Following recent directives regarding
the mitigation of the spread of COVID-19, the public areas of the Alachua
County Clerk's Office are currently closed to the general public for a
Though our public areas will be
closed, the Clerk's Office remains open, and we are working hard to continue to
offer exceptional service while maintaining the safety of the people we serve
and staff of the office.
Office Closure April 10th:
The Clerk’s Office will be closed April 10th for the day. All services, including Injunctions, will operate under weekend/afterhours protocols.
For information regarding Domestic Violence / Injunctions visit:
Many of the primary services the Clerk's Office performs, including the filing
of court documents, recording of deeds, mortgages, and other official records,
and payment of traffic citations, may be done online.
To file court documents online
To record documents into the Official
Record online visit:
To pay a traffic citation online
To research the court records online
To research the official records
For court payments or questions on how
to accomplish anything, you may call us at 352-374-3636.
For business that is unable to be completed
online or over the phone, a temporary drive-thru window is available on the
south side of the Family and Civil Courthouse. The window will be open
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, normal work days.
An after-hours drop box is also available next to the drive-thru window for drop-offs.
For the recording of documents into
the Official Record, we encourage the use of our online services. Additional
information is available on our webpage:
Documents may also be mailed to the office
with payment and a self-addressed and stamped return envelope to:
Clerk of the Court
201 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
If necessary to use the drive-thru for
recording, immediate recording will not be performed, but documents may be
dropped off with payment and a self-addressed and stamped return envelope at
the drive-thru or drop-box next to the drive-thru window. The recording will be
done within one (1) business day, and the originals returned in the mail.
Requests for copies or certified
copies of any records may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will continue to process marriage
license applications, but they will be done on an appointment basis. To make an
appointment please call 352-374-3623.
We will not be accepting any new
appointments for marriage ceremonies at the courthouse for the immediate
future. If you already have an appointment, we will perform the service, but
the number of guests that are permitted to attend is limited to two (2).
Passport application and photo services are temporarily suspended.
Existing appointments will still be honored, but no new appointments are being accepted.
If you have a life-or-death emergency necessitating international travel, information from the U.S. Department of State is available at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html/.
For Administrative Orders from the
Chief Judge of the 8th Judicial Circuit regarding any cancelations of court
events or changes in procedures visit:
For case specific information, you may
contact your attorney, review the court file online, or contact the Judicial
Assistant of the assigned judge.
Jury trials have been suspended through May 29th. Jurors summoned for dates in April and May do not need to report.
If you are summoned for jury service
on dates beyond those canceled and you are currently ill, have been exposed to
the virus, or are particularly vulnerable, you may request an excusal from
To request a jury service excusal or
postponement online visit:
Tax deed auctions will now be conducted online. Further information is available at:
A bidder training webinar will occur on April 9th at 10:00 am. To register, please contact the Realauction Customer Service Center by email at email@example.com or by phone at (954) 734-7401 or toll free at (877) 361-7325. Realauction Customer Service will add you to the class and send you an email with login instructions.
This informational page will be
updated as the situation evolves.
Hopefully these changes will be short
term. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay safe!