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The Public Access department provides citizens access to many of the records held by the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Sarasota County.  Official records from 1921 to present are available on microfilm and electronically.  Most court records are accessible on computer workstations available for citizen's use, located in the Clerk's business offices in Sarasota and Venice.  Inactive records may need to be obtained from storage for review; you may call ahead to request a court record for review. For your convenience, Public Access fills copy requests for customers unable to visit business offices. 
Records Search Requests are accepted by mail, with a check or money order made payable to the Sarasota County Clerk of Circuit Court, and by phone or fax when payment is made by credit card (Please note that credit card transactions are subject to a 3.5% processing fee, charged by a third-party payment provider,  When making a request using a credit card, customers should include the card number, expiration date, name on the credit card, the billing address including zip code, and the three or four digit CVV code on the back of the card, for added security.  

Fees are $2.00 per name per year to search the official records. Copies are $1.00 per page and certification is $2.00 per document.  Please include the name, years to search, case number if applicable, document needed, and any additional information available to you that will assist the Clerk's office in fulfilling your request. Also specify if you require a plain or certified copy of the document. 
Fax your request to (941) 861-7738, or for your convenience, you can email your request to

Copy requests are completed in approximately three business days from the date received, provided all required information and fees are included.  Please select Office Hours and Locations for current hours of operation.
For addition information regarding records available and services provided by  the Clerk's Public Access department, please call (941) 861-7400. We look forward to assisting you.

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