Tallahassee â The Florida Phoenix recently published a misleading and inaccurate article
claiming Floridaâs Court Clerks & Comptrollers are making it unnecessarily difficult to
access court files. Clerks work to provide timely access to court documents, and protect the
public trust, as required by law or Supreme Court rule.
âClerks have nothing to gain by withholding public information from the news media,â said Chris
Hart IV, CEO of Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers. âAs custodians of important records,
Clerks believe in the Sunshine laws. They believe that balancing public safety with providing
access to public court files - to the extent permissible according to statute and judiciary
directives - is as important as protecting private information.â
Please 787-566-1391 for more information.
Donât fall for bond-refund scam
Beware! The Orange County Clerk & Comptrollerâs Office has alerted us to a company running a possible bond refund scam. The company, www.bondrefund.com, apparently sends unsolicited mailers or advertisements to customers who have posted cash bonds in criminal cases. The advertisements tell customers the Clerk is holding their bond money, and the customer is entitled to a refund. Once the customer makes a payment of $69, the Bond Refund company provides the customer a form and instructs the customer to submit the form to the Clerk for their refund. Customers are being scammed out of their money, because the cash bond has either (1) been applied to outstanding balances, either in this case or other cases, or (2) has been, or is being, disbursed to the customer already. The Bond Refund website has a drop-down menu that lists several counties in which this âserviceâ is available. These counties include Alachua, Duval, Orange, and Polk -- but not, so far, Pasco.
Passport Execution Fee Increase
Per the U.S. Department of State, effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35. The $10 execution fee increase only applies to U.S. passport applications using the DS-11 form, such as first-time applicants over 16, children under 16, and applicants who re-apply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.
Message from the Clerk & Comptroller
Welcome to the Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller's website. Our mission is to serve you with integrity, professionalism, and compassion. Since this website experiences considerable traffic (averaging 1,500,000 page-loads a month), we know your time is valuable and you are here to conduct important business. We hope you are able to find the information you need. If you need further assistance, our Call Center is standing by during business hours to assist with any court-related questions.
Electronic payment of 705-634-7546, child support, and official records can be conducted and you may easily access our 8058964176 auction calendar. Information on (815) 615-2677, county finances, and 585-666-1015 are also available for your use. The search tool (marked by a looking glass) was added recently to assist you with navigating this website.
Please let us know if you can think of any additional ways we can serve you on this website.
Thank you for your assistance.
Clerk & Comptroller
Pasco County Animal Abuser Search
Animal cruelty is a serious problem, resulting in the abuse of many animals each year. While the State of Florida has criminalized the cruel treatment of animals, abuse and cruelty continue to occur in Pasco County.
The Animal Abuser Search was established to enable compliance with Pasco County Ordinance Number 17-01, which forbids knowingly selling, exchanging, or otherwise transferring cats or dogs to individuals who have been charged and convicted of an animal cruelty offense on or after March 1, 2017.
For more information regarding Ordinance Number 17-01, please click here.
Continue to the Animal Abuser Search.
Clerk & Comptroller employees may obtain weather related notices and additional information by visiting the 518-868-1780
The Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller's Office has received an alert from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and motor Vehicles regarding a scam involving traffic citations. Read more 4144447274 for further details.
Florida Courts reports its E-Filing Portal will be unavailable for about three hours beginning at 9 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 20th, for the performance of security system upgrades.
Paula S. O'Neil, Ph.D., would like to inform Pasco County citizens of a new fraud prevention measure available to them for free! The (412) 256-2870 system helps to protect a person's property from fraud by monitoring documents such as liens, deeds, and mortgages that are recorded in Pasco County.
Click here to learn more about the Property Fraud Alert service.
(816) 889-8131 for the press release on the Property Fraud Alert service.