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Pinellas County, Florida Facts

When was Pinellas County, FL Created?
Pinellas County was created on May 23, 1911 from Hillsborough County. This county was named for the Spanish Punta Piñal, or “Point of Pines”.

What is the County Seat of Pinellas County, FL?
The County Seat is located in Clearwater also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Pinellass County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Pasco CountyHillsborough County (east and south).

What cities and towns are in Pinellas County, FL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Belleair, Belleair Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Belleair Shore, Clearwater, Dunedin, Gulfport, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Kenneth City, Largo, Madeira Beach, North Redington Beach, Oldsmar, Pinellas Park, Redington Beach, Redington Shores, Safety Harbor, Seminole, South Pasadena, St. Pete Beach, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs, Treasure Island.

Pinellas County, FL Vital Records

Where can find Pinellas County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Pinellas County vital records can be found at the Florida Office of Vital Records which has copies of Birth & Deaths reported 1917 to present and Divorce & Marriages since June 6, 1927. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Florida for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Pinellas County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Florida Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Pinellas County Health Department has copies of Birth & Death certificates. Also has computer access from 1917 to present for birth records for the entire state as well as births that occurred in this county.

Pinellas County, FL Census Records

What Pinellas County, FL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Pinellas County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 192019301940.

There are Florida State censuses from 1867, 1875, 1885, 1935, 1945. You can get free downloadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Florida Census Records Research Guide

Pinellas County, FL Courthouse and Government Records

Pinellas County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Pinellas County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Pinellas County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Florida Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Old Pinellas County Courthouse
  • Pinellas County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 315 Court Street, Room 400, Clearwater, FL 33756
  • Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk is custodian of all records of all predecessor courts, whether justice of the peace, city, county, probate, civil, or criminal.
    • Phone: (727) 464-3341
    • Marriage Records: 1912
    • Land Records: 1911
    • Probate Records: 1911
    • Court Records: 1911
  • Pinellas County Tax Collector collects all real estate taxes including postponed and delinquent, all county revenues in addition to the research and issue tax deed applications. Our department is the holder of tax records and assessed values.
  • Florida Land Records
  • BLM Land Records

Pinellas County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Pinellas County, FL?
A list of Pinellas County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Florida Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Pinellas County, FL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Pinellas County, FL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Pinellas County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is just a directory which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another.

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Pinellas Co. FL Cemeteries & Church Records

Pinellas Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Pinellas Co. FL General and History Websites

Pinellas Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Pinellas Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Pinellas Co. FL Military Records

Pinellas Co. FL Schools & Directories