Domestic Violence Awareness Month 10-02-2017



While it is in our marrow to be alert to domestic violence every day, the Office of Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller is honored to join other government agencies around America each October participating in Domestic Violence Awareness Month – 31 precious days devoted to promoting awareness of, and education about, this scourge that shreds the fabric of so many homes and families.

Our banners are out in our east and west Pasco locations. We’re flashing our purple attire. And our antennae are up. Rightly so.

In Florida, more than 120,000 cases of domestic violence were reported last year, and countless others go, sadly, unreported. In Pasco, more than 2,300 domestic violence injunctions were filed in the 12 months ending in August. These are alarming figures, but they conform to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence findings that one in three women and one in four men have experience some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.

For many in Pasco, the Clerk & Comptroller’s Office is the first stop on the journey to a better, safer day. Our website has a page devoted to helping guide domestic violence victims to the relief they so desperately need: http://www.pascoclerk.com/public-courts-protective-injunctions.asp

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Essay contest winners 2017-10-12



Stressing the many ways her new country affords her rights unheard of in her native land, Trinity Elementary School fifth-grader Bailey Keyes emerged from a record field to claim the top prize in the Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller’s fifth annual Constitution Essay Contest.

“I think the constitution is important because it gives people the same rights no matter what color you are, what religion you are,” Bailey wrote. “I was born in another country that does not have the same type of constitution that the United States has. I moved to the country at a young age and became a United States citizen. Now because of the constitution I can become whatever I want to be and have the rights as everyone else.”

Judges applauded Bailey’s grasp of individual liberties guaranteed by the Constitution, noting her personal examples along with her “clear beginning and logical ending.”

Second- and third-prize essays were submitted by Ryleigh McQueen, of Woodland Elementary, and Nathan Grimes, also of Trinity Elementary.

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Official Records and Protecting Your Personal Information

Florida Statute mandates that the Clerk & Comptroller enable Internet access to Official Records (section 28.2221, Fla. Stat. (2011)). Your social security number and other sensitive information may appear in the Official Records due to the preparation of documents in the past. The Clerk & Comptroller is committed to protecting your sensitive data from public view.

The Clerk & Comptroller's Office has electronically reviewed its Internet documents (over 14 million pages) and blocked recognized sensitive data. Due to various issues, such as poor document quality or handwritten items, the system could have missed some sensitive information.

Learn more about Protected Personal Information in the Public Record
Step-by-step instructions  on using this site to search for personal information





Avoid Deceptive Solicitations

Citizens routinely deal with deceptive junk mail, and we sympathize. Our mailboxes, too, are deluged with official-looking documents urging us to take action now. But beware: Some of these are notices from marketing companies that want to separate you from your hard-earned money.

One ongoing scheme involves a solicitation letter from companies offering to sell homeowners a certified copy of their deed. While these letters look authoritative – some even include "government" in the company’s name – they are deceiving, offering copies at prices ranging from $50 to $100 per deed. You don’t want to spend more money than you have to.

Obtained from the Clerk & Comptroller’s Office, the true cost of a certified document is only $1 per recorded page and $2 for the certification. Moreover, deeds and other public records can be viewed and printed, as an unofficial copy, free at www.pascoclerk.com under the Online Services tab.

"The letters are deceiving homeowners into paying an exorbitant amount of money for their public records," Dr. Paula S. O’Neil stated. "Our citizens need to be aware of the potential fraud to protect themselves from extortion."

The Clerk & Comptroller’s Office is entrusted with the care and preservation of Pasco County’s records. The Official Records Department provides copies for the public as prescribed by Florida Statutes. The department may be reached at (352) 521-4408 in Dade City and (727) 847-8086 in New Port Richey.

The Office also serves as the gateway to the judicial system. Deputy Clerks assist citizens with court paperwork and payments. Additional phone numbers and contact information are provided on our website: www.pascoclerk.com.

If you are a victim of fraud or suspect fraudulent activity, contact the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office by dialing (727) 844-7711 (non-emergency line).

Official release can be found here.
Animal Abuser Search

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.



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Notices

08/15/2017   DHSMV Warns of Traffic Citation Scam
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 here for further details.
05/26/2017   E-Filing Portal Maintenance
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.
03/01/2017   Property Fraud Alert
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 Property Fraud Alert 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.

Click here for the press release on the Property Fraud Alert service.


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