January 23, 2009
Increased Traffic Fees Take Effect February 1st
The Florida Legislature has passed a bill which increases traffic citation fees across the board. Govenor Charlie Crist is expected to sign the measure which goes into effect on February 1st, 2009.
Dwight E. Brock, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Collier County, wants the public to be aware of these increases and that all of additional monies collected will be sent directly to the State of Florida to help fund the state court system. None of the additional revenue will remain in Collier County.
On February 1st, all moving and non-moving traffic fines will be increased by $10.00 and any citation issued for "excessive" speeding will be charged an additional $25.00. Also, the 18% fine reduction for someone who elects the driver school option has been eliminated. However, someone who elects the driver school option will still avoid points on their driver's license and adjudication will be withheld.
After January 30th, 2009 the public will be able to view all of the new fines and fees information on the Clerk's official website, CollierClerk.com.
For more information contact:
Bob St. Cyr
Director Community Outreach
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Collier County
3301 Tamiami Trail East
Naples, FL 34112
(239) 252-6879 (phone)
(230) 252-8838 (FAX)
May 30, 2008
Form DR-219 No Longer Required
Effective June 1, 2008, Section 201.022 F.S. has been repealed. Form DR-219 (Return for Transfers of Interest in Real Property) is no longer required when a deed is recorded.
Please note that documentary stamp taxes are not affected by the repeal the remain in effect as before.
July 16, 2007
Under Florida law, email addresses are public record. If you do not want your email address to be released in response to a public records request, do not communicate with this entity via electronic mail. Please contact the office by telephone or in writing.
July 13, 2007
Fines, fees and driving privileges
Beginning Monday May 14, 2007 if you have a criminal conviction (or withholding of adjudication) in Collier County, including misdemeanor and felony offenses and have not paid your fines and costs as ordered by the Court or already signed up for a collections payment plan, or if you are not currently paying through the probation departments, the Clerk of the Circuit Court will begin to notify the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles of your status and request that your privilege to drive in Florida be suspended pursuant to Chapter 322.245, Florida Statutes.
In order to avoid the suspension of your license, you must contact the Collections Department of the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court immediately. The Collections Department is located in the Collier County Courthouse on the first floor. You may call a deputy clerk in the Collections Department at (239) 252-2649 and make arrangement to make payments.
July 12, 2007
Right of Redaction - In Accordance with Florida Statute 119.0721-5c
Any person may request the Clerk to remove any social security number from an image of an official record available on the Clerk's public Internet website or otherwise made electronically available to the general public. Such request must be made in writing and delivered by mail, facsimile, or electronic transmission, or delivered in person, to the Clerk of Courts Recording Department. The request must specify the identification page number that contains the social security number to be redacted. No fee will be charged for the redaction of a social security number pursuant to such a request.
July 11, 2007
Right of Redaction - Court Documents
On or after October 1, 2006, any person preparing or filing a court document may not include a social security number, complete bank account number, debit, charge, or credit card number in such document, unless required by law or court rule, or necessary to the adjudication of the case.
Any person may request the Clerk of Courts to remove from an image or copy of a court document any social security number, complete bank account number, debit, charge, or credit card number contained in a court document. Such request must be made in writing and delivered by mail, facsimile, electronic transmission, or in person to the Clerk. The request must specify the case number, title of the document, and any identifying page number of the document containing the number to be redacted. A fee will not be charged for the redaction pursuant to such a request.
July 10, 2007
Article V - Amended
On November 3, 1998, the voters of the State of Florida passed Revision 7 which amended Article V of the Florida Constitution. Article V deals with the state's Judicial Branch. Significant changes in the way the Florida courts are to be funded were among the changes made by Revision 7. Links to general information related to Revision 7 and Article V, are presented on this page. The Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court's funding changes for the Judicial Branch went into effect on July 1, 2004.
NOTICE EFFECTIVE: JULY 1, 2004
Proposed Amendments to Article V
The Florida Constitution - Article V
Justice for All Floridians
July 9, 2007
Florida Supreme Court
Pursuant to Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order AOSC03-49, electronic access to court records shall be removed from this website except as specifically provided by this order. The Collier Clerk of the Circuit Court shall comply with AOSC03-49 and discontinue our current Internet access to court records no later than January 1, 2004. Our office shall, at the earliest possible date, provide electronic access to that information as defined by the court as an “exception” and shall at that time make it available on the Internet. Public court records remain available for your review in our offices. This administrative order does not affect Official Records (land records).
Dwight E. Brock
Clerk of the Circuit Court NOTICE EFFECTIVE: JANUARY 1, 2004
02/13/2004, Florida Supreme Court Amended Order: No.AOSC04-4
11/25/2003, Florida Supreme Court Order: Press Release
Supreme Court of Florida Administrative Order: No.AOSC03-49