Orlando Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Police Reports and Arrest Records

The Orlando Police Department (OPD) manages all police records in the city. It provides different types of records and information, including data on active calls made to the police, case reports, accident reports, arrest data, criminal history information and more.

How to Obtain a Public Police Record

Residents of Orlando can obtain public police records in person or via US mail. The OPD also provides an online medium for accessing records using its public records request page. The page provides two methods of obtaining information: by conducting a search using case details or by making a new request.

The processing time for online requests is two (2) business days after which a confirmation email will be sent, containing a records request number and notice of applicable fees. Payment for in-person requests can be made via money order, credit or debit card. In-person requests should be made at the Orlando Police Department Headquarters, 1250 West South Street, Orlando, FL 32805. Mailed requests should include a money order or business check sent to:

Orlando Police Records
P.O. Box 913
Orlando, FL 32802

How to Obtain Criminal/Background Information

The OPD manages all requests for background information. Requests can be made via mail or in-person. Applicants must provide essential information about the subject, such as the:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security number
  • The purpose of the background check (immigration, employment, adoption or accommodation)

To facilitate easier in-person requests, applicants are advised to go along with a photo ID. Payment of $10 is required and can be made via debit card, credit card or money order. In-person requests can be processed immediately.

The processing time for mailed requests is 2 - 3 business days. All mailed requests should include a business check, money order or cashier's check of $10, enclosed in a self-addressed, stamped envelope and sent to the:

Orlando Police Headquarters
Attn: Records Unit
1250 West South Street
Orlando, FL 32805

How to Find Information on Registered Sex Offenders

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) provides public access to information on registered sexual predators in the state. It maintains a toll-free telephone for public requests as well as a searchable online website. Users can look up sex offenders by name, email address, or by specifying a radius around an address. The website also provides information on registered sex offenders working in any university or college campus.

Court Records

A wide range of court records can be obtained from the Orange County Clerk of Courts. These records include traffic, criminal, civil, family and probate cases. These records can be viewed on the eClerk website. However, records not available on the eClerk's website can be requested in person, by mail or by filling an online request form. To submit a court records request in person or by mail, interested parties must send a written request with all the relevant information to:

Orange County Clerk of Courts
425 N. Orange Ave.
Suite 150
Orlando, FL 32801

Vital Records

Residents of Orlando can obtain vital records at the county and state level. In compliance with Florida state laws, birth certificates are not considered public records until after 100 years following birth. Accessing other vital records may require a government-issued I.D.

Records for divorces that occurred from June 6, 1927, are issued by the Florida Department of Health in Orange County. Divorce and marriage records prior to June 6, 1927, can be obtained from the Clerk of Court in the county where the divorce was granted.

The eligibility criteria for requests is that the divorce must have occurred in Florida. If the divorce or marriage is less than 60 days from the date of the application and evidence is required for legal purposes, the Clerk of Court in the county where the dissolution was granted or where the marriage license was issued should be contacted. Requests can be made in person or mailed-in. All requests must include:

Mailed-in requests should be sent to:

Bureau of Vital Statistics
Attn: Vital Records Section
Post Office Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042

How to Obtain Birth and Death Records

Obtaining Birth Records

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County only issues birth records to authorized persons. Authorized persons include the person named on the certificate (must be over 18 years old), parents and guardians or legal representatives of the person named on the certificate. Computer copies of all births that occurred in Florida from 1917 are available.

Requests can be made via mail or in-person.

All in-person and written requests must include:

  • A duly filled Birth Certificate Application Request Form
  • A government-issued picture identification such a driver's license, state identification card, military identification card
  • $15 fee (and $8 for each additional copy)

Physical requests are typically processed between 10 - 15 minutes and can be made at the following locations:

Central Health Center Building 2
807 West Church Street
Orlando, Florida
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tax Collector Clarcona Office
4101 Clarcona Ocoee Road
Orlando, FL 32810
8:3 0 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays Only

Tax Collector East Orange Office
10051 University Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32817
8:3 0 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays Only

Mailed requests must be enclosed in a self-addressed, stamped envelope and be sent to:

Attention: Vital Statistics
832 West Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32805

The processing time for mailed applications is six (6) business days. Payment for in-person and mailed-in applications can be made through money order or cashier's check payable to 'Vital Statistics'.

Obtaining Death Records

Orange County FDLE issues death records from 2009 to present only to authorized persons. Information for the cause of death for deaths that occurred within the last 50 years is considered confidential. Death records without cause of death can be issued to any person of legal age (above 18). Death records stating the cause of death can only be issued to:

  • The deceased's spouse or parent.
  • The deceased's child, grandchild or sibling (if of legal age).
  • Any person that provides a document that demonstrates a justifiable interest in the estate of the deceased e.g. insurance policy, will or other related documents.
  • Any person that provides documentation authorizing him or her to act in the interest of any of the above-named persons.

Requests can be made via mail or in-person. All in-person and written requests must include:

  • A duly filled Death Certificate Application Request Form.
  • A government-issued picture identification e.g. driver's license, state identification card, military identification card.
  • $10 fee (and $5 for each additional copy).

Physical requests are typically processed between 10 - 15 minutes and can be made at:

Central Health Center Building 2
807 West Church Street
Orlando, FL 32805-2211
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The processing time for mailed applications is six (6) business days. Payment for in-person and mailed-in applications can be made through Money Order or Cashier's Check payable to 'Vital Statistics'.