Contact Information

Courthouse Information and Payment System (CHIPS)

Automated Telephone System: (954) 712-7899

The Broward County Clerk of Courts CHIPS automated telephone system offers the caller the ability to hear detailed case information for Circuit Civil, County Civil, Family Court, Traffic and Misdemeanor, Appeals, Probate, and Felony case information.

By using this service you can also order case files for viewing at a Broward County Courthouse or check the status of a Marriage License. On the same phone call you can elect to pay Traffic or Parking Citations, or listen to driver's license information and reinstate your Drivers License using your Master Card or Visa credit card.

This service also provides answers and information to frequently asked questions in English or Spanish.

Click here for information on how to use the CHIPS automated services.

Public Information Telephone Lines

Public Information Line: (954) 831-6565

The Broward County Clerk of Courts Public Information Line is available from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday, with the exception of Courthouse Holidays.

For specific information about Traffic, Municipal Ordinance, Misdemeanor, or Felony case types, or if you would like verify a warrant on an already existing criminal case, press 4.

For specific information about a Child Support, Divorce, Family or Circuit Civil case over $15,000, press 5.

Other Public Information Telephone Lines

  • Birth/Death certificates: (954) 467-4413
  • FDLE Criminal history/background checks: (850) 410-8109
  • Broward County Call Center (Deeds, Liens, Judgments, Recording Division, Homestead Exemption and Property Tax: (954) 831-4000
  • Foreclosures: (954) 831-5745
  • Judges/Judicial Staff Directory
  • Jury Duty: (954) 831- 6091
  • Juvenile Delinquent: (954) 831-6492
  • Marriage Public Information Line: (954) 712-7899 Ext 7842
  • Marriage License Copies: (954) 712-7899 Ext 7841
  • Name Change and Adoption: (954) 831-8619
  • Parking Public Information Line: (954) 831-5804
  • Probate/Mental Health Public Information Line: (954) 831-7154
  • Public Defender: (954) 831-8650

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