Major Duties of the Clerk

The Clerk of the Circuit Court is also the County Clerk. His office is located in the County Courthouse. The office of the Clerk is created in Article V and Article VIII of the Florida Constitution. The Clerk is an officer of the court of justice whose responsibilities are mandated by the Constitution as well as state and local laws. The Office of the Clerk is a complex organization that performs a wide range of record keeping, information management and financial management for the public, the judicial system and county government.

  • Clerk of the Circuit and County Court (Civil, Criminal, and Infractions)
    • Custodian of All Court Records
    • Maintains Progress Dockets
    • Collects and Disburses Court fines/fees
    • Custodian of evidence and exhibits
    • Issues Process
    • Keeps minutes of court proceedings
    • Enters judgments and orders
    • Keeps Court's Seal
    • Keeps Court Registry (The Money On Deposit With The Court)
    • Conducts Mortgage Foreclosure Sales
    • Conducts Tax Deed Sales
    • Audits Guardianship Reports and Reports to Court
    • Assists with Domestic Violence Petitions
    • Files Wills
  • Accountant for the Board of County Commissioners
    • Financial Statements
    • Accounts Payable
    • Payroll
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Grant and Enterprise accounting
    • Debt Management
    • County Property
    • State and Federal Reports
  • Auditor for the Board of County Commissioners
  • County Recorder
    • Records all documents allowed by law and collects recording fees
    • Maintains Index (direct and inverse)
    • Collects For Documentary Stamps
    • Collects Intangible Taxes
  • County Treasurer
    • Custodian of all county funds
    • Banking and Investment Functions
  • Clerk of the Alachua County Library District
    (Library District Accounting and Treasury)
  • Collects traffic fines and distributes proceeds according to law
  • Issues marriage licenses and performs marriages
  • Staffing of Value Adjustment Board
  • Collects and disburses documentary stamps and intangible taxes for the Florida Department of Revenue
  • Issues Home Solicitation Permits