The concept of "checks and balances" is one of the major political doctrines which form the very foundation of the American system of government.
Provisions of the Florida Constitutions of 1838, established the Clerk of the Circuit Court as an elected public trustee and set in place at the county level a system of "checks and balances" which has been proven to serve the public for over 150 years.
ACCOUNTABILITY AS A PUBLIC TRUSTEE
Accountability is further derived by the Clerks' duties and actions being constantly subjected to public evaluation and scrutiny through the election process every four (4) years.
"A public office is a public trust. The people have the right to secure and sustain that trust." ARTICLE I, SECTION 8
"There shall be in each county a Clerk of the Circuit Court who shall be selected pursuant to the provisions of Article VIII, Section I." ARTICLE V, SECTION 16
"The Clerk of the Circuit Court shall be Ex-officio Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, Auditor, Recorder and Custodian of all County funds" ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 1(d)
The MyFloridaCounty.com website is an easy-to-use, cost-efficient way of handling transactions that would normally be handled either through the Clerks walk-in counter or mailroom. Use your credit card to make online payments.
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Pay Child Support
Non-custodial parents and employers can pay online with a credit card or direct debit from a bank account. Inquiry on a case’s payment history is also available online.
Pay Traffic Citations
Pay securely by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX or Discover) or debit card. Elect to attend or decline traffic school during the payment process.
Avoid the hassle of sending checks each month and pay online. Use MyFloridaRemit.com for all child support payments made using the electronic check (e-check) payment method.
Find information about the Courts, public records, research how to file a small claims case or find an official record.
The Clerk's office performs nearly 1,000 different constitutional and statutory functions or duties, representing the broadest and most diverse mantle of responsibility of any locally elected official. Find out more about the many things we do and the many ways we can help you at MyFloridaClerks.com.
The Florida Local Government Investment Trust (Florida Trust) is a local government investment pool developed through the joint efforts of the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers (FCCC) and the Florida Association of Counties (FAC).
Organized on December 12, 1991, the Florida Trust is designed to compliment existing investment programs by providing an investment vehicle for funds that can be invested on a short to intermediate term in securities with maturities and returns generally greater than those of money market instruments. The Florida Trust is an open ended, professionally managed fund available only to public entities in Florida.