Juvenile Division

Juvenile Court

The Juvenile Division works closely with the Department of Children and Family Services, the Judiciary, State Attorney’s Office, Public Defender’s Office, Department of Juvenile Justice, law enforcement and other agencies in carrying out its mission.

Due to strict confidentiality laws regarding juvenile cases, information can only be made available to the juvenile, parent or guardian, attorney for parent or child and select government officials with valid photo identification. Case information cannot be provided over the telephone.

Pursuant to Florida Statutes 39.0132(3), 985.05(2) and 984.06(3), all Juvenile records (delinquency and dependency) are confidential.

Juvenile Delinquency
Any person under the age of 18 who has allegedly committed a law violation. The Juvenile Division is governed by F.S. 985 for Delinquency.

Juvenile Dependency
All matters relating to any person under the age of 18 who has been abandoned, abused, neglected, surrendered for the purpose of adoption, who are persistent runaways, habitually truant or are ungovernable. The Juvenile Division is governed by F.S. 39 and F.S. 984 for Dependency.

Paying Juvenile Case Fines & Fees

If your juvenile case resulted in the assessment of fines, fees and/or restitution, you can make payments at any:

  • Orange County Clerk's locations
  • Amscot Locations
Forms of Payment 
  • Cash, money order, cashier's check and personal check (payable to Orange County Clerk of Courts)
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express (a $3.50 fee will apply)

For restitution payments, only cash, cashier’s check or money orders are accepted.