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Deposit Accounts



 
    The Clerk's office provides a Deposit Account as a courtesy to frequent customers. This account may be used to pay for Recording Fees, copies, etc. or in the event that payments sent in with documents are short the required amount. The account works the same as any prepaid account in that funds are kept on deposit and each item charged is deducted from the account balance. Charges may not be made to the account unless sufficient funds are available. Once you have established a Deposit Account, you may order copies via email, mail or in person. Certified copies must be sent to you by mail. Uncertified copies may be mailed, faxed or emailed.

    PLEASE NOTE: Once you have established a Deposit Account, you may also request to view the account details online. To request this type of online account as a Registered User or Attorney, please fill out the User Agreement and follow the instructions on the form. Upon submitting the form, you will be contacted within 48 business hours with your Registered User account details.

    If you already have a Registered User or Attorney Account, please send an email to publicview@mypinellasclerk.org. In your email, include your user information along with your User ID and we will link the Registered User (or Attorney) Account to your Deposit Account so that you may view these records online.

    Click here to view some helpful tips on accessing your Deposit Account.


Account Application:


Things you should know about your Deposit Account:

A minimum of fifty dollars ($50.00), cash or check only*, is required to open an account. This may be paid at any Clerk’s Office location or mailed with the application form. Balances in the account should be sufficient to cover your intended activity. Once your account has been opened, you will be notified of your account number.

*Credit cards cannot be used to open or replenish a Deposit Account.

Any payments sent in to record documents or pay for any other Clerk’s service that are short the necessary amount by $10.00 or less will be automatically charged to your account. Provided authorization is given on the application form, payments insufficient by more than $10.00 may also be automatically charged to your Deposit Account. Overpayments of ten dollars ($10.00) or less will be automatically deposited to your account.

Over payments of more than ten dollars ($10.00) will be refunded, less a four dollar ($4.00) Clerk’s Service Charge as authorized by Florida Statute 28.24.

Accounts must remain active. Any accounts not active for one year will be closed and balances over five dollars ($5.00) will be refunded less a four dollar ($4.00) Clerk’s Service Charge as authorized by Florida Statute 28.24. Balances five dollars ($5.00) and under will be forfeited.

To send Copy Requests using your Deposit Account, please use the email addresses below:

Certified copies must be sent to you by mail. Uncertified copies may be mailed, faxed or emailed.

If you have any questions regarding Copy Requests, please contact the appropriate department for which you are requesting copies using the email addresses shown above or call (727) 464-7000.

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Any changes to the information initially provided to the Clerk on the "Application for Deposit Account" form should be communicated in writing to:

    Clerk's Accounting Department
    Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller
    315 Court St Room 449
    Clearwater, FL 33756
    FAX: (727) 453-7666

For questions regarding Deposit Accounts, please call (727) 453-7663 or (727) 453-7656.

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