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Notice: Please do not contact the Clerk of Courts office by email regarding court cases. Please contact our office by phone.

Gary Knowles, Clerk of Court & Comptroller for Taylor County, Florida is a duly elected Constitutional Officer. The electorate of Taylor County elects the Clerk to a four-year term. Knowles was elected to the Office of the Clerk in 2020. The Clerk of the Circuit Court is an elected office established according to the Florida Constitution for the purpose of serving the citizens of each county as a public trustee. As an elected official, the Clerk of the Circuit Court helps provide for the system of “checks and balances” that is the very foundation of the American form of government.

The goal of the Taylor County Clerk’s Office is to efficiently and effectively perform as clerk of the Circuit and County Courts, Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners, Recorder and Guardian of Public Records, Treasurer, Auditor and Custodian of all county funds. The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court envisions earning the public trust through leadership in its diverse role as Clerk to the Courts, Guardian of Public Records and Auditor of the Public Resources and Systems. The Clerk’s Office will be an advocate for people in need of access to public resources and records. We will provide an efficient, friendly and professional work force prepared to meet changing customer needs. The Clerk’s Office will safeguard and enhance resources through strong internal audits and effective investment strategies.

The Office of the Taylor County Clerk of Circuit Court believes:

  • In the worth and dignity of each individual and our obligation to fair treatment 
  • That we are working partners with the courts and other agencies with which we interact.
  • In the value of teamwork, leadership and clear communication.
  • In a innovative approach to problem solving that will provide members of the office with the resources and authority to do their job.
  • In maintaining high ethical standards.

ACCESSIBILITY ASSISTANCE
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, a Braille reader, or TTY) and the format of any material on our website interferes with your ability to access the information, or to request a reasonable accommodation, or if you need information provided in an alternative format, please let us know via one of the methods outlined below. We will make reasonable effort to accommodate all needs and/or requests.

Kevin Robinson, Network Administrator
P.O. Box 620
Perry, FL. 32348
Phone: (850) 838-3506

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Notice for Official Records

On or after October 1, 2002, any person preparing or filing a document for recordation in the Official Records may not include a social security number in such document, unless required by law.

Any person has a right to request a county recorder to remove, from an image or copy of an official record placed on a county recorder’s publicly available Internet website or on a publicly available Internet website used by a county recorder to display public records or otherwise made electronically available to the general public, any social security number contained in an official record. Such request must be made in writing and delivered by mail, facsimile, or electronic transmission, or delivered in person, to the county recorder. The request must specify the identification page number that contains the social security number to be redacted. A fee may not be charged for the redaction of a social security number pursuant to such a request.

Notice for Court Records

“Any person preparing or filing a court document should not include a social security number or a complete bank account, debit, charge, or credit card number in such document, unless required by law or court rule, or necessary to the adjudication of the case.

Any person has a right to request that the Clerk of the Circuit Court remove from an image or copy of a court document a social security number or complete bank account, debit, charge, or credit card number contained in a court document. Such request must be made in writing and delivered by mail, facsimile, electronic transmission, or in person to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. The request must specify the case number, the title of the document, and the identification page number of the document which contains the number to be redacted. A fee will not be charged for the redaction of a social security number or a complete bank account, debit, charge, or credit card number pursuant to such a request.”

Notice for E-mail Use

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.

This site is designed to keep you informed and assist you in conducting your business with the Clerk’s office. Please feel free to send comments and/or suggestions.

COVID-19 – CORONA VIRUS ANNOUNCEMENT (Updated Oct 8, 2020)

The Taylor County Courthouse will re-open for limited in-person access beginning Monday, October 12, 2020.  In lieu of visiting the Clerk’s office in person, you may still contact us at 850-838-3506 for most inquiries and to make an appointment. If you plan to visit the Courthouse in person please be advised of the following specific restrictions (please read):

  1. Upon entry to the Courthouse everyone will have their temperature taken.  If you have a temperature higher than 100.4 you will not be permitted further entry into the Courthouse, but rather be asked to conduct business remotely.
  2. All visitors will be required to wear a face covering for the safety of themselves and others.
  3. The Courthouse lobby will be restricted to a limited number of people.
  4. Due to limited space, the Clerk’s office will be limited to one customer conducting business per department at a time.  If there is a customer in any of the Clerk’s departments (felony, traffic, marriage license, etc), we ask that you wait until that customer completes their business and exits the office before entering.
  5. All Court appearances will continue to be conducted remotely unless specified otherwise.  You should continue to follow the instructions given on your court appearance notice.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during these unprecedented times and please stay safe.

Gary Knowles
Clerk of Courts & Comptroller