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.

Developed under Clerk & Comptroller Paula O'Neil, 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.

The only time our Office charges for copies of deeds is when a certified copy is required to carry out some legal activity, such as refinancing a mortgage or when the property is sold. The charge then, by statute, is $1 per page.

To be absolutely clear: If you get an alert from County Records Office, LLC, drop the envelope and its contents straight in the recycling bin; their service is not one you need.







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.





Passport Execution Fee Increase


Per the U.S. Department of State, effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35. The $10 execution fee increase only applies to U.S. passport applications using the DS-11 form, such as first-time applicants over 16, children under 16, and applicants who re-apply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.







Message from the Clerk & Comptroller


Welcome to the Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller's website. Our mission is to serve you with integrity, professionalism, and compassion. Since this website experiences considerable traffic (averaging 1,500,000 page-loads a month), we know your time is valuable and you are here to conduct important business. We hope you are able to find the information you need. If you need further assistance, our Call Center is standing by 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 auction calendar. Information on jury services, county finances, and official records are also available for your use. The search tool (marked by a looking glass) was added recently to assist you with navigating this website.

Please let us know if you can think of any additional ways we can serve you on this website.

Thank you for your assistance.

Paula S. O'Neil, Ph.D.
Clerk & Comptroller

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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