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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Polk County Clerk’s Office Waiving Passport Photo Fees for Veterans in November

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Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller Stacy Butterfield is honoring U.S. military veterans and active-duty personnel this November by offering free passport photos.

“With Veteran’s Day approaching in November, my offi...

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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 8, 2021

Clerk & Comptroller and Board of County Commissioners Show Support for Victims of Domestic Violence

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In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Stacy Butterfield, Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, and the Polk County Board of County Commissioners are signaling support for survivors of domestic violence and rem...

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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: 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’.

“Bond ratings ar...

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