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Marion County Court Records

The Rules of Judicial Administration 2.420 defines Florida court records as the contents of court files, including the progress docket, transcripts, documentary exhibits, electronic records, videotapes, and stenographic tapes of court proceedings. In Marion County, these records are in the custody of the Marion County Clerk and Comptroller and are disseminated online and in person. The information typically featured in Marion County court records includes:

  • Case information (case number and type, status, filed date, contested, jury trial, description, active, judgment date)
  • Party information (party name and type, gender, race, address, attorney, and bar I.D.)
  • Dockets (image, docket number, action date, description, and pages)
  • Judge assignment history (assigned date, withdraw date, judicial officer, and type)
  • Court events (event date, judge, docket type, location, prosecutor, defendant attorney)
  • Financial summary (assessment and restitution amounts, date paid, and balance due)
  • Reopen history (reopen date, close date, and reason)
  • Charge (charge sequence number, description, date, phase, and trial)
  • Sentences (sequence number, sentence, status, date imposed and effective, name of judge at sentence)

Are Court Records Public in Marion County?

Yes. Per Florida Public Records Law, court records are part of Marion County Public Records. This permits the general public to inspect and copy court records during a record custodian's business hours. However, certain court records are exempted from public access. The following are confidential court records as outlined in Florida Rules of Judicial Administration 2.420:

  • Clinical Records
  • Adoption records
  • Drug court reports
  • Grand jury records
  • Dependency records
  • Investigation reports
  • Birth and death records
  • Juvenile delinquency records
  • Gestational surrogacy records
  • Pregnancy termination by a minor
  • Estate inventories and accountings
  • Memoranda or advisory opinions relating to court administration
  • Social Security Numbers, bank accounts, charge, debit & credit card numbers
  • Complaints alleging misconduct against judges until probable cause is established
  • All information, excluding names and qualifications, provided by unpaid volunteers assisting the court

Marion County Court Records Search

Marion County Courts provide access to court records online and in person. The Clerk of Court and Comptroller's Office oversees the management and dissemination of these records. Record seekers are typically required to provide a party name or case number to perform the search. Online requests are processed for free, but in-person or mail requests usually require the payment of a search and copy fee.

Marion County Court Records Search by Name

A Marion County court records search by name is the most frequently used option when seeking court records. These searches may be done in person or online. In-person requests must be made during business hours, and the applicant must be willing to provide the case party's or business name to facilitate the search. However, the custodian typically charges search and copy fees for in-person queries, while online requests are free. To find conduct a Marion County court records search by name online:

  • Go to the Marion County Clerk of Court and Comptroller's official website.
  • Scroll down and click the "SEARCH RECORDS" icon.
  • Select "Search Court Records" on the next page.
  • Conduct a search as a "Public User, Attorney, Registered User, or Case Party". A user I.D. and password will be requested to conduct the search except when assessing the portal as a Public User.
  • Conduct a search by person or case.

Marion County Courts

The primary courts in Marion County are the Circuit and County Courts. Marion County is part of the Fifth Judicial Circuit. All the courts in Marion County are located at:

Marion County Judicial Center
110 NW First Avenue
Ocala, Florida 34475
Phone: (352) 401-6700

Marion County Superior Court Case Search

The Circuit Court acts as the Superior Court in Marion County. The court handles all civil cases where the damages sought exceed $50,000 and felony-related criminal cases. Inquiries can find Circuit Court records online or in person at the courthouse.

Marion County District Court Records

The Marion County Court is similar to a District Court. The court handles civil cases where the damages sought are between $8,000.00 and $50,000.00 and criminal cases related to misdemeanors and criminal traffic. Interested individuals can find District Court records online or in person at the courthouse.

Marion County Criminal Records

FL Stat § 943.053 permits public dissemination of criminal records in accordance with federal and state laws, regulations, and rules. In Marion County, a search of criminal records has designated names like "Criminal Records Check and Arrest History". Inquirers may find Marion County criminal records at the County Sheriff's Office and local Police Departments.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office processes criminal record requests via mail or in person. The name of the subject or record or any other available identifiers, like a date of birth or social security number, are required for the search. The service fee is $5 each for an initial check, $1 for each additional name on a background check, and 0.15 cents for each additional page. Record seekers can retrieve Marion County arrest records online or by phone at (352) 351-8077 from the Jail. The Sheriff's Office's Record Division is open to accept criminal record requests from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and it is located at:

Marion County Sheriff's Office
692 NW 30th Avenue
P.O. Box 1987
Ocala, FL 34475
Phone: (352) 732-8181

The most common method of retrieving criminal records at Local Police Departments is in person. For example, the Ocala Police Department disseminates criminal records in person at their Records Department for $5. Requests can be made at:

Ocala Police Department
402 South Pine Ave.
Ocala, FL 34471

Marion County Criminal Court Case Lookup

The Marion County Clerk of Court and Comptroller Criminal Courts Department maintains all criminal court case records. The Department has a Criminal Circuit Court Division that handles all felony cases and a County Criminal Court Division that handles all misdemeanors and criminal traffic cases.

The Criminal Courts Department does not provide customers with criminal court records over the phone. Record seekers can visit the Department on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to obtain their desired record. Criminal court records can also be obtained online through the Court Records Lookup Tool. The search criteria required to process this search includes the name of the record holder and their case number. Interested persons may also mail in a request for a copy of the criminal court record alongside a fee of $1 per copy. The request and payment should be sent to the Criminal Division. The processing time for this request is 7 to 10 working days.

Get Marion County Civil Court Records

The Marion County Civil Courts oversees the county's civil cases. These Courts have several divisions:

The Marion County Clerk of the court's office manages and disseminates civil court records online, by phone at (352) 671-5674, and in person at the courthouse. Online requests can be made using the Online Court Records Search (OCRS) tool. The platform is open to the public, attorneys, registered users, and case parties. A search can be conducted by person or case. Requesters should select Circuit Civil (C.A.), County Civil (CC), Guardianship (G.A.), or Small Claims (S.C.) under the Court Type tab to narrow the search to only civil cases.

Marion County Family Court Records

The Marion County Clerk's Civil Court has a Family Civil Division and a Child Support Division that maintains family court records. The Division handles domestic relations matters like dissolution of marriage, annulment, name change, adoption, paternity, child or spouse support, parental consent for abortion, emancipation of minors, and delayed birth certificates. All family court records filed with the Clerk are available for public inspection during regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Alternatively, requesters can use the Clerk of Courts Online database find family court records. To use the tool, select the Domestic Relations/Family (DR) under the Court Type tab to narrow the search.

Marion County Dissolution of Marriage Records

A dissolution of marriage record is a document that serves as a proof of divorce or annulment. Dissolution of marriage records can be obtained from the Marion County Clerk of Court and Comptroller's Office or the Flordia Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics. The Clerk issues dissolution of marriage records online and in person at the courthouse. Online requests can be made via the Court Records Search tool at no cost. To use the database, filter the search by selecting the Domestic Relations/Family (DR) under the Court Type tab. The Bureau also provides copies of dissolution of marriage records in person, by mail, and online through third-party vendors. Mail-in requests require completing an Application for Dissolution of Marriage Form and sending it to the office. Walk-in requests can be made at the lobby from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The standard fee for a dissolution of marriage record is $15 (including a $5 search fee and a $10 rush fee). Payments can be made by cash, check, money order, Visa, and Mastercard. Online requests attract an additional $7 for processing fee alongside the standard copy fees. Visit the Office at:

Walk-in address:
Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics
1217 N Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Mail-in address:
Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 210
Jacksonville, Fl 32231-0042

Marion County Marriage and Divorce Records

Individuals can find marriage and divorce records online or in person at the Marion County Clerk of Court and Comptroller's Office. In-person requests can be made Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Clerk's Official Records Search tool allows users to request Marion County marriage records online. Search criteria include party, document type, file number, book/page, legal description, or case/parcel number. It is best to conduct the search by a party or document type because it allows individuals to narrow their search by ticking the marriage record box.

Inquirers may also use the Clerk's Court Records Search tool to view divorce records for free. A search can be conducted by person or case. Select the Domestic Relations/Family (DR) under the Court Type tab to narrow the search.

Marion County Birth and Death Records

The Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics issues birth and death records in Marion County. Marion County Birth certificates under 125 years old are confidential, and issuance is restricted to record holders above 18 years, parents, guardians, and attorneys. On the other hand, Marion County death records without a cause of death are public, but those under 50 years old with the cause of death and full social security numbers are confidential. Confidential death records are only open to the decedent's spouse, parent, child, grandchild, sibling, legal representatives, and someone with interest in the decedent's estate or court order. Individuals can order birth or death records:

  • In-person: Interested persons can visit the Bureau of Vital Statistics to obtain copies of birth or death records. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The requester must have a valid I.D. (military I.D., state ID Card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, driver's license, or U.S. passport). The fee of $10 applies to a certified death certificate, and a birth certificate costs $13. Payments can be made by cash, money orders, checks, visas, and MasterCard. In-person requests should be made at the Ocala facility at:

Florida Department of Health in Marion County
1801 SE 32nd Avenue
Ocala, FL 34471-5532
Phone: (352) 629-0137
Email: Info.Marion@FLHealth.gov

  • By mail: The requester must complete a Birth or Death Application Form and mail it to the Bureau. The mail package must include the necessary fee in check or money order and a copy of the applicant's valid identification. Processing time is between 5 and 7 business days.
  • Online: Birth or death records can be ordered online through an approved third-party vendor. This service attracts the standard record fees and a processing fee.

Marion County Probate Court Records

The Civil Courts Probate Division oversees all probate cases in Marion County. The Division handles all matters relating to a decedent's assets or estate. Residents can retrieve probate court records online or in person at the Probate Division during business hours. The office provides certified copies of probate court records for $1 per page, plus a $2 charge for certification. Online requests are free of charge and can be made using the Court Records Search tool. A search can be conducted by case or person. Check the "Probate/Guardianship (C.P.)" box under the "Court Type" section to view results for only probate cases.

Marion County Property Records

Inquirers can retrieve property records from the Marion County Clerk of Court and Comptroller, Property Appraiser, and Tax Collector's Offices. Some examples of property records available in these Offices include deeds, liens, subdivision plats, mortgages, declarations of condominiums and domiciles, bills of sale, affidavits, property tax, judgments, contracts, and property appraisal information.

Inquirers can view property records online via the Marion County Clerk of Court and Comptroller's Official Records Portal. The search can be conducted by the party, document type, file number, book/page number, legal description, or case/parcel number. The Clerk's Record Center issues regular and certified copies of property records in person and by mail. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for in-person requests. Below is the mailing and physical address:

Mailing Address:
Clerk of Court and Comptroller
Attn: Record Center
P.O. Box 1030
Ocala, FL 34478-1030

Physical Mailing Address (overnight mail):
Clerk of Court and Comptroller
Attn: Record Center
110 NW 1st Avenue
Ocala, FL 34475

Physical Address:
Clerk of Court Record Center
870 NW 4th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34475

Property records can also be obtained online or in person at the Marion County Property Appraiser's Office. The Appraiser has a Property Record Search tool where individuals can view property information. The search criteria are address, name, parcel number, property class, map I.D. or index, book/page number, subdivision name or I.D., or delimited data. In-person requests should be made during office hours (8 am - 4 pm Monday - Friday). The office is located at:

Marion County Property Appraiser
501 SE 25th Ave
Ocala, FL 34471
Phone: (352) 368-8300
Fax: (352) 368-8336
Email: mcpa@pa.marion.fl.us

Record seekers can get property tax records online or in person from the Marion County Tax Collector's Offices. Online requesters can view property tax information through the Online Search tool. Users can search by tax account number, property owner name, or property address. In-person requests should be made from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the main branch:

Office of the Marion County Tax Collector
503 SE 25th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34471
Phone: (352) 368-8200
Fax: (352) 368-8081

Marion County Court Records Online

Third-party sites like Floridacourtrecords.us also maintain and provide access to Marion County court records through their online platforms. These platforms offer case information from multiple jurisdictions and are convenient for accessing records remotely. Most third-party platforms only allow name-based searches with free access to basic court information. However, a full court record report attracts a 7-day fee or monthly subscription.

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