The Sheriff’s Records Division provides the public with local background checks and Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Locations and Hours of Operation:

Central District:
10750 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33778
727-582-6281

8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Closed Saturday, Sunday and all major holidays

North District:
737 Louden Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698
727-582-6956

8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Closed Saturday, Sunday and all major holidays

 

Fees:

Florida State Statute 119 outlines the criteria of fees for public records requests. Please be advised that some material in a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office report may not be public record under the guidelines of FSS 119.07. Those elements which are not public record will be redacted before release. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office offers the first 10 pages FREE and thereafter the following charges apply:

  • Single-sided copy: $ .15
  • Two sided Copy: $ .20
  • Certified Copy: $1.00
  • Audio CD: $3.00
  • Extensive Research: Deposit required
 

To download online accident reports, please click here.

 

Reports available for request include:

  • Limited PCSO Records Checks:

    The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office can a conduct a limited PCSO records check of our records management systems only. For records checks maintained by other local law enforcement agencies, please contact those agencies individually.

To obtain a Pinellas County arrest records check, please contact the Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court at (727) 464-7000 or Click Here

To obtain a Florida criminal history, please contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at (850) 410-8109 or Click Here.

To obtain a national criminal history check, please contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation at www.fbi.gov.

  • Incident/Offense Reports:

    Record copies of incident/offense reports filed with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office can be obtained from the Records Section; and is released according to Florida State Statute 119.00, Public Records. Chapter 119.00 outlines the criteria of what is considered as public record; therefore, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is required to release information according to the public records laws.
    Some juvenile reports are not public record without an original birth certificate and proper identification.

  • Criminal Records:

    The Seal and Expunge Process- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) provides a service in which certain criminal records can be expunged (removed from records) or sealed (placed under highly restricted access). To learn more about this process, please visit FDLE’s website.

 

Public Records Requests:

For requests for records not described above, please contact the Public Records Processing Unit at: 

Concealed Weapon License:

All inquiries about concealed weapons licenses should be directed to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing. The Division is responsible for the issuance of Concealed Weapon or Firearm Licenses in accordance with Section 790.06, Florida Statutes.

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