Resources: What is the Clerk of Court?

In the practice of law, the Clerk of the Court in each county is responsible for a wide range of duties and services. The office for the Clerk of Court’s responsibilities range from maintaining records in criminal, civil, and family law cases, to issuing marriage licenses, maintaining official records, issuing your summons for jury duty, and processing passport applications. Additionally, the Clerk of Court is also the official custodian and auditor of county funds, the auditor of child support payments and guardianship reports, conductor of mortgage foreclosure sales, and collector of fines, court costs, forfeitures, fees, and service charges. The office for the Clerk can also assist the public with completing paperwork required to file a small claims action, and file petitions for protective injunctions.

Article 5, Section 16 of the Florida Constitution established the role of the Clerk of Court of the Circuit Court. This is a county-wide elected office as set forth in Article 8, Section 1 of the Florida Constitution.

For a more comprehensive listing of the duties and services of the Clerk of Court, click here.

To find information for one of our local counties, please visit your local Clerk of the Court website.

Baker County

Bradford County

Clay County

Columbia County

Duval County

Nassau County

Putnam County

St. Johns County

Union County

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