Any person has a right to request that a county recorder remove, from a publicly available Internet website, information made exempt from inspection or copying under s. 119.071, F.S., or an image or copy of a public record, including an official record, if that image or copy is of a military discharge; death certificate, or a court file, record or paper relating to matters or cases governed by the Florida Rules of Family Law, the Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure, or the Florida Probate Rules. However, grantor, grantee or party names may not be removed from the Official Records index unless the grantor, grantee or party name includes the street address, such as in a Trust or LLC. Requests must be notarized, state the statutory basis for removal, and confirm the individual’s eligibility for the exemption. To make a request contact the Clerk’s office by mail or in person at one of our offices, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone 850-229-6112 or 850-639-5068.
For additional information on the revised Best Practice: Recording Fundamentals, please see Advisory Bulletin 21-087. For additional details on either bill, please see the summaries provided in Advisory Bulletin 21-084.