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Gloria R. Hayward

From the Sumter County Clerk

In the Florida Constitution, the position of Clerk was established for two purposes.

First, there needed to be a secure place to file the land records so the Clerk became the “Public Trustee” of all records. As Public Trustee, all the records processed have to be microfilmed or imaged to ensure the preservation of the public records for future generations as this is the history of our county.

Second, the Clerk’s position was created so there would be a check and balance within the county government for the Board of County Commissioners and the Courts. Read More

January 1st, 2020 changes to the Florida Courts 

Courts Chart

 FL Courts Jurisdiction Chart


Introductory Video

Thre are also several videos available to review:

·         Overview (1 Min)

·         Small Claims Changes

·         County Court Changes

·         Florida Bar / Attorney Focused

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