Florida Statutes require that the Clerk of the Circuit Court act as Ex-Officio Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners. The Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Board Records Department maintains an office located on the second floor of the main courthouse which provides service to the Board, County Staff, and the citizens of Franklin County.
The Board Records Department produces and maintains the minutes of County Commission proceedings and recordings of the meetings. Copies are available to the public for listening purposes or purchase. Additionally, the Department maintains custody and control of the seal for the Board of County Commissioners and maintains all of the official papers and instruments of the Board including, but not limited to, resolutions, ordinances, and contracts.
The Clerk serves as the secretary to the Value Adjustment Board (forms). The department’s function to this Board is to accept, verify, and attest to petitions received over the counter and through the mail; to work in conjunction with the Property Appraiser’s Office to schedule hearings; and notify petitioners of their hearing schedule. It is also this department’s responsibility to attend the proceedings and make audio recordings, and prepare advertisements required by law.
The agenda for the County Commission meetings is prepared by the County’s Director of Administrative Services. To get on an agenda, please contact that office at (850) 653-9783 ext. #155. The agenda can be viewed on-line at www.franklincountyflorida.com under the menu for the Board of County Commissioners. The County’s ordinances can also be accessed at that site.