Administrative Functions

The Clerk of the Circuit Court is also the County Clerk.  The office is located on the 2nd floor of the North Brevard Government Center complex.  The office of the Clerk is created in Article V and Article VIII of the Florida Constitution.  The Clerk is an officer of the court of justice whose responsibilities are mandated by the Constitution as well as state and local laws.  

Administration consists of the Clerk of the Court, Chief Deputy Clerks for Courts and Administration, Court Managers for Family Court, Circuit Court, and Criminal Court along with the requisite support staff.  The Administrative personnel oversee all phases of daily operations and strategically plan for the future.  The Administration Office staff provides all departments with resources necessary to perform their designated functions. The division receives and reviews applications for current job openings, administers typing tests as needed, and schedules appointments for prospective employees.

The office of the Clerk is a complex organization that performs a wide range of record keeping, information management, and financial management for the judicial system and county government.  Pursuant to provisions of the Florida Constitutions, which have governed the people for over 150 years, the role of the Clerk of Courts has been established in three main areas:

  1. Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts
  2. Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners, including serving as accountant, auditor, and custodian of county funds
  3. County Recorder

Within these areas, the Clerk of Court as an elected public trustee sets in place at the county level a system of "checks and balances" which has been proven to serve the public well.