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Notice on Official Records & Confidential Information

On or after October 1, 2002, any person preparing or filing a document for recordation in the Official Records may not include a social security number or a complete bank account, debit, charge or credit card number in such document, unless required by law.

Any person has a right to request a county recorder to remove, from an image or copy of an official record placed on a county recorder's publicly available Internet website or on a publicly available Internet website used by a county recorder to display public records or otherwise made electronically available to the general public, any social security number or complete bank account, debit, charge or credit card number contained in an official record. Such request must be made in writing and delivered by mail, facsimile, or electronic transmission, or delivered in person, to the county recorder. The request must specify the identification page number that contains the social security number to be redacted. A fee may not be charged for the redaction of a social security number, a complete bank account, debit, charge or credit card number pursuant to such a request.

According to Florida Law, s. 28.2221, for records filed after 2002, images or copies of a public record, including an official record, may not be displayed on a publicly available Internet website if the record is a military discharge; death certificate; or court file, record or paper relating to matters or cases governed by the Florida Rules of Family Law, Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure or the Florida Probate Rules. Any of these records made available on an Internet website for general public display prior to June 5, 2002, must be removed if the affected party identifies the record and requests its removal. The request must be in writing and delivered by mail, facsimile, or electronic transmission, or in person to the Office of the County Recorder or Clerk of Court in the county where the document was originally filed. No fee may be charged for the removal of a document pursuant to such request.