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If the filer who is drafting a document believes it contains confidential information, they should:
IF A NOTICE IS FILED BUT THE INFORMATION IS NOT CONSIDERED CONFIDENTIAL:
The 23 Types of Confidential that can be redacted:
THE DETAILED LIST CAN BE DOWNLOADED AT: www.FLClerks.com/ConfidentialRuleChange
Rule 2.420 outlines 23 categories of information that are automatically confidential in court records such as Social Security numbers, health records, bank account numbers, addresses of domestic violence victims, and juvenile delinquency records.
The amended rule affects small claims court filings and circuit and county court civil cases, except for Family Law cases, Domestic Violence Cases, cases stemming from sexual abuse, Risk Protection Orders, mental health Cases, Jimmy Ryce civil commitments, and medical malpractice cases.
Clerks and filers will retain dual responsibility to identify confidential information in all other types of filings for family, criminal, juvenile and probate cases.
CHANGES DO NOT APPLY TO: (the current standards in place will remain)
Click here for important information if you are representing yourself in court and don't have an attorney.
Click here to read the handout if you are an Attorney
If any confidential information is included in the documents being filed a Notice of Confidential Information Within Court Filing Form must be completed at the time of filing. The Clerk of Courts shall review the filings identified as containing confidential information and notify the filer in writing within 5 days if the Clerk determines the information is not subject to confidentiality. View the Notice of Confidential Information