COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Important information on resources and
office updates relating to the coronavirus


 

Coronavirus Updates

Information on this page will be updated regularly

The Clerk’s office values the health of our customers and employees. Several precautions have been taken to maintain a safer environment, such as providing employees with hand sanitizer and gloves. Facilities have also increased cleaning times in all county buildings and placed large containers of hand sanitizer in public areas. Everyone is encouraged to use telephones and video conferencing instead of face-to-face meetings as much as possible. Most importantly, we continue to monitor the situation and work closely with our judicial and government partners on a coordinated response to ensure the safety of our customers and employees.

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What's Changed:

Per the new Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order 20-17, all criminal or civil jury trials, jury selection, and grand jury proceedings are now suspended through Friday, April 17, 2020. All summoned jurors have been excused and will not be rescheduled.

Per Florida Supreme Court Order 20-15 and Administrative Order 2020-008 effective Monday March 23, the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida will suspend assorted proceedings and hearings for an unspecified time, addressing only "mission critical" cases, such as first appearances, detention hearings, terminations of parental rights, issuance of warrants/authorization of wiretaps, and other emergency matters as determined by each judge. For more information, visit the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court website.

The Clerk's Record Center located at 14155 49th Street North has been closed to the public. Records requests can be submitted online or by calling (727) 464-6171. All other office locations remain open during normal business hours.

As of Wednesday, April 1, our office will stop conducting wedding ceremonies. Marriage licenses are still being processed at our offices located in Downtown Clearwater, St. Petersburg and North County.

Due to Passport Services in Miami closing to the public as of March 19, expedited passport applications will not be accepted. The Clerk's office remains fully operational and will be accepting routine passport applications. However, the normal processing times for passports may be impacted.

In an effort to assist our citizens, payable citations and court fines with due dates of March 16, 2020 through May 31, 2020 have been extended by 60 days. To make a payment or get more information regarding payment options, call (727) 464-7000 or visit our Online Payment Center.

Per the new Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order 20-17, the Clerk’s office will not issue writs of possession for evictions and foreclosures through Friday, April 17, 2020. This order does not reverse a final judgment of eviction or foreclosure. Instead, only this part of the process will be placed on hold until April 17 or as provided by a subsequent order.

What's the Same:

The Clerk’s office continues to accept domestic violence injunction petitions at our offices located in Downtown Clearwater, St. Petersburg and the Pinellas County Justice Center. These cases will continue to be scheduled for return hearings if ordered by the court.

  • Make payments at any Amscot location.
  • Pay tickets and fines online.
  • Pay by phone at (727) 464-4846.
  • Drop Boxes are available at multiple locations. They offer a convenient way to pay fees, deliver court documents or other correspondence. Please do not include cash payments as we cannot be responsible for missing payments, etc.

Drop Boxes are available at multiple locations. They offer a convenient way to pay fees, deliver court documents or other correspondence. Please do not include cash payments as we cannot be responsible for missing payments, etc.

Electronically record documents such as mortgages, deeds and other official records.

Bid on Tax Deed Sales online.

Start a marriage license application by filling out the required EMarriage Application online prior to coming into the Clerk’s office. Marriage licenses are still being processed at our offices located in Downtown Clearwater, St. Petersburg and North County.

Search and download most official records online.

Search and download many court records online.