County Records consists of three sections: Recording Section, Search Section, and Document Control and Minutes Section.

Recording Section

This section files and indexes various types of documents, such as Deeds, Mortgages, Notices of Commencement, Liens, Declarations of Condominium, Declarations of Domiciles, Final Judgments, Military Discharges, Death Certificates, Probate documents, Satisfactions of Mortgage, Court Papers, Plats, Maps and etc., in the Official Records of Broward County. Documents recorded in the Official Records must meet statutory requirements, as set forth in the Florida Statutes. Recording fees and payment of any required documentary stamp taxes due are required when recording your document(s) in the Official Records. You may come in person or mail your document with the recording fees and documentary stamp taxes along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, for the return of your document.

Duties and Authority of the County Recorder's Office

The duties and authority of the County Recorder are established by state law. The County Recorder records and indexes documents deposited in the recording office that are authorized, entitled or required by law to be recorded. The County Recorder collects the fees required by state law for the performance of these services. The County Recorder is not authorized to give legal advice. The County Recorder is not authorized to determine legal rights and responsibilities of the parties to the documents that are recorded

Search Section

Images of recorded documents can be viewed and copied free of charge directly from our website or in person at 115 S. Andrews Ave., Room 119, where you can view the images stored in our database or earlier images stored digitally. Copy fees and certified fees are charged when provided by our Search and Copy section. To view the images stored in our Official Records database online visit broward.org/Records. Online images are available through 1978 and earlier images are available on other media type located in our Search and Copy section through 1915.

Document Control and Minutes Section

This section maintains public records by preserving such documents as ordinances, resolutions, agendas, action agendas, minutes and backup documents of County Commission meetings and public hearings. These documents can be viewed on film, and copies can be purchased and certified. Agendas, action agendas and minutes can also be viewed online at broward.org/RecordsTaxesTreasury.