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Osceola County Court Records

Osceola County court records comprise case information, including case type (civil, criminal, traffic, probate, or family law), hearing dates, pleadings, motions, appeals, affidavits, dispositions, charges, complaints, transcripts, testimonies, writs, injunctions, judgments, and orders.

The Osceola County Clerk of the Circuit Court & County Comptroller is the county's official custodian of court records. Osceola County court records serve as official documentation of previous court proceedings and are especially useful in appellate courts. They are an essential part of legal history and research, as they are typically referenced in subsequent hearings.

Are Court Records Public in Osceola County?

Yes. Under section 119.01, Florida Sunshine Law, members of the public can inspect and obtain copies of public records of state, county, and municipal government agencies. All record custodians facilitate online access to court records and must ensure that sealed and confidential documents are not disclosed except in a manner stipulated by law.

Furthermore, Rule 2.240 of the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration also states that the public shall have access to all judicial records except otherwise provided. Article 1, section 24 of the Constitution of The State of Florida contains similar provisions. These statutory provisions include the judicial branches of government and all its agencies and departments in states, counties, districts, and municipalities.

However, some court records or information contained within a court record may be restricted from public disclosure. These exemptions are discussed in detail under section 119.071, Florida Sunshine Law and Rule 2.240(c) Rules of Judicial Administration. The following information as it relates to court case records shall not be accessible to the general public:

  • Records made confidential by a court of competent jurisdiction or the Constitution of the United States and Florida.
  • Copies of arrest and search warrants and affidavits in possession of a judge, clerk, or other court staff until the warrant has been duly executed or is declared inactive.
  • Trade secrets
  • Information records that may hinder or threaten the fair and impartial administration of justice
  • Juvenile Records
  • Adoption Records.

Osceola County Court Records Search

Members of the public can find Osceola County court records at:

  • The county courthouse
  • The office of the clerk of the circuit court & county comptroller
  • The circuit court clerk's case information website
  • Third-party public records search sites.

Osceola County Court Records Search by Name

To perform a name-based search for Osceola County court records, identify the first and last name (for individuals) or company name of either or all parties to a case. It may be the name of the plaintiff, defendant, complainant, appellant, or respondent. Next, submit this information to the Osceola County Clerk's Office staff. To narrow a search further for precision, inquirers may also use the case number, citation number, filing date range, or the names of the attorneys or sitting judge(s) in that particular case.

Alternatively, researchers may find court records by name online using the circuit court clerks' court records site or through third-party search sites. The case search site lets users search court records by first or last name, case number, or citation number. There's also an option to order e-certified court records online.

Osceola County Courts

Osceola County has a county and circuit court. The circuit court is the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. It has a civil and criminal & traffic division. Below is the address and contact information of the county courts:

Osceola County Circuit Court
Osceola County Courthouse
2 Courthouse Square
Suite 2000
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: (407) 742-3715
Fax: (407) 742-3699

 

Osceola County Court
2 Courthouse Square
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: (407) 742-3708

Osceola County Circuit Court Case Search

The civil division of the Circuit Court handles civil cases, domestic violence, eviction, family law, domestic relations, probate, guardianship and mental health-related suits, and legal disputes. The criminal and traffic division conducts trials for traffic violations, felonies, juvenile offenders, and status offenses.

Members of the public can inspect and request copies of Circuit Court records at the Clerk's Office during business hours. Alternatively, requestors may request electronic certified records. Researchers can find case information by party name, case number, and citation number.

Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller
2 Courthouse Square
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: (407) 742-3500

Osceola County District Court Records

Osceola County Court is one of the Sixth District Courts of Florida. It typically handles civil disputes, small claims, traffic violations, misdemeanors, and other minor offenses. Osceola County district court records may be obtained at the county courthouse or through the circuit court clerk's case search site.

Osceola County Criminal Records

Interested persons may perform a name-based criminal history check with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). This service costs $24.00 per subject, and the fee is non-refundable. Results of instant searches for criminal records are available immediately. However, obtaining certified criminal records typically takes 7 business days.

Osceola County Criminal Court Case Lookup

Criminal court records concern felonies, misdemeanors, juvenile/status offenders, and traffic violations. While records of the aforementioned cases are typically public information, juvenile records are not public records. Interested persons may find general criminal court records online at the circuit court clerk's case information website or public access terminals at the county courthouse. Inquirers will need to provide a party name, case number, or citation number to facilitate the search.

Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller
2 Courthouse Square
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: (407) 742-3500

Get Osceola County Civil Court Records

Members of the public can obtain Osceola County civil records from the circuit or county courthouse where the case is filed. By law, courts must provide a reasonable means of access to their records. The circuit court clerk's office should have public access terminals or a recording division. Researchers can utilize these amenities to find records of civil court cases within the court's jurisdiction.

Individuals who wish to search for court records in person are advised to call the court clerk's office at (407) 742-3500 to find out whether the record is available, whether it is confidential or public, search and copying fees, I.D. requirements, and any other information that may be relevant to their search. A searcher must provide the name of any or both parties to the case, case number (optional), or other details necessary to identify the record of interest.

Osceola County civil court records are also available in the circuit court's case management system. Individuals can find information on civil suits involving contract disputes, probate, domestic relations, torts, personal injury, small claims, and eviction.

Osceola County Family Court Records

The family law and domestic division of Osceola County Circuit Court adjudicates family law cases. Family law cases involve various situations like child neglect, child abuse, child custody, divorce, separation, child support, visitation, termination of parental rights, domestic violence, spousal support, status offenses, juvenile delinquency, and adoption.

Osceola County family court records are sensitive and, in some cases, confidential (for example, adoption and juvenile records). To access such documents, one may be required to provide proof of identification and legal relationship to the persons named in it. Requests for family court records may be directed to the circuit court clerk.

Osceola County Circuit Court
Family Law/Domestic Civil Division
Email: Circuit.Civil@osceolaclerk.org
Phone: (407) 742-3492

Osceola County Dissolution of Marriage Records

Osceola County's dissolution of marriage records is official documentation of divorce proceedings. They are records that signify or stand as evidence of legal termination of a marriage by a decree of a court. Divorce cases are typically handled by the circuit court's family law/domestic division (civil division). Hence, all dissolution of marriage records can be accessed at the circuit courthouse.

Osceola County Marriage and Divorce Records

Interested individuals can find Osceola County marriage and divorce records at the circuit courthouse. Concerned persons may inspect or purchase a certified copy of a marriage license, domestic partner termination, domestic partner amendment, or domestic partner registry record filed in the county online at the Clerk of Circuit Court and County Comptroller's Official Records search tool. Inquirers may also choose to submit a record request by mail or in person at the court clerk's office.

Additionally, Osceola County marriage certificates and divorce or annulment certificates recorded with the circuit court clerk can be ordered from the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. Individuals may choose to place their order by mail or at their main office. This service costs a $5 search fee plus a certified copy, $4 for additional certified copies, $10 for express orders, and a $1 shipping and handling fee. To place an order, print and complete the DH260 Application for Dissolution of Marriage or DH261 Application for Marriage Certificate form. Mail or submit it in person to the Florida Bureau of Statistics at:

Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics
1217 North Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202.
Mailing Address:
Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics,
P.O. Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042.

Osceola County Birth and Death Records

Osceola County death certificates may be obtained from the Florida Department of Health. Any individual of legal age can request a copy of a death record provided that it doesn't state the cause of death. Death records that state the cause of death can only be issued to the decedent's spouse, parents, children, grandchildren, or siblings (of legal age), any person with proof of interest in the decedent's estate, any person acting on behalf of any of the above-named persons, and by court order.

Osceola County birth certificates are not public records. They may only be issued to the registrant, parents listed on the record, legal guardians, legal representatives, or by court order. To purchase a copy of a birth or death certificate, download and complete the DH726 (for Birth records) or the DH727 (for death records) form. Mail or submit the form along with the respective search, certification, and postage fees to the Florida Bureau of Statistics.

Osceola County Probate Court Records

Interested persons can find Osceola County court records at the circuit court clerk's office. The circuit court has a probate civil division that handles all probate cases for the county, including settlements of judgment creditors, intestacy, contested wills, distribution of assets, appointment of executors, administrators, and guardianship for minor heirs. Probate court records include wills, appraisals of the deceased's estate, letters, petitions, order books, inventories, and settlements.

Osceola County Property Records

Property records in Osceola County are filed and maintained by the clerk of the circuit court, county comptroller, and Osceola County Property Appraiser. Both public officers/offices maintain different categories of property records.

Property data that may be obtained from the Osceola County Property Appraiser include the parcel number, owner's name, property address, tax district, sales information, maps, deeds, property tax records, land and building information, building sketch, and photos.

Property records in the custody of the circuit court clerk and county comptroller are agreements for deeds, contracts for deeds, certificates of title, liens, easements, plats, mortgages, power of attorney, and others. Interested persons can find and purchase property records online at the circuit court clerk's official records site.

Property Appraiser's Office
2505 E Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
Kissimmee, FL 34744
Email: info@property-appraiser.org
Phone: (407) 742-5000

Osceola County Court Records Online

Members of the public can access Osceola County court records on government-owned sites and third-party public records websites. Third-party aggregate search sites like Floridacourtrecords.us are typically easier to navigate. Rather than comb through numerous online case management systems and courthouses, researchers can find case information of various courts in a single third-party public records database. They also offer advanced search options like filtering results by state, court type, case type, filing date range, case number, and party name.

However, it is worth noting that the data available on third-party sites may be riddled with errors, inaccurate, and incomplete. Also, free searches only reveal limited and basic information. Researchers may have to pay search or subscription fees to access comprehensive court documents and download information from their websites. Inquirers are advised to verify court records obtained from third-party sites with the official records.

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