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The Clerk of the Courts for Wakulla County, Florida is a duly elected Constitutional Officer as mandated by Article V, Section XIV of the Constitution of the State of Florida. The electorate of Wakulla 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 was 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 as an elected public trustee sets in place at the county level a system of "checks and balances" which has been proven to serve the public well.
MISLEADING DEED SOLICITATIONS – Unsolicited, misleading mailings are sent by private companies to property owners offering to supply copies of property deeds and an assessment profile from the Property Appraisers Office for a large fee, (click here to see an example letter). I urge Wakulla County residents to be cautious of private companies trying to sell public records that can be easily obtained by coming to the courthouse or online. These companies often send official looking letters recommending the property owner obtain a copy of their current deed and property assessment profile to provide evidence that the property was transferred. They then offer copies of the records for fees ranging from $89 to $95 or even more.
Deeds and other official records can be obtained from our office for just a few dollars—not for the excessive prices these companies are charging. You can obtain documents from the Clerk’s office for $1.00 per page and they can be certified for an additional $2.00. Uncertified copies may be downloaded and printed for free by using the Official Records search on our website.
Solicitations like this may be legal, but they are misleading. If you have received one of these letters and have questions please call our office at (850) 926-0326.
Brent X Thurmond
Clerk of the Circuit Court
The Wakulla County Clerk’s office is now your ONE STOP SHOP for passport forms, photos & application submission. We now offer professional quality passport photos which are printed in compliance with government regulations for passports. No appointment necessary and usually no waiting for this service. The cost is $10.00 per person. You will receive two photographs; one will go with the application and one to keep.
Requirements for passport photos are as follows:
- Uniforms should not be worn in the photograph (except religious attire). Writing or photos on shirts is discouraged?
- A hat or headgear that obscures the hair or hairline should not be worn (except when worn for religious purposes).
- If you normally wear prescription glasses, a hearing device, wig, or similar articles, they should be worn in the photograph.
- Glasses must be removed, unless the applicant needs them for medical reasons (an accompanying medical certificate may be required).
- A brief explanatory note may be required for any of the above reasons. An unacceptable photograph may delay passport issuance.
For questions please call (850) 926-0905
Jury Scam - Don't become a victim!!
Please be aware that a jury scam has resurfaced. Con artists call victims, who are told they missed jury duty and face arrest. These callers pose as either law enforcement officers or court employees, and are demanding payment of a hundreds of dollars immediately. Victims are being advised to purchase a prepaid credit card, call a designated phone number, and read off the card number.
This is a horrible scam! These victims never were summonsed, to either local or federal court. No one from the Wakulla County Courthouse or Sheriff's office will ever call you and demand immediate payment and catch you off guard or pressure you. If you receive such a call, hang up immediately. You can contact the Sheriffs Office at 850-745-7100 to report this or any related type incident.
DO NOT BECOME A VICTIM!
The Wakulla County Clerk's Office is accepting volunteers for various special projects on an on-going basis. This is a great opportunity to give back to your community while becoming involved in a progressive office environment. Hours are flexible and range from a minimum of 4 hours to 30 hours per week. We offer a clean, wholesome atmosphere to work in, a lot of great fellow employees to work with and the finest customers in the state to serve! If you're interested in working for no pay but lots of praise please call the Clerk's Office Administration at 850-926-0300.
Problems with e-filing court documents in our County? For requests for service or support by Attorneys, Paralegals, or others in the General Public, please direct your questions to the service desk at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (850) 577-4609. Please do not call our office on these matters and thank you!
E-filing orientation and information for new filers and well as other filing information is available at this link:
For manuals, videos and other materials to assist in the e-filing process: Florida Courts E-Filing
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Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.