COVID-19 Updates

Online Service

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 visit:
https://www.alachuacounty.us/Depts/Clerk/Pages/eFiling.aspx

To record documents into the Official Record online visit:
https://www.alachuacounty.us/Depts/Clerk/Pages/e-Recording.aspx 

To pay a traffic citation online visit:
https://www.alachuacounty.us/depts/clerk/traffic%20citations/pages/payticket.aspx

To research the court records online visit:
https://www.alachuacounty.us/depts/clerk/publicrecords/pages/courtrecords.aspx

To pay court costs online visit:
https://www.myfloridacounty.com/courtpay/?county=01

To research the official records online visit:
https://www.alachuacounty.us/Depts/Clerk/PublicRecords/Pages/Disclaimer.aspx


Phone Service

For court payments or questions on how to accomplish anything, you may call us at 352-374-3636.


Drive-Thru Service

The drive-thru and afterhours drop box are now closed.


Counter Service:

Counter Service is available in the Official Records, Civil, Criminal, and Traffic departments without needing an appointment.

Appointments are still required for Passports and Photos, Marriage Licenses and Ceremonies, and Research.

The Finance and Accounting and Offsite Records Departments are open to the public.

To set an appointment, please call one of the following numbers.

Marriages: 352-374-3623

Passports: 352-374-3625

Research: 352-374-3625


Recording

For the recording of documents into the Official Record, we encourage the use of our online services. Additional information is available on our webpage:
https://www.alachuacounty.us/Depts/Clerk/Pages/e-Recording.aspx

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 without needing an appointment.


Copy Requests

Requests for copies or certified copies of any records may be emailed to osr@alachuaclerk.org


Marriages

Marriage license and wedding ceremony services are available, but on an appointment basis only. To make an appointment please call 352-374-3623.

Wedding ceremonies will take place outside, in front of the civil courthouse (weather permitting). There is no limit to the number of guests that are permitted to attend, but 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). 


Passports

Passport and photo services are available on an appointment basis. Please call 352-374-3625 toschedule an appointment.

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/.


Court Events

For Administrative Orders from the Chief Judge of the 8th Judicial Circuit regarding any cancelations of court events or changes in procedures visit:
www.circuit8.org​​

For case specific information, you may contact your attorney, review the court file online, or contact the Judicial Assistant of the assigned judge.


Jury Service

Enhanced health-safety procedures and a modified juror experience are in place. A COVID-19 specific juror excusal request form is included with the summons.

To request a jury service excusal or postponement online visit:

Tax Deed Auctions

Tax deed auctions are now conducted online. Further information is available at:
https://www.alachuacounty.us/Depts/Clerk/TaxDeeds/Pages/TaxDeedSales.aspx​


Value Adjustment Board

file a 2021 Value Adjustment Board Petition online visit:
http://vab.alachuaclerk.org/AxiaWeb2021/​


Office Safety

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!