About the Office

Overview of the Clerk's Office


The Office serves 1,224.7 square mile region of South Florida containing a population of over 1.8 million. Mrs. Forman leads an organization of approximately 750 employees. The various Divisions provide support to ninety judges and eleven magistrates, services to the general public, and other government agencies. The core services provided include: filing court proceedings; filing and retrieval of documents such as arrests, traffic citations, affidavits, marriage licenses, probate and other court related documents; collection of court fees; creation of court dockets and notification of participants.

About Brenda D. Forman


Brenda Forman was elected to the Broward County Clerk of Courts Office in November 2016. She was sworn in on January 3, 2017 and was the first African American and the first elected female clerk in the history of the Broward County Clerk of Court's Office. She studied at Broward College and Union Institute University.

Prior to being elected Clerk, Ms. Forman’s work experience included the Broward County Clerk of Courts Office, ChildNet, the State Attorney’s Office and CEO and founder of B Dixon Mortgage Company.

Ms. Forman has been an advocate against domestic violence and Human Trafficking for several years. She is also a member of the FNC (Florida National University) steering committee that works against human trafficking, domestic violence and the exploitation of missing children.

She is actively involved in a number of community organizations such as the Broward County Bar Association, South Broward Bar Association, Kiwanis Club of Davie/West Hollywood, Broward County Police Chiefs Association, National Council of Negro Women, BCCPA Domestic Violence Committee, Soroptomist International of Davie, Tower Forum, South Florida Noble-Black Law Enforcement, South Broward Board of Realtors, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and B’nai B’rith.

Contact Us


Call Us

General Information: (954) 831-6565. Telephone agents are available to assist you or direct your call between 8:00 a.m. and 4:20 p.m., Monday thru Friday, excluding Courthouse Holidays.

View the Clerk Directory for division contact information.


Email Us

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.


Visit Us

View Courthouse Locations for services provided.


Write Us

Traffic related inquiries
Clerk of the Courts
P.O. Box 14610
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33302-4610

All other inquiries
Clerk of the Courts
201 S.E. 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
*Please include the division name


Report Fraud

If you wish to report tips and complaints about fraud, waste, or abuse, exclusively within the programs and operations of the Broward County Clerk of Circuit and County Courts, you can:

By Phone

Contact the Clerk’s Fraud Hotline and leave a detailed message of the suspected activity with your contact information at (954) 831-6900. If you wish to remain anonymous when reporting fraud, waste, and abuse, contact the Clerk's Fraud Hotline from an outside number or block your number. The caller, though anonymous, must provide as much detailed and specific information as possible regarding the suspected fraudulent behavior.

By Mail

Submit a detailed, written, and signed statement, outlining the suspected activity to the Clerk’s Internal Auditor at the address below and include your contact information:

Broward Clerk of Courts
Attention: Internal Audit Office
201 SE 6th Street Room: 18150
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

CONFIDENTIAL: For those individuals reporting fraud, waste, and abuse, but who wish to remain anonymous, do not sign the written statement.

By Email

Email the Internal Audit Department at internalaudit@browardclerk.org and submit a comprehensive statement detailing the suspected fraudulent conduct.

Whistleblower Protection Policy

Under the Whistleblower Protection Policy and Sections 112.3187 and 112.3188 of the Florida Statutes, individuals reporting fraud, waste, and abuse will be protected to the fullest extent possible.

Individuals reporting a concern or filing a complaint must be acting in good faith and have reasonable grounds for believing the information disclosed indicates fraud, waste, or abuse.


Events and Workshops



Upcoming Workshop: Sealing and Expungement One Stop Shop - Thursday, September 20, 2018

If you were charged with a crime in Broward County and the case did not result in a conviction you may be eligible to have a single arrest record sealed or expunged. Only cases that occurred in Broward County in State Court will be reviewed.

For additional information, please contact the State Attorney's Office at (954) 831-6955.

Sealing and Expungement One Stop Shop

Sponsored By: State Attorney in collaboration with Clerk of the Courts
WhenThursday, September 20, 2018, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Doors close promptly at 7:00 pm.
Where City of Deerfield Beach, Oveta McKeithen Recreational Center
Address 445 SW 2nd Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
RequiredValid Picture ID.

Upcoming Event: Join Us for Passport Day - Saturday, September 29, 2018

The Clerk's office is hosting a Passport Day Event on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Central Passport Location. If you, a family member or friend need a first time passport, passport renewal, passport for a child under-age 16, or a replacement for a lost, stolen, or damaged passport, please come and join us on Passport Day.

For more information on Applying for a Passport or Renewing a Passport, visit our Passport Division web page.

Passport Day Event Flyer

Sponsored By: Brenda D Forman, Clerk of the Courts
WhenSaturday, September 29, 2018, from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where Broward County Judicial Complex - West Tower, CENTRAL LOCATION ONLY
Address 201 S.E. 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Requirements Visit our Passport Division web page.

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