Lookup Public Records in Washington County, Florida. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.
Washington County, Florida Overview
Washington County is a county located in the state of Florida. The county was formed in December 9, 1825. Named after George Washington, the county seat is Chipley and it has a population of 24624 as of 2013. The county has a total area of 616 square miles, with its land area encompassing 583 square miles, and its water area 33 square miles. The county consists of 10 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 32428 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Washington County borders the following counties: Holmes County, FL to the north; Bay County, FL to the south; Jackson County, FL to the east, and; Walton County, FL to the west.
Washington County Clerk Information
The property appraiser is responsible for identifying, locating, and fairly valuing all property, both real and personal, within the county for tax purposes. 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 allows web access to property records. These records can be searched in several options: search by owner name, search by location address, search by parcel number, search by section township range, and search by map. Parcel information is readily available in the search.
Below is the physical address of the Property Appraiser:
Gil Carter, CFA
1331 South Blvd Ste 300
Chipley, FL 32428
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 to 4:00
Court Clerk Information
The Office of the Clerk is a complex organization that performs a wide range of record keeping, information management, and financial management for the judicial system and county government.
The Clerk of Court allows searching of official records and court records, both hosted on different websites linked in the Clerk of Courts website. Official records include court judgments, deeds, liens, marriage licenses, mortgages, plats and tax deeds. They can be ordered online. Court records include documents, information and exhibits that the court maintains in connection with a case. They 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. To be a registered user, you’ll have to email a form, available at their website.
Below is the physical address of the Clerk of Courts:
Lora C. Bell
Washington County Florida Clerk of Court
1293 Jackson Avenue
Chipley, FL 32428
Phone: (850) 638-6289
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
|Washington County Marriage License Office|
In order to obtain a marriage license in Washington 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:||Washington County Marriage License|
|Location:||201 West Jackson, Chipley, Florida, 32428|