Florida Government records cover a broad range of genealogy subject areas that can help you as part of your research, such as land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalization’s. Given that Florida court records cover such a wide selection of topics, they could aid you in many different ways. As an example, they could aid you in finding ancestors’ residences, identify occupations, locate financial information, determine citizenship status, or shed light on relationships between individuals. The whole thing relies upon on the type of court records that the ancestors” names show up in. For Definitions of all court terms see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.

Florida Courthouse records change extensively from county to county in both level of quality and volume. You will find different kinds of court records that are most likely to possess information related for your genealogical research below.

Florida Court Records

Florida Land Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Land Records Research

Florida Probate Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Probate Records Research

Florida Tax Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Tax Records Research

Florida Immigration & Naturalization Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Immigration Records Research

Florida County & City Government Links

Florida contains 67 counties. Each county is the local level of government within its borders. The links in the table below link to county and city government offices and is limited to government-maintained websites. The Clerk of the Circuit Court is also the County Clerk. His office is located in the County Courthouse. The office of the Clerk is an officer of the court of justice whose responsibilities are mandated by the Constitution as well as state and local laws. The clerk of courts in each county is custodian of all records of all predecessor courts, whether justice of the peace, city, county, probate, civil, or criminal. If you know of a Florida county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please contact us so we may edit our database. Florida State Government is located in Tallahassee.

State of Florida County & City Government Links
County Seat
County Seat
Alachua Gainesville Lake Tavares
Baker Macclenny Lee Fort Myers
Bay Panama City Leon Tallahassee
Bradford Starke Levy Bronson
Brevard Titusville Liberty Bristol
Broward Fort Lauderdale Madison Madison
Calhoun Blountstown Manatee Bradenton
Charlotte Punta Gorda Marion Ocala
Citrus Inverness Martin Stuart
Clay Green Cove Springs Miami-Dade Miami
Collier Naples Monroe Key West
Columbia Lake City Nassau Fernandina Beach
Desoto Arcadia Okaloosa Crestview
Dixie Cross City Okeechobee Okeechobee
Duval Jacksonville Orange Orlando
Escambia Pensacola Osceola Kissimmee
Flagler Bunnell Palm Beach West Palm Beach
Franklin Apalachicola Pasco Dade City
Gadsden Quincy Pinellas Clearwater
Gilchrist Trenton Polk Bartow
Glades Moore Haven Putnam Palatka
Gulf Port St. Joe Santa Rosa Milton
Hamilton Jasper Sarasota Sarasota
Hardee Wauchula Seminole Sanford
Hendry La Belle St. Johns Saint Augustine
Hernando Brooksville St. Lucie Fort Pierce
Highlands Sebring Sumter Bushnell
Hillsborough Tampa Suwannee Live Oak
Holmes Bonifay Taylor Perry
Indian River Vero Beach Union Lake Butler
Jackson Marianna Volusia DeLand
Jefferson Monticello Wakulla Crawfordville
Lafayette Mayo Walton DeFuniak Springs
Washington Chipley