Harvey Ruvin - Clerk of the Courts - Miami-Dade County, Florida

County Recorder


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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 22 NW 1st Street, 2nd Floor.

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 financial statements. Fees, Mortgage Taxes and Real Estate Transfer Taxes are computed and collected prior to recordation.

The County Recorder 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.

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."

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

The person has a right to request a county recorder to remove any social security number contained in an official record. The social security number that is requested to be removed must be found in an image or copy of an official record that is 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.

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 Link located on left hand side of this page, under Online Services to submit an electronic request.