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Broward County, FL Public Records

Circuit Court
201 SE 6th St
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
P: 954-831-6565
F: 954-831-5661
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Actions over $15,000, Probate, Family
The Archives Division is located in the East Wing, Rm 03-340. Request form is at (Civil circuit- Rm 03170; civil- Rm 03170)
County Court
201 SE 6th St
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
P: 954-831-6565
F: 954-831-5661
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
The Archives Division is located in the East Wing, Rm 03-340. Request form is at (Civil circuit- Rm 03170; civil- Rm 03170)

Broward County, FL Vital Records

Contact the Broward County Office of the Director of County Records if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Broward County
Director of County Records
115 S Andrews Ave, Rm 114
Records, Taxes & Treasury, Recording Section
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
7:30AM-5PM EST
Phone: 954-357-8240, 954-831-4000
Fax: 954-357-7267
Recorded Documents

Broward County Vital Certificates

Broward County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Broward County Information

As part of the South Florida Metropolitan area, Broward County boasts a population of nearly two million people. Situated along Florida's eastern coast, the County enjoys the sparkling Atlantic Ocean on one side and the beautifully mysterious Everglades on the other. This makes the area perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who come to swim, surf, hike, boat, fish, and more under the South Florida sunshine, and with the area's tropical climate, residents and visitors can do these things all year long.

Broward County also has several other notable places worth visiting. In Fort Lauderdale, the county seat, you'll find the Museum of Discovery and Science, featuring an IMAX theater, interactive and educational exhibits, and animals native to Florida. Butterfly World in Coconut Creek lives up to its name - it's the largest butterfly park on the planet! In addition to the over 3,000 butterflies fluttering around, you'll get to enjoy beautiful plants, ponds, and gardens. Flamingo Gardens in Davie is a 60-acre botanical garden and wildlife sanctuary. Visitors here can enjoy the serenity of beautifully manicured gardens, groves, wetlands, and even a rainforest. Shoppers will delight in the Festival Flea Market Mall, a quarter-mile long market with over 500 stores and eateries. In fact, this is the biggest indoor flea market in America! Finally, like other South Florida locales, there is much to be said for the vibrant culture of the area. With so many cultures calling Broward County home, there is an exciting and diverse mix of food, music, and more that will tantalize the senses of locals and tourists.

Broward County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 1,205.4 sq mi
Population (2009): 1,766,476
  • Females: 51.3%
  • White: 68.6%
  • Black/African American: 25.9%
  • Asian: 3.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 24.6%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 46.2%
Population Change (2000-2009): 143,460
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 25.3%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 28.8%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 12%
High School Graduates (2000): 82%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 24.5%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.45
Housing Units (2000): 741,043
Homeownership Rate (2000): 69.5%
Migration Flow to Broward County, FL from (2007-2008):

Broward County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $45,935,088
  • Construction: $3,798,828
  • Retail Trade: $3,921,841
  • Professional and Technical Services: $4,452,911
  • Healthcare: $4,132,829
  • Banking: $3,771,834
  • Retail Trade: $3,921,841
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $1,584,800
  • Manufacturing: $2,322,882
  • Farms: $19,403
  • Government: $6,699,618
Employed (2000): 758,939
Unemployed (2000): 42,833
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.2%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $41,169
Local Government Employment (2007): 90,865
Local Government Revenue (2007): $6,696,119 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $6,304,701 (thou. dol.)

Broward County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 22,926
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.1
Deaths (2007): 14,622
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.4
Infant Deaths (2007): 129
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.6

Broward County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 10,637
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 85
  • Forcible rape: 515
  • Robbery: 4,045
  • Aggravated Assault: 5,992
Property Crimes (2008): 71,758
  • Burglary: 15,684
  • Larceny-Theft: 49,866
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 6,208

Broward County Genealogy Records