CLERK OF COURT & COMPTROLLER
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
The Felony Department of the Clerk's office is responsible for filing, processing and maintaining records for the court system related to felony offenses. A felony is the most serious type of crime. According to federal law, for an offense to be a felony it must have a possible sentence in excess of one year. Punishment can range from incarceration in a correctional facility to the death penalty. Examples of felony offenses include: drug related crimes, murder, sex related crimes, armed robbery and other types of violent crime.
Electronic viewing of many court records, indexes and dockets as well as non-confidential document images is currently available on our Hillsborough Online Viewing of Electronic Records (HOVER) site, as authorized by the Florida Supreme Court. Pursuant to Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, access to all electronic and other court records shall be governed by the Standards for Access to Electronic Court Records and Access Security Matrix. At this time, Felony Sexual Offense Cases are not searchable/viewable through HOVER; the case progress dockets are available through this link.
If you are authorized under Florida Rules of Judicial Administration to view a court file but are unable to view in online and/or you need a copy, you may view or pick up a copy of the file at our Tampa Edgecomb or Plant City locations. To allow adequate time for redaction processing, it may take four business days for your file to be available for on-site viewing and/or pick-up. We suggest that you pre-order the file for onsite viewing or pick-up by completing the Order Form for Circuit Criminal files.