Announcements

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


Inaugural Valentine’s Day Marriage Ceremony

For Immediate Release: 12/8/2017

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

Tom Bexley, Flagler County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, announced the first of what will become an annual event to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

“I am hopeful that our Valentine’s Day Group Wedding event will become a memorable occasion that many in the community will look forward to and we will be thankful to the couples who will allow us to participate in their special day”, said Clerk Bexley.

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 cake and refreshments provided by local sponsors.

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 February 9th 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 18th 2017 and February 9th 2018. 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. Couples will receive a special official Certificate of Marriage commemorating the special day. The certificates will be mailed within one week from the date of the ceremony.

For more information regarding this event, please 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!

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.

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.