Public Access (Data Files and Reports) Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does the Clerk’s Office offer any data files for sale to the public?

2. How much does it cost to purchase these files?

3. How do I request data files?

4. What forms of payment are acceptable for ad-hoc requests?

5. How long will it take for my request to be processed?

6. I would like to purchase a historical data file. Will you be able to accommodate my request?

 


 

1. Does the Clerk’s Office offer any data files for sale to the public?

Yes. Data files for Civil, Code Enforcement, Criminal, Family, Marriage, Official Records and Traffic are available as a part of our Commercial Data Services or as one-time ad hoc requests.

2. How much does it cost to purchase these files?

The standard formatted files are placed in folders and available through our Commercial Data Services Web application.  Access to each folder costs $80.00 per month, except where noted.

The cost for ad hoc requests is dependent upon the details of the request and the hourly rate of the programmer doing the work. 

3. How do I request data files?

Data files may be requested by:

  • Sending an e-mail to clerksoffice@miamidade.gov
  • Completing the Public Access Data Request form and submitting it to our office
  • Calling the Technical Services Help Desk at (305)349-5900 

Once your request is received, analysis will be done and a cost estimate will be prepared for you. If you are in agreement with the cost estimate, submit payment to the address on the estimate.

4. What forms of payment are acceptable for ad-hoc requests?

Checks are the only form of payment accepted for ad-hoc requests at this time. Please make check payable to: Clerk of Courts

5. How long will it take for my request to be processed?

Please note that no work will be done until payment is received. All work will be performed on a first-come, first-served basis depending on staff availability.

6. I would like to purchase a historical data file. Will you be able to accommodate my request?

Historical data is available for most of our files. Analysis would need to be conducted to determine the scope of the request. Since the data may be so vast, we may request that you provide us with a portable hard drive so that we may load the information. Please note that the customer is responsible for all costs incurred in shipping equipment.