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Reminder from the Clerk
Please DO NOT SEND original documents to the Clerk's Office on cases which you have already e-filed.
Please disregard any instruction to the contrary that you might be seeing on the e-portal site. Pinellas County is not going through a test period where the follow up paper is required for the first 90 days as that period is already over for Pinellas. There is NOT a requirement to follow up your e-filing with paper. Please do NOT send in paper unless they are the specific documents identified in the Sixth Circuit’s e-filing A.O.
Please send all your e-filing questions and concerns to CivilEfiling@pinellascounty.org
Questions being asked today
In April 2013, the Pinellas County Clerk’s office, will begin accepting Civil Court Record e-filings for County, Family (Domestic Relations), and Circuit Divisions.
Civil E-Filing Do's and Don'ts
Issuing a Summons
Administrative Order regarding E-filings
TO REGISTER AND/OR SUBMIT AN E-FILING VISIT THE STATEWIDE E-FILING PORTAL.
To preview the statewide, Florida Courts E-Filing portal, please visit the E-Filing Authority Board website, which provides e-filing educational videos, instructions and FCCC’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
For technical assistance with the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 850-577-4609.
Pinellas E-File FAQ's
We are pleased to announce that our office has received approval from the Florida Courts Technology Commission receive Probate e-filings from attorneys. Attorneys are authorized to e-file Guardianship and Estate pleadings through the statewide e-filing portal.
There is no need to follow up your e-filing with the paper documents except for: wills, bonds, original death certificates and Pre-need Guardianships. These particular documents will still be needed in original format, however to expedite the processing of your case, you may scan and submit the images of these documents initially with your e-filing.
We are very excited about this big news as it provides the Clerk’s office with the opportunity to move forward towards the goal of a paperless office and provides the attorneys the ability to e-file without having to follow up with the originals.
The Pinellas County Clerk’s office, along with Clerk’s statewide, has supported the Florida eFiling Authority in the development of the statewide eFiling portal. As of January 1, 2011, the portal became operational allowing for the eFiling of cases through a single point of entry.
Customer Service Survey
Notices of Changes:
Request & Order Copies using Deposit Accounts
Request & Order Copies using Credit Card online
Helpful Hints for Legal Assistants
Email addresses by department:
Schedule a tour of our Probate department
The Clerk of the Circuit Court is now offering
the legal community an opportunity to tour our Probate operations at the Clearwater and Saint Petersburg
courthouses. The tours include an overview of document imaging, processing of new cases and, at
the Clearwater location, the audit of estates and guardianship cases.
For further information or to set an appointment, please email us.
Probate - Priority Request Form
COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY STANDARDS/CONFLICT ATTORNEY:
Pursuant to Administrative Order 2010-009 – Court Appointed Attorney Standards & Due Process Costs, the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court was directed to publish the name and phone numbers for attorneys to notify us of changes in their phone number, availability or status.
For you convenience the points of contact are: