Court Records

Court Records Disclaimer

The Alachua County Clerk of Courts is pleased to offer Internet access to the index o​f the Alachua County Court Records on file in the Clerk's Office. Users should be aware of several items:

  1. Alachua County Court records available for viewing:  The oldest available case in Alachua County was filed 7/23/1928. The online document availability start date for online Court Records are:  Civil Traffic: September 2001; Civil : September 2001; Criminal: December 2005. 
  2. Adoption and other records made confidential by law are exempt from public disclosure.
  3. Pursuant to the Florida Supreme court Administrative Order on Access to Electronic Court Records, electronic access to Alachua County Court Records will be limited to the information authorized for online release in the Administrative Order.
  4. In accordance with the Standards for Access to Electronic Court Records promulgated by the Florida Courts Technology Commission, clerks are required to determine the criteria for authorization of any automated search programs, including the downloading of images. To accommodate this requirement, idle sessions are timed out after 30 minutes and document retrievals are limited to 60 documents in an hour, after which the user is automatically logged out.
  5. For security and analytic purposes, information about searches conducted through the internet index provided will be logged. Information collected from these logs will be used to maintain and improve this service.
  6. The Alachua County Clerk of Court makes every effort to produce and publish the most current and accurate information possible. No warranties, expressed or implied, are provided for the data herein, its use, or its interpretation.
  7. Your assistance is requested. If you identify a name or document that appears to be indexed improperly please notify us at 
  8. Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Instructions for the Court Records Search

The Clerk has attempted to make searching the Alachua County online courts department records index as easy as possible. You should only enter the criteria by which you wish the computer to search. You do not need to enter data into every field.

If searching by name, enter last name in the first box and the first name and middle initial in the second box.


If you are searching by company name, enter the company name in the "Company" field.

Acme Parts Inc.

Date Filed From:
The beginning date defaults to the earliest date of records online, but you may change this date to any date through the present.
The ending date defaults to the most recent documents. You may change this to any date to restrict your search results.


Case Number:
You may enter the case number to search by (Do not include the "01" County Code Prefix). However, be aware that in 1999 the new uniform case numbering system required by the Florida Supreme Court was implemented in Alachua County. The use of old case numbers may not provide the information requested depending on the year the case was filed. If the case you are looking for by case number is not found, please use the following conversion and notes to inquire and you may be more successful in your search:

Old 1997-1234-CA is now 1997CA1234

Note I: Family cases that were formerly CA cases are now DR cases.
(dissolution of marriage or divorce, child support, paternity, name change, etc.)
Example: 1997-1234-CA may be 1997DR1234

Note II: Probate, guardianship, trusts, wills, etc. cases are now CP cases.
Example: 1999CP1234

Note III: Mental Health cases are now MH cases.
Example: 1999MH1234

Note IV: Small Claims (SC), landlord/tenant (LT) and county court (CC) are now all CC cases.
Example: 1999CC1234

Note V: Summary proceeding (SP) cases are now SC cases.
Example: 1999SC1234

Case Type:
You may enter the case type (click on arrow for a drop down menu to select a document type) to search by. The system will only list 100 records using this method.

Party or Status Searches:
These are very limited searches and require that you enter additional information (ie. case number, name, etc.) for them to operate.

Court Cases Available Online

Civil Cases:

You will not be able to do online research for many closed civil action records prior to 1999. Records prior to 1999 may be researched at the Records Department located at the Courthouse located at 201 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, Florida.

Criminal Cases:

You will not be able to do online research for many closed criminal records prior to 1990. Records prior to 1990 may be researched at the Records Department located at the Courthouse located at 201 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, Florida.

Traffic Cases:

You will not be able to do online research for many closed civil traffic records prior to March 2006. Records prior to March 2006 may be researched at the Records Department located at the Courthouse located at 201 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, Florida.

See Online Viewing of Court Record Limitations for Case restrictions.​

Expunction of Court Records
Notice - Orders Making Court Records Confidential
Online Viewing of Court Record Limitations

Pursuant to Administrative Order of the Supreme Court of Florida, electronic viewing of Court Records is limited to the information identified in the Administrative Order. Examples include information in adoption cases and in juvenile dependency and delinquency cases. In some cases, a case type and docket information is viewable, but document images are prohibited from being viewed. The administrative order is amended from time to time, so information that can be viewed online may change to comply with the administrative order. More information on access to court records can be viewed on the Florida Supreme Court’s Technology Standards web page.

SSN, Bank and Credit Card Numbers in Court Files

If a social security number or complete bank account, debit, charge or credit card number is included in a court file, the holder of the number or the holder’s attorney or legal guardian has the right to request the clerk to redact the number from the court file. To make this request submit a Request to Redact Confidential Number​ form to the clerk. The notice requires the case name, case number, document heading and page number that contains the social security number or other number to be redacted.