Juvenile

Juvenile Court Information

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General Information

The jurisdiction of Juvenile Court records include the following cases applicable to a child eighteen (18) years and under.


Dependency: All matters relating to juveniles who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected, surrendered for the purpose of adoption, or who are persistent runaways, habitually truant or ungovernable.

Delinquency: Any person under the age of 18 who has committed a law violation.


**JUVENILE RECORDS ARE CONFIDENTIAL**

See Florida Statute 39.411 and 985.04.


The Juvenile Department is governed by F.S. 39 for Dependency and F.S. 985 for Delinquency.

The Juvenile Department maintains the official records pertaining to all juvenile court pleadings and petitions in accordance with statutory requirements, giving special consideration to the confidential nature of these records.

The Juvenile Department works closely with the Department of Children and Family Services, the Judiciary, State Attorneys, Public Defenders, the Department of Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement and other agencies in carrying out its mission. The Juvenile Department dockets all cases, attends court hearings, and maintains all of the required court records.

Information may not be given out over the telephone. You must appear in person with proper identification to receive information. The following people are authorized to receive information concerning a case:

  • Parent of child – as long as parental rights are still intact
  • Child
  • Attorney for parent and/or child – after Notice of Appearance is filed with the Clerk
  • Law Enforcement Officer – only as to the offense they were charged or arrested on
  • Counselor with Department of Juvenile Justice or Children and Family Services
  • State Attorney
  • Public Defender
  • Corrections Officer
  • Guardian or legal custodian of child
  • Member of Parole Commission
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Assistant Attorney General Attorney
  • Government agencies such as recruiting officers may receive limited information if there is a written consent by the applicant for us to search our records>


To contact the Juvenile Department, call 407-742-3575

 

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Related Forms & Documents

Change of Address in Juvenile Delinquency Cases

This form is used for persons wanting to change their address on a Juvenile Delinquency Case.

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Motion for Continuance

This form is used to request the court to postpone the adjudicatory hearing on a Juvenile Dependency or Delinquency case.

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Application for Dependency Indigency

This form is used to determine if persons qualify for a court-appointed attorney in a Dependency case. A $50.00 application fee is assessed to the case for each form completed and reviewed.

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Putative Father Form - Search (English)

These forms are used in cases involving paternity issues. The instructions and required fees are listed on each form.

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Putative Father Form - Search (Espanol)

These forms are used in cases involving paternity issues. The instructions and required fees are listed on each form.

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Putative Father Form - Search (Creole)

These forms are used in cases involving paternity issues. The instructions and required fees are listed on each form.

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Putative Father Form - Paternity Application (English)

These forms are used in cases involving paternity issues. The instructions and required fees are listed on each form.

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Putative Father Form - Paternity Application (Espanol)

These forms are used in cases involving paternity issues. The instructions and required fees are listed on each form.

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Putative Father Form - Paternity Application (Creole)

These forms are used in cases involving paternity issues. The instructions and required fees are listed on each form.

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Putative Father Form - Update to Claim of Paternity (English)

These forms are used in cases involving paternity issues. The instructions and required fees are listed on each form.

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Putative Father Form - Update to Claim of Paternity (Espanol)

These forms are used in cases involving paternity issues. The instructions and required fees are listed on each form.

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Putative Father Form - Update to Claim of Paternity (Creole)

These forms are used in cases involving paternity issues. The instructions and required fees are listed on each form.

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Petition for Judicial Waiver

The petitioner must file this form in the county where they live. The Sworn True Name Form must be submitted with this form. There is no fee to file this form.

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Sworn True Name

This form must be submitted along with the Judicial Waiver Form. There is no fee to file this form.

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Change of Address in Juvenile Dependency

This form is used for persons wanting to change their address on a Juvenile Dependency Case.

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Related Fees

The Clerk’s Office accepts cash, cashier’s checks, money orders, business checks, Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express card payments only. We do not accept personal checks.

MAKING COPY OF ANY INSTRUMENT IN THE PUBLIC RECORD
$1.00
CERTIFYING COPIES OF ANY INSTRUMENT IN THE PUBLIC RECORD
$2.00
SEARCHES OF RECORDS, FOR EACH YEAR SEARCHED
$2.00
EXEMPLIFIED CERTIFICATES, INCLUDING SIGNING & SEALING
$7.00
FOR SIGNING AND SEALING SUBPOENAS
$2.00
OATH, ADMINISTERING, ATTESTING AND SEALING
$3.50
ISSUING & FILING SUBPOENA FOR A WITNESS
$7.00
ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS
$10.00
APPLICATION FOR CRIMINAL INDIGENT STATUS
$50.00
SEALING ANY COURT FILE OR EXPUNGEMENT OF RECORD
$42.00
PREPARING, NUMBERING & INDEXING ORIGINAL RECORD OF APPELLATE PROCEEDINGS
$3.50
APPEAL TO 5TH DCA ($300 MADE PAYABLE TO 5TH DCA, $100 MADE PAYABLE TO CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT)
$400.00
APPLICATION FOR CIVIL INDIGENT STATUS (DEPENDENCY & TPR CASES)
$50.00
RE-OPEN CASE
$50.00