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CLEARWATER – Pinellas County’s Odyssey Case Management System will be expanded July 14 from the civil and probate court to the criminal, traffic and juvenile courts.

The Odyssey Case Management System is the system, which last year replaced the county’s old legacy mainframe system. The system is shared by the courts, clerk of the court, the state attorney, public defender, sheriff’s office and all court-related agencies.

Due to the expansion, there will be a period of time when the current mainframe system will be down and have limited view-only capability. That period begins at 9 p.m. July 2 and is anticipated to last until 11:59 p.m. July 13.

Attorneys may continue to e-file through the statewide portal and have their pleadings date stamped on the date of filing; however the work will not be processed until the system is back up. Paper filings over the counter are discouraged, but will be accepted for all emergencies.

During this period, court-related services to the public will be impacted. Normal case processing will be delayed in all of the clerk’s court records departments. All payments due, including traffic payments, on any court matter will be accepted over the counter and via the web.

Services which will be impacted are the following:

• No foreclosure sales will be conducted.

• No writs of possession in landlord/tenant matters will be issued.

• No clerk’s defaults will be issued.

• No writs of garnishment and replevin will be processed during the systems down period.

Services which will not be impacted are the following:

• Child support

• Jury services

• Marriage licenses

• Passport applications

• Recording services and official records

• Telephone services

• Copy request services

• Emergency type proceedings such as domestic violence injunctions and Baker/Marchman Acts will be processed over the counter.

• Notices of appeal will be processed manually.

• Criminal court sessions will be limited to only trials, bond hearings, advisories and violation of probation. Copies of any paperwork or information needing a judge’s review should be brought to the courtroom, as new pleadings will not be filed until after the system is live and can be entered in Odyssey.

For questions or more information, call 727-464-7000.
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