Confidential Information in Civil Cases

Effective July 1, 2021, the result of Florida Supreme Court amendment (SC20-1765) to Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420, it is the sole responsibility of the filer to notify the Clerk of Courts of confidential information in civil court filings. All filers, including attorneys and self-represented litigants will be required to:

  • File a Notice of Confidential Information in circuit civil, county civil, and small claims cases when filing documents with Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, or other confidential information.
  • Identify the precise location(s) of confidential information within the document, including each page number on which it appears.
  • Identify the type of confidential information or provision that applies to the identified information.

The amended rule affects circuit civil, county civil, and small claims cases, except for Jimmy Ryce civil commitments, cases stemming from sexual assault, and medical malpractice filings. This rule will not affect family, criminal, and juvenile cases.

Click here to view a list of the items considered confidential and to view the Notice of Confidential Information form.


To access printable forms, visit the Confidentiality of Court Records Forms page.