Florida Court Records

About Florida Court Record Searches

State Courts in Florida:
There are four court systems in Florida which fall under two different categories: Appellate Courts and Trial Courts.

Appellate Courts in Florida:
Supreme Court:
Is considered the highest level of court in the Florida state court system.

District Courts of Appeals includes:
Five District Courts of Appeal in Florida, decisions made by these districts have the final say in appellate courts. The five courts include:
  • First District Court of Appeal
  • Second District Court of Appeal
  • Third District Court of Appeal
  • Fourth District Court of Appeal
  • Fifth District Court of Appeal

Trial Courts in Florida:
Circuit Courts:
Are considered to be both the highest trial courts and the lowest appellate courts in the state of Florida, primarily hearing civil cases.

County Courts in Florida:
County Courts are also referred to as the "people's courts" because they deal with a vast amount of lesser crimes including traffic violations and civil disputes.

Federal Courts:
In addition to State Courts, there is a federal court system that generally handles cases involving questions of federal law and matters involving diversity jurisdiction. United States District Courts are the trial courts. United States Courts of Appeal are the first line of appellate courts; hearing matters appealed from the trial courts.

United States Supreme Court:
The U.S. Supreme Court, which is made up of nine justices, is the final court of appeals in the nation. It handles cases appealed from U.S. Courts of Appeal. It also handles cases appealed from any state supreme court.

Questions, Answers and Comments About Florida Court Records

  • Question: How do I search a Court record by case number
    By ric
    May 29, 2017

    Enter the case number in the court search form's "Keyword" box above (which searches both words and numbers). You do not need to enter the entire case number since it's a general keyword search. You can search as many times as needed as it's open to the public freely. It is a good preliminary search that helps when looking for case information.

    By abc123
    May 30, 2017
  • Question: How can I find my court records from '2009 to 2010 free and online?
    By Shelley
    Jan 01, 2017

    Depends on the county, not all counties have their records online freely like Orange county, FL. Since you know where they are, you can check with the clerk's web page, that's where the Orange county has their free search. Hillsborough County, Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court, Alachua County, Broward, Pinellas and others, too many to list.

    By admn
    Jan 09, 2017
  • Question: How do I find out a court date for someone
    By Brenda
    Sep 09, 2016

    Court calendars are online and open to public view. There are courts which provide online services and others that have much less. If you mention which county, someone will be able to be more specific and where or which site to go to.

    By steinman
    Sep 21, 2016
  • Question: Where do I find Bankruptcy court records?
    By j
    Feb 09, 2016

    Look on the search above the coverage goes back to 2014, and you will get to view bankruptcy information freely.

    By al
    Feb 09, 2016
  • Question: How can I find out when someone's court day is?
    By anonymous
    Sep 25, 2015

    Courts offer online calendars open to public view. Which court? Most cases are at the county level, not the state level.

    By a1
    Oct 19, 2015
  • Question: Where can I find bankruptcy lien and court judgement records for free?
    By Judy
    Mar 24, 2015

    In the search above you can search by name, case number or date. Check to see whether the case you are looking for falls under the search coverage, as within the dates or which courts are covered. The database is a collection of published records, note that not all cases are guaranteed to be published.

    By admn-resp
    Jun 10, 2015