ROLE OF THE CLERK


As Clerk of the Circuit and County Court
  • Attend each session of court
  • File indictments, information, and verdicts
  • Process all civil and criminal cases
  • Prepare appellate records
  • Oversee jury management
  • Receive and disburse monies for fines, court costs, forfeitures, fees, service charges, alimony and child support, victim restitution and certain moneys to be held in trusts
  • Conduct mortgage foreclosure sales
  • File, secure, and dispose of all evidence entered by the court
  • Assist victims of abuse in completing paperwork necessary to file Domestic and Repeat Violence actions
  • Assist in completing paperwork necessary to file for a Simplified Divorce
  • Assist in completing paperwork required to file a Small Claims action
As Recorder of Deeds
  • Record and index deeds, mortgages, and descriptions of all county property
  • Process tax deed applications and conduct sales
  • Record public defender liens and judgments entered by the court, record tax liens and claims against an estate, instruments of conveyance, agreements, contracts, maps, and plats of subdivisions and surveys
  • Maintain a public microfilm library
As Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners
  • Attend meetings of the Board of County Commissioners and committees of the Board
  • Produce, record, index, and distribute the official minutes of these meetings
  • Maintain legal custody of the Official County Seal
  • Maintain custody of all County resolutions, ordinances, and contracts
  • Process appeals for Value Adjustment Board
  • Attestation
As Accountant and Custodian of County Funds
  • Provide accounting services to all departments under the Board of County Commissioners
  • Provide an accounting system for all fiscal changes implemented by the Board
  • Handle investments of available county funds
  • Provide financial reporting to the Board and all federal and state agencies
  • Process accounts payable
  • Process the County payroll
As County Auditor
  • Pre-audit all County expenditures before payment
  • Review proposed contracts before adoption
  • Conduct internal post audits to determine if financial controls in place are sufficient
  • Prepare reports suggesting improvements to management
Other Duties of the Clerk
  • Process marriage license applications and solemnize marriages upon request
  • Compile and provide statistical data for State of Florida agencies
  • Serve as central depository for court ordered child support and alimony payments
  • Maintain records storage facilities

CONTACT INFORMATION

(904)548-4600

 

ROBERT M. FOSTER JUSTICE CENTER


76347 Veterans Way
Yulee, Florida 32097

HISTORIC COURTHOUSE


416 Centre Street
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

HOURS OF OPERATION


8:30-5:00, Monday - Friday
( Excluding Holidays )

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