County Recorder

Pursuant to Chapter 28 of the Florida Statutes, the Clerk of the Circuit Court is the official recorder of all instruments that may, by law, be recorded in the county. The Clerk is required to record all instruments in one general series of books called the "Official Records."

In his role as Recorder, the Clerk shall record specific kinds of instruments presented for recording, upon payment of the service charges prescribed by law. These documents are presented for recording by the public as well as the court system and include, but are not limited to: deeds, mortgages, liens, certain affidavits, subdivision plats, judgments, declarations of domicile, satisfactions and releases, powers of attorney and financing statements. Fees, Mortgage Taxes and Real Estate Transfer Taxes are computed and collected prior to recordation.

The Recording Division of the Clerk's office is responsible for the recording, protecting, preserving, and disseminating of official records. This series of records is designed to create a permanent record of these important documents.

The Miami-Dade County Clerk's Office is making every effort to serve the public in an efficient, professional and courteous manner. Most recorded documents from 1974 to the present are available online at County Recorder's Official Record Search with older documents available from microfilm at our library located at Courthouse East.

Any person preparing or filing a record for recordation in the official records may not include a social security number or a bank account, debit, charge, or credit card number in such document unless required by law.

Any person has a right to request a county recorder to remove from an image or copy of an official record placed on a county recorder’s publicly available Internet website or on a publicly available Internet website used by a county recorder to display public records, or otherwise made electronically available to the general public, any social security number contained in an official record. Such request must be made in writing and delivered by mail, facsimile, or electronic transmission, or delivered in person, to the county recorder. The request must specify the identification page number that contains the social security number to be redacted. A fee may not be charged for the redaction of a social security number pursuant to such a request. Please select the Interactive Redact Social Security Form located on left hand side of this page, under Online Services to submit an electronic request.