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.
Email addresses to send copy requests using your deposit account:
Certified copies must be sent to you by mail. Uncertified copies may be mailed, faxed or emailed to you.
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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
315 Court St Room 449
Clearwater, FL 33756
FAX: (727) 453-7666
If any additional information is needed, please call (727) 453-7663 or (727) 453-7656.