Announcements

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 

3/16/2020 – COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS UPDATE NO JURY THROUGH 03/27/2020

The Clerk’s office values our citizen’s health and is taking every precaution to maintain a safe environment. We are working closely with our court judicial partners  to review our emergency action plans. As always, we are maintaining a healthy and clean environment in all our offices at the Flagler County County Courthouse – Kim C. Hammond Justice Center. However, due to the highly contagious nature of Coronavirus, the Clerk’s office is taking additional steps to protect our citizens coming into our offices.

Please note, AOSC20-13 has temporarily suspended jury selection proceedings, as well as criminal and civil jury trials beginning Monday, March 16th 2020 through Friday, March 27, 2020. Jurors serving the courts of Flagler County with summonses for the weeks of March 16 and March 23, 2020 do not need to report or check for further reporting instructions. All other jurors please follow the instructions on your summons. As more information becomes available the message will be updated as well as our website.

If you are exhibiting any symptoms related to Coronavirus, please refrain from visiting our offices. If you have a hearing, or anything else requiring your presence while you are still exhibiting symptoms, please make all appropriate arrangements to excuse your presence. For the foreseeable immediate future, we are requesting that unless your presence is required at the Flagler County Courthouse – Kim C. Hammond Justice Center, please try using our website and all the services it provides.

Our office is pleased to provide the citizens with a robust, safe and secure online resource ranging from making online payments, to searching court case information, to initiating a marriage license application. Through the FlaglerClerk.com website, you can access all of our public services online along with a wealth of information maintained by our office!

We are proud of our continued efforts to provide efficient and reliable access to our services. All of our online services were designed to respect our customers’ time and expense by reducing or eliminating the need to make a trip to the Flagler County Courthouse – Kim C. Hammond Justice Center. Our online services can be used at a time and place that is most convenient for you. We invite you to visit our website at FlaglerClerk.com.

For additional information please see the latest Supreme Court of Florida Administrative Order No. AOSC20-13 or visit the Florida Department of Health web site regarding COVID-19

3/13/2020 – Message Regarding Coronavirus Disease (COVID19)

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

The Flagler County Clerk’s office remains 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”. 

The Clerk’s office is reviewing its emergency operations plans in the event it becomes necessary to implement certain procedures. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to:

  • 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 consider taking additional preparedness steps in keeping with advice of public health authorities.

Tom Bexley
Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller