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Florida Court clerks & Comptrollers Celebrate Sunshine Week
Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers to Recognize National Initiative Highlighting Importance of Open Government and Freedom of Information
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers (FCCC) today announced that the 10th annual Sunshine Week will kick off Sunday, March 15, 2015, and continue through Saturday, March 21, 2015. Sunshine Week, a nationwide initiative, aims to promote a healthy dialogue regarding the importance of open government and freedom of information, while also seeking to enlighten citizens on what the government does and why.
“Transparency in government is at the core of every Clerk’s office throughout the state,” said the Honorable Joseph E. Smith, FCCC President and Clerk of the Circuit Court of St. Lucie County. “Florida’s Court Clerks and Comptrollers are committed to ensuring dependability, clarity and openness in government. We look forward to celebrating a decade of open-government awareness and empowering communities to play an active role in our government.”
“Every day, the Clerks play a key role in helping constituents access local financial information and public records, as well as ensuring the proper use of tax dollars, performing audits, and other duties to guarantee efficiency and oversight of government,” Smith added. “To that end, Florida’s Court Clerks and Comptrollers are currently undertaking a new initiative to post the majority of court records online, in order to give the public easy access to their records.”
“Sunshine Week gives FCCC a chance to highlight these resources and new initiatives, so we can enlighten the public on their right to know,” concluded Smith.
To access statewide information on FCCC’s financial, budget and other data, as well as collections and remittances, please visit the FCCC’s Transparency and Accountability Page; and, to find direct links to individual county Clerks’ websites, please visit www.myfloridaclerks.com.
WCSO Investigating Impersonation Phone Scam of Sheriff's Office Employees and Jury Scam
Sheriff Mike Adkinson is investigating a phone scam involving the impersonation of WCSO employees claiming a family member has a warrant for their arrest in an attempt to acquire money. Another ruse involves the caller telling the victim they missed jury duty and they are being fined $2,000, but if the person settles over the phone, they will accept $500.
Pursuant to 40.23(3), any person who is duly summoned to attend as a juror in any court and who fails to attend without any sufficient excuse shall pay a fine not to exceed $100, which fine shall be imposed by the court to which the juror was summoned, and, in addition, such failure may be considered a contempt of court.
Visit the official Walton County Sheriff's Office webpage to view the original press release.
Walton County Clerk & Comptroller Launches
New Official Records Software Application
Clerk & Comptroller Alex Alford is excited to announce the launch of a new and improved official records software application.
The Clerk & Comptroller has partnered with Pioneer Technology Group to provide Landmark, an enhanced system that delivers state of the art technology. The team at Pioneer Technology Group has decades of experience gained from working with Clerks, Recorders, and Registers across the Country. Pioneer Technology Group is firmly and wholly committed to providing continual in-depth support by constantly monitoring and adopting new industry innovations and creating groundbreaking products to keep clientele on the forefront of government technology. They pride themselves on creating software that’s intuitive and simple to use while making life easier for the people who use it every day.
Please click here for the new Official Records Search.