Message from the Clerk

I am pleased to welcome you to our new and improved website, designed to meet the needs of our busy customers.

The responsive design of our new site makes it easier to navigate regardless of whether you use a desktop, laptop, smart phone or tablet. No need to pinch and zoom on your smart phone!
The Clerk’s Office is a complex organization with many moving parts. We preserve and protect public records for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners, as well as official records such as marriage licenses, deeds and mortgages. I also serve as the independent comptroller and Chief Financial Officer for Hillsborough County Government. We have offices spread across 10 buildings in Hillsborough County and serve customers in five locations.
Such a broad array of responsibilities in such a big county means we serve many different constituencies. We know many of our customers come to our website to pay traffic tickets, so we have created simple tools so you can do that quickly online, 24 hours a day. Not all transactions can be done online, of course, so we have new tools to check wait-times at our customer service centers and even get in line before you get there.
We also have created a new, more robust search engine for the hundreds of pages that comprise this website.

The services you are used to are still here: online court records, legal forms for self-filers, electronic filing, County Commission records, official records, passport services, foreclosure sales and marriage license services.
We constantly strive to improve, and this is just the first phase of improvements we are planning for our online customers. Please take the time to navigate the site and let me know what you think. I look forward to hearing from you.