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Suwannee County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Suwannee County Arrest Records?

Suwannee County arrest records are official documents that contain information on arrests made in Suwannee County at a particular time. These records include details about arrest warrants issued to alleged offenders and the number of alleged crimes committed. The Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office generates arrest records of the county. To obtain copies of local and individual arrest records or warrants, interested persons may visit the Sheriff’s Office at:

Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office
200 Ohio Avenue South
Live Oak, FL 32064
(386) 362-2222

Crime Statistics

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement compiles reports on crime statistics based on data provided by various law enforcement agencies in the state. In 2019, Suwannee County reported a total number of 804 crimes reported, including 212 violent crimes and 592 property crimes. Reports of violent crimes included 2 rapes, 17 robberies, 10 robberies, and 183 aggravated assaults. Whereas property crimes reported were 213 burglaries, 340 larcenies, and 39 motor vehicle thefts. The 2019 crime statistics of Suwannee County reveals a massive increase in crime rates over a 5-year period in the county. Between 2015 and 2019, there was an increase in 6 out of 7 major crimes. Murder, rape, aggravated assaults, burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft rates increased by 200%, 750%, 190%, 163%, 128%, and 457% respectively. The crime figures for robbery remained the same.

What are Suwannee County Criminal Records?

Suwannee County criminal records are official documents that provide information concerning the criminal history or activity of individuals within the county. Criminal records are also called rap sheets, and they include information like the record’s subject names, personal identification information, mugshots, arrests, indictments, convictions, and sentences. Criminal records maintained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). This is a state agency that manages criminal records on behalf of all counties in the state.

How Do I Get Suwannee County Criminal Records?

The Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) of the FDLE is the primary custodian of all criminal history records of the state of Florida. On 1 July 2020, the CJIS stopped accepting mail requests for criminal records. There are currently three options available to interested individuals to request criminal records. They are instant search, certified/non-certified search, and ORI search.

The instant search service is an online search provided to interested individuals at $24 per search. The results of the search can be gotten immediately by printing or sending it by mail for a $1 processing fee. The results of an instant search are not certified.

A certified/non-certified search is a search carried out by a FDLE staff in the FDLE’s SHIELD system. An applicant will be required to provide demographic information to the FDLE staff in order to get the criminal record. This service costs $24 per search. The search result can be certified or non-certified, depending on the preference of the applicant. Uncertified records are processed within 5 business days, while certified records are processed a day or two longer.

An ORI search is a criminal record check service which is available only to government agencies or authorized entities with Originating Agency Identifier numbers. To conduct an ORI search, the following steps may be taken:

Step 1: Determine the most suitable type of record search

Step 2: Provide the necessary information needed, such as the name, social security number, ORI number, fingerprints, or notarized consent

Step 3: Visit the portal to carry out a search or request by following the step by step process

Step 4: Provide accurate information on the search subject, the billing address, and mailing address if required. Individuals should ensure sure to narrow the scope by location i.e. Suwannee County

Step 5: Pay and keep the receipt(s)

Step 6: Obtain the results of the search

Interested individuals can request criminal records maintained by the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office by querying the Sheriff’s Office at:

Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office
200 Ohio Avenue South
Live Oak, FL 32064
(386) 362-2222

How To Find Suwannee County Sex Offender Information

Suwannee County sex offender information is made available to the public through the registry on the FDLE website. Interested persons can locate sex offenders by using the various search options provided by the website.

How do I Visit an Inmate in Suwannee County Jail?

Suwannee County Jail’s daily operations are run by the county’s Sheriff Office. The jail facility is located at:

Suwannee County Jail
305 Pine Avenue
Live Oak, FL 32064
(386) 364-3418

Visitations at the Suwannee County Jail are from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Each inmate is allowed only one visitation period of two hours in a day. Before visiting, it is important that a visitor checks the visitation rules of the jail. Below is the jail facility’s visitation schedule:

  • Monday: AA (Male), A (Female)
  • Tuesday: CC (Male), D (Max), B (Female)
  • Wednesday: BB (Male), E (Max), Medical
  • Thursday: DD (Male), F (Max), C (Juvenile)
  • Friday: EE (Male)
  • Saturday: Work Crew

Where and How to Find Suwannee County Inmate Information

The Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office provides the public with access to the current inmate roster of the jail facility.

What are Suwannee County Court Records?

Suwannee County court records are documents and files used during court proceedings of cases held at the Suwannee County courts. The Suwannee County Clerk of the Circuit Court is the primary custodian of Suwannee County court records. This includes the records of Circuit Court and County Court. Individuals interested in obtaining court records may do so by contacting the Clerk’s Office at:

Suwannee County Clerk of the Circuit Court
200 South Ohio Avenue
Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone: (386) 362-0500

Location of all Courts in Suwannee County

Suwannee County has one Circuit Court and one County Court. Below are the addresses and contact information of the courts in the county:

Suwannee County Circuit Court
Suwannee County Circuit Court
Suwannee County Courthouse
200 South Ohio Avenue
Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone: (386) 362-0500

Suwannee County Court
County Court of Suwannee County
Suwannee County Courthouse
200 South Ohio Avenue
Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone: (386) 362-0500

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What are Suwannee County Vital Records

Suwannee County vital records are official documents that contain details of life events of Suwannee County residents. These records include divorces, marriages, births, and deaths in the county. Suwannee County vital records are maintained by various custodian agencies or officials at the state and county level. Divorce and marriage records are maintained by the Clerk of the Circuit Court. The Bureau of Vital Statistics of the Florida State Health Department manages records of births, deaths, marriages, and divorces that occur in the state. It should be noted that not all vital records are open to the public. A requester must fulfill the eligibility requirement provided.

Where and How to Get Suwannee County Divorce Records

Suwannee County divorce records are maintained by the divorce records of the county. Individuals may address request for divorce records to the Clerk of Circuit Court at:

Suwannee County Clerk of the Circuit Court
200 South Ohio Avenue
Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone: (386) 362-0500

Alternatively, divorce records from 6 June 1927 to date can be requested in person or via mail from the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics or the Suwannee County Health Department. A certified divorce record costs $5, with an additional $4 for each extra copy requested. Complete the Application for Dissolution of Marriage Report, attach payment and a valid ID and submit in person or by mail to:

Physical address
Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics
1217 North Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Monday to Friday; between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mailing address
P.O. Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
(904) 359-6900, extension 9000
Email: VitalStats@FLHealth.gov

Or

Suwannee County Health Department
915 Nobles Ferry Road
P. O. Drawer 6030
Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone Number: (386) 362-2708
Fax Number: (386) 362-6301

Where and How to Get Suwannee County Marriage Records

Records of marriages that occurred in Suwannee County are kept by the Clerk of the Circuit Court of the county. To obtain records of marriages, individuals may make requests in person or by mail to the Clerk of Circuit Court at:

Suwannee County Clerk of the Circuit Court
200 South Ohio Avenue
Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone: (386) 362-0500

Marriage records are also maintained by the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics and the Suwannee County Health Department. The certified copy of a marriage record costs $5, and $4 for each additional copy of that record requested. To obtain marriage records from 6 June 1927, fill out the Application for Marriage Certificate. The filled-out form, along with payment and a valid ID of the requester should be submitted in person or by mail to:

Physical address
Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics
1217 North Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Monday to Friday; between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mailing address
P.O. Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
(904) 359-6900, extension 9000
Email: VitalStats@FLHealth.gov

Or

Suwannee County Health Department
915 Nobles Ferry Road
P. O. Drawer 6030
Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone Number: (386) 362-2708
Fax Number: (386) 362-6301

Where and How to Get Suwannee County Birth Records

The Suwannee County Health Department and the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics processes and issues records of births from Suwannee County. Birth records are not made public until 100 years after birth. Persons that are eligible to obtain birth records include the record’s subject, parents, legal guardians, and direct descendants. The legal representatives of qualified persons and persons with a court order can also obtain birth records as long as proof of claim is presented to the custodian.

To request birth records, fill out the Application for a Florida Birth Record (Spanish), provide a valid means of identification, and a notarized Affidavit to Release a Birth Certificate. These documents and evidence of payment can be submitted in person or by mail to:

Physical address
Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics
1217 North Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Monday to Friday; between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mailing address
P.O. Box 210Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
(904) 359-6900, extension 9000
Email: VitalStats@FLHealth.gov

Or

Suwannee County Health Department
915 Nobles Ferry Road
P. O. Drawer 6030
Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone Number: (386) 362-2708
Fax Number: (386) 362-6301

Where and How to Get Suwannee County Death Records

The Suwannee County Health Department and the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics manage and disseminate records of deaths from Suwannee County. Death records are semi-public records because they are made entirely public to adults but younger records are made partially public. That is, the record will include every information except the cause of death and full social security number. Also, only eligible persons can obtain an entire death record that is not up to 50 years old. These persons include the decedent’s parent, spouse, sibling, or direct descendants. Legal representatives of qualified persons, persons with a court order, or those with claims to the decedent’s estate can also obtain the complete record.

To obtain a Suwannee County death record, complete the Application for Death Record (Spanish), present a notarized Affidavit to Release Cause of Death Information, and valid means of identification. These documents should be submitted to:

Physical address
Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics
1217 North Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Monday to Friday; between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mailing address
P.O. Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
(904) 359-6900, extension 9000
Email: VitalStats@FLHealth.gov

Or

Suwannee County Health Department
915 Nobles Ferry Road
P. O. Drawer 6030
Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone Number: (386) 362-2708
Fax Number: (386) 362-6301