Civil and Criminal 

Civil

Pursuant to local Administrative Order 2013-017 and Administrative Order 2013-029, certain documents must be submitted manually (in paper form). The following documents may be scanned and eFiled; however, the original must be submitted to the Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller:

  • Affidavits for nonpaternity
  • Affidavits
  • Bonds
  • Certificates of title
  • Consents for adoptions
  • Death certificates
  • Deeds
  • Mortgages
  • Notices of action
  • Promissory notes
  • Wills
  • Writs (include checks made payable to the sheriff)
  • Any other document specifically ordered by the Court
  • Any other document required by Florida law to be filed in its original form

Proposed Summons

In addition, an original and two copies of a proposed summons should be submitted in paper form to the Clerk. The proposed summons should include the case number received when the case was eFiled. The $10 summons fee should continue to be submitted directly to the Clerk. If the issued summons will not be picked up, stamped, self-addressed envelopes for return of the summons also must be submitted.

Criminal

Pursuant to local Administrative Order 2014-011, certain documents must be submitted (in paper form). The following documents may be scanned and eFiled; however, the original must be submitted to the Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller:

  • Affidavits of nonpaternity
  • Birth certificates
  • Certificates of eligibility for expungement
  • Consents for adoption
  • Death certificates
  • Original paper judgments and sentences
  • Verified and sworn documents
  • Any other document specifically ordered by the Court
  • Any other document required by Florida law to be filed in its original form

Civil & Criminal

The following documents must be submitted according to the Court's direction and may not be electronically filed through the eFiling Portal:

  • Proposed orders
  • Proposed judgments
  • Letters or correspondence directed to a judge

Document Copies

Attorneys should provide sufficient copies of documents for conforming and stamped, addressed envelopes for distribution.

eFile

All other documents must be eFiled. eFiling a document does not relieve a party of its evidentiary burden to prove the authenticity of an original document. Attorneys should maintain original documents that may be needed in court hearings unless the original is submitted as provided above. When original documents are submitted as exhibits at a court hearing, the attorney must indicate on the document or notify the Clerk & Comptroller in writing when an original document must be retained as an original.