Depending on your occupation, you may be eligible under Florida Statutes, Chapters 119.07(3)(i) and 119.07(3)(i)2, to have your address and other specific personal information suppressed from our public records.
Any person has the right to request the Clerk/County Recorder to redact his or her social security number, from an image or copy of an Official Record that has been placed on such Clerk's/County Recorder's Publicly available Internet Website. Florida Statutes, Chapter 119.072.
Any Veteran of the United States Armed Forces or his or her widow or widower, attorney personal representative, executor, or court appointed guardian has the right to request the Clerk/County Recorder to remove from the Official Records any military separation forms recorded by or on behalf of the requesting veteran.
The forms eligible for removal include: DD-214; DD-215; WD AGO 53; WD AGO 55; NAVMC 78-PD; and NAVPERS 553. Florida Statutes, Chapter 119.072.
Any person has the right to request the Clerk/County Recorder to redact his or her bank account, debit, charge and/or credit card numbers from an image or copy of an Official Record that has been placed on such Clerk's/County Recorder's publicly available Internet website. Florida Statutes, Chapter 119.072.
The Florida Constitution says in part (Art. I, Sec 24):
"Every person has the right to inspect or copy any public record made or received in connection with the official business of any…officer…except with respect to records exempted pursuant to this section….."
Section 119.07 of Florida Statutes says in part:
"Every person who has custody of a public record shall permit the record to be inspected by any person desiring to do so…"
Sec. 119.01 of Florida Statutes says in part:
"The Legislature finds that, given advancements in technology, providing access to public records by remote electronic means is an additional method of access that agencies should strive to provide to the extent feasible. "
Sec. 28.2221 of Florida Statutes says in part:
"The Legislature finds that a proper and legitimate state purpose is served by providing the public with access to public records and information on the Internet and hereby determines that the provisions of this section fulfill and further an important state purpose."
"No later than January 1, 2002, the county recorder (Clerk of the Court) shall provide a current index of documents recorded in the official records of the county for the period beginning no later than January 1, 1990, on a publicly available Internet website which shall also contain a document requisition point for obtaining images or copies of the documents reflected in the index…"
"By January 1, 2006, each county recorder (Clerk of the Court) shall provide for electronic retrieval, at a minimum, of images of documents referenced referenced as the index required to be maintained on the county's official records website by this section."