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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Polk County Clerk’s Office Waiving Passport Photo Fees for Veterans in November

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Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Stacy Butterfield is honoring U.S. military veterans and active-duty personnel this November by offering free passport photos.

“With Veteran’s Day approaching in November, my office...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Save on Fees to Reinstate Driver's License - One Day Only

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Polk County Clerk & Comptroller Stacy Butterfield is putting the brakes on collection fees – for one day only – for Operation Green Light.

During the special initiative, customers with suspended driver licenses have an opportunity to pay overdue court ...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Reaccreditation Inspection for Polk County Clerk’s Department of Inspector General

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The Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller’s Department of Inspector General is scheduled for the final inspection in its second re-accreditation by the Florida Commission for Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA).

On Friday, Nove...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Jury Trials and Jury Duty Set to Resume

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Jury trials will soon resume in Polk County with jurors being called to report starting at the end of September. Jury summons are being mailed this week and will likely begin appearing in mailboxes as soon as Friday.

“Jury duty is one of the most...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

September 11 Deadline to Contest 2020 Property Values

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Bartow, Fla. (August 18th, 2020) – Stacy Butterfield, Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, announces that Polk County property owners wanting to contest their property’s assessed value have until Friday, S...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Polk County Court Clerk & Comptroller Reinstates Passport Services; Appointments Required

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BARTOW, Fla. (August 5, 2020) – Polk County Clerk and Comptroller Stacy M. Butterfield has reinstated passport services at all three Clerk locations. This includes standard passport applications and passport photo services. Expedited pa...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

List of Unclaimed Funds Available—Claim before September 1st

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Bartow, Fla. (July 20, 2020) – Stacy M. Butterfield, Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, announces that the annual list of unclaimed funds issued by the Clerk’s office is now available.

Each year the Clerk...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Polk Clerk Forced to Make Layoffs and Furloughs Due to COVID-19

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BARTOW, Fla. (July 10, 2020) – The Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller was forced to implement layoffs and furloughs this week due to the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the office. Reduced hours of ope...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Clerk’s Office Launches “Find My Courtroom” Service for Speedy Courtroom Lookup

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Bartow, Fla. (June. 17, 2020) – Clerk Stacy Butterfield, Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, announces the release of a new program that allows individuals to quickly find the location of their courtroom or the lin...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Clerks Continue Processing Domestic Violence Injunctions amid COVID-19 Lockdown

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April 15, 2020

Florida’s Court Clerks and Comptrollers want Floridians to be aware that protective injunctions, including domestic violence injunctions, or restraining orders, are an essential service and remain available to the public. If you ar...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Jury Scams Circulating Polk County Community

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Bartow, Fla. (April 20, 2020) – Jury service in Polk County is suspended until May 29, but scammers are hard at work trying to take advantage of the uncertainty and confusion caused by COVID-19.

Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court and...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Polk County Utility Financing Generates Millions in Savings and Reduced Debt for County

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Polk County recently had an extremely successful bond pricing to provide $65 million in funds for water and sewer capital projects and $23 million to refinance debt. 

 The bond issue was initially expected to receive present value savings...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Foreclosure Sales Canceled Through April 20

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All foreclosure sales are canceled through April 20. Please check back with our office in a few weeks for a new sale date.  

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

New Procedures for Filing Injunctions for Protection During COVID-19 Outbreak

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Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller Stacy M. Butterfield, CPA, has established new procedures for those seeking an Injunction for Protection during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

These procedures will help to protect the public a...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Last Call for Couples to Tie the Knot at the 7th Annual Valentine’s Day Group Wedding

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BARTOW, Fla. (Feb. 5, 2020) – Couples eager to tie the knot have until Tuesday, Feb. 11, to apply for a marriage license in time to register for the 7th annual Valentine’s Day Group Wedding hosted by Stacy M. Butterfield, Polk...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Polk County Clerk & Comptroller Holding Saturday Passport Application Event

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Bartow, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2020) — Spring break and summer are just around the corner- leap over to the Polk County Clerk’s office on Feb. 29 for their Saturday passport application event.

Work, school, and life don’t always leave...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Polk Clerk Awarded Top Honors in Financial Reporting

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Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller Stacy Butterfield recently earned two top honors in financial reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), the national authority on best practices in governmental accounting and...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

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Stay up-to-date with Court Events and Hearings

Clerk Stacy Butterfield, Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, announces the release of a new program that allows individuals to receive alerts about upcoming criminal court dates via text and/or email.

 

The new system is calle...

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