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The jurisdiction of Juvenile Court Records includes 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. 

***IMPORTANT ***

JUVENILE RECORDS ARE CONFIDENTIAL – SEE FLORIDA STATUTE 39.411 AND 985.04. 

The following people are authorized to receive information concerning a juvenile case.  Information cannot be given out over the telephone. You must appear in person with proper identification (Driver's License or State Identification Card) to receive information.  

  • 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 attorneys 
  • 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.