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Court Date Information

A Deputy Clerk may be able to assist you in locating your court date information by contacting the Clerk and Comptroller's Office at (941) 861-7400. To facilitate your request, please have the name of the defendant and case number available at the time of your call.

Get Reminders of Upcoming Court Hearings

e-notify is a free event notification service that offers email and text reminders of upcoming scheduled criminal court hearings for registered users. Watch a video demonstrating how to sign up and subscribe to court event hearings.

NOTE: The e-Notify service is not a substitute for formal notice of court events. Parties will continue to receive notification of court events from the Clerk and Comptroller by mail.

Notice to Appear

If you are the defendant and you received a Notice to Appear from Law Enforcement or were released from jail, the paperwork that was provided to you will include your next court date and location to appear. The document will be titled either "Notice to Appear", "Florida Uniform Traffic Citation", or "Complaint Summons/Civil Citation".

Cash Bond Returns

Florida Statutes 903.286, 27.52, and 938.29 authorizes the Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller to deduct any unpaid costs of prosecution, costs of representation, court fees, and criminal penalties from the Cash Appearance Bond.

If you have additional questions, or it is past the 30th business day following final disposition, you may call the Clerk and Comptroller's office at (941) 861-7400. To facilitate your request, please have the name of the defendant, case number and bond number available at the time of your call.

Court Ordered Sealing or Expunging a Criminal Record

Learn about the process and forms required to request a court-ordered sealing or expungement of a criminal record.

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