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Duval County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What Are Duval County Arrest Records?

Duval arrest records are official legal documents generated by law enforcement officials before and after a person is arrested or detained for questioning. According to the Florida Sunshine Law, Duval County arrest records are public records, which means anyone may view them. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is a joint law enforcement agency serving the City of Jacksonville and Duval County of Florida, and it has the responsibility of keeping arrest records.

The Records Unit of the Sheriff’s Office provides local background checks for the county and city. To request an arrest record, visit the Records Unit at the Police Memorial Building at:

Duval County Sheriff's Office
501 E Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 630-0500

The office opens from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Sheriff’s Office charges 15 cents per page for copies of arrest reports. Double-sided pages attract a charge of 20 cents. It also offers a fingerprinting service for the public at its office. This costs $5 per set per card.

Crime Statistics

Crime statistics for Duval County for 2017 is available on the website of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). Its figures show that there were 28,081 total arrests in the county in 2017, the last year with a complete record. This represents a 2.5% decline in arrest rate compared to the previous year. There were also 39,633 crimes reported in Duval County in 2017. Out of these, violent crimes accounted for 5,925, while 33,708 were property crimes.

A breakdown of FDLE crime data for Duval County shows that there were 112 murders, 581 rapes, 1,425 robberies, 3,807 aggravated assaults, 5,929 burglaries, 24,636 larcenies, and 3,143 motor vehicle thefts in 2017. Compared to the data for 2016, these figures show that robbery (6.4%), burglary (3.8%), and motor vehicle theft (2.3%) rates declined while murder (5.7%), rape (7.6%), aggravated assault (6.2%), and larceny (0.7%) rates increased.

What Are Duval County Criminal Records?

Duval County criminal records are public records that show the entire criminal history of each living in the county. Criminal records contain mugshots and all other pertinent information linking individuals to crimes. Criminal records are obtainable at the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Criminal records are accessible by anyone.

How Do I Get Duval County Criminal Records?

Duval County criminal records are attainable at the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Applicants may contact the Public Records Unit of the Sheriff’s Office at (904) 630-2209 or submit a request online. Applicants may also submit requests in person to:

Duval County Sheriff's Office
501 E Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 630-0500

Citizens may also contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for Duval County criminal records. They cost $24 per copy.

How to Find Duval County Sex Offender Information

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement maintains and updates a database containing sex offender information. This sex offender information is public record information about sexual offenders and predators. This registry is available to the public and hosted on the FDLE website. The public can use the built-in search tool to find specific sex offenders in the registry. There are also provisions for neighborhood searches for sex offenders and finding those living around schools and college campuses.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Duval County Jail?

Duval County Department of Corrections allows visitors to visit inmates via video visitation and physical visits. All visitors must be 18 and above before visiting. Minors below 16 years will not be allowed into the jail from 2: 30 p.m. during visiting hours. Inmates are only allowed two visitors at a time, which must be an adult and child duo.

Visitors must be appropriately dressed and avoid bringing intoxicants into the jail. All visitors will get subjected to a search before and after every visit. Interested individuals may contact the prison for visiting times and days.

Where and How to Find Duval County Inmate Information

Duval County inmate information is accessible at The Department of Corrections of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The Department of Corrections provides an inmate locator tool on its website. With this search, anyone can find the location of specific inmates and information about their bookings. This search is carried out using the inmate’s full name, jail number, or JSO ID. Applicants may also call (904) 630-5760 for jail information or (904) 630-7600 for police information.

What Are Duval County Court Records?

Duval County court records include all documents, recordings, and files attributed to all county hearings. The Duval County Clerk of Courts maintains all court records for the county, and they are publicly available online. The County Clerk keeps two types of court records on two different online access portals. The first ePortal provides records of cases tried in the county’s civil, criminal, probate, and traffic courts. The second ePortal includes access to official records recorded under the law. These include deeds, liens, mortgages, and judgments. Before accessing either portal, visitors must register and sign in to gain full access to non-confidential court records. Anonymous users have restricted access and cannot view most cases tried in the county’s probate and family law courts.

Location of All Courts in Duval County

The Duval County court system comprises two circuit courts and two county courts. These are the addresses and contact information of all the courts:

Duval County Circuit Court - Beaches Branch
1543 Atlantic Boulevard
Neptune Beach, FL 32266
Phone: (904) 255-2000

Duval County Circuit Court - Downtown Courthouse
501 West Adams Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 255-2000

County Court of Duval County - Beaches Branch
1543 Atlantic Boulevard
Neptune Beach, FL 32266
Phone: (904) 255-2000

County Court of Duval County - Downtown Courthouse
501 West Adams Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 255-2000

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What Are Duval County Vital Records

Duval County’s vital records are official records that document events in every citizen’s life. These events include birth, deaths, land purchases, etc. The Office of Vital Statistics of the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of vital statistics issues birth and death records for Duval County. The Duval County Clerk keeps records of marriages and divorces. Certified vital records less than 100 years are confidential records reserved for a select few. While those older than 100 years are Duval County public records.

Where and How to Get Duval County Divorce Records

The Bureau of Vital Statistics allows the public to order Duval divorce records by mail, phone, or online on their website. First, download an Application for Dissolution of Marriage form and send the completed form to:

Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
900 University Boulevard North
Jacksonville, FL 32211
P.O. Box: 210
1217 Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
Phone: (904) 359-6900
Email: VitalStats@FLHealth.gov

Include the appropriate fees as check or money made payable to the “Bureau of Vital Statistics.” A copy of a certified divorce record is $5, while each additional certified copy of the same document attracts $4. The Bureau of Vital Statistics charges $2 for each different year searched while pulling Duval public records. Rush orders have an extra $10 fee. The Duval County Clerk also processes divorce records requests. Applicants may send divorce certificate applications to:

Circuit Court Clerk
501 W. Adams Street
Phone: (904) 255-2000

Where and How to Get Duval County Marriage Records

Duval County marriage records are accessible at the Bureau of vital statistics division and the Duval County Clerk’s Office. The Bureau of vital statistics has marriage records from June 6, 1927, all other records before that are with the Duval County Clerk. The Bureau of vital statistics office opens from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Alternatively, mail the completed marriage certificate application to:

Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
900 University Boulevard North
Jacksonville, FL 32211
P.O. Box: 210
1217 Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
Phone: (904) 359-6900
Email: VitalStats@FLHealth.gov

Marriage records less than a hundred years are confidential records while others are not. Confidential marriage records are accessible to the couple and their immediate family. They cost $5 per copy. Applicants may also contact the Duval County Clerk for marriage records at:

Office of The Duval Circuit Court Clerk
501 W. Adams Street
Phone: (904) 255-2000

Where and How to Get Duval County Birth Records

Duval County birth records from 1850 are accessible at the Bureau of Vital Statistics. The Bureau of Vital Statistics also allows the public to order birth records via phone. Each copy of birth records costs $5. Requesters also have to pay $4 for each additional copy of the same certificate ordered at the same time. Mail requests should include a certified mail fee of $5.54. The Office of Vital Statistics accepts cash, cashier’s check, money order, and credit card (except American Express) for in-person requests. Phone orders are payable by credit card while the fees for mail birth applications are payable by money order and cashier’s check and sent to:

Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
900 University Boulevard North
Jacksonville, FL 32211
P.O. Box: 210
1217 Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
Phone: (904) 359-6900
Email: VitalStats@FLHealth.gov

Birth records under the 100-year limit are obtainable only by the certificate owner, their children, legal representatives, people with court orders, or legal guardians. The Duval County Clerk also makes birth records available in-person when applicants visit:

Circuit Court Clerk
501 W. Adams Street
Phone: (904) 255-2000

Where and How to Get Duval County Death Records

Duval death records are available at the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics. To obtain them, download the Death Certificate Application and mail or bring the completed application to the Bureau of Vital Statistics at:

Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
900 University Boulevard North
Jacksonville, FL 32211
P.O. Box: 210
1217 Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
Phone: (904) 359-6900
Email: VitalStats@FLHealth.gov

Death records less than 50 years are obtainable by the deceased’s parents, children, spouse, lawyer, and people bearing court orders. Applications should be sent with an official form of identification. The Duval County Clerk keeps a record registry and processes requests sent to:

Circuit Court Clerk
501 W. Adams Street
Phone: (904) 255-2000

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Duval County?

Duval County property records are open to members of the public. The Florida Public Records Law presumes government records as non-confidential information.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Duval County

The Public Records Department of the Duval County Clerk of Courts maintains a central repository for the county's property records that conforms to the Florida State Constitutional Requirements. Property records are generally available online and may be requested via mail, by calling (904) 255-1828, or by visiting the office in person. Requests submitted via mail should go to:

Duval County Clerk of Courts
Attn: PUBLIC RECORDS DEPARTMENT
501 West Adams Street
Room 2403
Jacksonville, FL 32202

The Public Records Department may charge for a record search or copy request. The fee usually depends on the extent of the usage of the department's resources to locate the record. Upon successful search, the department will provide the cost estimates. The requester may make payments by using the Clerk's online payment system, in-person, or via mail.

The Office of the Clerk of Courts provides walk-in services at:

Downtown Courthouse
501 W. Adams Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Beaches Branch
1543 Atlantic Boulevard
Neptune Beach, FL 32266

How to Look Up Duval County Property Records

The Duval County Clerk of Courts maintains an online database for property records. Members of the public may search the repository by name, instrument number, document type, record date, consideration, book/page, or case number. For property records documented from January 1, 2004, up until January 20, 2004, it is advisable to search records by Grantor/Grantee or Book/Page. Records are viewable in Adobe PDF format and can be printed using a personal computer.

Location of Duval County Property Appraiser

Duval County Property Appraiser
231 East Forsyth Street
Suite 270
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 630-2019