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Steve Land, Clerk of Court for Lafayette County, Florida is a duly elected Constitutional Officer. 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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.

Our Commitment to You!

As your Clerk of the Circuit Court, I am pleased to provide you with this web site for accessing information about the services and functions of this office. We are deeply committed to protecting the public records and serving you. I encourage you to explore our web site and familiarize yourself with this office. We welcome your e-mail, recommendations and suggestions on ways to improve our services to you. We pledge to continue our efforts to provide you with the most efficient, cost effective services possible.

Best Regards,
Steve Land 

   

 

Board of County Commissioners

 

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—required to be on Clerk’s websites.

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.

While the law only requires the notice to be posted on the public website, some offices have posted it as a standard footnote on e-mails as well.

Small Business Grant Information:
Lafayette County’s Small Business Assistance Grant Program will invest at least $100,000 in the County’s small businesses. The Small Business Assistance Grant Program will allow up to 40 qualifying small businesses access to a maximum of $2,500 per applicant in grant money to cover normal business expenses, including employee wages, vendor bills, rent, utilities and employee/customer safety costs to help offset the temporary loss of revenue due to COVID-19. The Federal Cares Act has provided the funding for this County program.

Businesses financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may apply for a one-time cash payment through the County’s Small Business Assistance Grant Program which is designed to assist small businesses in need of short-term assistance due to disruption of business operations and loss of revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To be eligible for the County’s Small Business Assistance Grant Program, businesses must meet the requirements listed in the eligibility section.

Eligible for-profit businesses will be required to provide the documentation listed in the application to verify their eligibility. Eligible business will be required to pledge in good faith to make all efforts to remain operational after applicable local and state emergency guidelines are removed and commit to following the COVID-19 Prevention Measures recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Download Application

COVID-19 Office Information:
The Lafayette County Clerk’s Office continues to monitor and take steps to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through these issues. While this is a quickly changing situation, we remain committed to the health and wellness of our customers and employees. As of right now, we are open and operating normally. If you visit our office we do request you maintain social distancing guidelines. We are continuing to collaborate with our state and local officials and if there are any changes we will post them here. Stay safe!

As a reminder, many of the services offered in our offices are provided online and are available 24/7.
• Pay traffic tickets
• Search official records
• Search court records
• Pay court fines and costs

Thanks,
Steve Land
Clerk of Courts & Comptroller
Lafayette County, Florida