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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

VAB Public Hearing Dates
Posted: 7/1/2020

The list of dates below represent tentative hearing dates for 2020 and may be subject to change based on the volume of petitions received.

  • Oct. 12, 15, 22, 23, and 29
  • Nov. 3, 9, 13, 16, and 19
  • Dec. 1, 4, 11, 15, 17, and 18

For more information, click here.

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Delivery-of-Service Changes in Response to COVID-19
Posted: 3/17/2020

To protect the health and safety of those needing services provided by the Lake County Clerk’s Office and of the employees who provide those vital services, delivery-of-service changes currently in place. Learn more >

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