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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller’s 2020 Strategic Update Now Available

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Stacy Butterfield, Polk County Clerk of Courts & Comptroller, has released her 2020 Strategic Update, a report that provides residents with an update on the work and development of the Clerk’s office. 

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

County’s Utility Revenue Bonds Rating Outlook Upgraded

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Good news amidst the challenging pandemic, Fitch Ratings recently affirmed the County’s Utility Revenue Bonds at ‘AA’ and upgraded its Rating Outlook to Positive from Stable. It has also assigned a Stand Alone Credit Profile (SCP) of ‘aa’.

“Bond ratings ar...

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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

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

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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