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.

 

DHSMV Warns of Traffic Citation Scam

For Immediate Release: 12/22/2016

Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles Warns of Traffic Citation Scam

~ Consumers targeted for payment of fraudulent citations ~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is warning consumers that they may be targeted by a company representing itself as the DHSMV demanding payment for fraudulent citations. The company, which is not associated with the DHSMV in any way, will send emails to consumers requesting payment of a citation within a certain timeframe and if the payment is not received on time, the company will falsely require a daily late fee payment.

The email sent to consumers includes a linked payment page and email address. While the linked payment page appears to be inactive at this time, the DHSMV is warning consumers that this is a scam and no payment should be made. If a consumer has made a payment, they should refute the charge and take the appropriate security measures with their financial institution.

Consumers should note the following:
·       The DHSMV and Clerks of Court do not email citations to customers;
·       The DHSMV and Clerks of Court do not require citation payment via email;
·       Citation numbers are always seven alpha-numeric digits;
·       If a consumer receives a notice regarding a suspicious citation, they should contact the local Clerk of Court or call the DHSMV immediately.

 

For a printable copy of this release click here.

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!

Notice of Sales

As of October 1, 2016 this office will no longer execute, sign and issue the Notices of Sales to the News Journal. It will be the responsibility of the moving party to execute the Notice of Sale. We will continue to require your proof of advertisement prior to holding any sale.