Online Record Search Disclaimer

Regarding use of Online Records Search

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.

Stacy Butterfield is pleased to offer Internet access to information pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, and Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order AOSC07-49.  Please read this disclaimer carefully, and if you agree with its terms, click on the "Accept" button to continue viewing and using the site.  You are referred to as the "User".

  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.  With respect to Tax Deed Record Searches, the information is based solely on the property described on the current tax roll, and in no way involves representations or warranties as to the status of the title to the land or any improvements on the property.
  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 oruse 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. The User agrees to be fully responsible for all activities that occur under User's password or account.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

If you have any questions regarding this disclaimer or use of the online Public Records please e-mail the Clerk's Help Desk. 


Stacy M. Butterfield


Clerk of Courts

Contact Information


Clerk of the Circuit Court

General Information

255 N Broadway Ave

Bartow, FL 33830


Branch Locations


(863) 534-4000


(863) 534-4584


"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, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing."