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Declaration of Domicile (44 KB)
This document, when completed and recorded, is used to establish a domicile in the state of Florida for persons who want to evidence the same by a recorded document. It is primarily used by persons wanting to claim homestead exemption through the Property Appraisers Office. The recording fee for this one page document is $10.00. If the person needs assistance from a clerk in completing the information on the form, there is an additional $5.00 fee for this service (per FS28.24(15)) as well as an additional fee of $10.00 if a clerk notarizes the form.
Official Records Order Form (26 KB)
This document is to be used by non-commercial entities only to request copies and/or certified copies of documents from the Official Records Books. After printing and legibly completing this form, it must be mailed to The Clerk of the Circuit Court, Recording Department, P.O. Box 7800, Tavares, FL 32778, along with a check or money order made payable to The Clerk of the Circuit Court. Copies are $1.00 per page and $2.00 per document to certify (if certification is requested). There is also a postage and handling charge of $1.00.
  Recording Transmittal Form (41 KB)
Note: Must use Microsoft Excel or compatible program to open this form.
This form should be completed and included with documents submitted for recording into the Official Records of Lake County. Although not required, it assists in providing the Recording Division with the information necessary to record documents accurately and in a timely manner.
Request for Confidentiality Form - Official Records (26 KB)
This form is used by qualifying individuals to request the removal/redaction of personal information on documents that are maintained in the Lake County Official Records. The request must be legibly written, signed, notarized and delivered to the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Official Records Division. The request must specify the identifying page number (Book and Page or Clerk File Number) that contains the personal information being requested to be removed. No fee is charged for this service.
Request Form for Image Removal (16 KB)
This document is used to request the removal of certain sensitive document types from the Clerk's publicly available website. Any affected person may request that images of the following types of documents be removed from the Clerk's publicly available Internet website:
  • Military Discharge
  • Death Certificates
  • Court files, records of paper relating to matters or cases governed by
    • The Florida Rules of Family Law
    • The Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure
    • The Florida Rules of Probate
The request must be in writing and may be delivered in person, by mail, electronically, or by facsimile. The request must specify the identification page number of the document to be removed. No fee is charged for this service.
Florida law requires that images and copies of the above-listed documents remain on file and available to the public upon request in the Office of the Clerk/County Recorder.
Request Form for Social Security or Account Number Removal (16 KB)
This document is used to request the removal/redaction of social security or account numbers on documents that are publicly available on the Clerk's Internet website. The request must be legibly written, signed, and delivered in person or by mail, facsimile, or electronic transmission to the Clerk/County Recorder. The request must specify the identification page number that contains the social security or account number. No fee is charged for this service.