Print and fill out the Five Necessary Forms.
17050 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL 33778, (727) 582-6200
737 Louden Avenue, Dunedin, FL 34698, (727) 582-6900
Due to the sensitive nature of juvenile information, local law enforcement will only release a background check directly to you or your parent/guardian. You must bring an ID with your date of birth on it. If your parent/guardian visits without you present, they must have your original birth certificate. Visit the Records Department at either location listed above and let them know you need a background check. This service will be provided free of charge. Please attach the document from the Sheriff's Department to the rest of your paperwork. You do not need to give them any other forms.
Take the Affidavit of Good Moral Character to a notary. Local banks and office supply stores typically have a notary on staff.
You can drop the documents off in person at the CPLS branch where you are applying or mail them to:
Clearwater Public Library System
Attn: Mercedes Bleattler
100 N. Osceola Ave
Clearwater, FL 33755
Once we receive all your paperwork, we run a final background check. This process usually takes one to two weeks. We'll contact you by telephone as soon as you are accepted or if there are any problems with your paperwork.
Need help finding something? E-mail a Clearwater Librarian with your questions.