Local Law

The Reference Section, located on the fifth floor of the Broward County Main Library​, maintains a collection of the law materials of the State of Florida. The collection includes the following major categories of law:

  • ​Statutory Law:  laws enacted by the Florida Legislature
  • Administrative Law
    Executive:  Governor’s Proclamations and Executive Orders
    Administrative:  rules and decisions of Florida’s administrative agencies
  • ​Case Law:  court opinions 
Legal resources include:

    Broward County Code, containing the text of the ordinances enacted by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.

    Broward County Administrative Code, containing the regulations of the Broward County administrative agencies.

    Florida Supplement, containing a few of the precedent-setting opinions of the courts and circuit courts. (It should be noted, however, that most cases heard by the lower courts are not reported and can only be found by visiting the courthouses in which the cases were heard.)


    Statutory Law

    • American Legal Publishing Corporation  The codes of ordinances of many counties and cities throughout the U.S. may be found on the websites of American Legal Publishing and Municipal Code Corporation. A few cities, however, publish their codes and/or ordinances on their own websites. Check the websites of individual cities for more information. 
    • Municipal Code for Broward County  

    Case Law and Rules of Court


    The following agencies provides free civil legal advice, representation and education to low-income individuals in Broward County:

    Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida
    491 North State Road 7, Plantation, FL 33317

    Legal Aid Service of Broward County
    491 North State Road 7, Plantation, FL 33317


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