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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Updated COVID-19 Safety Protocols

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Due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases and new guidelines from the CDC, Judge Ellen Masters, Chief Judge of the 10th Judicial Circuit, issued Administrative Order 1-60.1 on August 2, 2021. The order updates health and safety guidelines in the Polk ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Changes to Redaction of Confidential Information

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As of July 1, all filers of circuit civil, county civil, and small claims court documents are solely responsible for ensuring that confidential information is redacted or is identified for redaction.

In Opinion 20-1765, the Florida Supreme Court a...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Polk County Clerk & Comptroller Releases County Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2020

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Updated information on the county’s financial position is now available in the Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) prepared by Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller Stacy Butterfield for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2020...

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Posted on: July 5, 2021

TS Elsa Update / Clerk Open July 6

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We are monitoring the progression of Tropical Storm Elsa and it appears we will experience minimal impact. Our offices will be open July 6 for normal operating hours. Jury duty will continue as usual for those called to report on July 6.

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

COVID-19 Safety Restrictions Lifted at Polk Courthouses

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As of June 21, COVID-19 safety restrictions are lifted in all of the offices of Stacy M. Butterfield, Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller. This includes the offices in the Bartow, Lakeland, and Northeast (Winter Haven) courthouses.&am...

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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. 

Notable accomplishments in 2020...

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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’.

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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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