The Florida Supreme Court recently released Administrative Order SC 14-19 Standards for Access to Electronic Court Records, lifting a moratorium for Clerks who wish to provide public access to electronic court records online. Before the new online access is made available to the public, each Clerk of Court must have their application reviewed and approved by the Supreme Court.
In Collier County, the Clerk’s staff is hoping to provide online public access to court records within the next six months. Once the Clerk’s application has been approved by the Court, the public will be able to view court records online using ShowCase, the Clerk’s court information system. After a successful launch, the current public inquiry system will be phased out over time.