Voters Eligible for Protected Address Status

Pursuant to Florida Statute 119.071(4)(d), the following individuals may request "protected address" status for themselves, their spouses and children to keep their home addresses and telephone numbers confidential.

  • Active or former Law enforcement personnel, including correctional and correctional probation officers;

  • Personnel of the Department of Children and Family Services whose duties include the investigation of abuse, neglect, exploitation, fraud, theft, or other criminal activities;

  • Personnel of the Department of Health whose duties are to support the investigation of child abuse or neglect;

  • Personnel of the Department of Revenue or local governments whose responsibilities include revenue collection and enforcement or child support enforcement;

  • Firefighters, certified in compliance with F.S. 633.35;

  • Justices of the Supreme Court, district court of appeal judges, circuit court judges and county court judges;

  • Current or former state attorneys, assistant state attorneys, statewide prosecutors, or assistant statewide prosecutors; 

  • Current or former public defenders, assistant public defenders, criminal conflict and civil regional counsel, and assistant criminal conflict and civil regional counsel;

  • Current or former human resource, labor relations, or employee relations directors, assistant directors, managers, or assistant managers of any local government agency or water management district whose duties include hiring and firing employees, labor contract negotiation, administration, or other personnel-related duties;

  • Current or former United States attorneys and assistant United States attorneys;

  • Current or former Judges of United States Courts of Appeal, United States district judges, and United States magistrate judges;

  • Current or former code enforcement officers;

  • Current or former guardians ad litem, as defined in s. 39.820;

  • General magistrates, special magistrates, judges of compensation claims, administrative law judges of the Division of Administrative Hearings, and child support enforcement hearing officers;

  • Current or former juvenile probation officers, juvenile probation supervisors, detention superintendents, assistant detention superintendents, senior juvenile detention officers, juvenile detention officer supervisors, juvenile detention officers, house parents I and II, house parent supervisors, group treatment leaders, group treatment leader supervisors, rehabilitation therapists, and social services counselors of the Department of Juvenile Justice;

    * For a more detailed list, please refer to Florida Statute 119.071

If you meet one of the above criteria and wish to have your address protected, download and complete the "Request for Protected Address" form. (You will need Adobe Reader to access this form.) Please mail or return the completed form to:

Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections
Attn: Voter Services
Starkey Lakes Corporate Center
13001 Starkey Road
Largo, FL 33773

IMPORTANT: This request for “protected address” status applies only to your records in the Florida Voter Registration System and does not protect your address from disclosure in other countywide or statewide databases.


Victims of Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims

The Florida Office of the Attorney General has a program called the Address Confidentiality established specifically for victims of domestic violence and stalking victims who wish to exercise their right to vote.  The records of voters enrolled in the Address Confidentiality Program are maintained in hard copy form and do not appear in the Voter Registration database.  For more information, please see Address Confidentiality Program.