Records Research and Requests

Access to Public Records

The Clerk’s Office is committed to providing the public with easy access to the public records which it retains. Before submitting a request, consider searching our records online by clicking Court Records, Official Records, or Board Records. Additionally, there are public viewing terminals located on-site that may be utilized for the search and viewing of public records.

Public records requests may be made in person, by mail, email, phone, or fax at:

ST. JOHNS COUNTY CLERK OF COURT
ATTN: RESEARCH
4010 LEWIS SPEEDWAY
SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL 32084
EMAIL: COCRESEARCH@SJCCOC.US
TELEPHONE: 904-819-3600 EXT. 4353
FAX: 904-819-3692

Requesting Research and/or Copies

To ensure accurate and expeditious fulfillment of your request, please provide the following items:

  • Written request for research and/or copies (click here for form).
  • Payment by an accepted method listed below (payment must be received before copies are made, no exceptions).
  • A self-addressed and stamped envelope for return of the requested copies (if requesting copies to be returned via mail OR if requesting certified copies).

Forms:

Fee Schedule: 

$2.00

Research Fee (per name and per year if no case number is provided)

$5.00

Large request (more than 15 minutes and in addition to normal fees – per ¼ hour)

$1.00

Copies of a court record (per page – paper and digital)

$0.15

Copies of a board record (per page – paper and digital)

$1.00

Copies of a marriage license (per page – paper and digital)

$2.00

Certification of copies (per document – available for paper copies only)

$7.00

Exemplification letter (certifying the court documents are true and correct)*

$7.00

Diligent search letter (certifying the results of a court records search)

$42.00

Digital copy of an official record book (per book)

$60.00

Digital copy of a map book (per book)

$2.00

Fax Fee (per fax)

$5.00

Media Fee for providing copies on USB Flash Drive or CD/DVD

* The exemplification letter is in addition to the costs of $1.00 per page for copies and $2.00 certification per document.

Payment Methods:

  • Cash (in person only)
  • Personal check, money order, or cashier’s check made payable to the St. Johns County Clerk of Court.
  • Credit Card (Please Note: A convenience fee of 3.5% will be added to the authorized amount in accordance with the Clerk’s merchant services contract – Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted)