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Archives

Overview


The Clerk of Courts Archives Division was created in 1984 to establish a Records Management Program for the organization of Clerk of Courts records. The following are the type of records, which can be accessed through the Archives Division:

  • Felony Casesyears 1915 through Present
  • Traffic and Misdemeanor Casesyears 1973 through Present
  • Circuit Civil Casesyears 1915 through Present
  • County Civil Casesyears 1989 through Present
  • Probate Casesyears 1915 through Present
  • Marriage Applicationsyears 1922 through 1972 (For those years prior to 1972, to establish proof of age for Social Security you must request a copy of the application from Archives, along with a copy of the marriage certificate obtained from the Marriage Division.)

The information required for searches is:

  • Case Number, Defendant’s name or Parties, Date of Birth, Year of Arrest or Death, Type of Case or Arrest, List of Requested Documents.
  • Marriage Applications – The year of marriage and full name of Bride and Groom when they applied for the marriage application. (Note: The marriage license must have been obtained in Broward County.)

Payment Methods


  • Checks – Attorney Firm, Personal, Business, Cashiers and Travelers made payable to the Clerk of Courts (in person and by mail)
  • Money Orders – U.S. and International (in person and by mail)
  • Credit Cards – Visa and MasterCard
  • Escrow Account(Established through Finance Division)

Fees and Costs


Search Fee (per year searched) $2.00
Photocopy Fee (per page) $1.00
Certification Fee (per document) $2.00
Exemplification Fee (per document) $7.00

Frequently Asked Questions


Contact Information

  • Central Courthouse
    Judicial Complex, East Building
    (Archives)

  • 201 S.E. 6th Street
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
     Directions To This Location

  • 3rd Floor, Room: 385

  •  954-831-7856
  •  954-831-5550 - (Fax)

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Excluding Holidays