Alerts, Notices, and Court Orders


Upcoming Updates for Official Records Effective January 1, 2024

Posted 11/16/2023

Florida Statute 695.26(5) Requirements for Recording Instruments Affecting Real Property takes effect on January 1, 2024. The Volusia County Clerk's office will not record an instrument by which title to real property or interest is conveyed, assigned, encumbered or disposed of unless:

  1. The names of each witness are legibly printed, typewritten or stamped immediately beneath the signature of the witness.
  2. The post office address of each witness is legibly printed, typewritten, or stamped on each instrument.
These statutory requirements will be strictly enforced.

Florida Statute 695.26(b) Requirements for Recording Instruments Affecting Real Property. Starting January 1, 2024, the name and post office address of the natural person who prepared the instrument or under whose supervision it was prepared must be legibly printed, typewritten, or stamped upon such instrument. This statutory requirement will be strictly enforced starting January 1, 2024. We will no longer accept only a company name at the top; it must reflect a "natural person" as the preparer.

Florida Statute 117.05 Use of Notary Commission. Starting January 1, 2024, all requests for documents to be recorded in Official Records that require a notary must meet the Notary Public-State of Florida requirements if a Florida notary has executed the Notary Act. Please review this statute in full; samples of the jurat or certificate of acknowledgment are referenced in this statute and must contain all elements.

Common errors include: Missing location of the notarial act performed, missing indication of how the act was performed in person or online, missing specific type of identification used to identify the signer, missing or illegible stamp. After January 1, 2024, we will no longer accept notarized documents that fail to meet the statutory requirements.

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Admin Order Entered Regarding Case Management of Civil Cases

Posted 04/30/2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Chief Judge Zambrano entered CV-2021-023-SC Re: Case Management of Civil Cases, that requires plaintiffs to serve a case management order on all parties in most civil cases. Please review the Administrative Order for more details. We are providing this form Case Management Order for your convenience.

Application for the Appointment of the Public Defender Available Online

Posted 06/04/2020

Criminal Defendants, the Application for Criminal Indigent Status is now available online. This document can be filled out online and e-mailed to Please make sure to use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader if you encounter difficulties filling out the form through your browser.

Property Fraud Alert

Property Fraud Alert - Be Informed…Be Alert…Be Notified SIGN UP NOW!

The Clerk of the Circuit Court is pleased to offer a free service to alert property homeowners to potential fraud. Property Fraud Alert is an online subscription service FREE to the public that allows you to have a name or names monitored with the Recorder’s office in order to track possible fraudulent recordings that affect your property. With Property Fraud Alert, subscribers will sign up and be notified when the name they have submitted is used in any recording activities within the Recorder’s office. When subscribing to the service, the subscriber will have the option to choose one of the following notification methods: e-mail or voice phone call. Click HERE to sign up for PFA and be comforted knowing that you are taking the first steps in protecting your most valuable asset, your home.