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DeSoto County, FL Public Records

Circuit Court
115 E Oak St
Arcadia, FL 34266 http://www.desotoclerk.com
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 863-993-4876
F: 863-993-4669
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Actions over $15,000, Probate, Family
Restricted Records: No juvenile or sex related records released
For misdemeanor record call 863-993-4878. County Court & Evictions 863-993-4876. Probate fax is same as main fax number.
County Court
115 E Oak St
Arcadia, FL 34266 http://www.desotoclerk.com
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 863-993-4876
F: 863-993-4669
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records: No juvenile or sex related records released
For misdemeanor record call 863-993-4878. County Court & Evictions 863-993-4876. Probate fax is same as main fax number.

DeSoto County, FL Vital Records

Contact the De Soto County Office of the County Clerk of the Circuit Court if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

De Soto County
County Clerk of the Circuit Court
115 E Oak St, Rm 101
Arcadia, FL 4266 http://www.desotoclerk.com
8AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 863-993-4876
Fax: 863-993-4669
Recorded Documents

DeSoto County Vital Certificates

DeSoto County Vital Certificates

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DeSoto County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 637.27 sq mi
Population (2009): 35,297
  • Females: 41.3%
  • White: 83.7%
  • Black/African American: 11.7%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 34.9%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 52.3%
Population Change (2000-2009): 3,088
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 18.7%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 24.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 22.4%
High School Graduates (2000): 63.5%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 8.4%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.70
Housing Units (2000): 13,608
Homeownership Rate (2000): 74.7%
Migration Flow to DeSoto County, FL from (2007-2008):

DeSoto County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $432,100
  • Construction: $24,437
  • Retail Trade: $58,712
  • Professional and Technical Services: $7,694
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $8,874
  • Retail Trade: $58,712
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $6,895
  • Manufacturing: $26,509
  • Farms: $23,656
  • Government: $114,967
Employed (2000): 12,742
Unemployed (2000): 708
Unemployment Rate (2009): 10.1%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $21,100
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,245
Local Government Revenue (2007): $64,054 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $15,210 (thou. dol.)

DeSoto County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 483
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.8
Deaths (2007): 256
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.3
Infant Deaths (2007): 1
  • Per 1,000 population: 2.1

DeSoto County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 255
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 2
  • Forcible rape: 7
  • Robbery: 60
  • Aggravated Assault: 186
Property Crimes (2008): 1,087
  • Burglary: 388
  • Larceny-Theft: 623
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 76

DeSoto County Genealogy Records