Transcripts & Verifications

  • Image of a file cabinet Central Records maintains the records of former Pinellas County public school students going back to the early 1900s, when Pinellas County split off from Hillsborough County. The records may be on microfilm, in hard copy, or in an electronic format, depending on their age.

    As students move through the district, their records move with them. The elementary school records of a student promoted to middle school will follow that student to the higher level school. The records of a student who attended elementary school and middle school in the district will be retained at the last school attended for five years. The records of a student who attended high school in the district will be retained at the last high school attended for three years.

    When a student leaves the district, the student records are transferred to Central Records. Normally high school and exceptional student education center student records are transferred to Central Records after having been inactive for three school years. Inactive records from elementary and middle schools remain in the schools for at least five years.

    ON LINE REQUESTS: Former students who wish to request a transcript or other information from their student records should go to the following website: This website will take your payment (with a credit/debit card) and forward your request to us for processing.  We ask for a week processing time, but it is usually less.
    Third-party verification companies may not use these links to order electronically. Third-party verification companies must mail the student's release, with wet signature, and payment. 
    IN PERSON REQUESTS: Former students who wish to come to the office to request a transcript should bring cash, a photo ID, and the completed form below. We will try to complete your request while you wait.  Central Records office hours to pick up transcripts are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  During June and July, we are closed on Fridays.  
    Print the form, complete and sign it and bring it to our office.  We require a written signature on all requests for records.  
    Bring or mail the completed form to:
    Pinellas County Schools
    Bernice Johnson Center / Central Records
    2929 County Road 193
    Clearwater, Florida 33759
    Phone: 727-793-2701 x 2500
    If you use GPS to direct you to our office, be sure that the directions bring you to us from Sunset Point Road. (Do not follow the GPS to get off at Coachman, as this will bring you to the back of our building and you will not be able to enter.) County Rd. 193 is off of Sunset Point Road. 

    If you have questions about the procedures for requesting copies of student records, contact Central Records.
    Upon request, Central Records will release elementary or secondary (PK-12) education records to another elementary or secondary (PK-12) school in which a student or former student seeks to enroll or is already enrolled, without receipt of a signed release form, if the records are needed for the student’s enrollment or transfer.

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