Announcements

Free Legal Clinics

The Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller in partnership with the Flagler County Bar Association is proud to present a four part series of legal clinics FREE of charge. Come out and speak to attorneys who are knowledgeable in their respective field of law for FREE. These clinics will be held at the Kim C. Hammond Justice Center in the 1st floor jury assembly room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd. Building #1, Bunnell, Florida. For more information, click here.

 

2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is Now Available

The Board of County Commissioners’s accepted the Fiscal Year 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report this morning, Monday, November 5, 2018. It is now available on the Flagler Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller’s website.   

As the Chief Financial Officer, the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller is the custodian of all county funds and is responsible for the collection, safe depositing, investing, expenditure and distribution of these funds in accordance with law and administrative regulation. As an independently elected official, the Clerk’s office audits each requested Board payment to ensure all tax dollars are used for a public purpose.

The Finance Department provides accounting and financial reporting services for the Board of County Commissioners and the Office of the Clerk. The Department’s duties include: processing payroll; disbursing payments on contracts and purchases made, investing county funds; and overseeing the preparation and presentation of the Annual Financial Report of Flagler County, the Financial Statements of the Board of County Commissioners and the Clerk of the Circuit Court and various other state reports.

The Board of County Commissioners’s financial records are audited annually by an independent certified public accountant chosen by the Board and Constitutional Officers.

View the 2017 Flagler County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report


Second Annual Valentine’s Day Marriage Ceremony

For Immediate Release: 1/10/2019

Flagler County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller Announces Valentine’s Day Marriage Ceremony

Tom Bexley, Flagler County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, announced the second on what has become an annual event to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

“This is the second of what will be an annual event. Last year’s inaugural ceremony was a memorable occasion that really was special for us and the participants. We hope the community will look forward to celebrating with us.” Clerk Bexley said. We are always thankful to the couples who allow us to participate in their day, and if last year’s event is any indication, this one will be equally as special”

The planned event will consist of a single ceremony that will unite all couples in attendance and will be performed by Clerk Bexley himself. The couples and their guests will celebrate with refreshments which will be provided at the end of the ceremony.

Mr. Bexley has waived the normal $30.00 ceremony fee; however, standard license fees will still apply. To participate, couples must first sign-up no later than December 21st in order to comply with state mandated time requirements.

In order to be eligible to register for this event, application for marriage licenses must be made between December 21st 2018 and February 11h 2019. To apply for a marriage license online, please visit our Marriage Kiosk.

The ceremony will take place at noon on the steps of the Flagler County Justice Center located at 1769 East Moody Blvd, Building #1 in Bunnell, Florida and will be limited to the first 25 couples who apply. Couples will receive a special Certificate of Marriage commemorating the special day. The certificates will be given at the end of the ceremony.

For more information, contact the Recording Department at 386-313-4360.

Florida Court Clerks Are Here to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers remain committed to protecting Floridians who may be suffering from domestic violence. We actively work with the local sheriff’s office to assist victims and ensure justice and safety for victims and their families.

Did you know that according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner?  Domestic violence affects all Floridians, and the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers want to remind everyone that the Clerks of the Court offices serve as local resources to community members who are both directly and indirectly affected by domestic violence year-round.

There were more than 120,000 cases of domestic violence reported in Florida last year, according to NCADV. Sadly, as a result of the countless incidents that go unreported by victims, the figure and severity surrounding the issue continues to increase.

The Flagler County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller is taking a stand against domestic violence to improve this statistic, by refusing to remain silent upon experiencing, witnessing or hearing about incidents of domestic violence. We pledge to hold ourselves accountable, refusing to stay with the “it’s none of my business” mindset.

While we continue to work to end domestic violence in Flagler, our office strives to be a reliable, responsive and sensitive resource to victims. It is our duty to serve as advocates and support systems, as we approach each situation with the seriousness and urgency these victims deserve. For their protection, we use complete confidentiality and discretion throughout the duration of the process; from filing reports to ensuring victims are connected to advocate programs.

Should you or someone you know be experiencing domestic violence, we urge you to reach out to our office at the Kim C. Hammond Justice Center at 1769 E Moody Blvd, Building 1, Bunnell, Florida 32110.

Help us spread the message on domestic violence throughout this October.  Visit FLClerks.com for more details on how your local Court Clerk and Comptroller’s Office can help!