3/19/2020 – Message Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Clerk Operations

We are continuously monitoring developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID19).

The Flagler County Clerk’s office remain open for business. The health and safety of our courthouse, staff and the public is our top priority, but we must also strive to ensure continued access to the judiciary and to the Clerk of Court’s services.

The Chief Justice of the state’s Supreme Court, Charles Canady, issued an administrative order earlier this week setting forth the State Courts System’s response to the current situation. This follows Governor DeSantis’ declaration of a statewide emergency and the announcement by the World Health Organization that COVID-19 has become a “pandemic”. 

In response to these declarations, the Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, Raul Zambrano, issued an administrative order limiting the services provided by the Seventh Judicial Circuit to those “mission critical” functions outlined in his order (click here to view). 

In addition to those “mission critical” functions outlined in Judge Zambrano’s order, The Clerk’s office will provide the following limited services.

Court Functions

  • Domestic violence, repeat violence, sexual violence, dating violence and stalking injunctions, as well as all chapter 39 injunctions
  • Marchman Acts
  • Baker Acts
  • Vulnerable Adult Injunctions
  • Requests for search warrants and arrest

Other Clerk Functions

  • All recording functions except issuance of marriage licenses & ceremonies.
  • All payment obligations

All other functions may be done electronically or by calling the Clerk’s office at 386-313-4400.

The Clerk’s office is committed to providing the best possible service during this emergency. In the meantime, we encourage everyone follow the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines and:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Regularly clean and disinfect “high touch” surfaces
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you are sick

The Clerk’s office may also consider taking additional preparedness steps in keeping with advice of public health authorities.

Tom Bexley
Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller 

Update: The Florida Supreme Court has issued Supreme Court of Florida Administrative Order No. AOSC20-17 extending previous orders until Friday, April 17, 2020.