Disclaimer, Terms and Conditions

Stacy Butterfield is pleased to offer Internet access to public information pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, and Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order AOSC15-18. The information provided on this website is provided as a public service for general information only and does not constitute an official record. It should not be relied upon for any type of legal action or legal advice and should be independently verified before used. The Polk County Clerk’s website is offered to you, the “User”, conditioned on acceptance of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein, without modification. User access and use of this site constitutes acceptance of all terms and conditions. Anyone using this system expressly consents to administrative monitoring at all times by the Polk County Clerk and its authorized agents and contractors. You (User) are further advised that system administrators may provide evidence of possible criminal activity identified during such monitoring to appropriate law enforcement officials. If you (User) do not wish to consent to monitoring, exit this system now.

  1. While the Clerk's Office makes every attempt to preserve the accuracy of the online version of the records, this site is not intended as "official" information. The "Official Records of Polk County" are provided in the Polk County Courthouse.
  2. NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, ARE PROVIDED FOR THE ACCURACY OF THE DATA HEREIN, ITS USE OR ITS INTERPRETATION. ALL DATA CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. THE CLERK AND ANYONE INVOLVED IN STORING, RETRIEVING, OR DISPLAYING THIS INFORMATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DEMAND OR CLAIM, REGARDLESS OF FORM OR ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR INCIDENT TO THE POSTING OF INFORMATION OR DATA ON THIS WEBSITE, THE ACCESSING OR USE OF ANY INFORMATION OR DATA ON THIS WEBSITE, AND/OR THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY PERSON OR ENTITY ACCESSING OR USING ANY INFORMATION FROM THIS WEBSITE. NEITHER THE CLERK NOR THE CLERK'S OFFICE SHALL BE HELD LIABLE FOR THE WEBSITE'S OR ANY WEBSITE SERVICE'S LACK OF AVAILABILITY DUE TO ANY FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE CIRCUMSTANCE. MAINTENANCE MAY BE PERFORMED ON THIS WEBSITE OR ANY WEBSITE SERVICE AT ANY TIME, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE OR WARNING. BY USING THIS WEBSITE OR WEBSITE SERVICE IN ANY FORM, THE USER AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE CLERK FOR ANY DAMAGE OF ANY TYPE THAT MAY BE CAUSED BY THE USE OF INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE OR WEBSITE SERVICE.
  3. It is strictly prohibited and a violation of this user agreement to systematically download or programmatically download data and other information obtained from electronic resources. The User agrees to access the information contained in the site manually and not programmatically by macro or other automated means. The User shall not use or access this Website or any Website Service in any manner that, in the sole judgment of the Polk County Clerk of Courts, adversely affects the performance of this Website, any Website Service or any other system, or has any negative impact on the ability of the Polk County Clerk of Courts to conduct its regular business operations. In the event it is determined that a User is downloading information in violation of this agreement, the Clerk has the authority to deny access to the User.
  4. Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of the Website is restricted to authorized Users only. Attempting to access these restricted areas without authorization is prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution. Users authorized to access a password protected area of the Website are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of passwords and account codes.
  5. The User agrees to be fully responsible for all activities that occur under User's password or account.
  6. The User will not disguise or "spoof" the origin of any information transmitted to this website. This includes but is not limited to falsification of IP address(es). When accessing this Website, the User will not alter, falsify or disguise any data that is normally automatically transmitted when a user connects to a website.
  7. Although every effort is made to ensure the uptime and functionality of this Website and the Website Services, the Polk County Clerk of Courts shall not be held liable for the Website's or any Website Service's lack of availability due to any foreseeable or unforeseeable circumstance. Maintenance may be performed on this Website or any Website Service at any time, with or without notice or warning.
  8. BY USING POLK COUNTY CLERK OF COURTS WEB PAGES, THE USER ASSUMES ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING ANY RISK TO USER'S COMPUTER, SOFTWARE OR DATA BEING DAMAGED BY ANY VIRUS, SOFTWARE, OR ANY OTHER FILE WHICH MIGHT BE TRANSMITTED OR ACTIVATED VIA A POLK COUNTY CLERK OF COURTS WEB PAGE, THIS SITE OR USER'S ACCESS TO IT. POLK COUNTY CLERK OF COURTS AND ITS AUTHORIZED AGENTS AND CONTRACTORS SHALL NOT IN ANY EVENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST REVENUES, OR LOST PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR MISUSE OF THE INFORMATION OR LACK OF INFORMATION ON THE POLK COUNTY CLERK OF COURTS WEB SITE OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEB SITE, OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, DOCUMENTS, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF POLK COUNTY CLERK OF COURTS AND/OR ANY OF ITS AUTHORIZED AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AFFILIATES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. POLK COUNTY CLERK OF COURTS AND ITS AUTHORIZED AGENTS AND CONTRACTORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY CAUSED IN WHOLE, OR IN PART, BY THEIR ACTIONS, OMISSIONS, OR CONTINGENCIES BEYOND THEIR CONTROL, INCLUDING IN PROCURING, COMPILING, OR DELIVERING THE INFORMATION, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR INACCURACIES IN THE INFORMATION REGARDLESS OF HOW CAUSED, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY USER'S DECISION, OR ACTION TAKEN OR NOT TAKEN IN RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION FURNISHED.
  9. As a condition of use of Polk County Clerk of Courts web site, the User agrees to indemnify Polk County Clerk of Courts officers, employees and agents and contractors against any and all liability, expenses (including attorney's fees) and damages arising out of claims resulting from User's use of this web site, including without limitation any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by User of these terms and conditions.
  10. If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitation set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in effect. These Terms of Use and User's agreement to be bound by them shall, to the maximum lawful extent, be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida without reference to principles of conflicts of laws. User agrees that venue for any judicial proceeding arising from or relating to User's use of this Website, or the Website Services shall lie in Polk County, Florida, USA.
  11. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the User and the Polk County Clerk (and its contractors and agents) with respect to this web site. It supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the User and the Polk County Clerk with respect to this web site. This Agreement shall be deemed to include all other notices, policies, disclaimers and other terms contained in this web site; provided, however, that in the event of a conflict between such other terms and the terms of this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall control. A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
  12. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
  13. Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, please do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.