Party of Record Access to Court Records

Individuals that are directly involved in a case can now request access to immediately view images online.  Examples are:

  • Plaintiff / Petitioner
  • Defendant / Respondent
  • Guardian

Not all documents or Case Types may be viewable online.  Access will be permitted to those cases & documents that have been authorized by the Florida Supreme Court in accordance with Administrative Order 2016-14 (AOSC 16-14).  

Applications for access will not be processed if completed by a 3rd party or person(s) not directly involved a case filed before the Court of Sumter County. 

Upon completion of your application please have it properly notarized and return to our office using the following available methods:

In Person / US Mail

Sumter County Clerk of Court
Attn Technical Services / Party Access
215 E McCollum Ave
Bushnell, FL 33513

Email: [email protected]

  • Documents MUST be scanned in COLOR PDF
  • Failure to do so will result in your application being returned

Application Process

It is the responsibility of the applicant party to provide a list of cases that they are requesting access.

Please complete the application below as required and a list of those cases that you are an active party to.  A page has been added following the notary for this purpose.  If you need assistance with obtaining a list of cases that you are a party, you can perform a Party Search using the Public Online Court Records Search Portal (OCRS).  

On processing, your case list will be reviewed and validated as a Party of Record to the case.  If the applicant information cannot be verified to be an active Case Party, this additional access will not be permitted.

Party Access Application