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Welcome to the Jefferson County Clerk of Court's Website!

As Clerk of the Courts for Jefferson County, Florida, the Clerk is a duly elected Constitutional Officer as mandated by Article V, Section 16 of the Constitution of the State of Florida. The electorate of Jefferson County elects the Clerk to a four-year term.

Pursuant to provisions of the Florida Constitutions, which have governed the people for over 150 years, the role of the Clerk of Courts has been established in three main areas:

  • Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts
  • Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners, including serving as accountant, auditor, and custodian of county funds.
  • County Recorder

Within these areas, the Clerk of Court performs a "checks and balances" for local government as an elected public trustee.

Our Vision

We are eternally committed to integrity, transparency, and efficiency. We take pride in our responsibility to serve our citizens with excellence.

Our Core Values

  • Fair communication
  • Dedicated service
  • Continuous innovation
  • Adherence to procedures

Our Mission

As trustworthy guardians of public records, we provide the highest quality of service to the citizens of Jefferson County. We strive to uphold the honor of the Courts via our diligence and dedication.


As of January 1, 2024, Florida Statute Chapter 695.26(c) requires the addition of witness addresses for recording all documents affecting real property.

Per Florida Statute 28.215, the Clerk's Office cannot provide legal advice, including interpreting or completing court documents, preparing deeds, mortgages, or other official documents, and performing a title search.

Our Notary Fee has increased from $5.00 to $10.00, effective May 1, 2024.