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Florida's Government in the Sunshine Law was enacted in 1967 establishing a basic right of access to most meetings of boards, commissions and other governing bodies of state and local governmental agencies or authorities. The state of Florida has 67 counties and more than 400 incorporated municipalities designated as cities, towns, or villages. There is no legal difference between the designations. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, FDLE is the central repository of the criminal history information for the state of Florida. Criminal reports contain available information of felonies, misdemeanors, traffic violations and infractions. Searches may be performed online but do not include certified results. Find the most current and up to date Florida public record information quickly and easily, including birth, death, and marriage records. Request Florida state criminal histories and obtain inmate information. Research both Florida state and federal court cases online. Search databases for each individual county within Florida and learn about county governments and resources. Access links to Florida cities to discover information regarding community services, government, and local attractions. Find out about doing business in Florida and how to navigate state business laws for the greatest commercial advantage. Locate people, search land and genealogy records, and discover numerous directories geared to obtaining knowledge of Florida state government, records, and resources. Check back frequently for updated facts and figures.
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Florida Latest Criminal Filings

  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the Southern District of Florida
    Case Number:9:21-cr-80183-1
    Party Name:
    USA v. Fraijo
    Date Published:November 29, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the Southern District of Florida
    Case Number:1:83-cr-00421-2
    Party Name:
    USA v. Medina-Bacca
    Date Published:November 24, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the Middle District of Florida
    Case Number:3:19-cr-00215-1
    Party Name:
    USA v. Bezroukoff et al
    Date Published:November 23, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the Southern District of Florida
    Case Number:1:21-cr-20421-1
    Party Name:
    USA v. Jlanxiang Shi
    Date Published:November 23, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the Southern District of Florida
    Case Number:1:21-cr-20566-3
    Party Name:
    USA v. Porras, et al.
    Date Published:November 22, 2021

Florida Latest Civil Filings

  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the Southern District of Florida
    Case Number:0:21-cv-62413
    Party Name:
    CBI Parent L.P et al v. Lobo
    Date Published:November 29, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the Southern District of Florida
    Case Number:0:21-cv-62414
    Party Name:
    Marcinkowska v. Resurgent Capital Services, L.P.
    Date Published:November 29, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the Southern District of Florida
    Case Number:0:21-cv-62412
    Party Name:
    Camunas v. Florida Insurance Services, d/b/a Senior Life Services
    Date Published:November 29, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the Southern District of Florida
    Case Number:0:21-cv-62411
    Party Name:
    Manganiello v. Dynamic Recovery Solutions, LLC
    Date Published:November 29, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the Southern District of Florida
    Case Number:1:21-cv-24155
    Party Name:
    Government Employees Insurance Co. et al v. Gilberto Seco, M.D. et al
    Date Published:November 29, 2021

Florida Latest bankruptcy filings

  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Southern District of Florida
    Case Number:21-21221-
    Party Name:
    Leticia Elizabeth Sanchez
    Date Published:November 29, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Southern District of Florida
    Case Number:21-21220-
    Party Name:
    Jose Luis Noyola
    Date Published:November 29, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Southern District of Florida
    Case Number:21-21219-
    Party Name:
    Maria Fonseca
    Date Published:November 29, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Southern District of Florida
    Case Number:21-21218-
    Party Name:
    Eddy J Mayorga and Amparo Mayorga
    Date Published:November 29, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Southern District of Florida
    Case Number:21-21217-
    Party Name:
    Wendy Pamela DeJesus
    Date Published:November 29, 2021

Florida Latest Court Filings

  • Court Name:U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
    Case Number:1:21-mj-04271-1
    Party Name:
    USA v. Moreno Mejia
    Date Published:November 29, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
    Case Number:8:21-mc-00158
    Party Name:
    Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America v. American Infoage, LLC
    Date Published:November 29, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
    Case Number:3:21-mj-01509-1
    Party Name:
    USA v. Garcia-Carpio
    Date Published:November 29, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
    Case Number:4:21-mj-05037-1
    Party Name:
    USA v. Santana-Perez et al
    Date Published:November 29, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
    Case Number:2:20-tp-14001-1
    Party Name:
    USA v. Striker
    Date Published:November 29, 2021
Ask Questions, About Florida

  • How do I find out if my wife has filed for divorce in Florida?
    You can check with the court in that county. You can find and view procedures to fling for divorces. The Florida Court Records link above will land on the state's courts page. From there, click on Resources and Services tab, then on Family Courts. The information includes family court basics, jurisdictions, process maps and forms which contain instructions for Florida family law rules and procedures. (Staff)
  • How can I find out who owns a property, when they bought it, and its last owners in Florida? Also, how can I find out if the property has changed names in the last 2 years, with the same loan, but different owners with the same last name?
    Depends on the county, larger counties have better online public services to provide information (Miami-Dade for example). (Staff)
  • How do I find out about public pool permits in Florida?
    Check with the Florida department of health, they have a web page for swimming pools and their permits. There's also contact information where the public may ask for help. (Staff)
  • Are suicide police reports public records in Florida?
    There are several factors which affect whether you can obtain official police reports of suicides. Was the report of an attempt or is the person deceased? Is the case currently under investigation? Police reports are generally public record unless they've been sealed or still under an ongoing investigation. When a public record is denied, you will get a reply stating the reason for the request being turned down. (Staff)
  • How do I search a court record in Florida, by case number?
    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. (Staff)
  • How can I find my court records free and online, in Florida?
    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. (Staff)
  • How can I retrieve a will and trust documents from a person who died in Florida?
    You can check into court records if the will went through probate, then retrieve it either online or by going to the courthouse records department, depending on the particular court. In some cases the will is recorded, however, attorneys have advised not to do so due to privacy concerns and tendency of the will being amended after the recording. When a resident of Florida passes away, the person which is in possession the will is required to turn it over to the court clerk where the deceased lived. You can check more about the law and how it applies to you, such as whether you are mentioned in that will, are you an interested party named in the will. Check both official records (recorded documents such as deeds) and court records. (Staff)
  • How can I get arrest records from 1985 in Florida?
    A majority of arrests are at the county or city level, from local law enforcement. Having a case number is helpful. You can find records of arrests using many free sources online, you will need to dig up some of them. Official police reports are different, they are requested from the department which made the arrest. Sometimes requested by defense attorneys for their case. Records of arrest, which means any recorded information in regard to an arrest, can be found in different sources. You can pull up a case from an earlier time and see specifics about the prosecution, filed charges and more. Periodicals have archived reports also and they report on arrests. Without knowing where the arrest happened, specific sources can't be suggested. The FL department of corrections has a free public search that shows photos of the prisoners. A name search can be conducted, there are many offenders listed there and worth checking. You can see a list of their offenses going back many years showing arrests/offenses and dates. (Staff)
  • How can I find someone arrested for home invasion in Florida?
    If it's a county crime, then the arrest would be by the department that patrols that particular area. If there's an incident report made out the responding department's site will tell you how to request them, you can sometimes get them online. (Staff)
  • How do I find out a court date for someone in Florida?
    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. (Staff)
  • How can I find in Florida, reports of recent car accidents between Bradenton and Wesley Chapel?
    You can look up incidents, including DUI's by using crime mapping. The city police or county sheriffs release reports of incidents on a regular basis, and is thereafter published by private sites. The search can be narrowed to only show accidents, fatalities and so on. (Staff)
  • Where can I find my marriage License in Florida?
    Marriage licenses are issued from the county where they take place by the clerk/court. The state uses a private company. If you know which county, their site can tell you how to request it. Florida Department of Health states on their website that requests by email, will make your email address public. Any requests by email to the department is public and they warn you of this. I'd like to see whether the same is true for private companies filling the role of providing the same services on behalf of the state. Florida's doh has this policy not just for marriage records requests, but for many other if not all records requests which disclose your email address. Check disclosure policies regarding your specific request first. (Staff)
  • How do I locate a Doctor in Florida?
    You can view the address either by physicians' names or practice/business names by using Florida's department of health's medical license search online. There are five tabs when you locate the physician's name or practice, they are: license information, secondary locations, disciplinary actions, subordinate practitioners and practitioner profile. The practitioner's profile shows the doctor's primary practice address, medic-aid (participation in the program), staff privileges, institution name, email address, other state licenses and additional information under the other tabs. The doctor's license does not need to be active to view this information. The results I found included physicians that were retired, deceased, others which their license status currently null and void, voluntarily relinquished, holds as well as clear and active. You can still see the addresses of the physicians which have retired, relinquished their license, are on hold and other in-active status. (Staff)
  • Where can I retrieve someone's death certificate, if they died in Florida, but were buried in North Carolina?
    Generally, the event of the death needs to be recorded with the local health department withing a certain period of time, about 3 days or more. The state also have get the death notice withing a certain period of time. This makes me think in Florida! (Staff)
  • How in Florida, do you attain a certified death certificate?
    You can either go to the state's Bureau of Vital Statistics (Florida Department of Health), there a few ways of requesting them, or you can search through questions with a query and see if anyone has used other ways of doing it. (Staff)
  • How can I find in Florida, how I can get completely free records on myself?
    It's easier to look up records of your self since much of the privacy laws will not be a factor. You can also see how easy it is to find information about yourself. To find records, many of them free, they will need to be found, or dug up. Another advantage you have over looking for records of another is that you know where to look and not have to rely on a list of past addresses. If you're looking to start with free records, which I recommended since you have little to lose other than time, try the free case search on this page (under Recent divorce records, court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.) For other court filing, which are also free to the public depending on the area, the county court website offers free online open public searches. The Orange county clerk's webpage is a good example, all you need is a last name, I was able to view criminal cases from traffic to felonies. The results for this one are detailed showing offenses, hearings, notices, motions and more. If you find a case by using the court search below mentioned earlier, there is an option Recent divorce records, court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings. To receive updates when something new happens (filing, motions, notices etc...) with that case (this is also free). Good luck, if you're having any trouble finding specific records, you'll have to be more specific as to which record and where so that others can help. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, records of my daughter's child case back in 2009 when her boyfriend went to jail for child abuse after breaking their sons femur and now he wants unsupervised custody, 6 1/2 years later?
    Contact the clerk of court in the county where the accident occured and the bf was found guilty (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, what happened on my street a couple of nights ago?
    Check crime mapping. It may cover your area/police department. There are press releases from independent law enforcement departments. Crime mapping will let you zero in and check out the area's arrests. (Staff)
  • Where can I obtain a copy of an accident report, occurring in Florida in 1991?
    Accident reports are generally from individual police departments, including the Florida Highway Patrol per section 316.066 of the Florida Statutes. Contact the FHP station nearest to the incident/accident if you don't have the crash report number. You can request the report online, start with searching Florida-highway-patrol traffic-crash-reports (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, my conviction?
    Act as if you are the one filing the eviction, the courts lay out what you need to do, where they are filed and what happens thereafter. Many suits in evictions are filed by the landlord themselves in their local courts. (Staff)
  • Where can I in find Florida, if I have a DUI?
    There are a few ways to look up a DUI, specially if you know where to look. If the arrest went to trial, the records department/clerk's office for that court should have the filing. You may even be able to request them online from the court's webpages. (Staff)
  • Where do I find in Florida, bankruptcy court records?
    Look on the search above the coverage goes back to 2014, and you will get to view bankruptcy information freely. (Staff)
  • Where do I find in Florida, my criminal records?
    You can either do the check yourself or have the fdle (the Florida Department of Law Enforcement) do it for you by simply requesting it online. Or you can look up court records can see other information such as lawsuits, judgments and more. If the charges are recent, you can check with the police department's website for their inmate/in custody lists. If it is going to trial soon, the criminal court calendar is another free search you can do. Both of these last ones are pre conviction, so it would probably not show up on the fdle's criminal records search. (Staff)
  • Where can I search for divorce records in Florida?
    If you are aware of the county where the filing took place, you can go directly to the court's website and see how to order them. Court records are generally public records. Vital records, specially official certificates are not as easy to obtain as they come with some restrictions depending on the agency. However, court records are under general open records laws and should be available to anyone requesting them. Note that not all court records are available, such as juvenile records, certain court records can be restricted from public view, however, divorce records should be readily open. Florida's department health issues divorce abstracts from 6/1927 to today. The clerk office in the county where the divorces occurred has records prior to that period. If you need the entire record, judgment, divorce decree or other documents of the dissolution, you will also need to go to the county clerk, as the department of health only provides abstract reports (of divorces earlier than sixty days). Requests for this document are without restrictions, which means that anyone can request them for a fee of four dollars. You will need the document: APPLICATION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE REPORT (DIVORCE OR ANNULMENT )GRANTED IN FLORIDA. To access this form, click on the link: Florida Marriage Records above under the Florida Free Public Records Directory part of this page (at the top of the page), from there, a menu to the left on the health department's webpage lists a divorce link that will take you to the form. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, malpractice information on doctors?
    The Florida board of medicine has a webpage on its site which explains whether they provide discipline information on healthcare practitioners and facilities. You will find this question and answer on their public information webpage. Go to the Florida board of medicine's webpage, under their search box on the top right is a link FAQs, that will take you to the help center page, click on Public Information FAQs link, the first question and answer tells you what the board covers as far as disciplinary actions. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, who has escaped from prison?
    The state of Florida's law enforcement department makes escaped convicts, also called absconders, public. The search includes escapees since January 1991 which have outstanding warrants. The Florida department of corrections has a webpage that will show escapees, and the ones that have been arrested/captured. The page is titled 'Inmate Escape Information List', from there you will be able to go to another page that will search under several criteria. A specific database can be chosen under absconder and fugitives. This link take you to the Florida Department of Corrections, select the first database which is "Search All Corrections Offender Databases", you will then land on the a search page. Under "DC Criminal History - Offense Category" there will be a drop down menu of offense descriptions, the fifth is escape. The next part confuses people since the results don't simply appear, instead, only a single line link which says "Inmate Release Search Results [Open in New Window]" may appear, click on that and you will see a list of results showing the inmate release information detail, including the mug shot/photo. These are people that have been charged with escape or their case involves it. You can see a list of escaped inmates in the same site, by choosing "Inmate Escape Information List" instead of using the "Search All Corrections Offender Databases". By clicking on the "Inmate Escape Information List", you will be taken to a search query page, similar to the last search. From there, you can simply leave the fields blank and get the full list, at this time there are 13, so it is not a long enough list to conduct a name search, specially if you're not sure of the name's spelling. This is a list of inmates which have escaped since January 1990. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, access to and a copy of my background check?
    You can either get a criminal background check from the FDLE or from individual police/sheriffs departments. The Division of Driver Licenses points to using the Problem Driver Pointer System, which you can see on the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles webpage. Employers can search for drivers history or criminal history, these checks are conducted separately. If you do get a police report, regardless of whether with the fdle or not, please let others know what your thoughts on the type of search if was. Did it find everything or anything else (Staff)
  • How to know if someone is in process of divorce?
    Divorces can be found by searching online court records in individual Circuit courts. Circuit courts in Florida have general jurisdiction over cases, including divorces. There's a free case search webpage for courts individually, maybe not all, the ones that were easy to find were in Hillsborough, Orange, Broward, Lee, Escambia and few others. There are more that cover Florida's 67 counties and 20 circuit courts. When you are looking for records, mostly with free ones, you will need to do some of the looking for the database before you can even search it. These sites/databases are not marketed for maximum exposure online, but to make some public services available on the net. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, access to and copies of an arrest from 2006?
    Where did the arrest occur? most of them happen at the city or county level law enforcement. Arrest reports can obtained from the police department's records division. however, you can still get information from weekly arrest reports in old periodicals/news. Was the arrest noteworthy enough to make it into the news? Was there ever a case which came out of it? Court filings are public records and open to being requested. Are you related to the case? Persons related to the case can request arrest reports by following the process of that particular agency's records division. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, when someone's court day is?
    Courts offer online calendars open to public view. Which court? Most cases are at the county level, not the state level. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, if I have a case number, if that person is in jail or not?
    If you have a case number, then you probably have the area where the arrest happened. Thereafter, you can look up the police department’s webpages for their inmate/custody list. If you can not find the arrest or custody list in the city police department, the county sheriffs may have it. The Florida department of corrections has an open public search for people in jail throughout state facilities, you can find it under Florida and inmates. Police and sheriffs departments offer services online for inmate accounts, contact and few other purposes, so many of them will have an online inmate search. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, a free license plate contact information of the owner?
    See if license plate information is public record. Records can have qualifications, and exemptions. Each state has their own guidelines. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has a license plate search, but requires a fee of 50 cents for a computer print out of current vehicle record. You can also obtain certified copies. (Staff)
  • Where can I find out if a person owns property in Florida?
    Property searches are offered by individual county property appraisers across Florida. The Florida Department of revenue has a list of the county appraiser and a links to them. That way you know it will be the official county site. You will then have web access to property records by address, parcel number, map or sales. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, a certified copy of a death certificate?
    The Bureau of Vital Statistics provides death certificates, a link above says death certificates will take you there. You can order death certificates or any vital records online, there are instructions on how to request a certified copy. (Staff)
  • Where can I find access in Florida, to a police report for someone I posted bond for?
    Check the website of the police station which made the arrest. You can find out who can get one, and how to do it. Going through the police may not the only way, but one of the most common way to get a police report. There are policies that require only persons related to the case can obtain the police report. Different departments may not have the same policy in requesting a report. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, information concerning a lien?
    If you know what mortgage/broker has the deed in lieu of purchase it should be documented on the actual document. If you have any issues, the county courthouse is required to keep all of these records including most of the concerns in the entirety of this website. If a lien agreement has been fulfilled and is considered void you should have documentation and /or a free and clear deed/title (Staff)
  • Where can I find accident reports?
    In which county did the accident happen. You can generally get a copy of an accident report form the police agency that took the report. Individual police departments have their own websites where you can look up how to make requests from their records division. There may be other sources however, such as the insurance company can have a copy and may be able provide one to you. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, a land owner in 1975?
    In Florida, the county appraiser's site/information will say where and how you can search and if it is available online. Orange county Florida has a free search that shows property information under the owner's name, property address, parcel ID or property name. You will be able to see the land value, unit price, property owner information, floor-plan and description of the property. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, divorce records from 1982?
    The Florida Department of Health vital statistics office provides divorce records starting from 1927. This searches the entire state, however, if you need more information than just the evidence of the divorce, or is not enough for whatever purpose, you will have to reach the court clerk of the county in which the divorce took place. The health department's website claims that there are no restrictions to searching and obtaining divorce certifications, however a fee is imposed for each search. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, an offender's criminal record?
    You can either conduct your own by what is free online or utilize the FDLE service for a background check of criminal records. If you choose to do the search yourself, you will need to look for not just one, but many sites which have criminal records such as inmate lists, absconder/wanted lists, offenders list, or even criminal court searches, either in person or online. You can begin with this link will take you to a webpage by Florida law enforcement. There you will see four options for the general public to conduct searches. There are also local police which can provide criminal records. This is why is it important to conduct an address search first for a complete background check. The addresses can show any residences outside of Florida where records can be found. You can go above a typical criminal records search and look up bankruptcies with a free open public records search, please note the coverage as all cases may not appear due to the date of the actions or not electronically entered, archived and so forth. It is not as simple as going to a single website and get everything when you are looking for free records, there's no guarantee that you will get everything when you use a service other than your money back. There are so many records out there which can be found that there will often be a lot of data that can be missed. (Staff)
  • Where can I find, in Florida, free copies of bankruptcy liens and court judgement records?
    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. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, contact information and location of my grandson, Onyx?
    This open public record site helps with looking up information with where and how to get what you are looking for. It does not provide records and all feeds are from externally produced data. The original source of many records are public agencies, whether by county, city or state, even federal. Looking up names and addresses does not always follow the same path or method. Some are much easier than others and will take more effort, maybe even luck. When you do an address search, mark down all the relatives, you should actually make a note of all related information as it can be helpful later on. Any information is helpful, even the place of birth or even more important, the date of birth. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, access to the Driver And Vehicle Information Database (DAVID) to ascertain if someone has checked on me through the DAVID webpage?
    You can check the qualifications to obtain driver's records in Florida. There's a pdf form online you can access from the Driver And Vehicle Information Database (DAVID) webpage. The form is titled: Data Access Driver's Privacy Protection (DPPA) form. On the back of the form (scroll down if viewing the form online), you will see the exemptions. The exemptions are not solely based on which persons or entities can obtain driver records' data, but instances when the record is requested for legitimate purposes such as a crashes/incidents. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, a wanted person and their offense?
    Do you know of which department has been given the warrant for the wanted person? Some wanted individuals can be viewed online, for example Florida's department of corrections absconders list and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement wanted person search. Both show photos. There are also fugitive lists from the Marshall's office. The FDLE and DOC lists allows a search of the entire state at once by the person's name, not just from one county to another. The FDLE results show offense of the person that's wanted in the profile details. The DOC absconder list has photos/mugshots of the offenders. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, information on automobile accidents?
    You can look up the information by going to Florida's integrated report exchange system online. Below are the 2015 number statewide. Total Crashes: 151,058, Injury Crashes: 65,338, Total Injuries: 99,197, Crashes with Traffic Fatalities: 951, Total Traffic Fatalities: 1,034, Commercial Vehicle Crashes: 15,458. You can also look up the information by county or agency. There's more data of pedestrians, bicycle fatalities and property damage. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, in which jail an offender is located?
    Which county would the person be in? Various areas have their own 'in custody' or 'jail' lists. If it is in state custody, you can use the 'Corrections Offender Network' search. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, the title to my mobile home?
    Which county are you in? Individual counties have tax collectors. Lake county for example requires registration and has a webpage which spells out what to do. There's a difference between the different types, whether it is permanently affixed to the land. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, my arrest records from 1986?
    Local police departments in Florida provide arrest records or incident reports for a small fee. Non-certified copies cost less, around fifteen cents per page. You have to be an involved party to obtain the report and become available seven to ten days after the incident if the arresting department was in Miami. Other jurisdictions may have different policies. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, if my brother is incarcerated?
    The Florida Department of Corrections offers a free public search of their inmates. The list includes inmates which are incarcerated in the state prison system post convictions. The search results do not include recently arrested persons in custody of local police/sheriffs jails in Florida. Local police departments can have their own arrest log/inmate list which are also free to search. The state corrections site looks up facilities throughout Florida. You will be able to see inmate's DC number, description, initial receipt date, current facility, custody type, release date, aliases, past custody history, offenses, date of offenses, sentence date, county, case numbers and sentence length. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, the location of inmates, arrested in 1988?
    The bureau of prisons provides information going back to 1982. The bureau of prisons searches federal inmates only, non federal inmates are under other separate prison systems. Fortunately inmate searches are generally free and instant, which is a plus since having to search each prison/jail individually. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, access to a violation of parole arrests on December 17th, 2014?
    You will have better luck with narrowing your search to the area where the arrests occurred. Arrest logs and reports can be found at individual city or county police departments since they're the ones usually making the arrests. There are several ways you can narrow the search to a city, crime mapping is one method. Arrests for federal offenses are treated differently, they're usually in a hold period if picked up by the local law enforcement. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, access to a property owner, when I only know the street address?
    The ease of gathering information online has made a novice investigator out of web users. When starting out, chances are you will see a good amount of information, some of it unexpected. Simply entering a name or address in your search engine, will do just that, based on the right keywords. One of the most common searches is for property ownership information and the current value. You will find looking up property values to be much easier as many companies in the real estate industry will provide it freely. Name of the property owner is a different matter. It is considered public record, so what is the problem? With the advancements in technology, access to recorded documents should be easy, specially when the valuations are made accessible online. The reason is privacy protections, a major contributor is protection from identity theft and other unintended fraudulent consequences. So what does an individual do when running into the problem of privacy policies being in the way of getting public records. After all, you have a right to these records by law. The difference between policy and laws for free access to public records. The laws for obtaining property records are clear. There isn't much debate on whether deeds should be available for the public to obtain. However, departments in charge of deeds can set policies as long as it does not violate laws. The freedom of information statutes from state to state can also be different directly affecting the availability. Some state laws are geared toward more transparency than others. This also means that there is no blanket answer to cover all agencies, each have their own policies which need to be followed. Even counties bordering each other can have vastly different procedures. How do you find out about getting the information under an address? Today, nearly all county offices have websites in one form or another. While is it making things easier for the department, it is also doing the same for the individual searching. It is simply just more challenging in some states than others, such as California, New York and a few others. The law guaranteeing the access to public records does not provide for its ease of retrieval or costs as long as it is not unjustly prohibitive. You can successfully begin with government websites which deal with deeds and recorded documents. Private entities request much of their data from public entities also for their own use or resell, meaning that the government sources are generally the source of all information you will be seeking. (Staff)
  • Where can I find if someone is on probation in Florida?
    The state of Florida's department of Corrections offers a Supervised Population Information search. You can do an instant online query (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Florida, birth records from February 3,1965?
    Birth records can be ordered directly from the Florida Department of Health. Some of their records go back as far as 1927 (Staff)

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Florida American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 11/30/2021)

  • About Florida ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates
    Florida's demographic and housing ACS survey of 19,361,792 being 6.16 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 48.9% males and 51.1% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • About Florida Selected Social Characteristics
    The Florida social characteristics data of 7,217,508 households, which make up 6.21 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 4,650,162 families with and without children. There are 4,665,703 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • About Florida Selected Economic Characteristics
    The Florida American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 15,817,611 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 6.36 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 9,359,928 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • About Florida Selected Housing Characteristics
    Florida housing characteristics are collected from 9,051,851 dwellings making up 6.82 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 7,217,508 or uninhabited 1,834,343 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 7,217,508 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.