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CLERK OF COURT & COMPTROLLER

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA

What records is the Clerk the custodian of?

The Hillsborough County Clerk of the Court and Comptroller is the official custodian of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commission's records, the 13th Judicial Circuit Court's case records, and many other public records. However, the Clerk is not the custodian of every type of public record that you might be seeking.  To help you figure out where to go to get the records you seek, here are the types of public records that our customers typically look for, and who you would request those records from.

Record Type Custodian:
Clerk
Custodian:
Other(s)
Abandoned properties in Hillsborough County   See "Vacant, abandoned, distressed properties in Hillsborough County" below
Accident reports, traffic crash reports   Law enforcement agency that investigated the accident (Hillsborough County Sheriff, Tampa Police, Temple Terrace Police, Plant City Police or Florida Highway Patrol). Or try https://www.buycrash.com
Adoption records that took place in Hillsborough County  Clerk
Affidavits recorded in Hillsborough County  Clerk
Agreements for Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)  Clerk
Agreements recorded in Hillsborough County  Clerk
Agricultural Certificates of Origin in Florida   Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Alarm records in Hillsborough County (burglary, false, intrusion)   Law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction over the property address
Ambulatory services records, Advanced Life Services and Basic Life Services records, EMS   Hillsborough County Emergency Planning Council
Anger management referral list, approved course providers for Hillsborough County   13th Judicial Circuit Court
Animal complaint records, dog bite reports for Hillsborough County   County Records Request (scroll down to the bottom of the page to find their request form)
Arrest information for Hillsborough County, is someone in jail   County Sheriff
Arrest records and mug shots on websites   See "Mug shots and arrest records on websites" below
Arrest reports   Law enforcement agency that made the arrest
Arrest warrants   County Sheriff or Central Florida Crime Line (NOTE: Data may not always be current, so a warrant appearing in either of these databases may not still be active -- always verify with your local law enforcement agency)
Arson investigation, fire reports, fire alarm records   County Fire Rescue or the fire rescue agency that has jurisdiction at the location of the fire. Fire marshal records can be found at the building department that has jurisdiction over the property location.
Assignment of interest recorded in Hillsborough County  Clerk
Assisted Living Facilities complaints and information in Florida   Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration
Audit reports for Hillsborough County  Clerk
Autopsy records in Hillsborough County   County Medical Examiner
Background checks, fingerprinting   County Sheriff for local background checks and for fingerprinting (free for County residents); UPS Store also does fingerprinting for a fee. 
Bail bonds, complaints, licenses in Florida   Florida Office of Financial Regulation
Bankruptcy information and records   U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Birth certificates for Florida births   Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics or County Tax Collector
Blueprints, property information, property owner, site surveys, sales history, etc., in Hillsborough County   County Property Appraiser
Board of County Commission (BOCC) contract documents for Hillsborough County  Clerk
Board of County Commission (BOCC) meeting dates for Hillsborough County   County
Board of County Commission (BOCC) minutes and records for Hillsborough County  Clerk
Board of County Commission (BOCC) voting records in Hillsborough County Clerk
Body cam footage from police departments   See "Police records in Hillsborough County"
Bonds recorded in Hillsborough County 1965 to present  Clerk
Building permits for City of Tampa residential, commercial, fire marshal, site inspection, electrical inspection, mechanical inspection, plumbing inspection   City of Tampa Construction Services or County Planning Commission
Building permits for City of Temple Terrace residential, commercial, fire marshal, site inspection, electrical inspection, mechanical inspection, plumbing inspection   City of Temple Terrace Permitting Services or County Planning Commission
Building permits for Plant City residential, commercial, fire marshal, site inspection, electrical inspection, mechanical inspection, plumbing inspection   Plant City Building Division or County Planning Commission 
Bus, buses, public transit, bus passes, bus pass, HART, Hillsborough Area Rapid Transit, discounts, complaints   HART
Business licenses in Hillsborough County   County Business Licensing
Business licenses in Florida   Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Cameras, camera in the courtroom, video  - Submit the 13th Judicial Circuit Court form to request permission to bring a camera into the courtroom or courthouse; members of the press and media will want to review the Court's Press page. Also view the court's Administrative Order regarding photographing, recording or broadcasting in courthouse facilities.
Cemetery and grave site records in Hillsborough County   See "Grave site, gravesite, cemetery records in Florida" below 
Census records in Hillsborough County   See "Demographics, census and vital statistics in Hillsborough County" below 
Charity, charities information and complaints in Florida   Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service
Child care licenses in Hillsborough County   County Business Licensing
Child support court orders that were not registered with the Hillsborough County Clerk   Clerk in the county where the child support order is registered
Child support orders that were registered with the Hillsborough County Clerk  Clerk
Child support e-Services for Florida   Florida Department of Revenue
Child support full payment history for Hillsborough County  Clerk
Child support online application for Florida   Florida Department of Revenue
Child support payoff statement for Hillsborough County  Clerk
Child support recent payments for Florida   Florida Department of Revenue
Child support transfer of venue to Florida   Florida Department of Revenue
Circuit civil judgments in Hillsborough County from 1972 to present  Clerk
Citizenship, green cards, visas, case status, immigration in the United States   U.S. Naturalization and Immigration Service
Civil alphabetical index for all circuit civil cases in online database for Hillsborough County  Clerk
County civil judgments in Hillsborough County from 1986 to present  Clerk
Clemency, restoration of civil rights, parole, conditional release in Florida   Florida Commission on Offender Review
Clerk locations and contact information for Hillsborough County  Clerk
Code violation cases and records in the City of Tampa   Tampa Code Enforcement
Code violation cases and records in unincorporated Hillsborough County   County Code Enforcement
Code violation cases and records in the City of Plant City   Plant City Code Enforcement
Code violation cases and records in the City of Temple Terrace   Temple Terrace Code Compliance
Codes and ordinances for Hillsborough County  Clerk  County
Commercial inspections, building permits, residential inspections, fire marshal, site inspection, building inspection, electrical inspection, mechanical inspection, plumbing inspection for unincorporated Hillsborough County   County Code Enforcement
Concealed weapon, weapons permit, permits, CW application status check, renew, apply, application     State of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Condominium declaration and/or plan recorded in Hillsborough County  Clerk
Contract documents, agreements, ordinances, resolutions, agendas, minutes, public viewing items for the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)  Clerk
Contractor database for Hillsborough County   County Development Services
Contractor licensing in Hillsborough County   County Permits and Records
Contractor business licenses in Hillsborough County   County Business Licensing
Copyright records in U.S.   U.S. Copyrights Office
Corporation records, LLC records, trademark records in Florida   Florida Division of Corporations
County Contract Documents for Hillsborough County  Clerk
Court (criminal) calendars for Hillsborough County  Clerk
Court case files and records filed in Hillsborough County Case search

or Clerk

Court interpreter, interpreting, translator, translating, court interpreter list for Hillsborough County   13th Judicial Circuit Court
Court judicial directory (names and contact information for the judges at the 13th Judicial Circuit Court)   13th Judicial Circuit Court
Court ordered community service in Hillsborough County   There is not a single point of information for opportunities where you can perform court ordered community service. You can try this search for opportunities in Hillsborough County.
Court reporter and transcripts for Hillsborough County   13th Judicial Circuit Court
Court tours; mock trials; observe court hearings; class tours   13th Judicial Circuit Court
Credit reports   Contact the credit bureaus - some major ones to try are: Equifax, Experian, TransUnion or Free Annual Credit Report
Crime statistics   Local law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction for the property or area that you are inquiring about
Criminal history information in Florida   Florida Department of Law Enforcement
DD-214 military records   U.S. National Personnel Records Center at the National Archives
Death certificates for deaths in Florida   Florida Bureau of Vital Certificates
Death Certificates for deaths recorded in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Death reports for deaths that occurred in Hillsborough County   County Medical Examiner
Declaration of Domicile in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Deeds recorded in Hillsborough County Clerk  
Demographics, census and vital statistics in Hillsborough County   County Planning Commission
Disability determinations, hearings, records in Florida   Florida Department of Health
Distressed properties in Hillsborough County   See "Vacant, abandoned, distressed properties in Hillsborough County" below
Divorce records for divorces that were filed in Hillsborough County  Clerk Note: Divorce records cannot be viewed online per public records law, but they can be viewed in person at the Clerk's office or paper copies can be ordered
Dog bite reports for Hillsborough County   See "Animal complaint records, dog bite reports for Hillsborough County" above
Domesticate foreign judgments in Hillsborough County   Court first, then Clerk (to find out how to do this in Florida, click here)
Domestic partnerships recorded in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Driver's license renewal in Florida   Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Drivers license status check for Florida licenses   Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Drug Court    Try this search on the 13th Judicial Circuit Court website for their various drug courts
Easements recorded in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
eFiling (or e filing, e-filing, electronic filing) Florida Courts Portal support, registration   Not the Clerk. Click here to find out about e-Filing in the Clerk's Office, or click here if you need support using the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal
Elder Justice Center, elder services, elderly assistance    13th Judicial Circuit's Elder Justice Center or County website for elderly assistance 
Electric bill   The utility that provides the electric service
Emotional support animals; ESA; emotional support animal forms; service dogs    Florida StatuesHUD
Employer Identification Numbers (EIN or FEIN) in U.S.   Internal Revenue Service
Environmental maps, data and permits for Hillsborough County   Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County
Environmental protection permitted activities, certifications, authorizations, facilities, etc. in Florida   Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Escaped offender search in Florida   Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Excess funds, mortgage foreclosure sale funds, tax deed sale funds lists in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Exotic animal licenses in Florida   Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Expungement, seal and expunge criminal history, checklist, application process in Florida   Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Financing statement recorded in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Fictitious name records, filing and registration in Florida   Florida Department of Corporations
Financial fraud or unfair practice complaints about the Florida financial industry   Florida Office of Financial Regulation
Financial reports for Hillsborough County government  Clerk  
Fingerprinting   See "Background checks, fingerprinting" above.
Fire alarm permits, fire sprinkler permits for unincorporated Hillsborough County   County Fire Rescue
Fire marshal inspections  for unincorporated Hillsborough County   County Development Services
Fire reports, arson investigation, fire alarm records   Fire rescue agency that has jurisdiction at the location of the fire. Fire marshal records can be found in the building department that has jurisdiction over the property location.
Fireworks display permit records, open fire permits, sparkler permits, tent permits   Fire rescue agency that has jurisdiction over the property location
Fishing licenses in Florida   County Tax Collector
Florida Public Access Crime Information Center   Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Florida Supreme Court, superior court   Florida's highest court oversees the entire state courts system
Flood maps, flooding areas, flooded   FEMA. Report flooding to the County
Foreclosure auctions, sales list, lands for sale in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Forms for Hillsborough County courts   The Clerk provides a limited amount of legal forms. The Clerk is not responsible for providing every legal form that you might need. For a list of the forms that the Clerk provides for free online. If you do not see the form you want here, you will need to purchase it from a form supplier online or in a retail store.
Fugitive search for Florida (corrections offender database)   Florida Department of Corrections
Governor's Office records in Florida   Florida Office of the Governor
Grave site, gravesite, cemetery records in Florida   City of Tampa cemetery records; or try this site (click here), possibly this site (click here) or even this site (click here)
Handicap, vehicle for hire and limousine service records in Hillsborough County   County Tax Collector
Homeowners associations, neighborhood associations, condo associations, civil associations records in Hillsborough County, including Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City   County Neighborhood Relations
Home solicitation sales permits in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Homestead exemptions in Hillsborough County
County Tax Collector
Hunting licenses in Florida   County Tax Collector
Ignition interlock program in Florida   Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles 
Impound records, towed vehicle records in Hillsborough County   Law enforcement agency with the jurisdiction over the area where the vehicle was last known to be
Inmate information, jail release information for current inmates in Hillsborough County   County Sheriff
Insurance and health care reform, regulations, records in Florida   Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Interpreter, translator    See "Court Interpreter" above. 
JAWS support, Judicial Automated Workflow System, user registration    13th Judicial Circuit Court
Jury, juror summons, jury duty in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Land for sale, foreclosure auctions, sales list in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Land Use Code Descriptions for Hillsborough County, Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City   County Planning Commission
Land for sale, tax deed auctions in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Land use zoning applications made to Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)  Clerk  
Laws and statutes for Florida   State of Florida Legislature
Legal assistance, legal advice, legal questions, legal glossary, legal terms   The Clerk and staff are not permitted to advise on any legal matters. Contact a legal adviser if you need assistance. If you cannot afford an attorney, check the Florida Bar for help. If you are looking for a reference for legal terms and definitions, try Legal Dictionary (thefreedictionary.com).
License plates, license tags, motor vehicle registrations and tags, etc. for Florida   County Tax Collector
Lien recorded in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Liens in the ownership and encumbrance report for properties in tax deed auctions in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Lis pendens and lis pendens release recorded in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Lottery records in Florida   Florida Lottery Commission
Marriage records for Florida (outside of Hillsborough County)   Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics
Marriage records recorded in Hillsborough County from 1831 to present  Clerk  
Mediation program, Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program, mediation forms, Mediation & Diversion Services    Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program. Mediation forms and Court Mediation & Diversion Services.
Medicaid abuse and fraud complaints in Florida   Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
Medicaid lien recorded in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Medical examiner records in Hillsborough County   County Medical Examiner
Memorial markers, side of road crosses and memorials   Apply for memorial markers with the County
Military records, DD-214, etc.   U.S. National Personnel Records Center at the National Archives
Minutes for Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)  Clerk  
Misleading advertising and fraud complaints in Florida   Florida Attorney General
Missing persons search in Florida   Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Mortgage foreclosure sale funds, lists, tax deed sale funds lists, excess funds  Clerk  
Mortgage foreclosure balances from auctions  Clerk  
Mortgages recorded in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Mug shots and arrest records on websites   The Clerk's Office does not sell nor post arrest records and mug shots to any websites. Arrest records are public records and arrest record and mug shot websites pull the data from records custodians around the nation to post on their websites, regardless of the arrest's final status. The Clerk's Office has no control over these websites nor what appears on them. If you see a record on a non-HillsClerk.com website that you think does not belong there is or is inaccurate, you need to contact the website that is displaying it. You will usually find a "record maintenance" or "contact us" link somewhere on these websites to request correction or removal. The Clerk's Office is unable to assist you with this. 
Notice of commencement recorded in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Nuisance Abatement Board, nuisance complaints, public nuisance in Hillsborough County, nuisance forms    County Nuisance Abatement Board
Occupational licenses in Hillsborough County   County Business Licensing
Official Records Index for Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Online hearings and meetings   See "Virtual, online and Zoom hearings" below
Ordinances and codes for Hillsborough County   See "Codes and ordinances for Hillsborough County" above
Parenting plan, parent education courses, parent coordinators    13th Judicial Circuit Court's parent resourcesFlorida Department of Children & Families list of approved parenting courses.
Parking tickets issued by the City of Tampa   Tampa Parking Division
Parking tickets issued by the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office  Clerk  
Parole, conditional release, clemency, restoration of civil rights in Florida   Florida Commission on Offender Review
Passport application acceptance only  Clerk  
Passport other services   U.S. Department of State
Permits for Hillsborough County   See "Building Permits for …" above
Personnel records for Hillsborough County Clerk employees  Clerk
Personnel records for Hillsborough County non-Clerk employees   County Civil Service
Phosphate zoning applications made to the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)  Clerk  
Plans, inspections, permits and records in unincorporated Hillsborough County and Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace transportation plans   County Permits and Records. County Planning Commission.
Plat or plat-related documents recorded in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Polling records, voters registration, voting, ballots, voting locations, polling locations in Hillsborough County   County Supervisor of Elections
Police reports in Hillsborough County   Law enforcement agency that took the report (see accident/crash reports above for records department links for police agencies in Hillsborough County)
Potholes, sidewalk damage, drainage ditch damage   Report damage to the County
Power of attorney recorded in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Prison inmate population search, inmate records in Florida   Florida Department of Corrections
Prison inmate release search in Florida   Florida Department of Corrections
Probate judgments in Hillsborough County from 1986 to present  Clerk  
Probation orders in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Probation records in Florida   Florida Department of Corrections
Probation search, supervised probation population information search in Florida   Florida Department of Corrections
Property information, owner name, site surveys, blueprints, sales history, etc. in Hillsborough County   County Property Appraiser
Property sales in Hillsborough County by location, features, sale prices, dates, zoning   County Property Appraiser
Public defender contacts and records in Hillsborough County   Public Defender of the 13th Judicial Circuit
Public school records for Hillsborough County   County Public Schools
Public transportation, public transit, buses    See "Bus, buses ..." above 
Public viewing items for Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)  Clerk  
Red light camera CITATIONS (not notices or violations) issued in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Red light camera NOTICES or VIOLATIONS (not citations) issued in Hillsborough County   American Traffic Solutions
Re-entry center or reentry or jail re-entry center in Hillsborough County   County Sheriff's Office
Registry account balances in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Residential inspections, building permits for unincorporated Hillsborough County   County Development Services
Resolutions for the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioner (BOCC)  Clerk  
Right of way documents recorded in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Risk management, risk assessment in Hillsborough County    County Fire Department for Community Risk Assessment or County Risk Management & Safety Department
Robocall, prerecorded message call complaints, Do Not Call list in Florida   Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer services
Satisfactions recorded in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Seal and expunge, criminal history checklist, expungement, application process in Florida   Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Sex offender, sexual predator search in Florida   Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Sinkhole maps and subsidence incident reports in Hillsborough County   County Property Appraiser (click here or also try here). Florida Geological survey database. You can also report sinkholes to the County.
Site inspections in unincorporated Hillsborough County   County Development Services
Site surveys, property information, owner information, sales history in Hillsborough County   County Property Appraiser
Social security records   U.S. Social Security Administration
State attorney in Hillsborough County, records   Office of the State Attorney 13th Judicial Circuit Hillsborough County
State taxes in Florida   Florida Department of Revenue
Stolen property search in Florida, stolen boats, stolen guns, stolen vehicles   Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Street lights, traffic lights, traffic signals, traffic signal timing, needed or missing traffic signs in Hillsborough County   Report street light outages to the County
Street names, house numbers, address designations   County
Subdivision plat maps in Hillsborough County Clerk   
Summons (civil) service status, update in Hillsborough County   County Sheriff's Office
SunPass, toll booth violations, notices, infractions, tickets
SunPass
Surplus funds from foreclosure sales in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Tangible property tax, taxes for business and properties, etc. in Hillsborough County   County Tax Collector
Tax certificates, tax liens for Hillsborough County   County Tax Collector
Tax deeds auctions, land for sale in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Tax deed sale funds lists, excess funds, mortgage foreclosure sale funds lists in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Tax delinquent properties in Hillsborough County   County Tax Collector
Tax rolls in Hillsborough County from 1883 to present  Clerk  
Taxi and taxicab, taxi cab records in Hillsborough County   County Tax Collector
Title search, lien search, property deed search in Hillsborough County  Clerk Note: If you are looking for limited title searches for tax deed sale lands, use this Clerk link, and look for the TD-Gap Search and TD-O&E Report document types.
Tow truck and wrecker records in Hillsborough County   County Tax Collector
Towed vehicle/impound records in Hillsborough County   Law enforcement agency with the jurisdiction over the area where the vehicle was last known to be
Traffic citations, traffic tickets, traffic infractions, uniform traffic citations issued in Hillsborough County  Clerk   
Traffic camera footage for Hillsborough County   The agency that has jurisdiction for the intersection or camera in question: Florida Department of Transportation, City of Tampa, Hillsborough County Public Works (scroll down to find their records request page)
Traffic counts for Hillsborough County   County Planning Commission
Traffic complaints, speeding traffic, etc.   Law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction at the location where the incident occurred
Transcripts for court cases in Hillsborough County   See "Court reporter and transcripts" above.
Translator, interpreter, translation    See "Court Interpreter" above. 
Transportation records in Hillsborough County and in Florida   Florida Department of Transportation or County Planning Commission
Trust account balances in Hillsborough County  Clerk  
Unclaimed property records and unclaimed funds from forgotten financial accounts in Florida   Florida Department of Financial Services Division of Unclaimed Property
Unclaimed remains records, data in Hillsborough County   County Medical Examiner
Vacant, abandoned, distressed properties in Hillsborough County   County Code Enforcement
Variances, variance application, variance hearing, variance assistance in Hillsborough County    County Zoning Department
Vehicle registration, license tag, license plate status in Florida   Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Vehicle for hire records in Hillsborough County   County Tax Collector
Vehicles impounded/towed in Hillsborough County   Law enforcement agency with the jurisdiction over the area where the vehicle was last known to be
Veterans Court. veterans outreach court, veterans treatment court    The Clerk can register you for the once a year Veterans Outreach Court operated by the 13th Judicial Circuit Court or you can check out the Court's Veterans Treatment Court
Victim assistance, records in Hillsborough County   13th Judicial Court State Attorney Office's Victim Assistance Program
Videos in the courtroom, cameras, camera   See the "Cameras in the courtroom" above.
Virtual, online and Zoom hearings   If you are inquiring about Court hearings done virtually, online, using zoom, remotely, the judge in the case will decide if they will conduct hearings remotely or not. You need to look up the judge for the case on the Court's Judicial Directory and read about whether they conduct virtual hearings or not. If you require support for a court virtual hearing, the Court provides that support, not the Clerk. Please check the Court's technology support page for assistance. If you are inquiring about County Board of County Commissioners meetings, this is also not the Clerk but the County. Please sign up thru the County to participate in any meetings are hearings that are being done virtually.
Voter information, voter registration, polling places, etc. for Hillsborough County   County Supervisor of Elections
Wanted persons search in Florida   Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Water bill   Utility that provides your water service
Water quality records, reports   County Public Utilities
Wills for living persons   Check with the estate custodian; Living Will or Advanced Directive Information can be found at the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration 
Wind born debris maps   County Land Development
Workers compensation records and information in Florida   Florida Department of Financial Services
Zoning and rezoning in Hillsborough County   County Zoning
Zoom hearings and meetings   See "Virtual, online and Zoom hearings" above.
Anything else not listed above   Try the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services A to Z Resource Guide