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Miami-Dade County Clerk of the CourtsHarvey Ruvin

Commercial Data Services

The Miami-Dade Clerk of the Courts provides an assortment of Civil, Criminal, Family, Marriage, Official Records, and Traffic files to registered users. The available data files are updated on daily, weekly, and monthly bases (files are available for 30 days). There are fees associated with accessing each of the folders available for download.

For any questions, contact the Technical Services Division Service Desk at 305-349-5900 or [email protected].

Costs and Fees


The standard formatted files are placed in folders and available through our Commercial Data Services Web application. Access to each folder costs $80.00 per month, except where noted. Additional access to Official Records images file through FTP - $420.00 per month. Use of APIs - $0.05 per unit, one unit per request from your pre-paid balance.

Credit cards are the only form of payment acceptable for Commercial Data Services. Payment can be made through the Web application as linked here.

Downloading the Data

You will access the files via the Commercial Data Services Web application if downloading “in person” or via an Automated Programmatic Interface (API) and/or Web Service if downloading through an automated process.
 

Automated Process 

The Clerk’s Office has provided an API to allow automated download of a file.  The API can be accessed with the following syntax:
 
Get api/FTPapi?fileName={fileName}&folderName={folderName}&AuthKey={AuthKey}

Data Files

The files contain raw data and are delimited as noted; click below for the Commercial Data Services file layouts. 
 
 
A link to a sample file is provided within each file layout description.

Login and Registration

Once your pre-registration has been completed, the notarized form is received by the Clerk’s Office and registration has been verified, you may login to download bulk data.
 
Before you can login to purchase a folder to download bulk data, you will need to self- register by completing the Registration form, accepting the Registration Agreement, sending a notarized form confirming identity (required in accordance with the latest version of the Florida Supreme Court’s Standards for Access to Electronic Court Records), and submitting the notarized Data Download or Custom Public Access Request form and await verification before you may access Civil, Criminal, Family, or Traffic court files. You do not need a notarized form for Marriage, or Official Records file access. 
 
Send the notarized form to the Technical Services Division by mail or email:
 
Mail to:
Technical Services Division
175 NW 1st Avenue Box #7
Miami, Florida 33128
 
Please note that the email address used for the registration process will become your userID, with which you login to the system going forward.  The email address will also be the main contact address for the Clerk’s Office should there be a need to contact you directly.  If the email address is a personal address, and it needs to change, it is your responsibility to notify the Clerk’s Office to do so.
 

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