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Bay Area Legal Services, St. Petersburg

Address

4948 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL 33707-1941

(800) 625-2257

www.bals.org

AKA:

BALS

Description:

The type of legal assistance Bay Area provides depends on the type of legal problem facing the client. Most clients receive advice on their legal problem, including information about what they can do to resolve their legal problem on their own.
Bay Area can assist clients with a wide variety of civil legal matters. We do not help with any criminal matters or traffic violations.

Bay Area may be able to help with:
- Family Law: Divorce, custody, visitation, and support
- Domestic Violence
- Guardianship
- Adoption
- Evictions, landlord/tenant problems, fair housing issues
- Mortgage foreclosure, construction liens, and predatory lending
- Consumer fraud, debt collection, and bankruptcy
- Public benefits: Social Security, Medicaid, disability benefits, and food stamps
- Probate and trust issues
- Tax issues
- Insurance matters
- Employment issues

Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (except holidays).

Intake Process:

Call the Legal Aid Line or complete the online application and you will recieve a call back. Schedules all applicants through the Legal Aid Line, except those applying for help with filing a domestic violence injunction.

Program Fees:

Free legal help to low-income people living in its service area; there is no charge to apply for or receive legal services for qualified applicants.

Languages:

English, Spanish. Free interpreters available to applicants and clients.

Eligibility:

1. You must be living in one of the five Bay Area Legal Services counties: Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Manatee, or Sarasota or be referred to Bay Area by another legal services program.
2. You must have a civil legal issue of the type handled by Bay Area Legal Services. Bay Area cannot assist with criminal or traffic matters.
3. Your household income must be at or below 125 percent of the poverty level as established by the federal government.
You will be screened for eligibility when you call. Be prepared to provide information/proof of your monthly household income & information about your assets.
NOTE: Different eligibility guidelines may apply for seniors, victims of domestic violence, and those that qualify for special programs.

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

March 11, 2021

Wishlist:

Donations to Bay Area Legal Services supports our efforts to provide free civil legal services to thousands of low-income individuals and families in the Tampa Bay area. Visit website for additional donation opportunities and details.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Peer Counseling, Marketing, Host a Baby Shower, Warehouse Sale, Center Maintenance, Mailings, Parenting Classes, Office Support, Fundraising, Clothes Closet, Mommy/Daddy Store, Special Events

Employer ID:

591171886

Year Incorporated:

1968

Address Listings

Mailing

1302 N. 19th Street
Suite 400
Tampa, FL 33605-5230

Physical (Primary)

4948 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL 33707-1941

Physical

1302 N. 19th Street
Suite 400
Tampa, FL 33605-5230

Contacts

Richard Woltmann

Primary Contact

CEO, President

(813) 232-1343

dwoltmann@bals.org

Phone Numbers

Toll-Free Main Legal Aid Line

(800) 625-2257

Fax

(727) 201-4331

Florida Senior Legal Helpline

(888) 895-7873

Florida Veterans Legal Helpline

(866) 486-6161

St. Pete Office

(727) 490-4040

TTY

(800) 955-8771

Legal Status:

Private, Non-Profit

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