Online Viewing of Court RecordsCourt Records SearchBeginning in 2014, the Florida Supreme Court has issued a series of administrative orders allowing the public to view non-confidential court records via the internet, while simultaneously protecting confidential and sensitive information.
In accordance with AOSC23-2, an individual's viewing permissions are governed by the role of the particular user, the type of case, the nature of the specific court document, and the nature of the information contained within that court document. The varying access levels are prescribed in the Security Matrix contained within the Supreme Court's administrative order.
Online access to Duval County court records is available through the Clerk's online records portal, known as CORE.
General Public Viewing
This basic level of access allows the public to view non-confidential court records in non-confidential case types, but does not allow them to request access to documents that have not already been reviewed and published to CORE for viewing. Those utilizing the basic public access level are also not permitted to view records in cases governed by the Florida Rules of Family Law or the Florida Probate Rules per the Supreme Court's order.
Those who choose to register and create a free CORE account with the Clerk's Office have the enhanced capability to request that new documents be reviewed and published to CORE. If a document is requested, it will be reviewed by a Clerk employee to ensure that the document is properly redacted prior to release. Once complete, the requestor will receive an email notification that the document is ready to be viewed. Once the document is published to CORE, it is available to be viewed by all CORE users who are granted access under the Supreme Court's rules.
Registered users are also are also able to view non-confidential records in cases governed by the Florida Rules of Family Law and the Florida Probate Rules.
To become a registered user, please fill out the Registration Agreement to View Records Online and return it to the Clerk's Office following the instructions on the form.
Certain government agencies or law firms wanting to register multiple users also will need to complete and sign the Agency Registration Agreement to View Records Online and return it to the Clerk's Office following the instructions on the form.
A related Gatekeeper Management Request Form must be completed and returned to identify the authorized users within the pertinent agency, or law firm; as well as an Agency Supplemental Request Form to designate replacement or additional gatekeepers.
In accordance with AOSC 22-65, even the Attorney of Record must submit a "View on Request" to view documents associated with probate cases.
Any self-represented party (known as pro se) must first register for a free account on CORE. The user must then fill out the Registration Agreement to View Records Online and list the cases in which they are representing themselves.
Documents marked as "View on Request" are available for public viewing. However, once the document has been requested, it must first be processed by a Clerk employee to ensure that the document is properly redacted. This process must be performed manually on each document requested the first time it is released to the public. The time this takes is dependent upon manpower availability and the current workload. Alternatively, documents can be provided in person at the Courthouse.
When the document has been published by the deputy clerk for viewing, the requester will receive an email notifying them that the document is ready to be viewed. Once a document has been published to CORE, it is available to be viewed by all CORE users who have access to it under the Florida Supreme Court's Access Security Matrix.