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Implementation of New Docket Numbering for Certain Case Events

Monday, August 28, 2017  
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Implementation of New Docket Numbering for Certain Case Events

Beginning August 27, 2017, the Pinellas County Clerk's office will be implementing a technical standard required by the Florida Supreme Court Standards for Electronic Access to the Courts. This standard requires sequential numbering of certain case events that are applied to a case docket. Once implemented, most significant case events, judgments and sentence events added to a case docket will receive a "Doc #" added to the end of the event line. The first event to receive this number on a case will display as, "Doc # 1," with the second reading as "Doc # 2" and incrementing by one for each new entry. Some case events noted on the docket are not required to receive a sequential number. It may also occur that for case maintenance or confidentiality, an event may not be visible to the public whereby a sequence number may appear to skip.

These entries are per case with each case having its own "Doc # 1," etc. For cases that already exist and have event entries docketed, the numbering will not be retroactive as this will be implemented on a go-forward basis. These sequence numbers will appear on the Clerk's Court Records Public View website, as well as internal systems for convenient reference. Once the sequence numbers are assigned, they will not be re-numbered or re-used on a case. Each number will remain assigned to the event for which it was originally created for the record's existence.

If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk's Customer Information Center at (727) 464-7000 or

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