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Cheryl Strickland
Clerk of Circuit Court

The Clerk of the Circuit Court is responsible under Florida Statutes 34.032 for recording and handling all minutes and related duties for all misdemeanors, felonies, small claims and traffic cases for the County and Circuit Courts. The Clerk of the Court is the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, auditor, recorder and custodian of all County funds.

Provisions of the Florida Constitution which have governed the people for over 150 years, established the Clerk of the Circuit Court as an elected public trustee and set in place at the county level a system of "checks and balances" which has been proven to serve the public well.

The office of the Clerk is a complex organization that performs a wide range of record keeping, information management and financial management in the judicial system of county government. As Public Trustee under County Government, the Clerk is the accountant and auditor for the Board of County Commissioners - Collector and distributor of statutory assessments - Guardian of the public records, public funds, and public property.