Florida law contains provisions that protect residents from the display of certain information on publicly available Internet websites, and provides a way for residents to request removal, or redaction of that information, should it appear there. There is no fee for this service.

In accordance with Chapter 2002-302 of the Laws of Florida, the following information is eligible for redaction:

  • Social Security Numbers
  • Bank Account numbers
  • Credit, debit or charge card numbers

If you are an affected party, you may also request that the images of these documents be redacted from the website:

  • Military Discharge
  • Death Certificate
  • Recorded documents relating to matters or cases governed by The Florida Rules of Family Law,The Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure, or The Florida Probate Rules.

To request removal of one of these items from the County Recorder’s public website, complete a Request To Remove Information From Official Records (PDF). The request must specify the identification page number of the document to be removed, and may be delivered in person, by mail, electronically, or by facsimile to the Broward County Recorder at the Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division.

Send the completed Request To Remove Information From Official Records (PDF) to:

Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division
Attention: Search Supervisor
115 S. Andrews Ave., Room 114
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

OR

Fax the completed Request To Remove Information From Official Records (PDF)to 954-357-7267.

OR

Email your name, address and phone number, along with the book and page numbers of the images containing the information you want removed or blocked to removepersonalinfo@broward.org.

Legislative Update

In accordance with Chapter 2008-119 of the Laws of Florida, effective January 1, 2011:

  • Any person preparing or filing a document for recording in the Official Records may not include a social security number or a bank account, debit, charge, or credit card number in the document, unless required by law.
  • Any veteran of the United States Armed Forces, or his or her widow or widower, attorney, personal representative, executor, or court appointed guardian has the right to request the Clerk/County Recorder to remove from the Official Records any military-separation forms recorded by or on behalf of the requesting veteran. Forms eligible for removal include: DD-214; DD-215; WD AGO 53; WD AGO 55; WD AGO 53-55; NAVMC 78-PD; and NAVPERS 553. The request must be made in person at the Clerk/County Recorder's Office. The requestor must present appropriate identification and specify the identification page number of the form to be removed. There is no fee for this service.