Lookup Public Records in Sumter County, Florida. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.
Sumter County, Florida
Sumter County is located in west central Florida, northwest of Orlando. Created in 1853 from part of Marion County, it is named after Revolutionary War hero General Thomas Sumter. Much of the eastern portion of the county was once part of a Seminole Indian reservation. It is now one of the fastest growing counties in Florida and the United States, mainly due to rapid expansion of The Villages, a huge retirement complex in the northeast corner of the county. Between the 2000 and 2010 census, the population grew by more than 75%, to 93,420. The total area of the county is 580 square miles. The county seat is Bushnell, in the center of the area.
The Sumter County Clerk is the official recorder of all instruments authorized to be recorded in one general series of “Official Records” books. Records maintained by the clerk’s office include but are not limited to surveys, declarations of condominium, bills of sale, judgments, deeds, mortgages, liens, contracts, affidavits, subdivision plats, certificates of military discharge, and declarations of domicile. In addition, the Clerk of the Circuit Court also performs wedding ceremonies, processes applications for marriage license, and records marriage licenses for permanent record.
Public records in the county can be accessed by doing a background check online, by mail or by visiting the county clerk’s office in person during office hours. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Sumter County Clerk Website. The website has easy to follow steps and links that will direct you to the records are available online. While on the website, remember to view the fee schedule applicable when requesting public records. It is important to note that the county clerk does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information obtained from the website. As a result, the information should not be used as an authoritative public record or as a legal document.
The other way to obtain public records is by visiting the county clerk’s office in person. You will be required to submit a records request form, which can be obtained from the clerk’s office or from the county website; the fee applicable is the same as when requesting records online. You can also mail the records request form, along with the applicable fee and a self-addressed stamped envelope, to the clerk’s office. Alternatively, you can email or call the clerk’s office at 352-569-6600 and make inquiries regarding public records.
Below is the physical address of the Sumter County Clerk’s office:
215 E McCollum Ave, Room 190
Bushnell, FL 33513
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
|Sumter County Marriage License Office|
In order to obtain a marriage license in Sumter 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:||Sumter County Marriage License|
|Location:||209 North Florida Street, Bushnell, Florida, 33513|
Sumter County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office
Address: 215 E McCollum Ave, Bushnell, FL 33513, United States
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