The Article V Section will complete an on-site review and publish a report detailing Clerk compliance with Florida Statutes in the areas of the budgeting process, spending of State funds, liabilities due to the State, and performance measures.
Fines, fees, court costs, and service charges are collected by the Clerks offices for deposit into various State funds. A portion of these funds are deposited into the Clerks of Circuit Court Trust Fund within the Justice Administrative Commission and are used to fund Clerks through the State appropriations process. A specified percentage of all court-related fines collected by the clerk shall be deposited in the Clerk’s Public Modernization Trust Fund and used exclusively for additional court-related operational needs and programs.
The State provides the 67 Clerks offices with funding through the States General Appropriation Act (GAA). The Clerks of Court Operations Corporation is also funded pursuant to the GAA and is responsible for allocation of the appropriation used to fund the 67 Clerks offices.
Payment of Court-Related Fees, Charges, Costs, Fines and Other Monetary Penalties DFS-A6-692 (Excel Spreadsheet).