Lookup Public Records in DeSoto CountyFlorida. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

DeSoto County, Florida Overview

DeSoto County is located in the state of Florida. The county was formed in May 19, 1887 and named after Hernando de Soto. The county seat is Arcadia. As of 2013, the county has a population of 34517. The county has a total area of 639 square miles, 637 square miles of which is land, and 2.4 square miles is water. The county consists of 3 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 34266 recorded as the one with the largest population. DeSoto County borders the following counties: Hardee County, FL to the north; Charlotte County, FL to the south; Highlands County, FL to the east; Sarasota County, FL to the west; Manatee County, FL to the northwest, and; Glades County, FL to the southeast.

DeSoto County Clerk Information

The Property Appraiser of DeSoto County, Florida is charged with placing a fair and equitable market value on every parcel of property both real estate and tangible in our county. The property appraiser also

  • tracks ownership changes;
  • maintains maps of parcel boundaries;
  • keeps descriptions of buildings and property characteristics up to date;
  • accepts and approves applications from individuals eligible for exemptions and other forms of property tax relief;
  • and most importantly, analyzes trends in sales prices, construction costs, and rents to best estimate the value of all assessable property.

The Property Appraiser website contains a Real Property Record Search, where you can put in several search parameters, ranging from name and address to structure. CAMA data, as well as GIS data, is also available in their site as downloadable password protected ZIP files. Please contact the DeSoto County Property Appraiser at 863-993-4866 to gain access to this data.
Clerk of Court Information
Court records can be searched through an online database available. Four access options, the Public one allowing anonymous searching, while the other three requiring a username and password. Public records can be searched in their website, where you can put in several search parameters, like name and date range, and records from different courts can be searched.

Below is the physical address of the Clerk of Court Office:
115 East Oak Street, Room 101
Arcadia, FL 34266

DeSoto, FL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200936,951
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20093,852
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009124
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009139
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200952
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200935
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009578
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,626
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200983
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009944
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009165
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20093,573
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200920
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009173
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20093,401
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009766
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200927
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009154
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009392
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200920
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200976
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009488
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009703
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200933
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009150
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009205
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009100
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200935
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009229
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009480
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200916,971
DeSoto County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in DeSoto County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage; Domestic Violence – Title XLIII, Chapter 741
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:DeSoto County Marriage License
Location:201 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida, 34266
Phone:941-993-4876

Desoto County Clerk

Address: 115 E Oak St, Arcadia, FL 34266, United States
County Government Office Phone: 863-993-4876

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