Access to court & public records
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Viewing Court Records

Lawsuits, Criminal Cases, Traffic Tickets, Jury Duty, etc.

  • Court Records Public View
    (Research Court Cases - No registration required)
  • Court Records Attorney Login
    (Research Court Cases - Additional tools for attorneys to manage their cases - Free Attorney Registration Required)
  • Court Records Registered User Login
    (Research Court Cases - This is the same view as the Court Records Public View above, with additional documents for Family and Probate Cases - Free Public Registration Required)
  • Jury Duty
    (Information, Reporting Status, Reprint Summons, Excusal)

Sign Up for an Account to View Court Records as an Attorney or Registered User:

The Clerk offers three basic views into online court records:

  • Public View - requires no registration and offers most non-confidential documents. 
  • Registered User View - requires a free account and provides the same access as Public View, but also includes non-confidential documents for Probate and Family Law cases. There is no advantage in registering unless a customer needs to view these additional documents. 
  • Attorney View - provides attorneys case access and enhanced document view only on cases for which they represent a party. 

Please use Registered User or Public View for documents on all other cases.

How to Establish a Registered User or Attorney Login Account to View Pinellas County Case Files and Electronic Images

Users who would like to view Family or Probate type case documents, or attorneys who need enhanced access to view Court Case Documents for cases on which they represent a party, please complete the following two steps:

STEP ONE: Complete a User Agreement

A user agreement is required for each account. Please fill out the form with the appropriate information including notarized signature. If you are an attorney and you require both types of access (enhanced view on cases in which you represent a client and document access to Family and Probate cases in which you do not represent a client, please select both registered user and attorney access on the form).

STEP TWO: Submit your User Agreement via Email

Scan your agreement and email it to publicview@mypinellasclerk.org. Upon receiving the agreement, we will setup your account as quickly as possible. Once the process is complete, an email confirmation will be sent with your Username and temporary password.

Viewing Recorded Documents

Land Records, Deeds, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Plats, etc.

Sign Up for a Paid Subscription Account to View Official Records:

In recent years, the Florida Legislature has limited publicly available information on all Clerk's Office websites statewide. Pursuant to Section 28.2221 of the Florida Statutes, the following documents cannot be displayed on publicly available Internet websites:

  • Military Discharge
  • Death Certificate
  • Court document relating to matters or cases governed by the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure, and Florida Probate Rules

General access will no longer be offered to the Clerk's Confidential Official Records documents. To serve those entities that may require access to this information, Ken Burke, CPA, Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller for Pinellas County is offering a new web subscription service. For an initial set-up fee and an annual usage fee, you will be given access to a secure, password-protected website with all the same Official Records documents that is currently available on the public terminal workstations at the Pinellas County Clerk's Office.

The cost for the service is a one-time initial set up fee of $100.00, per User ID and an annual usage fee of $75.00 per User ID, to be paid on October 1st of each year. Up to five additional users may be added per account for an annual usage fee of $300.00 per organization, with the increase in increments of five users.

If you are interested in this service please complete the "Subscription Agreement for Electronic Access to Official Records." Send in the signed agreement along with your company's check or money order for $175.00 using the methods detailed below.

STEP ONE: Complete a Subscription Agreement

A subscription agreement is required for each account prior to gaining access to electronic recorded documents. Please complete the subscription agreement including notarized signature.

Also, if you have an old login account from our previous system and would like to use the same login ID number, please write your Username at the bottom of the form.

STEP TWO: Submit your Subscription Agreement and payment via the methods below

A) Mail your subscription agreement and payment to:

Ken Burke, Clerk of Court & Comptroller
Attn: Official Records Subscription Service
315 Court Street, Room #150
Clearwater, FL 33756

B) If you have existing Draw Down Account (Deposit Account) you can submit your subscription agreement to Recording Services by email at recording@mypinellasclerk.org and include your existing account number. If you would like to create a Draw Down Account, please click here.

Email questions to: recording@mypinellasclerk.org.

Viewing Property Sales

Mortgage Foreclosure Sales, Tax Deed Sales, Tax Collector and Property Appraiser Records

Request and Order Copies Online

Order Copies OnlineIf you are seeking copies of a record or document and it is not available free via the methods listed below, visit our copy request center for a quote of costs. We will typically provide you with either a paper or electronic copy of the document you are seeking.

Records requests made concerning the administration of non-court information should be directed to the Public Records Liaison, in accordance with County Policy.

Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller
Attn: Public Records Liaison
315 Court Street, Room 400
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: (727) 464-3341
Email: clerkinfo@mypinellasclerk.org

Visit Our Offices to View Records

Various offices throughout Pinellas County are equipped with public view terminals to provide convenient access to online and other records. While many records are electronic, others, particularly older records, may only be available in paper or microfilm format. Please be sure you are going to a location capable of providing access to the records you seek before visiting.

The Pinellas County Clerk's office can perform record searches for cases filed in Pinellas County only. The charge to perform a record search is $7.00 per name, plus $2.00 for each year where an offense is found. If you require copies of documents from the files, standard copy prices will apply.

Please note, we do not perform the following:

  • Florida Criminal History - Written for entire state
    Please contact FDLE at (850) 410-8109 or visit the FDLE website.
  • National Criminal History Check
    Please visit the FBI website.

You may request a Record Search by sending an email to CtyCrimFm@mypinellasclerk.org with the following information:

Subject Line: Request for Pinellas County Records Search

Email body:

  • Name to be searched
  • Date of birth
  • Driver's License number

You will be contacted by email with the dollar amount to process the request. You may also request a Record Search in person at any of our locations:

Criminal Court Records
Pinellas County Justice Center

14250 49th Street North
Clearwater, FL 33762

North County Branch
29582 U.S. 19 North
Clearwater, FL 33761

Probate Court Records
Clearwater Courthouse

315 Court St., Room 106
Clearwater, FL 33756

St. Petersburg Branch
545 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Tyrone Branch
1800 66th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Record searches that include Juvenile cases must be made by the defendant in person with valid identification. Juvenile requests must be handled at the Pinellas County Justice Center on 49th Street. Please contact our office at (727) 464-7000 if you need any additional information or have questions regarding this process.


Public View Terminals are available at the following locations throughout the county.


Our Official Records microfilm and the microfilm index are available at the following locations throughout the county.


Many older or confidential court records may be viewed by visiting our records centers. Please call ahead to ensure records are available.

Redaction Instructions and Forms

Your Clerk of the Circuit Court is authorized to "redact" (black out or conceal) specific information from an Official Record or a court file upon request. There is no fee for this service. 

Information that may be redacted (removed from official & court records):

  • Social Security number
  • bank account number
  • credit card number
  • charge account number
  • debit account number

DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBERS MAY NOT BE REMOVED.

If your Redaction Request does not have the correct information, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROCESS YOUR REQUEST!

Guidelines for Sealing or Expunging a Record

In order to determine eligibility to have your cased sealed or expunged, you will first need to obtain an application to seal or expunge your case records by visiting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) website.

The purpose of this application process is to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility prior to petitioning the court. 

The packet consists of the application and fingerprint card. You must be fingerprinted by authorized law enforcement personnel or a criminal justice agency. 

You will also need a certified copy of the final disposition of your case. You can obtain certified copies of the final disposition on the case(s) from the Clerk's office

The copies of the dispositions are $1.00 per page and $2.00 per certification. You may contact the Clerk's office at (727) 464-7000 or via email at circuitcrim@mypinellasclerk.org for further information on how to obtain copies. 

Once you have completed the application and fingerprint card, and obtained certified copies of your dispositions, all of these items, plus a cashier's check or money order for $75.00 made payable to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, must be mailed to the address listed on the application. 

If you are eligible to have your case sealed or expunged, the FDLE will mail a Certificate of Eligibility to you. 

You will need to bring this certificate to the Clerk's office located at: 

Pinellas County Justice Center
14250 49th Street North,
2nd Floor Clearwater, FL 33762

At the Clerk's office, you will complete additional paperwork that must be filled out for the Judge that will be reviewing your case. This paperwork includes the petition, affidavit and an order to seal or expunge, all of which can be found on our Forms page (under Criminal Court) and must be filed with the court.

The filing fee is $42 plus copy and certification fees. The total fee is approximately $50 to $60.

Upon the filing of the Order granting the petition to seal or expunge the case record and file, the Clerk will remove all information from your judicial record and forward certified copies of the order to the appropriate agencies.

To request a quote, click here. Please allow 2 business days for an email response.

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Redacting Official Records

Redaction of recorded documents within the Official Records can be requested online for Social Security, Bank Account, Credit, Debit or Charge Card numbers.  Select the following link to submit your request online: Official Records/Recorded Documents Redaction Request Form.

Official Records Protected Address

To request Official Records redaction of Florida Statute Exempt Personal Information, please download, complete and submit the Official Records Protected Address Form. The form can be submitted to the Official Records Department in person, via mail or fax.

Select only the Exemption Information categories that apply to you, enter your contact information and identify the documents to receive redaction. Submit the completed form to Official Records via mail or in person. 

Please note: 

  • Documents Recorded in the future will not receive automatic Exempt Information redaction.  A new Official Records Request form must be completed and submitted to Official Records to identify future documents.
  • Exempt personal information is specified by the Florida Statutes.  All current exemptions are included on the form.  The Clerk cannot redact personal information that does not have a current Exemption classification under the Florida Statutes.  There are no exceptions.

Official Records Department
315 Court Street, Room 163
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: (727) 464-7000
Fax: (727) 453-3451
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Court Records Redaction

For the removal of confidential information contained within a COURT CASE FILE (Civil, Criminal, Traffic, and Probate case files), please click on this link: Court Case File Redaction Request Form to submit your request online.

PLEASE NOTE: JUVENILE COURT RECORDS ARE NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ONLINE. Therefore, you are unable to search for required information online. Please call Court Records at (727) 464-7000 for more information.

Request For Protected Address

Pursuant to Florida Statutes, the following personnel and their spouses and children may request protected address status. “The home addresses, telephone numbers, social security, numbers and photographs of active or specified agency, law enforcement, judiciary personnel, firefighters, etc. ….” 

(See Section 119.071(4)(d) 2a-l, Florida Statutes for a complete list of information/agency personnel.)

For Administrative Records and other records, enter your information in the Request for Protected Address Form, print it then submit it by fax, mail or bring it directly to any of the Clerk's office locations. 

Please note the form must be complete in order to process your request promptly.

The Clerk shall maintain the exempt status of this information only if the officer, employee, justice, judge, other person, or employing agency of the designated employee submits a written request for maintenance of the exemption.

Per Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420, Court Records require the request be submitted as a motion to the Court.

  • Motion to Determine the Confidentiality of Trial Court Records
    Word    PDF

Confidentiality Orders

Supreme Court of Florida - No. SC06-2136

IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO FLORIDA JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION 2.420 - SEALING OF COURT RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS

Posting Notice of Entry of Order Authorizing Sealing

Upon the filing of any court order authorizing the sealing of any court record, the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Pasco County or the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Pinellas County, as appropriate, is hereby authorized and directed to seal the designated records immediately. They are further directed to post a copy of the "Notice of Entry of Order Authorizing Sealing" on the bulletin board of the court facility where the order was issued and on the Clerk's website for a period of thirty (30) days. Click here to view the Order on Review of Court Files. ordered on June 14, 2007, by (former) Chief Judge David Demers.

Clerk’s Records Management

Mission Statement

The Clerk's Records Management department is committed to the systematic control of records and information activities, regardless of format, from creation through final disposition or archival retention.

The Public Records Laws of the State of Florida requires all public agencies/officials to establish and maintain a Records Management program. This means that all public records must be retained and protected until they have satisfied the retention requirements established by the State Bureau of Archives and Records Management and have been properly disposed of. Schedules are developed authorizing retention periods and disposition of all records regardless of media or format.

Clerk's Records Management acts as an off site storage facility for Clerk departments and agencies under the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). Records requests must be generated by the originating department. Requested items are delivered to the owning department.

Services Offered by the Clerk's Records Management Department:

Files Analysis and Improvement
Clerk's Records Management offers files analysis and improvement services. Records Management is available to visit your office in order to discuss your filing and storage requirements, and to work with staff members in developing filing systems that are tailored to departmental needs.

Training
Clerk's Records Management currently offers a variety of classes, including:

  • "Basics" of Records Management
  • "Hands on" Computer Application Training

records imageStorage
Records Management maintains three storage facilities. Participating departments should transfer inactive records to the Clerk's Records Center for storage at least annually. "Inactive" records are not needed in the office for reference purposes, but have not yet satisfied their state retention requirements. Generally, records are considered "inactive" if they are accessed less than three (3) times per month.

Retrieval and Delivery
Clerk's Records Management provides file and box delivery and retrieval services. If a retrieval request is received before 8:30 a.m., your records will be delivered to your office the same day. Retrieval requests received after 8:30 a.m. will be delivered the following day.

Destruction of Records
Clerk's Records Management meets with departments regularly in order to review document retention requirements and ensure that Pinellas County remains in compliance with the State of Florida General Retention Schedules. Clerk's Records Management provides regularly scheduled disposition services for records that have satisfied their State retention requirements.

Micrographics
Clerk's Records Management provides microfilm conversion services for eligible records via Archive Writers and Mekel Technology.

Imaging
Clerk's Records Management provides imaging services for the Clerk of Court and participating BCC departments.

Cooperative Services and Review
Clerk's Records Management will work with departments to design and implement an effective and efficient workflow process.

Retention Schedule
Review Process
Training
Links
FAQ's
Contacts

Clearwater Branch
509 East Avenue South
Clearwater, FL 33756
Office: (727) 464-7000
Fax: (727) 464-5556

Mid-County Branch
14155 49th Street North
Clearwater, Fl 33760
Office: (727) 464-7000
Fax: (727) 464-6848

Frequently Asked Questions

Court Records View is a free online service provided by the Pinellas County Clerk that allows the public to view many court case information and documents. Not all documents are available, such as documents on cases with special victims, or Juvenile Delinquency or Dependency type cases. The level of security is determined by Florida Law.

Official Records and Other Records View allows the user to view documents recorded into the Official Records of the county. Examples of these types of documents are Deeds, Mortgages, Marriage Licenses, Affidavits, Power of Attorney, etc.

That depends on what you want to see. Court Records Public View allows you to anonymously view court documents and information in Criminal, Civil and Traffic court cases. However, this does not allow you to view Family and Probate type cases. In order to do that, you need to register for an account with the Clerk and use the Court Records Registered User Login. Attorney Login is for attorneys who have an account and want to see case documents for cases on which they are an attorney of record.

Fill out and sign the Registered User Agreement, and have it notarized. Once that is done, e-mail a copy of the signed and notarized document to publicview@mypinellasclerk.org. You will then receive an email with your new account. For more detailed information, refer to the View Court Records section.

This could be due to various reasons. For instance, the case may date back to the time before the Clerk began scanning documents. Please note these documents are accessible to the public at any of our convenient locations throughout Pinellas County. Another example could be that the document contains sensitive information and has not yet been redacted. These documents will become available online as they are processed by our staff.

Attorney accounts only allow you to see documents on cases for which you are an attorney of record. If you would like to see redacted documents from different cases, please use the Public or Registered User options.

Military Discharge, Death Certificate and court documents relating to matters or cases governed by the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure, and Florida Probate Rules are only available online with a Subscriber Account to Official and Other Records. These documents are accessible to the public at any of our convenient locations throughout Pinellas County.

You need to complete the appropriate Subscription Agreement, and submit your payment and the agreement to:

 

Ken Burke, Clerk of Court & Comptroller
Attn: Official Records Subscription Service
315 Court Street Room #150
Clearwater, FL 33756

For more detailed information, refer to the Official Records Access section.