Alachua County Criminal Justice Center
    220 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
    Phone: (352) 374-3636
    Fax: (352) 338-3201


    Alachua County Circuit Court
    Alachua County Family / Civil Justice Center
    201 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
    Phone: (352) 374-3636
    Fax: (352) 338-3201
  2. County Courts: These courts have first jurisdiction over particular civil and criminal cases. They preside over criminal cases, misdemeanors, and traffic offenses. They also oversee civil cases involving land and tenancy disputes.

 

County Court of Alachua County
Alachua County Family / Civil Justice Center
201 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: (352) 374-3636
Fax: (352) 338-3201

 

 

County Court of Alachua County
Alachua County Criminal Justice Center
220 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: (352) 374-3636
Fax: (352) 338-3201

Alachua County District Court Records

The Alachua County Circuit Court acts as the county’s District Court. It handles criminal cases, with jurisdiction over felonies and lesser included offenses. The Circuit Court also handles civil cases involving landlord-tenant cases, actions involving the title or boundaries of real property, and most cases that seek injunctive relief. The court also presides over abuse prevention orders, family law cases, probate matters, mental health matters, and juvenile matters.

The County Clerk of Court keeps and disseminates all District Court records. To obtain these records, you can visit the clerk of the court office and request their location. The address is as follows:

 

Alachua County Clerk of the Court
Attention: Official Records
201 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: (352) 374-3625

These records are also available online. Interested parties can use the Court Records Search portal for Circuit Court records.

Alachua County Criminal Records

The general public has access to Alachua criminal records and is open to the public to sue Florida law. However, juvenile criminal history records are an exception. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement maintains criminal records. Searchers can immediately obtain criminal records from here through the instant and certified/non-certified search options.

Interested parties can have their results printed or emailed to them. It costs $24 to search. Additionally, requestors must create an account before you can start searching. They can also request notarized results. To contact the FDLE, use the following information:

 

Florida Department of Law Enforcement
2331 Phillips Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: (850) 410-8161
Fax: (850) 410-8201

Alachua County Criminal Court Case Lookup

The Alachua County Clerk of Court allows interested parties to investigate criminal court cases. Interested individuals can submit names, case types, case numbers, and other details to the Court Records Search portal to find a criminal court case.

Get Alachua County Civil Court Records

The Clerk of Court’s office makes Alachua County civil court records accessible to county residents through different options. For instance, interested parties may visit the office in person, send mail applications, or make requests by calling. It costs $1 for a page of the records and $2 for certifying documents. It is essential to provide all known details of the desired record, such as names, court dates, offense details, and case descriptions. You can make an application to get civil court records in person, by mail, or by phone using the following information:

 

Alachua County Clerk of the Court
Attention: Official Records
201 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: (352) 374-3625

Alachua County Family Court Records

The Circuit Court has jurisdiction over certain family law cases. It hears cases involving divorce, intestacy, guardianship, and conservatorships. Family court records are helpful in certain legal proceedings. You can either send a request online or at the office’s physical address to search. To send a request online, mail the family court department.

Alternatively, interested parties can complete a request in person at the Court Clerk’s office at:

 

Alachua County Clerk of the Court
Attention: Official Records
201 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: (352) 374-3625

Each page requested comes with a $1 fee, and certifying the documents costs $2. When you ask, provide all known details of the desired record, such as names, court dates, offense details, case description, and the court’s final disposition if the case is over. Note: Family court records are usually restricted as they may contain sensitive details. Access to unredacted records depends on one's relation to the case.

Alachua Dissolution of Marriage Records

Interested parties can access dissolution of marriage records from June 6, 1927, to present through the Bureau of Vital Statistics. The certificates are initially recorded at the Circuit Court in the County where the dissolution happened. You can contact the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics at (904) 359-6900 to start your search.

Records dated before June 6, 1927, are available at the Clerk of Court’s office. You can also obtain judgments there. The office provides a Court Records Search portal to help find dissolution of marriage records online. Alternatively, interested parties can conduct searches in the office located at:

 

Alachua County Clerk of the Court
Attention: Official Records
201 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: (352) 374-3625
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Alachua County Marriage and Divorce Records

Alachua County marriage and divorce records are obtainable through different means.

Marriage Records

Since Alachua County marriage records are available to the public, residents can access them at the Clerk of Court’s Office. Interested individuals may submit a request in person or by mail to get these records. Record seekers should include the following information in a request.

  • Partners’ names
  • Marriage dates
  • Marriage locations.

Individuals should submit applications to:

 

Alachua County Clerk of the Court
Attention: Official Records
201 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: (352) 374-3625

Divorce records

All finalized divorce records are kept with The Alachua County Clerk of Court. People looking for Alachua County divorce decrees may submit written applications via mail or in person. The requestor should ensure their application adequately describes the record and includes details such as the names of both former spouses, the date of divorce, and other important information. Requests should be submitted to the:

 

Alachua County Clerk of the Court
Attention: Official Records
201 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: (352) 374-3625

The public can also get divorce records from the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics. There is a non-refundable $5 fee for each divorce certificate. It costs an extra $4 to obtain additional copies of the duplicate records as long as they are ordered simultaneously. Record seekers can also apply in person at:

1217 N Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Or mail it to:

 

Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042

Alachua Birth and Death Records

The County Clerk of Court’s office keeps Alachua's birth and death records. These records are necessary to establish legal identity or settle matters of inheritance and child custody. Eligible parties can obtain birth and death records through different means.

Birth records

According to Florida law, birth records under 100 years old are considered private documents. Only the following persons are eligible to access birth records:

  • The registrant named on the record is at least 18 years old.
  • The parents of the registrants who are on the record.
  • A valid legal guardian.
  • A legal representative of any of the above persons.
  • Anyone with a court order.
  • A spouse, sibling, child, or grandchild of legal age with the registrant’s death certificate

Individuals not falling into the above categories can only obtain Alachua County birth records older than 100 years. Interested parties must fill out an Application for a Florida Birth Record to complete a request. It costs $15 for the first copy of a birth certificate and $7 for each extra copy of the same record requested simultaneously. They can make payments in cash, by money order, or by credit card. People can submit a Request for Alachua County birth certificates to the following:

 

Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics - Alachua Office
15530 NW US HWY 441
Suite 10010
Alachua, FL 32615
Phone: (386) 462-2542

Death Records

Death records are obtainable at the Alachua County Health Department. The department holds records of deaths that have occurred in the county since 2009. If the document does not state the cause of death, all persons may obtain copies of Alachua County death certificates. Only the following persons can access certificates highlighting the cause of death:

  • An immediate family member of the decedent, including a spouse, parent, sibling, child, or grandchild.
  • A beneficiary of the decedent’s life insurance policy with applicable documentation
  • An estate administrator with applicable documentation

You must submit a Death Certificate Request Form to complete a request. Individuals looking to get death certificates with the cause of death must provide valid ID, such as a passport, military ID, or driver’s license. Each copy has a $10 fee, payable by checks, money orders, credit cards, or cash. Requestors must return applications to:

 

Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics - Alachua Office
15530 NW US HWY 441
Suite 10010
Alachua, FL 32615
Phone: (386) 462-2542

Alachua County Probate Court Records

In Alachua County, the Circuit Court is responsible for handling probate matters. Probate matters involve legal disputes associated with wills and estates after a person's death. Probate court records include details about will administration, intestacy, guardianships, and conservatorships.

You can see Alachua County probate court records in two ways. Firstly, you can access probate records through the Court Records Search portal. To obtain true copies, visit the Clerk of Court's Office in person at:

 

Alachua County Clerk of the Court
Attention: Official Records
201 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: (352) 374-3625

Alachua County Property Records

Aside from managing court records, the Alachua County Clerk of Court documents and publishes copies of deeds, mortgages, and other property instruments. Due to Florida law, all Alachua County property records are publicly available. However, you must pay a $1 fee for each page of requested property documents. You can also get certified copies of property records by calling (352) 374-3625 or in person at the Clerk of Court's office located at:

 

Alachua County Clerk of the Court
Attention: Official Records
201 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: (352) 374-3625

Alachua County Court Records Online

Alachua County's court records are also accessible through third-party websites like Floridacourtrecords.us. Such platforms act independently of any government body and possess tools that allow interested parties to conduct extensive searches. Third-party sites enable users to search several records at once remotely. However, results and record availability on such sites cannot be guaranteed.

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