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Downtown Clearwater Courthouse


Picture of the Clearwater Courthouse


315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
This facility is located in downtown Clearwater at the corner of Ft. Harrison Ave., and Court St.

FOR DRIVING DIRECTIONS & MAP, CLICK HERE.


PARKING INFORMATION:

  • There are three primary parking lots surrounding the Downtown Clearwater Courthouse (to the North, South and West).
  • Prospective jurors may only park IN A METERED PARKING LOT AT A METERED PARKING SPACE.
  • Please place the Juror Parking Permit on the dashboard of your vehicle.
  • Parking Permits will NOT be honored at the parking spaces on the street or the non-metered parking spaces in the parking lots.
  • Handicapped parking is available in the South Parking Lot.

(Click here for a parking map of the courthouse with parking lots.)



PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

The Court does not provide transportation to and from the courthouse. Public transportation is available through the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority.


PERSONAL COMFORT:

What to wear: Business casual is suggested for Jury Service. Please use good judgment and dress appropriately. Shorts are NOT considered appropriate attire. Courtrooms can become chilly so you might want to bring a jacket or sweater with you.

Reading: There may be periods of time spent waiting for court proceedings to begin. You may bring your own reading materials with you. A limited amount of magazines will be available for your use.

Food – Snacks: A Juror’s Lounge is located on the fourth floor of the courthouse outside of Courtroom A. Complimentary coffee and tea is available. Snacks, soda and water are available by vending machines in this room throughout your service. A full service café is located on the first floor and carries a variety of foods and beverages. You may bring your own food and snacks. A microwave is available; however, a refrigerator is not. PLEASE be aware that no open beverage will be permitted past security on the fourth floor. Only factory sealed plastic bottles are allowed past security.

Telephones: A telephone is available for local calls. You may bring your cell phone, but you will not be permitted to have it on in the courtroom.

Laptop computers: You may bring your laptop computer. Wi-Fi is available at this location for your wireless Internet connection needs. Like all other items, your laptop must go through the magnetometer (x-ray) machines at the security checkpoints.

Smoking: This is a Smoke Free facility. Smoking is permitted outside of the building.

Hearing devices: Amplification hearing devices are available within each courtroom. Please contact your Deputy for use of these devices

Restrooms: Restrooms are located near the Jury lounge.

Ken Burke, Clerk of the Circuit Court
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