Barry Baker, Clerk of the Circuit Courts for Suwannee County Florida is a duly elected Constitutional Officer as mandated by Article V, Section 16 of the Constitution of the State of Florida. The electorate of Suwannee County elects the Clerk to a four-year term. Barry was elected to the Office of the Clerk in November 2008, November 2012 and November 2016.
Pursuant to provisions of the Florida Constitution, which have governed the people for over 150 years, the role of the Clerk of Courts has been established in three main areas;
Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts
Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners, including serving as accountant, auditor, and custodian of county funds.
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.
This site is designed to keep you informed and assist you in conducting your business with the Clerk's office. Please feel free to send comments and/or suggestions.
Suwannee County Clerk of the Circuit Court
200 South Ohio Avenue
Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone: (386) 362-0500
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
TELEPHONE SCAM ALERT!
The Suwannee County Clerk of Court’s Office has recently become aware of a telephone scam affecting the citizens of Suwannee County. The telephone scam is in regard to a citizen supposedly missing jury duty. The telephone scammer notifies the citizen to report on a certain date (currently February 27, 2018) to one of several locations, including the Suwannee County Courthouse and various judges’ offices. The telephone scam requests payment in the amount of $600 for failure to appear and $500 for contempt of court, or six months in jail. Otherwise, a warrant will be issued for the citizen’s arrest. Docket/failure-to-appear case numbers are also submitted by the telephone scammers, normally with “SRU” as the first few letters, followed by a series of numbers. THIS IS A SCAM.
THE CLERK’S OFFICE DOES NOT MAKE TELEPHONE CALLS ABOUT JURY DUTY. IF YOU ARE SUMMONED TO JURY DUTY, YOU WILL BE MAILED A LETTER FROM THE CLERK OF COURT’S OFFICE THROUGH THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE, NOT THROUGH A TELEPHONE CALL. PLEASE FOLLOW THE INFORMATION ON THE JURY SUMMONS. SHOULD YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR JURY SERVICE, YOU MAY CONTACT THE SUWANNEE COUNTY CLERK OF COURT’S OFFICE AT 386.362.0531.
IF YOU RECEIVE A TELPHONE CALL RELATED TO THIS SCAM, PLEASE REPORT IT TO CHIEF DEPUTY RON COLVIN AT THE SUWANNEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AT 386.364.3770.