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Lee County, FL Public Records

Lee County public records refer to memos, letters, maps, emails, certificates, audio and video files that local agencies generate, handle, and maintain. There is a presumption that most records generated by government entities within the county are available for public viewing, provided no exemptions exist. Vital records such as marriages, divorces, births, and deaths are accessible to eligible requesters. That is close relatives, spouses, individuals with the legal right, and the person on the record. Interested parties may access these records from the Bureau of Vital Statistics and must pay a fee. Lee County's Clerk of the Circuit Court presides over all accessible property records. Record seekers may contact the Clerk to find easements, mortgages, liens, and deeds by searching the repository.

Courts in Lee County

Court Records in Lee County, Florida

Lee County court records include civil, criminal, probate, and traffic proceedings, as well as appeals. All court records are deemed accessible, provided they are not exempt per the Supreme Courts Administrative Order AOSC 18-16. Lee County's Clerk of the court presides over the records, so interested parties may visit their office in person or issue requests via mail. People may also use a designated case search platform on the Clerk's website to access records though this is advisable for recent cases. Record seekers have to register for an account on the website, though, to access more than the names, case numbers, and filing dates. Users may also pay for certain electronically certified documents at $8 per record issued via email.

Court Name:
2075 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Ft. Myers

Jails and Prisons in Lee County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Lee County, Florida

Members of the public can view Lee County inmate records in accordance with the Sunshine lawThese records are maintained by the Florida Department of Corrections, which also offers an offender information search tool. By providing the inmate's name, or DC numbers, they can get the person's physical details, criminal charges, sentencing information, and the detaining facility. Lee County's Sheriff's department does preside over the visitations. Inmates are allowed one-hour visits from individuals on the approved list twice a week. Inmates get to choose the visitors who will see them and correspond with them via phone or letters. Visitors are mandated to behave according to correctional facility regulations by being punctual and dressing appropriately. Lee County has ten jails and prisons serving 787,976 residents.

Jails and Prisons Name:
2501 Ortiz Avenue
Ft. Meyers
2115 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Ft. Meyers
2115 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Fort Myers

Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Lee County

Arrest Records in Lee County, Florida

Lee County arrest records contain information on apprehensions done by law enforcement agencies following suspected criminal activity. They are accessible to the public per the Sunshine statute, so the Sheriff's department must provide non-confidential arrest records on request. That entails the arrestee's information, charges, date of arrest, and the circumstances leading up to detainment. There are exemptions, such as ongoing criminal investigations, juvenile cases, and abuse, which are usually only accessible to eligible parties. Interested parties that would like to view criminal records may also contact the County Sheriff's office. Lee County has eight police departments and is ranked 56th out of 67 in stations per capita. The crime rate is 27.9 per 1,000 residents.

Police Departments Name:
14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway
Ft. Myers

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