SARASOTA, Fla. (March 23, 2020) – Florida’s court system operations have been reduced because of the COVID-19 pandemic; however, the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal is open and available to anyone who wishes to file documents with the court system.
In addition, the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal Help Desk remains available during regularly scheduled business hours. The websites listed here provide resources to filers in regard to the offices of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, the Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar. If you run into any issues, contact the clerks directly.
What is E-Recording?
e-Recording is the process of submitting, receiving, and processing documents via the Internet, through a third-party vendor. Documents that have traditionally been delivered or mailed to the Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller by runner, express mail, or courier services can now be processed with e-Recording, simplifying and accelerating all aspects of the recording process. The most commonly e-Recorded documents are Deeds, Mortgages, Assignment of Mortgages, and Satisfaction of Mortgages.
With e-Recording, the submitter scans the document and uses a vendor application to upload the document and associated data. No special equipment is required, just a computer with high-speed internet access and a scanner. Original documents never leave the submitter’s possession since they are scanned for submission.
If you run into any issues, contact the clerks directly.