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Welcome to the Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court Website


It is our goal to provide you, the citizen, with an online resource that enables you to obtain the information desired. We hope you find this website useful and user-friendly as you navigate through its channels of information.


Ken Burke
Committed to Customer Service Excellence!

Ken Burke serves as the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller for Pinellas County, Florida. Growing up in Pinellas, attending high school and college locally, plus experience as a CPA, a law firm administrator and college board chairman, Ken’s credentials are well matched to the duties of the Clerk’s office. Recognizing his qualifications, Pinellas County voters elected Ken to this position in November 2004. He was sworn in on January 4, 2005. He was reelected without opposition in 2008 and in 2012.

To learn more about your Clerk, click here.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Finance Division Closed on Friday

The Clerk’s Finance Division offices will be closed for In-Service day planning and training on Friday, April 25th at the following locations:

  • Finance Division: 14 So. Ft Harrison Avenue, 3rd Floor
  • Board Records: 315 Court Street, 5th Floor

Our offices will reopen on Monday, April 28th at 8:00 a.m. If you have matters that would normally be handled by the Finance Division on that day, please plan accordingly so they can be handled by the Thursday before or the following Monday.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation and support.


NOTICE

Effective April 14, 2014, the Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller will no longer accept payments or correspondence for any City of Madeira Beach parking tickets. Please refer below for more information:

Send payments to: For questions: To contest the ticket send request to:
City of Madeira Beach
Processing Center
PO Box 2050
Tarrytown, NY 10591
City of Madeira Beach
727 391-9951
City of Madeira Beach
Attn: Nick Lewis
300 Municipal Drive
Madeira Beach, FL 33708


Beware of Lieutenant Scam

Several reports have been made about citizens getting calls from a subject posing as a Lieutenant. The caller informs the victim that a warrant has been issued for their arrest as a result of failing to appear for jury duty. The caller then demands the victim to purchase a debit card or green dot card to pay for the fines or face being arrested.

Detectives warn residents to beware of this phone scam and remind residents that the Sheriff's Office would not call persons with outstanding warrants and would not require a fine payment from persons with outstanding warrants via a prepaid or green dot card, or any other third party vendor.

Please be sure to read and share the article from Tampa Bay Newspapers.


NOTICE

Effective April 1, 2014, our payment acceptance agent ACE CASH will no longer accept payments on behalf of the Pinellas County Clerk’s Office. You are still able to make your payments at any AMSCOT payment center. We thank you for your patience and cooperation during this transition.


Pinellas Clerk's Office is open to accept Criminal Court E-Filings

Criminal Attorneys:
The Pinellas Clerk's Office is accepting Criminal e-filings (subsequent pleadings) for existing cases through the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal. Attorney offices are now able to e-file their case documents and these pleadings will be processed by our Criminal Court Records department staff. The Criminal Divisions we will be accepting electronic pleadings for are the following:

  • Circuit Criminal
  • County Criminal
  • Criminal Traffic
  • Civil Traffic
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Supreme Court of Florida Order: AOSC14-1 ELECTRONIC FILING OF CRIMINAL, JUVENILE, AND TRAFFIC CASES VIA THE FLORIDA COURTS E-FILING PORTAL


    Email Scam Alert

    There have been reports that people in multiple states have been receiving fraudulent emails stating that the recipient is to appear in court. The emails may appear to come from well known law firms, or from government agencies. These emails have attachments or links to allegedly view the notice or get more information.

    The emails are a scam, intended to infect your computer. Notices to appear in court are not sent by email from the Clerk's Office or from other agencies. If you receive such an email, you are advised to delete it and not open any attachments or click on any links, as these may spread malicious software which could be harmful to your computer. Also, be careful when deciding to open emails that supposedly come from law firms which do not pertain to a relationship you already have with the firm, as those can also be malicious in nature.


  • CLERK ALERT: E-Filing in Criminal Cases - The new mandatory electronic filing requirements for Criminal Traffic, Juvenile and Appeals cases to the Circuit Court will become effective today, October 1, 2013. (Read full text.)
  • AOSC13-48: ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER - Electronic Filing of Criminal Cases


    Notice of Section Change in Mortgage Foreclosure Cases Notice of Forfeiture of Unclaimed Money Pursuant to Section 116.21 Order to Show Cause
    Electronic Filing

    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.

    Pinellas E-File Information, including FAQ's

    If you have further questions and concerns not covered in our FAQ’s please send your questions and concerns to:
    CivilEfiling@pinellascounty.org



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