July 24, 2024

Juvenile Department

The jurisdiction of Juvenile Court Records includes the following cases applicable to a child eighteen (18) years and under:

Dependency: All matters relating to juveniles who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected, surrendered for the purpose of adoption, or who are persistent runaways, habitually truant or ungovernable.

Delinquency: Any person under the age of 18 who has committed a law violation.



Juvenile Department is governed by F.S. 39 for Dependency and Adoptions F.S. 985 for Delinquency

The following people are authorized to receive information concerning a juvenile case. Information cannot be given out over the telephone. You must appear in person with proper identification (Driver’s License or State Identification Card) to receive information.

  • Parent of child: as long as parental rights are still intact.
  • Child
  • Attorney for parent and/or child: after Notice of Appearance is filed with the clerk.
  • Law enforcement officer: only as to the offense they were charged or arrested on.
  • Counselor with Department of Juvenile Justice or Children and Family Services
  • State Attorney
  • Public Defender
  • Corrections officer
  • Guardian or legal custodian of child
  • Member of parole commission
  • Guardian ad litem
  • Assistant Attorney General attorneys
  • Government agencies such as recruiting officers may receive limited information if there is a written consent by the applicant for us to search our records.