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Official Records

Official Records are online from January 1, 1983 through the Last Verified date.

The Clerk’s office has begun a project to digitize all official records back to the establishment of Seminole County in 1913, and this project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020.

Official Records consist of documents that are recorded with the County Recorder, which in most Florida Counties is the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller. Some of the various types of documents contained within the Official Records are: Deeds, Mortgages, Notices of Commencement, Liens, Declarations of Condominium, Declarations of Domiciles, Final Judgments, Military Discharges, Death Certificates, Probate documents, Satisfactions of Mortgage, Court Papers, Plats, Maps, etc., in the Official Records of Seminole County.

Documents recorded in the Official Records must meet statutory requirements, as set forth in the Florida Statutes. Recording fees​ and payment of any required documentary stamp taxes due are required when recording your document(s) in the Official Records. You may come in person or mail your document with the recording fees and documentary stamp taxes along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, for the return of your document.

NOTICE OF THE RIGHT OF ANY AFFECTED PARTY TO REQUEST THE ADDITION OF INFORMATION TO A PUBLICLY AVAILABLE INTERNET WEBSITE

Any affected person has the right to request that a county recorder or clerk of the court add information to a publicly available internet website if the information involves the identity of a respondent against whom a final judgement for an injunction for the protection of a minor under s. 741.30, s. 784.046, or s. 784.0485, F.S. is entered, unless the respondent is a minor.  The request must be in writing and contain the case number.  To make a request contact the clerk’s office by mail or in person at 1750 E. Lake Mary Blvd. Sanford, FL. 32773 or by email at officialrecords@seminoleclerk.org.

WEB NOTICES FOR OFFICIAL RECORDS
NOTICE OF THE RIGHT OF ANY AFFECTED PARTY TO REQUEST REMOVAL OF CERTAIN CHAPTER 119 INFORMATION OR RECORDS

Any person has the right to request that a county recorder remove, from a publicly available internet website, information made exempt from inspection or copying under s.119.071, F.S., or an image or copy of a public record, including an official record, if that image or copy is of a military discharge; death certificate, or a Rules of Juvenile Procedure, or the Florida Probate Rules.  However, grantor, grantee or party names may not be removed from the Official Records index unless the grantor, grantee or party name includes the street address, such as in a Trust or LLC.  Requests must be notarized, state the statutory basis for removal, and confirm the individual’s eligibility for the exemption.  To make a request contact the clerk’s office by mail or in person at 1750 E. Lake Mary Blvd. Sanford, FL.  32773 or by email at officialrecords@seminoleclerk.org.

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