CLERK OF COURT & COMPTROLLER
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
Clerk’s Office services affected by coronavirus emergency (in effect until further notice)
This page will be updated when new information is available.
Why are services affected?
The Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group (EPG) declared a local state of emergency to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Limited hours of operation for walk-in services
Until further notice, the hours of operation will be 9AM to 4PM, Monday thru Friday for all customer service locations. Also, our Brandon and Southshore Regional Service Centers are closed until further notice.
Court Hearing Dates and Virtual Court Hearings If you have an upcoming court date, first check here [court's judicial directory external website link] to see if your case will be rescheduled or if it will be heard by video conferencing. Certain types of cases will not be done with virtual hearings. Click on your judge's name, then click on Procedures/Preferences to view instructions (if available) for appearing and participating electronically, including any web meeting IDs. Contact the judge's judicial assistant if you have questions or require support for your court video hearing. See this Court announcement regarding limited court services and access to the courthouse.
Jury Duty All jury trials and jury pools have been suspended until further notice.
Evictions: NOTICE TO ALL LANDLORDS - Governor Ron DeSantis has issued various Executive Orders which suspend any statute providing for a mortgage foreclosure or eviction cause of action solely as it relates to non-payment of rent by residential tenants due to the COVID-19 emergency under Florida Law [external website link]. You should seek legal advice or guidance prior to filing any foreclosure or eviction action. If you are a landlord planning to file an eviction notice with our office, please note that the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office will NOT serve any eviction notices until further notice (please go to their page to get more details on why).
Marriage: All marriage ceremonies performed by the Clerk's Office are canceled until further notice. No marriage license appointments will be taken. Marriage licenses will continue to be issued in person until further notice. The Clerk is not permitted to extend the expiration date of any marriage license nor waive the fees to renew it. Any commissioned notary public in Florida is authorized to perform marriage ceremonies.
Passport applications: No passport applications will be processed. No new appointments will be taken until further notice. Check the U.S. Department of State website for information on their passport processing status.
Tax Deed Sales: Tax Deed sales have resumed. The first tax deed auction is scheduled for September 24, 2020. [read more]
What can I do while Clerk services are limited?
In the event of an emergency impacting services at the Hillsborough County Clerk of Court & Comptroller's Office, this page will contain information for the public.