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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Fitch Ratings Upgrades Polk County Bond Ratings

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Fitch Ratings recently upgraded two of Polk County’s bond ratings and its Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to ‘AA+’ from ‘AA’. The bonds include:

  • Outstanding public facilities revenue bonds, series 2014
  • Outstandi...
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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Clerk & Comptroller Hosting 9th Annual Valentine’s Day Wedding

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Registration is open for courting couples wanting to tie the knot on the most romantic day of the year.

At high noon on Valentine’s Day, Clerk & Comptroller Stacy M. Butterfield is hosting the 9th annual group marriage ceremony on the picture...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Passport Fee Increase Effective December 27

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The U.S. State Department is raising the price for first-time applicants and renewal of U.S. passport books. Effective Monday, Dec. 27, security surcharges for passport books will increase by $20. Updated fees are as follows, payable by check or money ord...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Jury Scam Alert

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BEWARE OF SCAMS: Scams are targeting jurors in Polk County in the form of fraudulent phone calls to jurors informing them of a failure to appear for jury duty or that they need to verify their signature. Callers can be very convincing and may pretend to b...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Polk County Earns Triple Crown Award for Financial Practices

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Polk Clerk and Board of County Commissioners Earn Triple Crown Recognition for Government Finance Practices 

Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller Stacy M. Butterfield and the Polk County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) tog...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Polk Clerk Appointed to Supreme Court Group That Brings Focus to Self-Represented Litigants

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Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller Stacy M. Butterfield, CPA, has been appointed by Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady to serve on the newly formed Workgroup on Access to Justice. 

As described in a release fr...

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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

Clerk and Comptroller Polk County, Florida

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: 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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