General Information

What accommodations are taken for disabled individuals?

The Clerk of Courts is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 in conjunction with all human resources policies and practices and general services provided to the public. It is the clerk's policy to provide any and all services normally provided to the public to all disabled individuals at no cost to the individual.

Any disabled person, who, because of a disability, needs a special accommodation to participate in a judicial proceeding at a Broward County Courthouse, should contact the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator no later than 7 business days before the proceeding. The telephone number is 954-831-6364, and this telephone is accessible for both voice and transmissions for deaf persons.

The clerk does not provide transportation to or from locations, nor can the clerk postpone, suspend or delay any proceeding. You must write directly to the applicable judge regarding these issues.

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What is the ADA Notice Requirement for Court Proceedings?

Pursuant to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.540, all Service Documents (i.e., Summonses and Subpoenas) and communications noticing court proceedings or services in the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit shall include the following Americans with Disabilties Act language in bold face, 14-point Times New Roman or Courier font:

"If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Phone Line at (954) 831-6364; 201 SE 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711."

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What are the hours and locations of the Clerk of Courts?

The Clerk of Court's Office has various locations for your convenience. Traffic and Misdemeanor Fines may be paid at any one of the following Clerk's Service Locations, Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm, excluding Courthouse Holidays.

Broward County Central Courthouse
201 S.E. 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

North Regional Courthouse
1600 W. Hillsboro Blvd
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

South Regional Courthouse
3550 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, FL 33021

West Regional Courthouse
100 N. Pine Island Road
Plantation, FL 33317

Lauderdale Lakes Division of Driver Licenses
3718 - Suite 3 West Oakland Park Blvd
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313
Corner of 441 (SR 7) and Oakland Park Blvd

Margate Division of Driver Licenses
1135 Banks Road
Margate, FL

Rick Case Honda
15700 Rick Case Honda Way
Davie, FL 33331
Monday thru Friday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Excluding Courthouse Holidays

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List of Judges Names by Division Numbers

Link to list of Judges for a list of Judges' Names by Division Numbers.

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What are the responsibilities of the Clerk of Courts?

The Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts of Broward County serves as a ministerial arm to the judicial system. The general functions and duties of the Clerk's office are to maintain court records, attend trials, and/or hearings as required, and offer the public assistance within all statutory guidelines. The Clerk's office is also responsible for the payment of all jurors and witnesses required at trials and depositions.



What is a subpoena?

A subpoena is traditionally defined as a command to appear at a certain time and place to give testimony regarding a certain matter. Testimony is normally given in a court of law, or by deposition, in the presence of a court reporter.

If you are served with a subpoena and have any questions, or are unable to attend on the date specified, you must contact the agency or attorney that subpoenaed you.

If you are subpoenaed by the Clerk's office in reference to a traffic accident and are unable to attend, you must notify the Hearing Officer, in writing, prior to the court date. If you fail to respond to the subpoena, you may be held in contempt of court.

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What is the optimal screen size for this web site?

There is an optimal screen size for viewing this website. From your Start menu, select Control Panel. From the Control Panel, select Display. From Display Properties, select the Settings tab. The screen area should be set to 1024 X 768 pixels for optimal viewing. If this is set to 800 X 600 pixels, the screens will appear larger. This means you will need to scroll right and left to see an entire screen.

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What is the best way to print this screen?

The best way to print a screen on this web site is to set the Orientation to Landscape. Setting the Orientation varies depending on the type of browser on your computer.

In Internet Explorer go to the File menu and select the Print option. From the Print option, click prefrences. On the Layout tab, set the orientation to Landscape. Then select OK. Select Print after changing the Orientation.

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