Juvenile Cases 

Pursuant to Florida Statutes 39.0132(3), 985.05(2) and 984.06(3), all Juvenile records (delinquency and dependency) are confidential.

Juvenile court records are not open to inspection by the public without a court order. Juvenile case information can only be made available to the juvenile, parent or guardian, attorney for parent or child and select government officials with valid photo identification. Case information cannot be provided over the telephone

Juvenile Delinquency consists of:

Any person under the age of 18 who has allegedly committed a law violation will have a case assigned in the Juvenile Division and designated as a Delinquency case unless it is a minor criminal traffic offense. Those offenses will be addressed in the County Court division. Tobacco Citations are handled in the Traffic Division. 

Juvenile Dependency consists of:
  • All matters relating to any person under the age of 18 who has been abandoned, abused, neglected, surrendered for the purpose of adoption, who are persistent runaways, habitually truant or are ungovernable.
  • Judicial Waivers 

For further information, please contact us at 407-665-5350. Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Forms of payment accepted in Juvenile:
  • Cash
  • Money Order
  • Personal Check (Must have Name & Address on check) –No Third Party Checks
  • Cashier’s Check
  • Debit or Credit Card- Photo ID is required (3.5% convenience fee will be charged)
  • Online payments- Must have case number (3.5 % convenience fee will be charged)
How to make payments:

In-person payments on juvenile cases can only be made at the Juvenile Justice Center:
190 Eslinger Way, Sanford, FL 32773
Visit our locations page for directions and business hours.

To make an online payment on a juvenile case click here.
Effective 6/1/2022, there is a non-refundable fee of 3.5% added to the balance of the transaction amount for the convenience of using the online service. For questions please contact the Juvenile clerk’s office at (407)665-5350.

Mailing Address:
Clerk of the Court, Juvenile Division

P.O. Box 8099
Sanford, FL 32773

Drop Box:
The clerk’s office has a drop box for payments made after hours located in front of the Juvenile Justice Center. Please make sure you include your name and case number with your payment.

Restitution payments on juvenile cases are to be made at the clerk’s office within the Juvenile Justice Center. There will be a disbursement fee of $3.50 each time a restitution payment is made.

How can I contact my caseworker in my dependency case?

Please contact Embrace Family at (407) 688-9650. You may also contact the Department of Children and Families at (407) 328-5656. 

How can I contact my juvenile probation officer?

Please contact the Department of Juvenile Justice at (407)547-4950.

I just received a phone call that my child was arrested, who should I contact?

Please contact the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) at (407)665-2400.

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