Orange County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Arrest records, police records, court records, and public records are all available in Orange County, though some are difficult to locate. Nearly all records require a fee to access, and some are not available online. Because of these factors, accessibility in Orange County is considered difficult.

Arrest Records

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office accepts requests for incident reports in-person as well as by mail, email, and phone. Call the Sheriff’s Office at (407) 254-7280 or send a mail request along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Orange County Sheriff’s Office
Records/Identification Section
2500 W. Colonia Drive
Orlando, FL 32804

Visit this address for in-person requests. The Sheriff’s Office opens from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Send email requests to the Records/Identification Section to records@ocfl.net.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office also provides local criminal history checks through its Records/Identification Section. This service is only available in person and by mail request. Individuals requesting their arrest records should visit the Sheriff’s Office with a $5 fee. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) provides statewide criminal history checks. For enquiries, reach the FDLE at (850) 410-8109. Residents of Orange County can also visit the Sheriff’s Office for public fingerprinting. This service is available only on Thursdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. It attracts a charge of $10 per card payable in cash, credit card, or money order.

Crime data for Orange County show that there were 40,469 total arrests in 2017, the most recent year with a complete record. This figure represents a 6.5% drop in arrest rates in the county compared to the previous year. The data also reveal a 6.9% year-on-year reduction in overall crime. Violent crime rate fell by 13.8% while property crime rate experienced a 5.7% drop.

A breakdown of crime statistics for Orange County for 2017 shows that there were 70 murders, 692 rapes, 1,736 robberies, 4,700 aggravated assaults, 8,188 burglaries, 33,622 larcenies, and 3,839 motor vehicle thefts. Compared to 2016 figures, larceny was the only crime with a higher crime rate in 2017. While it rose by 4.2%, murder (54.5%), rape (12%), robbery (3%), aggravated assault (13%), burglary (26.1%), and motor vehicle theft (0.1%) rates declined.

Criminal Records

Registered sex offenders in Orange County are in the registry of sex offenders maintained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. To access this database, visit the Sex Offender/Predator Information page on FDLE’s website.

The Orange County Government keeps inmate and jail records and makes some of these information available on its website. To find an inmate booked into one of the jails in the county, use the inmate locator tool. Public requests for inmate and jail records can be made in person or by mail, email, or call. For in-person requests, head to 4th floor of the Corrections Administration building, 3723 Vision Blvd., Orlando, FL 32839 and ask for the "custodian of public records."

Send mail requests to:

Orange County Corrections
Custodian of Public Records
P.0.Box 4970
Orlando, FL 32802-4970

To put in a request by calling, dial (407) 836-0321. Send email requests to OCCDRecords@ocfl.net

Court Records

The Orange County Clerk of Courts maintains all court records and documents filed in the county. Its database includes millions of court records that are available for review for free. These include records for traffic, probate, family, civil, and criminal courts. To find these records, use the search tool on the County Clerk’s website. The database includes records for cases filed between 2009 and the present as well as docket information for cases filed from 1990 to the present.

Not all records are available online. For records not found in the online database, the County Clerk accepts requests by mail, in person, and online. Due to the number of requests received, it can take up to 10 business days to process a request. For online requests, complete the request form hosted on the Records Management page of the County Clerk’s website. Alternatively, visit or send a mail request to:

Orange County Clerk of Records
425 N. Orange Avenue
Suite 150
Orlando, FL 32801

The County Clerk charges $1 per page of court record copies. There’s an additional $2 fee for certifying each document. Acceptable methods of payment include debit and credit cards for online requests (include a $1.50 credit card processing fee). Mail request fees are payable by money order or check made to Orange County Clerk of Courts. For in-person requests, the County Clerk accepts cash, money order, check, and debit/credit cards (along a $3.50 credit/debit card processing fee).

Public Records

The Orange County Clerk of Courts allows anyone to request public records online using a form on its website. Different Orange County agencies issue certified marriage licenses. Contact the Clerk of Courts to obtain marriage licenses filed before March 1, 1998 and after June 30, 2017. Marriage licenses issued between March 1, 1998 and June 30, 2017 are available from the Orange County Comptroller’s Office. For these, send mail requests to:

Comptroller Deputy Clerk
Office of the Clerk of the Board
P.O. Box 38
Orlando, FL 32801

The office’s phone number is (407) 836-7300. When uncertain about where a marriage license was filed, contact:

Florida Department of Health Division of Vital Statistics P.O. Box 210 (904) 359-6955

Divorce records for Orange County are kept by the Clerk of Courts and available for viewing on the Orange County Clerk’s website. To obtain a divorce petition and other documents related to the proceedings, visit the Orange County Courthouse or the branch office where the petition was filed. The Clerk of Courts charges $1 per charge for divorce record copies and $1.50 per legal-size page.

The Florida Department of Health issues birth certificates for all counties in the state. It provides computer copies of birth certificates for all Florida births from 1917 to the present. Each certified copy is available at $15 while each additional copy attracts a charge of $8.

To obtain a printed birth certificate, visit:

Central Office Health Center Building 2
Florida Department of Health
807 West Church Street, Orlando FL 32805

The Central Office opens Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Other locations where birth certificates are available are:

Tax Collector Clarcona Office
4101 Clarcona Ocoee Road
Orlando, FL 32810
8:30 a.m. - 5PM on Wednesdays Only

Tax Collector East Orange Office
10051 University Boulvevard
Orlando, FL 32817
8:30 a.m. - 5PM on Wednesdays Only

Bring along a valid state driver’s license, passport, ID card, or military ID. The Central Office also accepts mail requests. To send one, download, complete, and send a birth certificate application to:

Vital Statistics
832 West Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32805

Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope along with a valid ID and the applicable fees made out in money order or cashier’s check payable to Vital Statistics.

The Florida Department of Health also issues death certificates for deaths occurring from 2009 to the present for all counties in the state. It charges $10 for each certified copy and $5 for each additional copy requested. To obtain one, visit the Vital Statistics Office located at 807 West Church Street, Orlando FL 32805 with a valid state driver’s license, passport, ID card, or military ID. The Florida Department of Health also accepts mail requests. First, download the Death Certificate Application on its website. Send the completed form along with a copy of driver’s license or ID card to:

Vital Statistics
832 West Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32805