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Pinellas County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Pinellas County Arrest Records?

In Pinellas County, the police department and sheriff’s office generate arrest records whenever an altercation with a suspected offender leads to an arrest. These records provide details about the arrest, such as the location and time, and the circumstances leading to arrest. Arrest records also provide information on the arrestee, such as the full name, physical descriptors like height, weight, race, and gender. Interested individuals may obtain arrest records from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department.

Crime Statistics

Crime and arrest data for Pinellas County is available from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Its records show that 36,566 arrests and 33,522 reported crimes in the county in 2017, the last year with a complete account. These figures represent a 4.5% and 8.2% decline in arrest and crime rates than the previous year.

An analysis of the 2017 crime statistics for Pinellas County revealed 34 murders, 498 rapes, 979 robberies, 2,475 aggravated assaults, 4,112 burglaries, 23,315 larcenies, and 2,109 motor vehicle thefts occurred. Rape was the only crime that experienced a year-on-year increase. Compared to 2016, there were 9% more rape cases in 2017. Murder, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft rates fell by 12.8%, 10.3%, 0.4%, 12.4%, 8.1%, and 11.8%.

What are Pinellas County Criminal Records?

In Pinellas County, the Sheriff’s Office creates criminal records when suspected offenders are convicted. The courts and correctional facilities provide input for these records. Along with arrest reports, criminal records typically contain prosecution, conviction, and incarceration information. Although the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office generates criminal records, it does not provide criminal history reports for individuals statewide. For such documents, interested individuals must contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

How Do I Get Pinellas County Criminal Records?

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Division of Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS), maintains criminal history information and provides statewide access. Individuals interested in obtaining criminal records may use the online Florida Criminal History Record Check tool. Users may search for criminal records for $24, and results are immediately displayed and emailed. Users may also obtain certified criminal records. Staff at the CJIS will attend to these requests and return notarized documents to customers by regular US Mail in 6-7 business days.

How to Find Pinellas County Sex Offender Information?

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office organizes a Sexual Predator and Offender Tracking (SPOT) Unit. This volunteer organization monitors and enforces Florida’s Statutes that relate to sexual predators and offenders and career offenders. They also raise public awareness about the state’s sex offender registry maintained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The state’s database of sexual offenders and predators is on FDLE’s website. It has a search tool that visitors can use to find sex offenders by name. Citizens of Pinellas County can also use the search tool to find resident sex offenders and predators.

How do I Visit an Inmate in Pinellas County Jail?

Pinellas County Jail allows its inmates to receive video visits, conducted in the following locations:

Pinellas County Jail
Administration Support Building
14500 49th Street North
Clearwater, FL 33762

Mobile Video Visitation Buses

Monday and Wednesday
James B. Sanderlin Family Center
2335 22nd Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Tuesday
North Greenwood Recreation & Aquatic Complex
900 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33755

Thursday
Tarpon Springs Police Department
444 South Huey Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Friday
Greater Ridgecrest YMCA
1801 119th Street
Largo, FL 33778

Individuals interested in visiting Pinellas County Jail inmates must register here to schedule a forty-minute visit. All visitors and their guests may schedule visits a week in advance. However, they must schedule visits no later than the day before the visit. The reservation software approves visiting reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. Each visitor may bring two people (one adult and one child, or two children) along on a visit, and all children must remain in the adult’s company. Visitors must present a valid photo ID to make an appointment and gain admittance to the visitation center.

Visitors may not bring any weapons, drugs, alcohol, food, drink, or tobacco products into the facility. All visitors must dress appropriately, wearing fitting clothing that does not appear obscene, offensive, or disruptive. Jail staff will cancel any visits due to disorderly conduct and may restrict or deny future visits.

Where and How to Find Pinellas County Inmate Information?

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office keeps inmate records and makes some of these available upon request. It has a handy inmate locator tool on its website. The agency provides information about inmates booked into the Pinellas County Jail from November 28, 2005. Users can search for inmates by name, booking date, and docket number.

What are Pinellas County Court Records?

Court records are the official documentation of court proceedings. Court records for Pinellas County are available on the website of the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller. These include civil, criminal, family, probate, traffic court records, and the court calendar. Interested individuals may use the search tool to find available court records stored on the online database.

Users do not have to register to view most court documents. However, court records for family and probate cases are only available to attorneys and registered users. The Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller makes provision for ordering copies of court records online. Interested persons may visit the ordering page to request copies found in the online database. The Clerk of the Circuit Court charges $1 per page for copies of court records. There is an additional fee of $2 per document for certified copies. Ordered copies go out by U.S. Postal Service or email. Copy fees are payable with a credit card and include a 3.5% processing fee.

Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller
Attn: Public Records Liaison
315 Court Street, Room 400
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 464-3341

Location of all Courts in Pinellas County

Pinellas County Circuit Court
Tyrone Branch Office
1800 66th Street North, St Petersburg, FL 33710
Phone: (727) 464-7000

Pinellas County Circuit Court
Clearwater Courthouse
315 Court Street,
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: (727) 464-7000

Pinellas County Circuit Court
Pinellas County Justice Center
14250 49th Street North,
Clearwater, FL 33762
Phone: (727) 464-7000

Pinellas County Circuit Court
St. Petersburg Judicial Building
545 1st Avenue North,
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (727) 464-7000
Fax: (727) 582-7990

Pinellas County Circuit Court
North County Branch Office
29582 US 19 North,
Clearwater, FL 33761
Phone: (727) 464-7000

County Court of Pinellas County
Clearwater Courthouse
315 Court Street,
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: (727) 464-7000

County Court of Pinellas County
Pinellas County Justice Center
14250 49th Street North,
Clearwater, FL 33762
Phone: (727) 464-7000

County Court of Pinellas County
North County Branch Office
29582 US 19 North,
Clearwater, FL 33761
Phone: (727) 464-7000

County Court of Pinellas County
Tyrone Branch Office
1800 66th Street North,
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Phone: (727) 464-7000

County Court of Pinellas County
St. Petersburg Judicial Building
545 1st Avenue North,
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (727) 464-7000
Fax: (727) 582-7990

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What are Pinellas County Vital Records?

In Pinellas County, vital records refer to pieces of evidence or official documentation that mark the occurrence of life events in the county. Examples of life events include births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. In Pinellas County, public records are partially open to the public. Divorce, marriage, and death records are in the public domain, while birth records younger than 100 years old are only available to eligible requesters.

Authorized requestors include the adult persons named in the document, close relatives, and legal representatives. Vital record requesters must provide the names on the record, place, and location of the event, and purpose of obtaining the documents. In Pinellas County, the Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller provides divorce and marriage certificates. The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County issues birth and death certificates.

Where and How to Get Pinellas County Divorce Records

In Pinellas County, the Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller manages the divorce register and provides public certificates. Interested individuals may obtain Pinellas County divorce certificates by finding them on the Public Case Records portal and then ordering them online. Copies of divorce records cost $1 per page and certification costs $2 per document.

Where and How to Get Pinellas County Marriage Records

The Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller provides the public with copies of marriage certificates. To obtain one, interested persons may download and complete the eMarriage Application on the Clerk of the Court’s website. The couple can also apply in person at the Clerk’s office. The fee for a marriage license is $86. Couples that complete Premarital Preparation Courses are eligible for the reduced price of $61. Fees are payable by cash, check, and credit card.

Where and How to Get Pinellas County Birth Records?

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is responsible for issuing birth certificates. Its Vital Statistics Office provides these records in person, by mail, and by fax. To request a birth or death record, eligible individuals may download the Application for a Florida Birth Record or Application for a Florida Death Record. These forms are also available in Spanish (Birth and Death). Requesters may submit or mail the completed form to:

Florida Department of Health in Pinellas
Vital Statistics
8751 Ulmerton Road, Suite 1700
Largo, FL 33771
Fax: (727) 507-4335

The fee for a certified computer birth certificate is $13. An additional copy of the same certificate ordered at the same time attracts a charge of $8. Ordered certificates take five days to process. Requesters may request priority service by adding an extra $5 fee and writing the word “RUSH” on the envelope.

Where and How to Get Pinellas County Death Records?

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is responsible for issuing death certificates. Its Vital Statistics Office provides these records in person, by mail, and by fax. To request a birth or death record, eligible individuals may download the Application for a Florida Death Record. These forms are also available in Spanish. Requesters may submit or mail the completed form to:

Florida Department of Health in Pinellas
Vital Statistics
8751 Ulmerton Road, Suite 1700
Largo, FL 33771
Fax: (727) 507-4335

The fee for a certified computer death certificate is $9. An additional copy of the same certificate ordered at the same time attracts a charge of $8. Ordered certificates take five days to process. Requesters may request priority service by adding an extra $5 fee and writing the word “RUSH” on the envelope.

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Pinellas County?

The Florida Public Records Law allows public access to Pinellas County property records. Individuals interested in obtaining copies of Pinellas County property records may apply to the office responsible for issuing copies of such records.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Pinellas County

The Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is the County Recorder in charge of recording all recordable property documents into Pinellas County official documents. The Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller also maintains a repository of registered properties in Pinellas County. The Recording Department indexes and keeps archives of all the Official Records from 1912 to the present Requesters may search for deeds, mortgages, liens, releases of liens, court judgments, condo declarations, and various other recorded documents online. Applicants can order Pinellas county property records online or by mailing a request to:

Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller
Attn: Public Records Liaison
Court Street
Room 400
Clearwater, FL 33756

They can send an email or call (727) 464-3341 for more information on Pinellas County property records. The cost of a copy is $1 per page, and the certification cost is $2.

How to Look Up Pinellas County Property Records

The Pinellas County Property Appraiser keeps a database of real properties within the county. The public can search the database on the website of the Pinellas County Property Appraiser. Upon searching the database, requesters can find information such as assessed value, assessor's parcel number (APN), description of the property and property address, Sales history of the parcel, and taxing information. People can conduct online searches by address, name, book/page, parcel number, map, and subdivision. They can also conduct manual searches through the Florida Department of Revenue’s Property Tax Data Portal page. To perform the manual search, they may have to click on “County and Municipal Property Tax Data,” then click on the year for the table they want to review and select Pinellas County from the list.

Location of Pinellas County Property Appraiser

County Courthouse
Court Street
2nd Floor
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: (727) 464-3207
Fax: (727) 464-3448
TTY/TDD: (727) 464-3370

North County
Northside Square
29269 US HWY 19 North
Clearwater, FL 33761
Phone: (727) 464-3207
Fax: (727) 464-3448
TTY/TDD: (727) 464-3370

Mid County
Co-located w/Tax Collector
Starkey Road
Largo, FL 33773
Phone: (727) 464-3207
Fax: (727) 464-3448
TTY/TDD: (727) 464-3370

South County
34th St. N
2nd Floor
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Phone: (727) 464-3207
Fax: (727) 464-3448
TTY/TDD: (727) 464-3370