Hillsborough County Clerk of the Circuit Court

Employer / Organization

Hillsborough County

Next Election

Aug 25, 2020

Filing Window

Jun 15, 2020 - Jun 19, 2020

Description

As the official record keeper of the County courts, the Clerk of the Circuit Court has the responsibility for providing the support services that keep Hillsborough County’s courts running smoothly. Duties include the following: processing all civil and criminal cases, including traffic; receiving appellate petitions; conducting mortgage foreclosure and tax lien sales; securing and disposing of all evidence entered by the court; assisting victims of abuse through the Domestic Violence Program; and providing a Self-Help Office to assist the public in filing for a simplified divorce, or a small claims action. As the Chief Financial Officer for the County, the Clerk is responsible for safekeeping and investing over $1.8 billion in annual county collections. She also is the independent auditor of county departments. As the Official Recorder, the Clerk is custodian of all official records, including deeds, mortgages and liens. As Ex-Officio Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), the Clerk is responsible for disbursing hundreds of millions of dollars annually in compliance with the law, ordinances, resolutions, contracts and agreements, and for preparing and maintaining minutes of the meetings of the BOCC. The Clerk is also responsible for collecting and disbursing court ordered child support, issuing marriage licenses, performing marriage ceremonies and issuing jury summons. All records filed with the Clerk are available for public inspection during normal business hours, with the exception of those records specifically exempt by judicial order or statute.

Application Guidelines
In order to be a candidate for this position, please follow these three simple steps: 1) Contact the election administrator (for city positions the city clerk, and for all others, the Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections) make sure you qualify for the position. Certain positions have residency and other requirements. 2) Fill out the necessary documents, including the Statement of Candidacy (DS-DE 84 form), Candidate Oath of Nonpartisan Office (DS-DE 25) and Statement of Financial Interests. Visit the following link to acquire these documents and find out more information regarding your candidacy: http://www.votehillsborough.org/About-Running-For-Office/Community-Development-District-or-Special-District. 3) In order to be qualified on the ballot, all documents must be physically filled with the Supervisor of Elections Office located at 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 16th floor, Tampa, Florida 33602. You must pay a $25 dollar fee for your petition of candidacy. The office is open Mondays to Fridays from 8am to 5pm EST. Be mindful about the filing window as it is open for only five consecutive days sometime in June, and the dates vary based on the election date. Please verify your filing window by contacting the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office at (813) 744-5900 or via email at Voter@hcsoe.org

Submit application to:
Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections, 2514 N. Falkenburg Rd., Tampa, Florida, 33619, US