Official Records & Recorder

The Clerk of the Court is the County Recorder. Copies of deeds, mortgages, and other instruments are on file in the official records of Alachua County in the Recording Office located on the first floor of the Alachua County Family/Civil Justice Center.

All records are open to the public. There is no charge to look at public records. Copies of most records cost $1 per page. Most records are now online.

​Images are Not Certified Copies
The images that are available on this Web Site are NOT certified as true and correct copies of the instruments filed and recorded with the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Certified copies can be purchased in person at the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court or by telephone with credit card payment.

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Important Notices


Exemption Notices

Social Security Number Exemption

Pursuant to law, as of October 1, 2002, any person preparing or filing a document for recordation in the official records may not include a social security number in such document, unless required by law.

Any person has the right to request the Clerk of the Court/County Recorder to remove, from an image or copy of an official record placed on the Internet Website used by the Clerk of Court to display public records, any social security number or complete bank account, debit, charge or credit card number contained in that official record. Such request must be in writing and delivered by mail, facsimile, electronic transmission or in person to the County Recorder. The request must specify the identification page number that contains the social security number or complete bank account, debit, charge or credit card number to be redacted. No fee will be charged for the redaction of a social security number or complete bank account, debit, charge or credit card number pursuant to such a request.

Florida law requires that images and copies of recorded documents remain on file and available to the public in the Office of the Clerk/County County Recorder.

Redaction request forms are available at the Alachua County Clerk’s Office and on the Clerk’s Internet website.

Click here to access forms.

Certain Documents Exempt from Public Disclosure

Per FS 28.2221, any affected party has the right to request removal or protection of an image or copy of a public record, including an official record, that is publicly available on the Clerk’s internet website for general public display, if that image or copy is of a:

  1. Military discharge
  2. An unredacted Death Certificate
  3. Court file, record, or paper relating to matters or cases governed by the Florida Rules of Family Law, the Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure, or the Florida Probate Rules.

Such request must be made in writing and delivered by mail, facsimile, or electronic transmission, or delivered in person to the clerk of the court. The request must identify the document identification page number of the document to be removed. No fee will be charged for the removal of a document pursuant to such request.

Florida law requires that images and copies of the above listed documents remain on file and available to the public in the Office of the Clerk/ County Recorder.

Request forms are available at the Alachua County Clerk's Office and the Clerk's Internet website.

Click here to access forms.


Announcement (DR-219 Information)

There is an obligation to pay documentary stamp taxes on any document transferring an interest in real property. Per Florida Statute 201.17, failure to pay these taxes results in a penalty and interest may accrue. If you have any questions, it is suggested that you contact the Florida Department of Revenue Taxpayer Services at 800-352-3671. Announcement Date: 5/28/08

Recording Fee Calculators

Use our recording fee calculators for recording deeds and mortgages.

Office Information

OFFICIAL RECORDS OFFICE

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Physical Address:
J.K. "Jess" Irby, Esq. Clerk of the Court
Attn: Official Records
201 East University Avenue
Gainesville, Florida 32601

Telephone:
352-374-3625

ATTENTION

Recorded images for Plat Maps recorded after ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​December 13, 1999 and Condominium Maps, Minor Maps, Maintenance Maps and Right-of-Way Maps recorded beginning October 9, 2014, can be found through Public Records Online.

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