Hillsborough County, Florida includes the city of Tampa, which is one of the major metropolitan areas in the state, behind only Orlando and Miami in size. With over 1,200,000 people living in the county, there is plenty of opportunity for public records to be generated. The clerk of the court in this county maintains records on births, marriages, divorces, annulments, deaths, and land transactions in the area, as well as probate documents, wills, tax and voting records, civil and criminal dockets, and traffic court dockets. The Hillsborough County Sheriff maintains arrest records and mug shots, and the county property appraiser maintains records on property taxes and property owners.
Hillsborough County, Florida also includes the following cities and towns:
If you want to find public records in the county, you’ll need to go to the Hillsborough County Clerk of the Court, located in downtown Tampa. The clerk’s website has indexes to many records, but you need to go to the court in person to see the entire document, in most cases. Land records and marriage records are exceptions to the rule, in that they’re available in their entirety on the clerk’s website (from the 1960′s for land records and from the late 1990′s for marriage records….older records are still available in person at the clerk of the court). You can also go to the county sheriff for arrest records and mug shots. Property records are available online at the property appraiser’s website.
The Hillsborough County Clerk of the Court is located at:
800 Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL 33602, and is open from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except on federal holidays.
There are many websites online that have been designed for the purpose of allowing online consumers to perform public record searches, don’t be afraid to use a convenient public-records lookup, that can help you.