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Deposit Accounts



 
    The Clerk of the Circuit Court 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 to you.

    PLEASE NOTE: Effective September 2012, all escrow deposit accounts have been converted to a new system. This change will affect account holders' login IDs and require a password reset. Please contact the Pinellas County BTS department at (727) 453-4357 or visit the public records menu page and select the Support Center link at the top of the page for password reset.

    If you have had your login ID reset for the new system and are experiencing problems logging into an existing deposit/draw down account, please contact Pinellas County's Clerk of Court at (727) 582-7989 for assistance.


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.

     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) 453-7009 or (727) 453-7656.
Ken Burke, Clerk of the Circuit Court
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