Records Law Policy

SOCIAL SECURITY AND BANKING NUMBERS

Any person has the right to request the Clerk/County Recorder to redact/remove his or her social security number or bank account, charge, credit or debit card number, from an image or copy of an Official Record that has been placed on such Clerk’s/County Recorder’s publicly available Internet website. Request for redaction of social security or bank numbers must be made by the holder of the number, or the holder’s attorney or legal guardian and must be in a signed, legibly written request that includes the identification page number. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may result in an inability to process this request. Be advised that copies of the public record may have been disseminated prior to your request. It is the responsibility of the requestor to notify the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of any additional or future documents the requestor desires to be redacted. Florida law requires that images and copies of recorded documents remain on file and available to the public in the office of the Clerk/ County Recorder.

This request may be delivered in person, by mail, fax, or email.

St. Johns County Clerk of Court
Attn: Records Dept.
4010 Lewis Speedway
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Fax:(904) 819-3692
Email: reccoc2@sjccoc.us

Click here for request form

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

Prior to the implementation of a Florida Law which requires that images of County Official Records be published on the Internet by 2006, the Clerk was instrumental in assisting the Legislature in developing measures to protect the most sensitive types of information belonging to the public.

In accordance with Florida Statute 28.2221(5)(a):  “No county recorder or clerk of the court may place an image or copy of a public record, including an official record, on a publicly available Internet website for general public display 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.”

Florida Statute 28.2221(5)(b) states that:  ” Any records specified in this subsection made available by the county recorder or clerk of the court on a publicly available Internet website for general public display prior to June 5, 2002, must be removed if the affected party identifies the record and requests that it be removed. Such request must be in writing and delivered by mail, facsimile, or electronic transmission, or in person to the county recorder or clerk of the court. The request must specify the identification page number of the document to be removed. No fee may be charged for the removal of a document pursuant to such request.”

Forms are available in office of the Clerk of Court, upon request, to assist you.

No fee is charged for this service.

Florida law requires that images and copies of the above listed documents remain on file and available to the public upon request in the office of the Clerk/County Recorder.

Contact:  Andrew Antonelli
Records Management Supervisor
St. Johns County Clerk of Court
(904)819-3641 reccoc2@sjccoc.us