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Overview of the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Departments

Below is a summary of the functions and services provided by the Clerk of Courts.

Administrative Services

  • Recording Division processes all documents which may be recorded into the Official Records of Lake County and maintains these records for public reference. This Division also handles Tax Deed Sales.
  • Records Management division performs retention scheduling, destroying of inactive court and administrative records, and provides centralized inter-office and postal services for county agencies.
  • Support Services Division is responsible for the processing of Marriage Licenses and Passport applications in the Tavares office and the branch offices.
  • Administrative Support Division provides Human Resources, Purchasing and other support services to the Clerk's Office.

County Finance

  • Board Accounting Division provides financial and accounting services to the Board of County Commissioners, County Manager, and Department Directors.
  • Board Support Division provides/produces accurate, concise minutes of the Board of County Commissioners' meetings and related committees. 
  • Clerk Finance Division provides all accounting functions for the Clerk, i.e., payables, receivables, payroll, investments and maintenance.

Courts Management

This department provides a variety of court services in support of the judiciary, the public, and attorneys.

Executive

Executive Office provides the services required by the Florida Constitution and includes the general management of the Clerk's departments.

Information Resources

The Information Resources Department provides centralized Information Technology (IT) support for the Clerk's Office including emergency disaster preparedness and information management.

  • Application Development and Support Division provides project management for major IT projects, web development, deployment of enterprise applications, support for the Clerk's computers and peripherals, and financial application support for Clerk Finance, County Finance, the Board of County Commissioners and the Sheriff's Office.
  • Network Support and Security Division manages deployment and support of network resources including database administration, server administration, enterprise application administration, network security, information recovery, network infrastructure, and capacity management.

Division of Inspector General

The Division of Inspector General provides audit expertise to the Clerk, The Board of County Commissioners, and other local county governmental agencies as invited. The Division conducts standard performance, operational, financial, and information systems audits. The Division also conducts risk assessments, oversees the County's annual fixed asset verification, and administers the county's Fraud, Waste and Abuse program.

Announcements

New, more convenient location added for recording of official documents
Posted: 9/16/2019

For those recording official documents, the Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller’s office is adding an additional, more convenient location beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Lake County Clerk’s Records Storage Facility, 313 S. Bloxham Ave., Tavares. Read more > 

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Lake County Clerk warns property owners about official-looking Recorded Deed Notices
Posted: 7/24/2019

The Lake County Clerk’s Office is alerting residents who have recorded official documents recently, such as deeds and notices of commencement, about official-looking Recorded Deed Notices that are being mailed from companies that promise to provide a report of property data for a fee. Read more >

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VAB Public Hearing
Posted: 7/17/2019

Click here for VAB public hearing dates.

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Lake County Clerk warns of fraudulent calls seeking personal information
Posted: 10/30/2018

The Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller was recently made aware of fraudulent calls claiming to be on behalf of the office. Read the full details here.

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