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 Record Custodian
Abandoned properties in Hillsborough County See "Vacant, abandoned, distressed properties in Hillsborough County" below
Accident reports, traffic crash reports Contact the law enforcement agency that investigated the accident (Hillsborough County Sheriff, Tampa Police, Temple Terrace Police, Plant City Police or Florida Highway Patrol), or you can try this: 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) Check with the 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 (click here)
Anger management referral list, approved course providers for Hillsborough County 13th Judicial Circuit Court (click here)
Arrest information for Hillsborough County, is someone in jail County Sheriff (click here)
Arrest reports Contact the law enforcement agency that made the arrest
Arrest warrants You can try one of these: 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 You can try one of these: 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
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 the 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 BOCC voting records comparison tool
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 the County Planning Commission for detailed building permit activity by planning area
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 the County Planning Commission for detailed building permit activity by planning area
Building permits for Plant City residential, commercial, fire marshal, site inspection, electrical inspection, mechanical inspection, plumbing inspection Plant City Building Division or the County Planning Commission for detailed building permit activity by planning area
Business licenses in Hillsborough County County Business Licensing
Business licenses in Florida Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
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 Services
Child care licenses in Hillsborough County County Business Licensing
Child support court orders that were not registered with the Hillsborough County Clerk Contact the 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 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
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 Clerk (try here or here)
Court interpreter list for Hillsborough County 13th Judicial Circuit Court (try here or here)
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
Credit reports Contact the credit bureaus - some major ones to try are: Equifax, Experian, TransUnion or Free Annual Credit Report
Crime statistics Contact the 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 (FDLE)
DD-214 military records U.S. National Personnel Records Center at the National Archives (click here) FREE
Death certificates for deaths in Florida Florida Bureau of Vital Certificates (click here)
Death Certificates for deaths recorded in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Death reports for deaths that occurred in Hillsborough County County Medical Examiner (click here)
Declaration of Domicile in Hillsborough County Clerk (get the form here)
Deeds recorded in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Demographics, census and vital statistics in Hillsborough County County Planning Commission 
Disability determinations, hearings, records in Florida Florida Department of Health (click here)
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 (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 - more info here)
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 (click here)
Driver's license renewal in Florida Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (click here)
Drivers license status check for Florida licenses Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (click here)
Easements recorded in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Electric bill Contact the utility that provides the electric service
Employer Identification Numbers (EIN or FEIN) in U.S. Internal Revenue Service (click here)
Environmental maps, data and permits for Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County (click here)
Environmental protection permitted activities, certifications, authorizations, facilities, etc. in Florida Florida Department of Environmental Protection (click here)
Escaped offender search in Florida Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) (click here)
Excess funds, mortgage foreclosure sale funds, tax deed sale funds lists in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Exotic animal licenses in Florida Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (click here)
Expungement, seal and expunge criminal history, checklist, application process in Florida Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) (click here)
Financing statement recorded in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Fictitious name records, filing and registration in Florida Florida Department of Corporations (click here)
Financial fraud or unfair practice complaints about the Florida financial industry Florida Office of Financial Regulation (click here)
Financial reports for Hillsborough County government Clerk (click here)
Fire alarm permits, fire sprinkler permits for unincorporated Hillsborough County County Fire Rescue (click here)
Fire marshal inspections  for unincorporated Hillsborough County County Development Services (click here)
Fire reports, arson investigation, fire alarm records Contact the 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 Contact the fire rescue agency that has jurisdiction over the property location
Fishing licenses in Florida County Tax Collector (click here)
Florida Public Access Crime Information Center Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) (click here)
Florida Supreme Court, superior court Florida's highest court oversees the entire state courts system (click here)
Foreclosure auctions, sales list, lands for sale in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
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, click here. 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 (click here)
Governor's Office records in Florida Florida Office of the Governor (click here)
Grave site, gravesite, cemetery records in Florida City of Tampa cemetery records; or try this site (click here) or possibly this site (click here)
Handicap, vehicle for hire and limousine service records in Hillsborough County County Tax Collector (click here)
Homeowners associations, neighborhood associations, condo associations, civil associations records in Hillsborough County, including Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City County Neighborhood Relations (click here)
Home solicitation sales permits in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Homestead exemptions in Hillsborough County County Tax Collector (click here)
Hunting licenses in Florida County Tax Collector (click here)
Ignition interlock program in Florida Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (click here)
Inmate information, jail release information for current inmates in Hillsborough County County Sheriff (click here)
Insurance and health care reform, regulations, records in Florida Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (click here)
Jury, juror summons, jury duty in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Land for sale, foreclosure auctions, sales list in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
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 (click here)
Land use zoning applications made to Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Clerk (click here)
Laws and statutes for Florida State of Florida Legislature (click here)
Legal assistance, legal advice, legal questions 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 (click here)
License plates, license tags, motor vehicle registrations and tags, etc. for Florida County Tax Collector (click here)
Lien recorded in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Liens in the ownership and encumbrance report for properties in tax deed auctions in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Lis pendens and lis pendens release recorded in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Lottery records in Florida Florida Lottery Commission (click here)
Marriage records for Florida Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics (click here)
Marriage records recorded in Hillsborough County from 1831 to present Clerk (click here)
Medicaid abuse and fraud complaints in Florida Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (click here)
Medicaid lien recorded in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Medical examiner records in Hillsborough County County Medical Examiner (click here)
Military records, DD-214, etc. U.S. National Personnel Records Center at the National Archives (click here) FREE
Minutes for Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Clerk (click here)
Misleading advertising and fraud complaints in Florida Florida Attorney General (click here)
Missing persons search in Florida Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) (click here)
Mortgage foreclosure sale funds, lists, tax deed sale funds lists, excess funds Clerk (click here)
Mortgage foreclosure balances from auctions Clerk (click here)
Mortgages recorded in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Notice of commencement recorded in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Occupational licenses in Hillsborough County County Business Licensing (click here)
Official Records Index for Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Ordinances and codes for Hillsborough County County (click here)
Parking tickets issued by the City of Tampa Tampa Parking Division (click here)
Parking tickets issued by the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office Clerk (click here)
Parole, conditional release, clemency, restoration of civil rights in Florida Florida Commission on Offender Review (click here)
Passport application acceptance only Clerk (click here)
Passport other services U.S. Department of State (click here)
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 (click here)
Phosphate zoning applications made to the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Clerk (click here)
Plans, inspections, permits and records in unincorporated Hillsborough County and Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace transportation plans County Permits and Records or transportation plans from the County Planning Commission
Plat or plat-related documents recorded in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Polling records, voters registration, voting, ballots, voting locations, polling locations in Hillsborough County County Supervisor of Elections (click here)
Police reports in Hillsborough County Contact the law enforcement agency that took the report (see accident/crash reports above for records department links for police agencies in Hillsborough County)
Power of attorney recorded in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Prison inmate population search, inmate records in Florida Florida Department of Corrections (click here)
Prison inmate release search in Florida Florida Department of Corrections (click here)
Probate judgments in Hillsborough County from 1986 to present Clerk (click here)
Probation orders in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Probation records in Florida Florida Department of Corrections (click here)
Probation search, supervised probation population information search in Florida Florida Department of Corrections (click here)
Property information, owner name, site surveys, blueprints, sales history, etc. in Hillsborough County County Property Appraiser (click here)
Property sales in Hillsborough County by location, features, sale prices, dates, zoning County Property Appraiser (click here)
Public defender contacts and records in Hillsborough County Public Defender of the 13th Judicial Circuit (click here)
Public school records for Hillsborough County County Public Schools (click here)
Public viewing items for Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Clerk (click here)
Red light camera CITATIONS (not notices or violations) issued in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Red light camera NOTICES or VIOLATIONS (not citations) issued in Hillsborough County American Traffic Solutions (click here)
Re-entry center or reentry or jail re-entry center in Hillsborough County County Sheriff's Office (click here)
Registry account balances in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Residential inspections, building permits for unincorporated Hillsborough County County Development Services (click here)
Resolutions for the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioner (BOCC) Clerk (click here)
Right of way documents recorded in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Robocall, prerecorded message call complaints, Do Not Call list in Florida Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer services (click here)
Satisfactions recorded in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Seal and expunge, criminal history checklist, expungement, application process in Florida Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) (click here)
Sex offender, sexual predator search in Florida Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) (click here)
Sinkhole maps in Hillsborough County County Property Appraiser (click here or also try here)
Site inspections in unincorporated Hillsborough County County Development Services (click here)
Site surveys, property information, owner information, sales history in Hillsborough County County Property Appraiser (click here)
Social security records U.S. Social Security Administration (click here)
State attorney in Hillsborough County, records Office of the State Attorney 13th Judicial Circuit Hillsborough County (click here)
State taxes in Florida Florida Department of Revenue (click here)
Stolen property search in Florida, stolen boats, stolen guns, stolen vehicles Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) (click here)
Street lights, traffic lights, traffic signals, traffic signal timing in Hillsborough County County Public Works (click here)
Subdivision plat maps in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Summons (civil) service status, update in Hillsborough County County Sheriff's Office (click here)
SunPass, toll booth violations, notices, infractions, tickets SunPass (click here)
Surplus funds from foreclosure sales in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Tangible property tax, taxes for business and properties, etc. in Hillsborough County County Tax Collector (click here)
Tax certificates, tax liens for Hillsborough County County Tax Collector (click here)
Tax deeds auctions, land for sale in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Tax deed sale funds lists, excess funds, mortgage foreclosure sale funds lists in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Tax delinquent properties in Hillsborough County County Tax Collector (click here)
Tax rolls in Hillsborough County from 1883 to present Clerk (click here)
Taxi and taxicab, taxi cab records in Hillsborough County County Tax Collector (click here)
Title search, lien search, property deed search in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here). If you are looking for limited title searches for tax deed sale lands, use this 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 (click here)
Traffic citations, traffic tickets, traffic infractions, uniform traffic citations issued in Hillsborough County Clerk (try our HOVER page to look yours up here)
Traffic counts for Hillsborough County County Planning Commission
Traffic complaints, speeding traffic, etc. Contact the 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.
Transportation records in Hillsborough County and in Florida Florida Department of Transportation or County Planning Commission
Trust account balances in Hillsborough County Clerk (click here)
Unclaimed property records in Florida Florida Department of Financial Services Division of Unclaimed Property (click here)
Unclaimed remains records, data in Hillsborough County County Medical Examiner (click here)
Vacant, abandoned, distressed properties in Hillsborough County County Code Enforcement (click here)
Vehicle registration, license tag, license plate status in Florida Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (click here)
Vehicle for hire records in Hillsborough County County Tax Collector (click here)
Victim assistance, records in Hillsborough County 13th Judicial Court State Attorney Office's Victim Assistance Program (click here)
Voter information, voter registration, polling places, etc. for Hillsborough County County Supervisor of Elections (click here)
Wanted persons search in Florida Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) (click here)
Water bill Contact the utility that provides your water service
Water quality records, reports County Public Utilities (click here)
Wills for living persons Not filed with the Clerk; check with the estate custodian; Living Will or Advanced Directive Information can be found at the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
Workers compensation records and information in Florida Florida Department of Financial Services (click here)
Zoning and rezoning in Hillsborough County County Zoning (click here)
   
 Anything else not listed above Try the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services A to Z Resource Guide