Hillsborough County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Arrest Records

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office offers background checks and local arrest histories for interested individuals. To obtain a local arrest history, visit the Sheriff’s Office at 2306 North Faulkenburg Road, Tampa Florida or call at (813) 247-0062.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has crime data for all the counties in the state. Its crime statistics for Hillsborough County shows that there were 52,489 arrests in 2017, the last year with a complete record. This represents a modest 6.2% decline in arrest rate in the county. There was a total of 27,012 crimes in Hillsborough County in 2017. Violent crimes accounted for 4,127 cases while there were 22,885 property crimes. Compared to 2016 figures, overall crime rate declined by 4.1%. This was due to the 4.9% year-on-year fall in property crimes. Violent crime rate crept up by 0.6% in the one-year period.

In 2017, there were 63 murders, 359 rapes, 821 robberies, 2,884 aggravated assaults, 4,145 burglaries, 16,743 larcenies, and 1,997 motor vehicle thefts in Hillsborough County. Compared to the previous year, murder rate was the same while robbery (9.1%), burglary (7.7%), larceny (4.6%), and motor vehicle theft (0.5%) rates declined. On the other hand, there were higher incidences of rape (28.2%) and aggravated assault (0.9%).

Criminal Records

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement keeps an up-to-date database of sexual predators and offenders living in the state. This registry is publicly available and searchable on the website of FDLE. The search tool on the website allows anyone to find a sex offender by name or show a lists of sex offenders and predators in and around the various neighborhoods, schools, and college campuses of Hillsborough County.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff has records of all inmates currently in the jails located in the county. The Sheriff’s Office provides an inmate lookup tool on its website for finding specific inmates. Visitors can search by name or booking number. The search result provides information like individual’s charge, bond amount, and booking photo. Alternatively, call 813-247-8300 to reach the inmate information line and inquire about an inmate.

Court Records

The Clerk of the Courts and Comptroller is responsible for keeping all court records for Hillsborough County. The Florida Supreme Court authorizes the County Clerk to make most of its records, indexes, and dockets publicly accessible on its website. To find electronic records, use the search tool provided. Registered users can access a wider range of court records. Visit the online search homepage to start the registration process.

The public can also view court and public records for Hillsborough County on the Public Records website of the Clerk of the Courts. Available records include documents from 1965 to the present. The search engine allows website visitors to print copies of records from their computers. These are also available at 419 Pierce, Room 140, Tampa, FL 33602, the Clerk’s Office address. The Clerk of the Courts charges $1 per page for regular copies and an additional $2 per document for certified copies.

Public Records

Public records for Hillsborough County including liens, deeds, plats, and mortgage documents are available on the Public Records website of the Clerk of the Courts. Visitors can also find marriage and death records on this webpage. For in-person requests, visit the Clerk’s Office at 419 Pierce, Room 140, Tampa, FL 33602 or call 813-276-8100. The fee for each copy of records requested is $1. Certified copies attract an extra $2 fee per document while full-size plat pages are $5 each.

The Clerk charges $3 for a certified copy of marriage license. Visit the Clerk’s Office to obtain copies of marriage license the same day. Mail and phone requests are also acceptable. Send a marriage license request to Clerk of Court – Marriage, P.O. Box 3249, Tampa, FL 33601-3249. For phone request, call (813) 276-8100. The Clerk accepts payments via checks and mail order for mail requests. Phone requests are payable by credit card (a 3.5% processing fee will be charged). Cash, check, money order, and credit card (with 3.5% processing fee) are accepted for in-person requests.

The Bureau of Vital Statistics of the Florida Department of Health keeps divorce reports for Hillsborough County. These are issued by the Clerk of the County and sent to the Bureau of Vital Statistics. Available divorce reports date from June 6, 1927 to the present. The Bureau of Vital Statistics charges $5 for each certified copy and an additional $4 for each certified copy of the same record.

Send a divorce report application along with payment in the form of check or money order to:

Bureau of Vital StatisticsAttn:
Vital Record SectionPost Office Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042

For birth and death certificates, send mail requests to:

Florida Department of Health - Hillsborough County
Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 5135 Tampa, Florida 33675-5135

Other Information

Location of Courthouses in Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County Courthouse
3.2 (33) · Courthouse
Tampa, FL
(813) 276-8100

Hillsborough Clerk of Court & Comptroller
1.6 (11) · County Government Office
Tampa, FL
(813) 276-8100

Clerk of Circuit Court
2.7 (14) · Courthouse
Tampa, FL
(813) 276-8100

Edgecomb Courthouse
3.0 (42) · City Courthouse
Tampa, FL
(813) 272-5894

Hillsborough County Clerk of Circuit Court: Brandon Regional Service Center 3.4 (35) · County Government Office
Brandon, FL
(813) 276-8100

US Bankruptcy Court
3.0 (2) · Courthouse
Tampa, FL
(813) 301-5162

Oakwood Court Apartments
2.6 (5) · Courthouse
Tampa, FL
(813) 628-9109

Clerk of the circuit Court
3.9 (7) · Courthouse
Ruskin, FL
(813) 276-8100

Hillsborough Clerk of Court & Comptroller
3.0 (1) · County Government Office
Brandon, FL
(813) 276-8100

Florida Second District Court of Appeal
5.0 (2) · Courthouse
Tampa, FL
(813) 272-3430

Traffic Court - Hillsborough County
3.0 (2) · County Government Office
Tampa, FL

US Magistrate Judge
2.6 (5) · Federal Courthouse
Tampa, FL
(813) 301-5400

Hillsborough Court Interpreter
County Court
Tampa, FL
(813) 272-5947

Court Access Center-America Inc
Courthouse
Tampa, FL
(813) 875-1333

Magistrate Cuellar-Stilo
County Court
Tampa, FL
(813) 272-5351

Sam Gibbons United States Courthouse
Federal Government Office
Tampa, FL
(813) 301-5400

US Pretrial Services
Federal Courthouse
Tampa, FL
(813) 225-7648

Hillsborough County Survey & Map
5.0 (1) · County Government Office
Tampa, FL
(813) 744-5619

Honorable Judge Myers
1.0 (1) · County Court
Tampa, FL
(813) 272-5778

Hillsborough County Circuit Crt
4.4 (15) · Courthouse
Plant City, FL
(813) 757-3918