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Hillsborough County, FL Public Records

Circuit & County Courts
800 E Twiggs, 1st Fl
George E. Edgecomb Courthouse
Tampa, FL 33602
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 813-276-8100
F: 813-276-8639
Visa/MC accepted.
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family
Restricted Records: No juvenile, child abuse or sexual battery records released.
Fax number is for felony records department only. Direct extension to Felony (only) records clerk is x3986. Traffic Court is located at 419 Pierce St, Rom 107.

Hillsborough County, FL Vital Records

Contact the Hillsborough County Office of the County Clerk of the Circuit Court if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Hillsborough County
County Clerk of the Circuit Court
419 Pierce St, Rm 140
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-276-8100 x4367
Fax: 813-276-2114
Recorded Documents

Hillsborough County Vital Certificates

Hillsborough County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Hillsborough County Information

Hillsborough County is located in west central Florida. The County is nearly landlocked, and if it weren't for a small strip of land that extends to Tampa Bay, it would be. Interestingly, much of the county is unincorporated in spite of its large population, and most communities are Census Designated Places. In fact, the entire county only has three cities: Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace.

The City of Tampa is Hillsborough County's best known feature, as it is a popular place to live and visit. This city on the Gulf Coast is part of the larger Tampa Bay metropolitan area, and is notable for its tourism, theme parks, sports teams, and cultural appeal. Many people flock to Tampa to enjoy Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, the Florida Aquarium, Adventure Island, and other theme parks. With teams like the Buccaneers, the Rays, and the Lightning, sports are another huge draw for the area. Tampa is also the host of the annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival, where mock pirates invade the area and a parade attracts hundred of thousands of revelers.

Outside of Tampa, there is still a lot to see and do. Two state parks in Hillsborough County are known for their varied recreational activities: Alafia River State Park and Hillsborough River State Park. Both offer hiking, biking, canoeing, bird watching, and Hillsborough River also has a swimming pool, restaurant, and a gift shop. Egmont Key State Park, located at the mouth of Tampa Bay, is another great place to take in the scenery. Though it is only accessible by boat or ferry, the island's beautiful beaches, lush vegetation, and interesting wild life attract hikers, campers, and others.

Hillsborough County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 1,050.91 sq mi
Population (2009): 1,195,317
  • Females: 50.7%
  • White: 77.3%
  • Black/African American: 16.9%
  • Asian: 3.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 23.4%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 56.0%
Population Change (2000-2009): 196,374
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 11.5%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 20.9%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 13.9%
High School Graduates (2000): 80.8%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 25.1%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.51
Housing Units (2000): 425,962
Homeownership Rate (2000): 64.1%
Migration Flow to Hillsborough County, FL from (2007-2008):

Hillsborough County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $39,154,518
  • Construction: $2,645,593
  • Retail Trade: $2,681,742
  • Professional and Technical Services: $4,338,291
  • Healthcare: $3,677,539
  • Banking: $3,968,452
  • Retail Trade: $2,681,742
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $1,341,422
  • Manufacturing: $2,379,802
  • Farms: $193,004
  • Government: $5,433,537
Employed (2000): 476,023
Unemployed (2000): 28,546
Unemployment Rate (2009): 10.7%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $36,616
Local Government Employment (2007): 49,349
Local Government Revenue (2007): $3,477,890 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $5,465,728 (thou. dol.)

Hillsborough County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 18,002
  • Per 1,000 population: 15.4
Deaths (2007): 8,848
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.6
Infant Deaths (2007): 153
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.5

Hillsborough County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 8,324
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 75
  • Forcible rape: 343
  • Robbery: 2,295
  • Aggravated Assault: 5,611
Property Crimes (2008): 48,033
  • Burglary: 12,272
  • Larceny-Theft: 31,264
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 4,497

Hillsborough County Genealogy Records