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Duties & Services of the

Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller

Mission Statement

“To provide the highest quality services to the citizens of Collier County while being a steadfast custodian of public funds."

Duties and Services

The Florida Constitution, which has governed Florida citizens for more than 175 years, established a Clerk & Comptroller as an independently elected public trustee, and established at the county level a system of “checks and balances” to serve citizens and taxpayers by ensuring taxpayer dollars are spent lawfully and prudently.

The Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller performs a wide range of record keeping, information management, and financial management for the 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida and for Collier County Government.

Some of the more than 1,000 different constitutional and statutory roles and functions performed by Clerk Crystal Kinzel and her dedicated staff include:

Clerk of Courts:

  • File indictments, information, and verdicts
  • Process all civil and criminal cases
  • Prepare appellate records
  • Jury management
  • Collect and disburse fines, court costs, forfeitures, fees, and service charges
  • Conduct mortgage foreclosure sales
  • Maintain custody of all evidence and exhibits entered by the court
  • Assist in completing paperwork required to file a Small Claims action
  • Assist in completing paperwork required to file petitions for protective injunctions
  • Issue process service documents
  • Maintain court registry
  • Audit guardianship reports
  • Audit child support payments

Recorder of Official Land Records:

  • Record and index deeds, mortgages, and descriptions of all county property
  • Process tax deed applications and conduct sales
  • Record liens and judgments entered by the court, record tax liens and claims against an estate, instruments of conveyance, agreements, contracts, maps and plats of subdivisions and surveys
  • Collect and disburse intangible taxes
  • Collect and disburse documentary stamp monies

Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners:

  • Attend meetings of the Board of County Commissioners
  • Produce, record, index and distribute the official minutes of these meetings
  • Maintain custody of all county resolutions, ordinances, and contracts
  • Process appeals for Value Adjustment Board
  • Attestation of the Chairman’s signature

Accountant and Custodian of County Funds:

  • Provide accounting services to all departments under the Board of County Commissioners
  • Provide an accounting system for all fiscal changes implemented by the Board
  • Handle investments of available county funds
  • Provide financial reporting to the Board and federal and state agencies
  • Process accounts payable
  • Process the county payroll

County Auditor:

  • Pre-audit all County expenditures before payment
  • Review proposed contracts before adoption
  • Conduct internal post-audits
  • Prepare reports suggesting improvements to management

Other Duties of the Clerk:

  • Issue and record marriage license applications
  • Compile and provide statistical data for state agencies and the judiciary
  • Maintain records storage facilities
  • Process passport applications
  • Issue home solicitation permits


Florida Constitution

Article VIII, Section 1, Article V, Section 16, Florida Constitution establishes the Office of the Clerk & Comptroller

Florida Statutes

Title V, Chapter 28 - Clerk of the Circuit Court
Title X, Chapter 119 - Public Records 

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Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller
3315 Tamiami Trail East, Ste. 102
Naples, FL 34112-5324