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

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

North District:
737 Louden Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698

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



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:

  • Adult Background Checks:

    To obtain a countywide adult background check, call the Records Division at 727-582-6281 or come to the Central or North District Records Division.
    To obtain a countywide adult background check via mail, you must send a self addressed stamped envelope to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office at the Central District Records address.
    Correct spelling of the individual(s) first and last name and a date of birth must be provided.
    To obtain a statewide background check, contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at 850-410-8109.
    To obtain a nationwide background check, contact the F.B.I. at 727-461-7055.

  • Juvenile Background Checks:

    A juvenile seeking a background check must come to the Sheriff’s Office with photo identification (Florida I.D. card or Driver’s License) or a parent/guardian may obtain the background information with an original birth certificate of the juvenile and proper photo identification.

  • 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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