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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 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.


Scheduled Maintenance
Posted: 6/1/2020

Please be advised that the Lake County Clerk's website and all online services may be temporarily unavailable due to scheduled maintenance beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 5 through midnight on Saturday, June 6. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. During the maintenance window, there may be interruptions in accessing our website and communicating with the office by email.

Lake County Clerk presents annual financial reports
Posted: 5/11/2020

The Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller is announcing the publication of Lake County’s annual financial reports for Fiscal Year 2018-2019, now available online.

Lake County Clerk suspends passport processing
Posted: 3/20/2020

In alignment with the U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) announcement that there will be service interruptions in the processing of new passport applications, the Lake County Clerk’s Office is suspending all passport application services until further notice. Learn more-->

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, effective immediately, delivery-of-service changes are being put in place. Learn more >