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.
Matters that take an extended period of time may not be able to done at the drive-thru, and an appointment for counter service will be required.
An after-hours drop box is also available next to the drive-thru window for drop-offs.
Counter Service is available by appointment only in the
Official Records, Civil, Criminal, Traffic, and Research Departments. The Finance and Accounting and Offsite Records Departments remain closed to the
To set an appointment, please call one of the following
Official Records: 352-374-3625
Please be aware, pursuant to 8th Circuit
Administrative Order 11.32, all individuals are required to wear a face
covering which covers the nose and mouth at all times while in the courthouse
or provide medical documentation authorizing exemption due to a verifiable
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
The Official Records counter is now open to the public, but
on an appointment basis only. To make an appointment please call 352-374-3625.
Documents may also be dropped off for recording with payment
and a self-addressed and stamped envelope at the drive-thru or drop-box next to
the drive-thru window, but immediate recording will not be performed. 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 are currently accepting appointments for weddings ceremonies at the courthouse. The wedding ceremony will take place outside, in front of the courthouse (weather permitting). The number of guests that are permitted to attend is seven (7), and all social distancing and face covering guidelines must be followed. If there is inclement weather, the ceremony will take place inside the courthouse lobby, and the number of guests will be limited to two (2). Please call 352-374-3623 to schedule an appointment.
We have resumed passport services on an appointment basis. You may now call to set an appointment for passport application processing and picture taking. Please call 352-374-3625 to schedule an appointment.
The U.S. State Department has issued an advisory stating the processing of passport applications will be significantly slowed, and for applicants to expect significant delays. Futhermore, the U.S. State Department is not offering expedited services.
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.
All jury trials have been suspended until further order of the court.
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:
Partitions, enhanced cleaning, and safety procedures have been put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 at the Clerk’s Office. When conducting business with the office, all guidelines regarding social distancing and face covering need to be followed.
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!