Probate Court Records

PROBATE COURT RECORDS handles court records of estate cases, guardianships of minors and incapacitated persons, Baker Act cases involving mental health disorders and Marchman Act cases involving drug and alcohol abuse; and accepts deposit wills for filing.

New filing fees effective June 1, 2009, for Probate can be found here.

Florida Rules of Probate Procedure

  NEW! The Clerk of the Circuit Court is now offering the legal community an opportunity to tour our Probate operations at the Clearwater and Saint Petersburg courthouses. The tours include an overview of document imaging, processing of new cases and, at the Clearwater location, the audit of estates and guardianship cases. For further information or to set an appointment, please email us.

    Docket Codes for Attorney Reference:
  • CLAC - clerk's audit completed
  • CLRC - Clerk's review completed and it is also used for follow ups to different ticks
  • CKWS - Clerk's summary work slip -Audit
  • CWSA - Clerk's summary work slip -Estate
  • STOP - This code is used to verify the actual documents in the court file before sending the file out of the office.

Probate Court Records - Locations
CLEARWATER COURTHOUSE
315 Court St., Room 106
Clearwater, Florida 33756
727-464-3321

NORTH COUNTY BRANCH OFFICE
29582 U.S. 19 North
Clearwater, FL 33761
Telephone: (727) 464-8710

ST. PETERSBURG BRANCH OFFICE
545 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Telephone: (727) 582-7771

Ken Burke, Clerk of the Circuit Court
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