For your convenience, the Bay County Clerk of Court is now offering Electronic Certified Documents for purchase online.  Each electronic certified document uses advanced encryption features to produce a tamper-proof electronic certified document that will include a unique Clerk of Court digital signature.

To purchase an Electronic Certified Document on our website, the document must be in a viewable electronic format.

Benefits of E-Certify:

  • Online
  • Real-time
  • 24-hour access
  • Convenient
  • Secure
  • Efficient
  • Environmentally friendly

Verify Certified Documents

Each document contains a Unique Reference Number for identification purposes and a tamper-evident seal to indicate if the document has been tampered with. To view the tamper-evident seal and verify the certifier’s digital signature, open this document with Adobe Reader software.

There are three ways to verify the authenticity of a document. The first, and easiest way, is to scan the QR code printed on your document.  If you do not have a QR code scanner, you may enter the Unique Reference Number for your document or upload the document below. Please watch the video above for detailed instructions.

Verify by code

Enter the Unique Reference Code from the original record to see the authentication results.

Verify by File Upload

Upload an electronic certificate file and we will perform an automated authentication.