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From the Sarasota County Clerk and Comptroller

STOP and Please Read the Clerk and Comptroller's Response to COVID-19

Post Date:03/17/2020 3:55 PM


Effective March 17 - March 27, 2020

On March 13, 2020, the 12th Judicial Circuit Court issued Guidelines and Protocols during the COVID-19 Pandemic, which is intended to dramatically reduce the number of people reporting to courthouse facilities.

The Sarasota Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller is responding in support of the 12th Judicial Circuit's guidance by requesting customers to conduct their business online, via various e-Services solutions, by phone, or by mail service when one or more of these options are available

We strongly encourage individuals with traffic tickets or other outstanding court-ordered financial obligations, who are facing a hardship, to contact our office at 941-861-7400 to discuss the various options that may be available to you, such as reasonable payment plans. We know these are uncertain times for many, and our office is committed to working with you on a plan that best meets your circumstances.

For customer who are required to report to the Clerk and Comptroller's office because they require face-to-face contact to fulfill their service need, we are prepared to serve you in a controlled environment. Establishing a controlled environment for face-to-face service needs enables us to serve you, while adhering to the recommendations of the CDC and State Health Department to use universal precautions and social distancing practices. This may result in an increased wait time.

For more information regarding our online, by phone, and mail service options related to this notice, please visit our website at and click on the banner as it appears below:

Go online. Don't stand in line. Stop the spread of COVID-19.

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