Request for Removal of Information from Court File

To report a document or portion of document that has been designated as confidential by Court Rule or Florida Statute to the Clerk & Comptroller’s Office for further review, please complete the form below.

Many legal filings contain data that is personal in nature such as date of birth, driver’s license number, home addresses and phone numbers. However, data is confidential only if it is designated as such by Florida Statute or Court Rule 2.420.

Confidentiality may apply to an entire court case record such as cases regarding dependency matters, termination of parental rights, guardians ad litem, and child abuse, neglect, and abandonment. §§ 39.0132(3), 39.0132(4)(a), Fla. Stat.

Confidential designations may apply to specific documents such as eligibility screening, substance abuse screening, behavioral health evaluations, and treatment status reports for defendants referred to or considered for referral to a drug court program. § 397.334(10)(a), Fla. Stat.

Finally, the confidential designation may cover only a small portion of a document such as Social Security, bank account, and charge, debit, and credit card numbers. § 119.0714(1)(i)–(j), (2)(a)–(e), Fla. Stat. When found in a court document, these numbers must be redacted (obscured with a solid black box) before they can be viewed by the public.

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