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Finance and Accounting

Finance and Accounting ensures the proper and timely recording of accounting transactions and distribution of funds per Florida Statutes and court orders.


The Duval County Clerk of Court has separate budgets for County Functions, Court Functions, and the Public Records Modernization Trust Fund.

County Functions include Marriage License, Recording, Tax Deeds, Passports, and shared technology. Fees collected for County services fund the expenses for these functions. The budget for the County Functions is reviewed and approved by the Jacksonville City Council, which also serves as the Duval County Board of County Commissioners due to Duval's consolidated governmental structure.

The budget for Court Functions is funded from a portion of the court fines and fees the Clerk collects and the remaining funds are remitted to the Florida Department of Revenue for distribution to the appropriate agencies. This budget is approved by the Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation.

The Public Records Modernization Trust Fund budget is funded by fees collected per Florida Statute 28.24(12). These fees fund technology needs such as hardware and software. This budget authority is subject to the available dollars in the trust fund.

FISCAL YEAR 2023-2024
Header Personnel Operating
County 2,610,866 4,517,969 - 7,128,835
Court  19,787,903 1,557,443 - 21,345,346
Public Records Modernization Trust Fund -
Court Technology
1,188,293 - 1,232,000 2,420,293
Public Records Modernization Trust Fund -
Public Records System
- - 275,525 275,525

Performance Measures

The Clerk of Court Operations Corporation (CCOC) has established performance measures including Timeliness of Case Creation, Timeliness of Docket Entry, and Collection Rate of Fines, Fees, and Costs. Timeliness of Case Creation presents the percentage of cases created within a certain number of business days after the initial documents are received. Timeliness of Docket Entry presents the percentage of docket entries entered within a certain number of days after clocked in/action taken. Collection Rate of Fines, Fees and Costs present the actual percentage of collections for the five quarters from when they were assessed.

Outstanding Checks

The Clerk’s Office maintains unclaimed checks for a two year period before escheating them. To search for unclaimed checks held by the Clerk, please visit our Outstanding Checks Search page.

Funds already escheated to the State can be claimed through the Florida Bureau of Unclaimed Property.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I expect payment?
When can I expect payment?

Generally, Finance and Accounting mails checks within five to ten business days after receiving the notice to disburse, court order, or request for refunds.  If a check is not received within 30 days from the date of issue, you may call to request an affidavit. 

Please note that bidder ACH refunds can take up to 4 business days to be credited to your bank account from the time the payment is approved

Where can I find out about unclaimed property?
Where can I find out about unclaimed property?
Annually, the Clerk's Office escheats unclaimed funds to the State of Florida or to the City of Jacksonville. Funds escheated to the City are not recoverable. Funds escheated to the State can be claimed from the Comptroller of the State of Florida. For further information on unclaimed property escheated to the State, please visit the Florida Bureau of Unclaimed Property website.

Office Information

Accounting Department

Office Hours
Monday through Friday (excluding holidays): 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address
Duval County Clerk of Courts
Attn: Finance and Accounting
501 West Adams Street, Room 2338
Jacksonville, FL 32202

(904) 255-2000

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