Viewing Paper Files

The Clerk & Comptroller is required by law to keep all documents and evidence filed and submitted for all court proceedings. Pursuant to this mandate, the Clerk & Comptroller's Office maintains two records centers that house all open and closed court records and related evidence.

When to View Files

You may call ahead to request files at the records center in Dade City or New Port Richey, if you know the case numbers of the files you wish to view. If the request is for a large number of case files, (12 or more), arrive at the Records Center prior to 3 p.m.

To avoid the busiest times in the records centers, schedule your visit between 9 a.m.-11 a.m. or 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Closed Files

Closed files that have met retention requirements may be destroyed. Some types of files are maintained as a filmed record and may remain available for viewing.

Protecting Personal or Confidential Information

There is a balance between individual privacy and the need to have records readily available for viewing. Should you find a document you believe requires protection of your personal, confidential, or sensitive information, visit Protecting Personal or Confidential Information to review the options available to protect your information.