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.
Committed to our Mission: Customer Service Excellence, Commitment to Work and Compassion For One Another
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
If you are interested in having Ken Burke speak to your group, please click here.
SCAM IRS CALLS:
Please be aware that Pinellas County citizens are being contacted by someone posing as an IRS representative. The scammer claims the IRS is filing a lawsuit against the citizen and threatens the citizen with arrest or losing their driver’s license for failure to pay the associated fines and fees.
If you know you owe taxes or you think you might owe taxes, call the Internal Revenue Service at 800-829-1040.
If you know you don't owe taxes or have no reason to think that you owe any taxes (for example, you've never received a bill or the caller made absurd threats), call and report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800-366-4484.
Our office has received several calls from citizens regarding a recent juror scam. The scam involves citizens being told they must pay the fines associated with missing jury service or face serious consequences. All potential jurors for Pinellas County are contacted by U.S. mail. We do not contact you by phone and do not ask for Social Security numbers, credit card numbers or other personal information. Should you receive a phone call saying that you have failed to report for jury service and they ask for personal information, this is a potential identity theft scam.
Please DO NOT give out any personal information. You may contact this office for information at (727) 464-6423.
If you have been a victim of this crime or have any information on these phone scams, call Detective Bingham of the Economic Crimes Unit at 727-582-6200.
Ninth Annual Valentine's Day Group Wedding
Saturday, February 14, 2015 marked the Clerk’s 9th Annual Valentine’s Day Group Wedding, and it was spectacular. The cool sunny day was the perfect backdrop for our biggest group wedding event to date. A total of 58 couples were married, with 24 being same-sex couples. All the couples looked radiant in the picturesque Wedding Garden of the Florida Botanical Gardens. The day was filled with countless smiles and tears of joy as all the couples in attendance celebrated their love and commitment for one another.
Be sure to check out the beautiful video below which was created by the Pinellas County Communications department.
Visit the links below to read the various articles written by the media along with some beautiful clips of the big day:
Also, don't forget to visit the Clerk's Facebook page to see our complete Valentine's Day Group Wedding photo album. Congratulations to all our Valentine's Day Newlyweds!
Pinellas Clerk’s Self Help Center Now Offers Convenient Online Appointment Scheduling
The Clerk's Self Help Center now offers the public the opportunity to conveniently schedule attorney consultations online. With this new feature, anyone can easily schedule their attorney consultations by visiting the Clerk's Self Help Center page.
The accomplishments of this program are deeply rooted in the assistance offered to self represented litigants as they face complicated and emotionally taxing legal matters. "Our Self Help Center has become an invaluable resource for our community and this new online scheduling feature aims to further facilitate the process of helping customers navigating the legal system on their own," stated Ken Burke, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller.
On January 1, 2015, U.S. District Judge Hinkle's order provided clarity to Clerks throughout the state as to their responsibility and duty in the matter of issuing same-sex marriage licenses. The Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s office will begin processing same-sex marriage licenses at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
Please be sure to visit our Marriage Licenses page to review important information regarding marriage application requirements. Also, please note you can now print the new forms and fill them out in advance before arriving to our office.
The locations where same-sex marriage licenses and ceremonies will be performed are as follows:
RECORDING SERVICES DEPARTMENT
315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
NORTH COUNTY BRANCH OFFICE
29582 U.S. 19 North
Clearwater, FL 33761
CLERK'S TYRONE BRANCH OFFICE
1800 66th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
ST. PETERSBURG BRANCH OFFICE
545 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Western Union Available for Child Support Payments
Western Union has recently unveiled the return of its Child Support Payment Services for the state of Florida for cash-only payments. This convenient service can be used at more than
2,400 outlets throughout the state and 37,000 outlets nationwide. It is also helpful for individuals who can only make payments in cash. The process is simple. Participants will need to
provide their County number, 11-digit case number and the custodial parent’s last name. Each transaction will incur a $3 Western Union Service Fee. There is a $5,000 limit on transfers.
With thousands of registered Western Union agents throughout the state, this payment service method is a convenient process. Here is a short list of participating vendors: Winn Dixie,
SunTrust, Regions, AMSCOT, Check Cashing Store, Value Pawn & Jewelry, Cash Checking USA, Suncoast Bank, Kmart, Synovus Bank, Navarros and Sedanos.
Please call 1-800-325-6000 to find a location near you and remember that payments are sent electronically with a receipt provided as proof of payment.
Email Scam Alert
It has been reported that citizens are receiving fraudulent emails informing them that they must appear in court. These emails may appear to originate from well known law firms and
government agencies. However, please note that they are indeed a scam intended to infect your computer through the use of attachments or links in the email.
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 at once and disregard any attachments or links contained therein as these may spread malicious software to your computer.
Also, be careful when deciding to open emails that allegedly 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.
Pinellas Clerk's Office is open to accept Criminal Court E-Filings
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:
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.)
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.