People will no longer have to travel to downtown Jacksonville to see lawsuits or arrest reports. Court records in Duval County will be available online Friday.

The state Supreme Court lifted a 10-year ban against clerks of court from posting court records online for the general public.

Instead, the court ruled, counties that already offered records online to attorneys had to give that same access to the public.

People wanting to view the records online will request access and wait for an employee to make sure it’s been properly redacted, if necessary. The general public won’t have access to all types of records. Juvenile records, for example, will only be available to certain people, like prosecutors, law enforcement, defense attorneys and the accused juveniles.

The Office of State Court Administrators said all counties had to put those records online by Wednesday, 120 days after receiving approval. But the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers told clerks across the state, according to a screenshot from the Duval County Clerk’s office, that they had until Friday.

The clerk’s office had to either post all records online or end the access it already gave to attorneys. Right now, attorneys, even if they have no connection to a court case, can look at most records online, even though the general public cannot.

“This latest innovation will virtually eliminate the public having to drive to the courthouse to view case files,” the Duval County Clerk of Courts office statement said. “Thousands of court documents will be immediately available for convenient viewing. … Serving more and more of our public on-line rather than in-line continues to promote transparency and convenience on the public side while generating efficiencies on the operational side.”

DocuCourt already offers access to US court records online with your initial searches at no charge.