NOTICE REGARDING AMENDMENT 4 TO THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION
Background: On November 6, 2018, Florida voters approved Amendment 4 to the State Constitution. The Amendment states the following:
Article VI, Section 4. Disqualifications.
Locating Court Records: Any judgments issued between 1996 through the current date that had an adjudication of guilt will be found by searching the Official Records. 2010 through the current date can be found at the case level by searching Amendment 4 Case Search. Anything older than 1996 may have to be requested through our VOR process.
Note: Search results for the purposes of Amendment 4 will only display felony cases with adjudications of guilt and may NOT represent a complete record of an individual's cases in Leon County. Selecting the Amendment 4 Case Search will provide information as to court costs and fines assessed in those cases, as well as the payments received by the Clerk's office towards those costs and fines. Individual documents may also be viewed in those cases.
Notes on Court Records Requests: In accordance with Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420, requests and responses to requests for public records shall be made in a reasonable manner. If the nature or volume of the public records requested to be inspected or copied requires extensive use of information technology resources or extensive clerical or personnel assistance to fulfill, the Clerk may charge the requestor the associated cost, in addition to the actual cost of any duplication. In an extensive use situation, you may be asked to pay a portion of the estimated costs prior to the request being filled and the remainder of the cost shall be due upon the records being made available. Please note, the Clerk cannot provide legal advice or tell you if you are eligible for restoration of your voting rights.
For court costs and fines in cases with a sentencing date earlier than January 1, 1998, one will need to contact the Florida Department of Corrections for any balances owed, including any court ordered restitution.
Cases in Other Counties: The Clerk maintains court records for Leon County. For cases in other counties, one will need to contact the clerk's office in those counties. Links to other Clerks' offices are on the Leon County Clerk's website at the Useful Links tab.
Contact Us: For additional information on court records, one can visit the Clerk's Help Center at 301 South Monroe Street, #100, Tallahassee, FL 32301, or by calling (850) 606-4070. For questions regarding court costs and fines, please call (850) 606-4001.