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The duties of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Osceola County are divided into two major categories:  Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts and County Recorder.  These duties are vested in the Clerk by the State Constitution and are implemented and expanded by numerous state statutes, regulations, county ordinances and judicial orders.

The Clerk is an officer of a court of justice.  He, as are the Judge and Sheriff, is an important and necessary part of the court procedure.

As an officer of the Court, the Clerk has the responsibility for the clerical part of the Court’s business.  The Clerk keeps the Court’s record and seal, issues process, enters judgments and orders, attends court, gives certified copies from the record, maintains custody of court records and all related pleadings filed, secures evidence entered in court,  and  performs other court related duties.

The Clerk is also the official recorder of all instruments that may, by law, be recorded in Osceola County.  Examples of instruments recorded are deeds, leases, agreements, mortgages, satisfactions of mortgages, tax warrants, notices of claims of liens, and any instruments relating to ownership, transfer or encumbrance of real or personal property.

All documents in the custody of the Clerk are available for public inspection with the exception of juvenile records and any records ordered sealed by the Judge.

Further responsibilities of the Osceola County Clerk are the issuance of marriage licenses, passports, collection and disbursement of court fines and assessments (including traffic) and court ordered child support/alimony.

I am honored to be your Clerk of the Court. I Promise to continue to provide the citizens of Osceola County with world class customer service.

Sincerely Yours

Malcolm Thompson

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