How can I request to make additional information in a court file confidential?
Confidential information in court files is exclusively controlled by the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration. Rule 2.420 specifically lists the items the clerk can hold confidential without an order from the court. The rule requires the filer to file a NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION describing the information and the location of it in the pleading being filed.
If a party to the action requires some other information to be held confidential because it is confidential under federal, state, or local laws, the filer must request the court to determine if the information will be held confidential in the court file by filing a MOTION TO DETERMINE CONFIDENTIALITY. Upon receipt of the motion the information will be redacted and held confidential until the court rules on the motion. The information will be held according to the court's ruling.