Broward County Clerk of Court Information

If ever you find yourself looking for important information about just about anything in the county, the odds are pretty fantastic that you'll want to speak with the Broward County Clerk of Courts (currently one Mr. Howard Forman) to see how they'll be able to help you out.

Responsible for maintaining and providing access to all of the public records of the county (dating back more than 40 years), the the county officeman of Courts is responsible for overseeing the entire clerks Office of Broward County and making sure that things are running just as smoothly as humanly possible.

Most of the information that the county officeman of Courts can provide you with or can connect you with is going to be immediately accessible just by visiting their website, but if you need a more personal touch and would like to take advantage of the services of a officeman of Courts office administrator, do not hesitate to contact them at your earliest convenience to get the help that you require.

What exactly is the county Clerk of Courts responsible for?

Most people are aware of the fact that every single county here in Florida (and just about every single municipality in the United States) is responsible for the collection of and securing of public information, public documents, and public details that are to be made accessible to each and every citizen of that county order that area.

Well, the man (or woman) in charge of this project is designated the county clerk of courts here in Broward county, and it just so happens that Mr. Howard Forman - a veteran of community service in the county - is and has been in the officeman of Courts for some time.

Responsible for making sure that public records remain exactly that - publicly accessible to everyone - while at the same time put in charge of the storage and acquisition of these documents and details, you'll find that the office of the clerk of courts is working for regularly to make sure that the population stays informed and always has the access that they require.

Some of the documents that they are responsible for keeping track of include (but certainly aren't limited to):

  • Electronic court records and proceedings
  • Juvenile traffic court issues
  • Child-support information
  • Case file/document requests for ongoing investigations or court proceedings
  • Jury service information
  • Foreclosure and real estate details
  • Passport information and processing

And that's just the tip of the iceberg!

Previous to Mr. Howard Forman taking over the office, the overwhelming majority of these documents and details were kept in a physical storage location. However, once Mr. Forman took office (and for every year since), he's made a concerted effort to make sure that all county offices (clerk of courts and otherwise) are taking advantage of paperless technology, and has even started initiatives to digitize public records dating all the way back to the early 1970s.

This means that all community members that need to access public record will have the ability to do so without ever having to leave their back bedroom, and eventually they should be able to access this information securely through their mobile devices.

It is necessary to sign up for an official officeman of Courts of record accessing account, but this account is available to all citizens of the county and is available 100% free of charge.

Of course, if it's necessary that a citizen needs hard copies of the information that they're looking for (or if some of the information requires a fee to be paid for access) this can be taken care of securely and safely through the online interface and website - and it's even possible to pay with all major credit cards, debit cards, and even a check!

About the current officeman of Courts

As mentioned above, the current clerk of courts is Mr. Howard Forman, and he has held the title of secretary of courts in the county ever since November 2000.

Originally born and raised for the first nine years of his life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before moving down to Florida in 1955, he later graduated from Miami Beach Senior high school before he then attended the University of Miami and the New York Institute of Finance.

After working for some time in the private sector, he ran for and was elected to head the Hallandale Beach cat city Commission, the the county Commission (a position he chaired in 1980 and 1987), and even worked in the Florida State Senate while heading four different state Senate committees.

Not only has Mr. Howard Forman also been the officeman of Courts for going on 15 years now, he's also been the chairman of the secretary of courts Operations Corporation from 2007 until 2010.

Major initiatives have been started under the direction of Mr. Forman, including the paperless shift that was mentioned above. A big proponent of technology making it easier for the local government and its citizens to take advantage of the public record database he is in charge of overseeing, he has worked diligently to find new ways to make sure that everyone has access to the important details they need while at the same time making sure that courthouse services are brought right into the home to streamline the entire process.

Up for reelection once again after this term has successfully completed, it's difficult to imagine Mr. Forman not winning once again - regardless of the challenge. There is a reason why he has been elected to this office every single time he's run since 2000, and there's a reason why so many people in the county continue to rely on his leadership and his expertise when it comes to moving the County officeman of Courts office in the right direction.

If at any point in time you need to be able to access the information available through the secretary of courts, make sure that you visit their website (www.clerk-17th-FL courts.org) for that you go to any of the office locations dotted throughout the county.