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Viewing Court Records:

The Clerk uses two basic online systems which provides viewing capabilities for Court Records and Official Records. Neither site requires a login for simple viewing capabilities.

The Court Records site requires the establishment of an account if:

  1. You wish to view Family or Probate type cases or;
  2. You are an attorney requesting enhanced viewing capabilities to cases on which you represent a party.

All other customers for Court Records should utilize the basic site which provides the ability to view a wide range of court cases and associated documents without registration.


HOW TO ESTABLISH A REGISTERED USER OR ATTORNEY LOGIN ACCOUNT TO VIEW PINELLAS COUNTY CASE FILES AND ELECTRONIC IMAGES

Users who would like to view Family or Probate type case documents, or attorneys who need enhanced access to view Court Case Documents for cases on which they represent a party, please complete the following two steps:

STEP ONE: Complete a User Agreement

A user agreement is required for each account. Please fill out the form with the appropriate information including notarized signature. If you are an attorney and you require both types of access (enhanced view on cases in which you represent a client and document access to Family and Probate cases in which you do not represent a client, please select both registered user and attorney access on the form).

STEP TWO: Submit your User Agreement via Email

Scan your agreement and email it to publicview@mypinellasclerk.org. Upon receiving the agreement, we will setup your account as quickly as possible. Once the process is complete, an email confirmation will be sent with your Username and temporary password.



Viewing Official Records:

HOW TO ESTABLISH AN OFFICIAL RECORDS SUBSCRIBER ACCOUNT

In recent years, the Florida Legislature has limited publicly available information on all Clerk's Office websites statewide. Pursuant to Section 28.2221 of the Florida Statutes, the following documents cannot be displayed on publicly available Internet websites:

  • Military Discharge
  • Death Certificate
  • Court document relating to matters or cases governed by the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure, and Florida Probate Rules

Effective April 1, 2015, general access will no longer be offered to the Clerk's Confidential Official Records documents. To serve those entities that may require access to this information, Ken Burke, CPA, Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller for Pinellas County is offering a new web subscription service. For an initial set-up fee and an annual usage fee, you will be given access to a secure, password-protected website with all the same Official Records documents that is currently available on the public terminal workstations at the Pinellas County Clerk's Office.

The cost for the service is a one-time initial set up fee of $100.00, per User ID and an annual usage fee of $75.00 per User ID, to be paid on October 1st of each year. Up to five additional users may be added per account for an annual usage fee of $300.00 per organization, with the increase in increments of five users.

If you are interested in this service please complete the "Subscription Agreement for Electronic Access to Official Records." Send in the signed agreement along with your company's check or money order for $175.00 using the methods detailed below.

STEP ONE: Complete a Subscription Agreement

A subscription agreement is required for each account prior to gaining access to electronic recorded documents. Please complete the subscription agreement including notarized signature.

Also, if you have an old login account from our previous system and would like to use the same login ID number, please write your Username at the bottom of the form.

STEP TWO: Submit your Subscription Agreement and payment via the methods below

A) Mail your subscription agreement and payment to:

Ken Burke, Clerk of Court & Comptroller
Attn: Official Records Subscription Service
315 Court Street Room #150
Clearwater, FL 33578

B) If you have existing Draw Down Account (Deposit Account) you can submit your subscription agreement to Recording Services by email at recording@pinellascounty.org and include your existing account number. If you would like to create a Draw Down Account, please click here.

Email questions to: recording@mypinellasclerk.org.


Questions about Viewing Records - Contact Us

  • If you require support with a Court Records View Account, email publicview@mypinellasclerk.org
  • If you require support for an Official Records Subscriber Account, contact the Pinellas County BTS Support Center at (727) 453-4357 or use the Support Center link above to reset the account.


Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is Court Records View?
2. What is Official Records and Other Records View?
3. There are different links for Court Records. What are they for and which do I use?
4. How do I make a Registered User Account?
5. Why isn't the document I want available?
6. I have an attorney account, but I cannot see documents on a particular case. Why is that?
7. What does a Subscriber Account to Official and Other Records offer me?
8. How do I sign up for a Subscriber Account to Official and Other Records?


1. What is Court Records View?

Court Records View is a free online service provided by the Pinellas County Clerk that allows the public to view many court case information and documents. Not all documents are available, such as documents on cases with special victims, or Juvenile Delinquency or Dependency type cases. The level of security is determined by Florida Law.

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2. What is Official Records and Other Records View?

Official Records and Other Records View allows the user to view documents recorded into the Official Records of the county. Examples of these types of documents are Deeds, Mortgages, Marriage Licenses, Affidavits, Power of Attorney, etc.

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3. There are different links for Court Records. What are they for and which do I use?

That depends on what you want to see. Court Records Public View allows you to anonymously view court documents and information in Criminal, Civil and Traffic court cases. However, this does not allow you to view Family and Probate type cases. In order to do that, you need to register for an account with the Clerk and use the Court Records Registered User Login. Attorney Login is for attorneys who have an account and want to see case documents for cases on which they are an attorney of record.

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4. How do I make a Registered User Account?

Fill out and sign the Registered User Agreement, and have it notarized. Once that is done, e-mail a copy of the signed and notarized document to publicview@mypinellasclerk.org. You will then receive an email with your new account. For more detailed information, refer to the View Court Records section.

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5. Why isn't the document I want available?

This could be due to various reasons. For instance, the case may date back to the time before the Clerk began scanning documents. Please note these documents are accessible to the public at any of our convenient locations throughout Pinellas County. Another example could be that the document contains sensitive information and has not yet been redacted. These documents will become available online as they are processed by our staff.

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6. I have an attorney account, but I cannot see documents on a particular case. Why is that?

Attorney accounts only allow you to see documents on cases for which you are an attorney of record. If you would like to see redacted documents from different cases, please use the Public or Registered User options.

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7. What does a Subscriber Account to Official and Other Records offer me?

Military Discharge, Death Certificate and court documents relating to matters or cases governed by the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure, and Florida Probate Rules are only available online with a Subscriber Account to Official and Other Records. These documents are accessible to the public at any of our convenient locations throughout Pinellas County.

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8. How do I sign up for a Subscriber Account to Official and Other Records?

You need to complete the appropriate Subscription Agreement, and submit your payment and the agreement to:

Ken Burke, Clerk of Court & Comptroller
Attn: Official Records Subscription Service
315 Court Street Room #150
Clearwater, FL 33578

For more detailed information, refer to the Official Records Access section.

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