Prepares and maintains the records of Court Felony, Misdemeanor, and Traffic Citations
Criminal Court departments are located in various Clerks’ Offices throughout Volusia County. The location
of the court proceeding is generally based on the location where the offense occurred. The court notice contains
the court location and the name of the judge assigned to the case.
Criminal case files are available to the public for viewing unless the case has been sealed or expunged by order
of the court. A court file that has been sealed requires a court order to unseal the file prior to viewing contents.
Customers may purchase copies of documents from a criminal case file. Our office charges a fee of $1.00 per page
copied. If the requested copy is to be certified, an additional $2.00 will be charged.
Felony Cases (Circuit Court)
The Clerk’s Office can not reschedule a court date for felony cases. A defendant may wish to contact
their attorney, or if they do not have an attorney, the Public Defender's Office
in Daytona Beach or in DeLand. If a defendant fails to appear for a scheduled court date, the judge may issue
a capias or bench warrant for their arrest. The Clerk’s Office cannot give out any capias or bench warrant
information. To obtain capias or bench warrant information you will need to contact the Volusia County
Misdemeanor Cases (County Court)
The Clerk’s Office may reschedule a court date for misdemeanor cases depending on the practice of the
presiding judge in the case. To determine if a case can be rescheduled, the defendant must contact one of the
misdemeanor offices. Payable offenses should be paid prior to the court date to ensure the defendant’s
presence is not required. If a defendant fails to appear for a scheduled court date the judge may issue a capias
or bench warrant for defendant's arrest
Traffic Citations (County Court)
Failure to pay a traffic citation within the allotted time will cause the suspension of the offender's driver's
license. To contest a citation the violator must submit a written request for a court date to the Clerk's Office
within 30 days from receiving the citation.
Current Mailing Addresses
It is the responsibility of the defendant and/or violator to notify the Clerk’s Office of any mailing address
change. This may be done in person at any one of our Clerk’s Office locations. An address change will be
accepted by mail provided that the case and/or citation number is included for proper filing. You may use the
Notification of Address Change form.
Cash Bond Depositor Change of Address
If you are the Cash Bond Depositor for a criminal case and have a name change or a change of address, you must
provide the Clerk’s Office with your new name or address in writing by using the
Notification of Name/Address Change form.
You will need to include the case number in your request and the request must be notarized.
A person who has received a subpoena to appear in court will need to contact the party who subpoenaed them. The
State Attorney’s Office has a witness management office that provides direction to prospective witnesses.
Their telephone numbers are listed at the bottom of the subpoena.
Sealing/Expunging Court Files
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is the state agency responsible for determining the eligibility
of applicants who request to have their cases sealed or expunged. A packet complete with detailed instructions
as to the regulations governing the sealing and expungement of court files is available from
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Additionally, the Clerk’s Office has a packet available at no charge.
The Clerk’s Office performs record searches upon request. The request should be made in writing or in
person to our office. There is a fee of $2.00 per year per name searched. This information may also be obtained
at no charge by using one of our public access terminals located in any of our offices.