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.
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