Section 703.08, Florida Statutes 2001
703.08 Copies of abstracts as evidence.--The abstracts, copies, minutes, maps, and plats of said county purchased under the provisions of s. 703.07 shall thereupon be placed in the office of the clerk of the circuit court of said county, to be copied or arranged in such form as the board of county commissioners shall deem best for the public interest. And in case the originals have been lost or destroyed, and no certified copy from the records of the original papers shall be in the power, custody, or control of the party asking to use the same on any trial or other proceedings, copies of the same, or any part thereof, duly certified by the clerk of the circuit court of said county, shall be admitted in evidence in all courts of law and equity in this state. Such clerk shall furnish to any and all parties requesting it, upon being paid his or her proper fees, certified copies of the same, or parts thereof.
History.--s. 3, ch. 4951, 1901; GS 2512; RGS 3855; CGL 5762; s. 784, ch. 97-102.