Services at the Clearwater Courthouse
315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
CLERK'S ACCOUNTING - Room 449
All revenue collected on court imposed fines and costs; revenue
collected on payable non-criminal violations and municipal and county ordinances; copy fees,
marriage license, traffic and other fees, recordation fees, and victim restitution funnel through this
department for disbursement to individuals or other agencies.
BOARD RECORDS - 5th Floor
Prepares and maintains minutes of the official meetings of the Board of County Commissioners
other records for governmental boards.
CIVIL COURT RECORDS - Room 170
Small Claims, County Civil and Circuit Civil cases are filed, processed and maintained in Civil Court Records.
Within these three designated court areas there are multiple types of actions that can be filed including
landlord/tenant actions, mortgage foreclosures, adoptions, medical malpractice suits, domestic and repeat
violence, eminent domain (condemnation) cases, dissolution of marriage, child support and personal injury
cases. Circuit Civil cases involve actions with monetary damages in excess of $15,000, County cases involve
actions with monetary actions in excess of $5,000 but less than $15,000, and Small Claims cases are actions
with less than $5,000 in damages.
Civil Court Records
- Civil Court Automated 24-Hour Lines:
Child Support: (727) 464-4845
Statewide: (800) 500-1119
Local: (727) 464-4878
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES
Any person who is either the victim of domestic violence,
or has reasonable cause to believe he or she is in imminent danger of becoming the victim
of any act of domestic violence, has standing in the circuit court to file a sworn petition
for an injunction for protection against domestic violence. You must appear in person at one
of the Clerk's Office locations listed here to file for an Injunction for Protection.
The staff in the Clerk of the Circuit Court's Office will assist you in completing the
necessary paperwork to petition the court for an Injunction for Protection.
MARRIAGE LICENSES & CEREMONIES - Room 150
The Clerk of the Circuit Court is empowered to
issue marriage licenses, perform marriage ceremonies,
record marriage licenses and issue certified copies of
licenses through the Recording Services department.
PASSPORTS - Room 150
The Clerk of the Circuit Court is one of the officials
designated by the United States Secretary of State to
accept passport applications and administer oaths for
passport purposes through the Recording Services department.
OFFICIAL RECORDS - Room 163
Records dating back to 1912, including land records and certain court documents,
can be found in the Official Records Room. The Clerk's employees will assist in the use of resources and equipment. Many records are available on this website here.
PROBATE COURT RECORDS - Room 106
Files, processes and maintains all probate related case files and performs all audits required in guardianship cases. Handles all
mental health cases.
RECORDING SERVICES - Room 150
Documents received for recording are scanned in to our system within 24 hours of receipt. Upon having a book and page assigned to these documents they are available, immediately for public view. Many records are available on this website here.
TAX DEED SALES
A Tax Deed Sale is a public auction conducted by an employee of the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Properties are
sold to the highest bidder to recover delinquent property tax.
Online listings are available here.