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  • How do I obtain a copy of my deed or other recorded instrument?

    There are four ways in which you can obtain a regular copy or a certified copy of a document:

    1. View and print the record for free through the Official Records Search.
    2. Order certified copies with your credit card at www.myfloridacounty.com
    3. Visit the Recording Department in person and request copies. Payment is accepted either in cash, by check, money order or credit card. The Recording Department is located on the 2nd floor of the County Administration Building, 2115 Second Street, Fort Myers.
    4. Mail a written request, along with a check or money order payable to Lee County Clerk of Courts, to cover copy fees, and a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of your document. . You must include the instrument number or book/page number in addition to the name the document is recorded under. In your request, include your driver license number and state of issuance.  Please mail your request and payment to P.O. Box 2278, Attn: Land Records, Fort Myers, FL 33902. Your copies will be mailed to you.

    Please refer to our fee schedule for associated costs.

  • I would like copies of my court case. How much would it cost me?

    There is a fee for paper copies and certification of documents. Refer to the Fee Schedule. You may search for documents online and print them or may submit a request using our Records Request System to have them sent to you. Or you may mail a written request along with the appropriate fee amount by check or money order payable to the Clerk of Courts, with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Clerk of Courts and the appropriate department’s address located under Contact Us. We will mail back the copies with a receipt.

  • How do I obtain a copy of my marriage license?

    There are a few ways you may obtain a copy:

    1. View and print the record for free through the Official Records Search.
    2. Order certified copies with your credit card at www.myfloridacounty.com
    3. Visit the Recording Department in person and request a copy. Payment is accepted either in cash, by check, money order or credit card. The Recording Department is located on the 2nd floor of the County Administration Building, 2115 Second Street, Fort Myers.
    4. Mail a written request, along with a check or money order payable to Lee County Clerk of Courts, to cover copy fees, and a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of your document. . You must include the bride’s maiden name, groom’s name, and the date of the ceremony. In your request, include your driver license number and state of issuance.  Please mail your request and payment to Lee County Clerk of Courts Recording Office, P.O. Box 2278, Fort Myers, FL 33902. Your copies will be mailed to you.

    Please refer to our fee schedule for associated costs.

  • How do I obtain a copy of my divorce?

    Divorce documents are filed in the Civil Division, located in the Justice Center at 2075 Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, mailing address P. O. Box 310, Fort Myers, Florida 33902. There is a fee for copies and certification of documents. Refer to the Fee Schedule. The documents are not available on the Internet. At the end of the information about any given case, there is a link to the particular office, which can give further information.

  • How do I obtain a copy of a Birth Certificate?

    Florida birth record copies may be obtained at the Florida Department of Health Lee County Vital Statistics office or ordered online through VitalChek.

    Birth records for other states can be ordered through VitalChek.

    For more information call 239-332-9572 or visit http://lee.floridahealth.gov/certificates/index.html.

  • How do I obtain a copy of a Death Certificate?

    Florida death record copies for deaths occurring in 2009 to the present may be obtained at the Florida Department of Health Lee County Vital Statistics office or ordered online through VitalChek.

    Florida death records prior to 2009 can be obtained from the Bureau of Vital Statistics or ordered through VitalChek.

    Death records for other states can be ordered through VitalChek.

    For more information call 239-332-9572 or visit http://lee.floridahealth.gov/certificates/index.html.

  • How do I obtain a copy of my Florida driving record?

    You may check the status of your license on the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website. The site will only inform you if your license is valid or invalid. In order to find out the reason for suspensions or revocations, you may purchase a copy of your driving record from the Clerk of Courts for a fee. Refer to the Fee Schedule for more information.