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Stand Down Court for Hillsborough County Veterans – November 18, 2016

The 13th Judicial Circuit in conjunction with the Hillsborough County Clerk of the Circuit Court, Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office, Hillsborough County Public Defender’s Office, Hillsborough County Veterans Services, US Department of Veterans Affairs and various local Veterans organizations will conduct a Stand Down Court for Homeless and Low Income Veterans.  This will take place on November 18, 2016 at the James A Haley Veteran’s Hospital Primary Care Annex located at 13515 Lake Terrace Lane, Tampa FL  33637 from 9 am to 1 pm.  The purpose of the Court is to assist veterans in resolving some financial and legal matters. Register here.


Jury Call Off Information

No juror numbers have been called off. All jurors that have not been previously excused are to report as instructed on 10/24/2016.

8:00 a.m.   1 through 1,379
10:30 a.m.  1,380 through 1,838


Clerk’s Office partners with The Spring of Tampa Bay to observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Clerk’s Office is partnering with The Spring of Tampa Bay, Hillsborough County’s only certified domestic violence center, to raise public awareness about this pressing problem in our community.

Every year, the Clerk’s Office processes about 6,600 applications for domestic violence restraining orders. Sadly, domestic violence does not take a break for the holidays. Our clerks, along with employees of The Spring who have been deputized, process restraining order applications seven days a week, 365 days a year.

To ease the burden of this process, the Clerk’s Office made improvements in recent months at the domestic violence office at the George Edgecomb Courthouse in downtown Tampa. The office was expanded and applicants are automatically registered to allow them to view records online so they do not have to return to the courthouse to keep up with the progress of their applications.  Learn more.


Pat Frank wins national budget award

For the third year in a row, Hillsborough County Clerk of Court & Comptroller Pat Frank has won the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada.

The award is bestowed annually to a government body that meets the highest principles of governmental budgeting and nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. The Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.

“We are honored to receive this national award as recognition for the hard work my finance staff does every day for the citizens of Hillsborough County,” Frank said.

The office was honored for the clerk’s 2015-16 budget, which can be viewed here.
The Government Finance Officers Association serves about 18,700 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. It provides publications, training programs, services, and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management.


Clerk’s Office wins second statewide award

Pictured with the award are (left to right) Chief of Staff Dan Klein, Director of Board of County Commissioners Records Kimberly Richards, Pat Frank and FGFOA President Barry Skinner. Clerk of Court and Comptroller Pat Frank has won the ACE Award (Advanced Commitment to Excellence) from the Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA).
This is the second statewide award the Clerk's Office has won this year. The first was the Florida Excellence Best Practices Award, presented in April for a major restructuring that improved customer service, increased efficiency and enhanced communication.

The latest award, presented Monday during the opening session of the association’s annual conference in Orlando, was in the category of Process Improvement. The award recognized new procedures that created electronic storage and signatures of County Commission documents and online access of those documents for the public.

The initiative increased transparency, efficiency and accuracy. As a result of this initiative, the public can access important BOCC records online.

The FGFOA was founded in 1937 and serves more than 2,800 professionals from state, county and city governments, school districts, colleges and universities, special districts and private firms through education, networking, leadership and information.

“I am honored to receive an award from such a prestigious group,” said Frank. “To be one of only two recipients of awards is gratifying. I am particularly proud of the leadership of Kimberly Richards, the director of board records, who played an essential role in winning this award.”

Pictured with the award are (left to right) Chief of Staff Dan Klein, Director of Board of County Commissioners Records Kimberly Richards, Pat Frank and FGFOA President Barry Skinner.

Beware:  Con artists use jury duty to scam people

Citizens across the United States are being targeted by phone calls and e-mails threatening them with arrest or prosecution for failing to comply with jury service in state and federal courts.  Recipients are being pressured to provide money or confidential data, which could lead to identity theft, in order to avoid fines and jail time.

It is the policy of the Clerk of the Court to contact prospective jurors only through a written court summons sent by U.S. Mail.  Jurors are not contacted by telephone, email, text message or any other medium.  Jury Services does not need or ask for your personal information and does not require a monetary payment of any amount. 

If you receive a call requesting personal information or money, immediately call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (813) 247-8000.

Concerned citizens may also contact Jury Services at the Clerk’s Office at 813-276-8100 ext. 4747 to determine whether or not they have been summoned for jury service.

Follow us on Facebook!

The Clerk’s Office now has a Facebook page.

If you are one of the hundreds of millions of people around the world who are on Facebook, please go to and like our page so you can follow along as we tell the story of the hard work we do for you every day. And please invite all your Facebook friends to like the page, too.

You will find announcements, links to news stories about the Clerk’s Office and photos of the great people who make up the Clerk’s Office.

Hillsborough Clerk of Court wins Florida Excellence Award

Pat Frank honored with the Florida Excellence AwardHillsborough County Clerk of Court & Comptroller Pat Frank has been honored with a prestigious Florida Excellence Best Practices Award for a major restructuring that improved customer service, increased efficiency and enhanced communication.

The reorganization created the new Customer Service Center at the Edgecomb Courthouse, where the public can pay traffic citations, make child support payments, file civil suits and conduct numerous other transactions.

The Florida Excellence Award is based on the nationally renowned Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award and honors public and private organizations that demonstrate performance excellence in customer service, workforce and organization.  Read more.


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I am pleased to welcome you to the official website for the Clerk of the Circuit Court/Comptroller for Hillsborough County.

If you are a regular user, you know that this site has been recently designed to enable you to access the information you need with more ease and speed. If you are new to this site, I hope that you’ll find that the Clerk’s Office is providing you with the records you need in a user friendly way.

As a public official elected by the citizens of Hillsborough County, I take very seriously my responsibility to keep and protect the public records of this County, in compliance with the Florida Constitution, the Florida Statutes, administrative orders, county ordinances and county resolutions.

I encourage you to explore our website and familiarize yourself with the services provided by our office. I welcome your e-mails for recommendations and suggestions. Please take the opportunity to express your thoughts or respond to me through my blog, FRANK TALK.

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. (F.S. 668.6076)

The Clerk’s Office is dedicated to provide you with the information you need, under our jurisdiction. It is my hope that this new and improved website accomplishes that goal to your satisfaction.