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Welcome to the Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller's website. Our mission is to serve with integrity, professionalism, and compassion. This site experiences considerable traffic, averaging 1,500,000 page-loads monthly. Because your time is valuable,and your business here is important, we strive to make certain our online information is well-organized and easily obtainable.

To help navigate our website, use the search tool, marked by a looking glass on the left-hand side of each page. We hope you find the information you need. For additional assistance, our Call Center is ready during business hours to assist with any court-related questions.

Electronic payment of traffic citations, child support, and official records can be conducted and you may easily access our foreclosure and tax deed auction processes. Information on jury services, county finances, and official records also are available for your use.

Please let us know if you have ideas about how we can better serve you on this website.

Thank you for visiting www.pascoclerk.com

Nikki Alvarez-Sowles, Esq.
Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller


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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.

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operation stand down

VETERANS COURT REGISTRATION OPEN

Centerpiece of 7th Annual Operation Stand Down set for Oct. 18

Back for its seventh year, Pasco County Operation Stand Down is scheduled for October 18-20 at the Concourse Rotary Pavilion, adjacent to Safety Town near the Suncoast Parkway and State Road 52 in Shady Hills.

Organized by One Community Now – motto: No veteran left behind – each Operation Stand Down has helped area military veterans find connections, get medical help, eat well, and access resources to get themselves back on their feet.

logo Veterans Court, a centerpiece of each Stand Down coordinated by the Office of Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller, is set for October 18. Prescreened veterans burdened by legal issues get their cases in front of Sixth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Shawn Crane, where their fines, court costs, and other penalties often are drastically reduced or even waived.

Click here for more information.

constitutional convention

Constitution Essay Contest Announcement

ONCE AGAIN, WE ASK FIFTH-GRADERS ABOUT OUR CONSTITUTION

Essay Contest is Clerk & Comptroller’s Sixth Annual


On September 17, 1787, 39 courageous, far-sighted patriots gathered in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall under the watch of George Washington to sign the United States Constitution, inaugurating the resounding
phrase, “We the People.”
We the people document with flag and gavel  In seven articles  encompassing 4,200 words,  the document – the governing  embodiment of the Declaration  of Independence adopted 11  years earlier in the same  location – established three  equal branches of  government, enumerated  powers, and the time-proven  tradition of checks and  balances.

 When, at the urging of state  legislatures worried about the  excesses threatened by a strong central government, James Madison added the Bill of Rights, resistance fell away. More than 230 years later, We the People enjoy the freedoms hammered out during that long-ago summer.

In celebration of the framers and Constitution Day – September 17 – Nikki Alvarez-Sowles, Esq., Clerk & Comptroller, invites all Pasco County fifth-grade students to participate in our sixth annual Constitution Essay Contest.

Contest winners will be selected by a panel of judges – all professional writers and editors – who will receive essays assigned a number but otherwise stripped of identification. First-, second-, and third- place winners will be presented an elegant trophy, medals, gift cards, and introduced at a meeting of the Pasco County School Board. Honorable mention certificates also will be awarded.

Click here for more information and contest rules.



Don’t fall for bond-refund scam


Beware! The Orange County Clerk & Comptroller’s 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 “service” is available. These counties include Alachua, Duval, Orange, and Polk -- but not, so far, Pasco.


Watch your wallet!

Unscrupulous operators hoping to separate honest folks from their hard-earned money are back at it. Beware!

An outfit calling itself County Records Office, LLC – which has no affiliation with Pasco County (or any other government, for that matter) – solicits property owners with a letter promising to deliver a copy of their deed in exchange for $89 – in check or money order.

The form of payment is crucial. Unlike the protections afforded credit card payments, consumers who discover the scam after they've issued a check or money order never will see their money returned.

And it is a scam, straight up.

Deeds are among the public records available for free viewing and at-home printing on our website, www.pascoclerk.com. From the home page, choose Online Services, then click Official Records near the bottom of the right-hand column. Fill in the information, perform the I-am-not-a-robot skill, and, voila, a link to an image of the deed you seek pops right up.

This is – we cannot say it too often – a free service.

Your no-charge print-at-home copy is exactly the same as the one promised by the unscrupulous solicitors. Also note: Its value is informational only. It cannot be used for legal purposes.

Click here for more information.



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Email Addresses Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
Social Security Numbers Any person who prepares or files a document to be recorded in the official records by the county recorder as provided in chapter 28 may not include a person's social security number or complete bank account, debit, charge, or credit card number in that document unless otherwise expressly required by law.
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