The Franklin County Clerk of Court continues to suspend in-person, non-essential services to prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.
Clerk employees will still be working to support Franklin County and the Second Judicial Circuit. Clerks will continue to serve customers in person who have essential business with the courts, as outlined in Administrative Order 2020-03, including:
- Injunctions of cases of domestic violence, repeat violence, sexual violence, and stalking
- Petitions for Risk Protection Orders
- Baker or Marchman Act proceedings
Marriage licenses will be issued, and people are encouraged to call 850-653-8861, ext. 102 or 109, to make an appointment. Couples must come into the office with required proof of identification and must complete the marriage license application. The application form can be printed out, completed, and brought into the office which will save time. Go to the Clerk’s website select Records, Select Marriage and print the form or access marriage information here.
The office shall continue to accept and record documents in the Official Records. The Clerk strongly encourages the use of e-recording, and there are two companies that perform that service for the office. Go to the Clerk’s website, click on the blue box that says “eRecording” to see the contact information for the vendors or access eRecoding information here.
The Clerk will still serve customers by phone at 850-653-8861 and online. Many of the services provided are available online as well as Forms. Visit our site and look for Coronavirus/COVID-19/Clerk’s Office Status and then select Office Status Page and look at the Update 3/20/2020 information for important links to online services.
The Franklin County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is working with our judicial and government partners to closely monitor the situation and take necessary steps to deal with the spread of COVID-19. Although the clerk’s offices will remain open for normal business hours, persons who do not have essential business in court facilities are requested to refrain from coming into the courthouse buildings and to conduct their business online.
We will continue working diligently to provide you options and access to services you need. Should this event require any changes to our daily operations, we will post news on our website when possible. Our telephone number is (850) 653-8861 (Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM -5:00 PM).
You can conduct business with our office online by visiting our website.
- Pay a traffic ticket (or through the main website, select the blue box that says Traffic Citations)
- Pay a Compliance Citation (or through the main website, select the blue box that says Compliance Citations)
- Pay court costs and fines (or through the main website, select the blue box that says Court Payments)
- Electronically record mortgages, deeds, and other official records (or through the main website, select the blue box that says eRecording)
- File court documents (or through the main website, select the blue box that says E-File)
- Search court and official records (or through the main website, select the blue box that says Records Search)
- Forms (or through the main website, select Filing & Forms on the menu bar at the top of the screen).
For individual cases here in Franklin County, you can click on the search court records at the Clerk’s website. If you are represented by an attorney, stay in contact with your attorney. If you don’t have an attorney, you can call our office to check on court dates at 850-653-8861. You can also get text or email regarding calendar events by registering for e-notify here. For court updates, visit the Second Judicial Circuit’s website.
At this time, all Franklin County jury selection proceedings are suspended through March 31, 2020.