Commercial Data Services Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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.
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.
Yes. A link to a sample file is provided within each file layout description. Please go to Public Access and Commercial Data Services.
The files contain raw data and are delimited as noted in the File Layouts.
Credit cards are the only form of payment acceptable for Commercial Data Services. Payment can be made through the Web application as linked here.
You will self-register, accept the Registration Agreement and pay as well as send a notarized form confirming identity (required in accordance with Florida Supreme Court Order 15-18) before you may access Civil, Criminal, Family, or Traffic court files. You do not need a notarized form for Code Enforcement, Marriage, or Official Records file access. You will access the files via the Commercial Data Services Web application if downloading “in person” or via an Automated Programmatic Interface (API) and/or Web Service if downloading through an automated process.
Please note that the email address used for the registration process will become your userID, with which you login to the system going forward. That email address will also be the main contact address for the Clerk’s Office should there be a need to contact you directly. If the email address is a personal address, and it needs to change, it is your responsibility to notify the Clerk’s Office to do so.
If you have any issues accessing the files after successful purchase and verification of the notarized form, call the Technical Services Division Service Desk at (305)349-5900 for assistance.
Files are updated on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, and the files are available for 30 days.
The Clerk’s Office has provided an API to allow automated download of a file. The API can be accessed with the following syntax:
Please contact the Clerk’s Office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to use the API and need assistance.