Clerk Finance

Request Stop Payment on a Check 

To request stop payment on a check issued by the Clerk & Comptroller, a written Stop Payment Request form must be completed and submitted to the Office of Nikki Alvarez-Sowles, Esq., Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller. The Stop Payment Request may be returned by mail, email, or in person.  Along with the stop payment request, you must also submit a copy of a government issued photo identification.

The following information is required to complete the stop payment request:

  • Check number
  • Check date
  • Amount of original check
  • Description or Case Number
  • Payee Name

This information can be obtained by contacting the Clerk’s Finance Division at (352) 521-4566, option 3 during normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, excluding holidays.

Upon receipt of a fully completed and signed Stop Payment Request Form the Clerk’s Finance Division will re-issue the referenced check and mail it to the address provided on the form.

To submit request by mail, send the completed and signed request to:          

Office of Nikki Alvarez-Sowles, Esq., Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller, Attn: Clerk's Finance Division, 38053 Live Oak Avenue, Dade City, FL 33523-3805.

To submit the request via email, send the completed and signed request to:


To submit the request in-person, bring the completed and signed request to:

East Pasco Government Center, Finance Department, 14236 Sixth Street, Room 201, Dade City, FL 33523-3414.


West Pasco Government Center, Official Records Division, 8731 Citizens Drive, Room 220, New Port Richey, FL 34654-5572.

Distribution Schedule

The distribution schedule describes court-related filing fees, service charges, costs, and fines, including a fee schedule for recording. This document guides Clerks in implementing Chapter Laws of Florida. Access the distribution schedule (PDF).