Clerk's Online Copy Request and Payment Center

 
Welcome to the Clerk of the Circuit Court's Online Copy Request and Payment Center. This site is for the convenience of submitting online copy requests and paying for such copies via the use of a Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover only. This site is just one method available for requesting copies of documents from the Clerk's office. Copies may also be obtained by visiting any of our office locations where you can pay by cash, check or credit card. Copies may also be requested by email and paid for by credit card or by sending a check. Deposit accounts are also available whereby the cost of records requested via email, phone or in person can be deducted from an established deposit account at the requestor's direction. For more information on establishing or ordering from a deposit account please go to www.pinellasclerk.org.

An order made through the Clerk's Online Copy Request and Payment Center must be paid for by credit card. You cannot use this site if you wish to pay for the records from your deposit account or by other payment type. There is a 3.5% fee charged by the credit card processor for the use of a credit card to pay for the records requested. This fee is not shared with the Clerk. This fee is not a charge for the records requested, but is related solely to the method of payment.

When submitting document requests to this site, name and address information will be required for mailing and payment verification purposes only. Should you not wish to provide this information, you may request and obtain copies of public records at any one of our office locations with a cash payment. Once your copy request is submitted, Clerk's Office staff will calculate page counts and costs. You will be invoiced for the total cost and provided a secure link for payment via the email address you provide. You can also return to this page with your order number and select the "Pay existing Order by Credit Card" link below to make your payment.

Copies requested on this site may be sent to you via U.S. postal service or email. Emailed copies will not require a postage charge. If copies are provided to you by U.S. postal service, the postage charge will be included in the invoice emailed to you. All certified copies must be mailed to the requestor; therefore a physical address is required. Many documents throughout the various court areas may be confidential or exempt from disclosure, and therefore will not be available for copies. In the event a document cannot be produced in whole or in part because it is confidential or exempt from disclosure, the Clerk will notify you of the unavailability of the record and the basis for such unavailability.


SERVICE CHARGES AND FEES:
 
 
Copy of Court or Official Record documents $ 1.00 per page
Copy of Board Records documents $ 0.15 per page
Certified Copy copy fee plus   $ 2.00 per document
Postage (if applicable) Actual Cost
Fee per transaction for payment by using your credit card (Non-Refundable) 3.5 % per order
 
 

Online copy requests may be made on this site of the following areas:
 
 

PROBATE COURT RECORDS: Handles court records of estate cases, guardianships of minors and incapacitated persons, Baker Act cases involving mental health disorders and Marchman Act cases involving drug and alcohol abuse; and accepts deposit wills for filing. Some examples of documents found in this department are:
  • Wills
  • Death Certificates
  • Orders of Discharge
  • Orders of Summary
  • Letters of Administration

CIVIL COURT RECORDS: There are four major types of cases within Civil Court Records. Circuit Civil cases are those where damages sought exceed $15,000. Common actions include Mortgage Foreclosures, Lien Foreclosures and Negligence suits. Family Division cases include actions relating to Adoptions, Dissolution of Marriage, Child Custody and Domestic/Repeat Violence. County Civil cases involve actions such as Delinquent Tenant and Lien Foreclosure, where damages sought range from $5000.01 to $15,000. Small Claims damages do not exceed $5,000. Common actions include Breach of Contract and Replevin. Some examples of documents found in this department are:
  • Final Judgments
  • Complaints/Petitions
  • Income Deduction Orders
  • Stipulations/Various Court Orders
  • Various Answers of...(i.e. Respondent)

CRIMINAL/TRAFFIC COURT RECORDS: Processes cases and paperwork relating to felony, misdemeanor violations, county and municipal ordinance violations, boating, fishing and miscellaneous non-criminal infractions, traffic citations, parking violations and juvenile dependency and delinquency cases. This department also takes appropriate action when the Court approves a petition to seal or expunge a case file. Cases that are appealed to the Circuit Court, the 2nd District Court of Appeals in Lakeland and the Florida Supreme Court also arise from this department. Some examples of documents found in this department are:
  • Citations
  • Violations of Probation
  • Sentence & Guidelines
  • Judgment & Sentence's
  • Complaints/Informations

OFFICIAL RECORDS/RECORDING: The Clerk of the Circuit Court is the County Recorder and is responsible for recording all of the Official Records of Pinellas County, Florida. In addition, the Recording Department indexes, and maintains archives of all the Official Records from 1912 to the present date. Some examples of documents which are recorded and available in this department include:
  • Liens
  • Mortgages
  • Deeds
  • Judgments
  • Marriage Licenses (recorded within Pinellas County)
  • Death Certificates

BOARD RECORDS: As the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC), the Board Records Department is the official keeper of the records dating back to 1912 of the results of actions taken at public meetings. Among the records available from the Board Records Department are:
  • County ordinances
  • Resolutions
  • Official minutes of the BCC meetings
  • Agreements, leases and contracts approved by the Board
  • Dock permits issued by the BCC acting as the Water and Navigation Control Authority
PLEASE NOTE: Customers may only request copies from one court area at a time. For instance, if you need to request copies from both the Criminal Court Records and Civil Court Records, you will need to place each order separately.

 
 
   
 
 

 

Ken Burke, Clerk of the Circuit Court
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