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About Your Clerk & Comptroller, Barry Baker

Barry Baker, Clerk of the Circuit Court & County Comptroller 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 & Comptroller in November 2008, November 2012, November 2016, and November 2020.

Barry is a member of the Florida Clerk of Courts & Comptroller Association (FCCC) and the Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation (CCOC). Mr. Baker serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of Court Clerks and Comptrollers (FCCC). He also serves as a Committee Member on the Legislative Committee for the Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation (CCOC).

He performs the Clerk’s duties for the entire court system which includes, Circuit Criminal, Circuit Civil (foreclosures, real estate cases, malpractice, negligence, contracts, etc.), Family Law (divorces, adoptions, child custody, etc.), Traffic and Criminal Traffic, County Criminal (Misdemeanor), County Civil (small claims, landlord/tenant cases, etc.), and Juvenile Court. The Clerk also serves as Clerk and Comptroller to the Board of County Commissioners, preparing and overseeing a budget of over $94,000,000.00 per year.

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

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.

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 & County Comptroller
Barry Baker, Clerk & Comptroller

Eric Musgrove, Custodian of Public Records
Historian, Purchasing, Records Management
TRIM, Professional Development, Clerk to Board
200 South Ohio Avenue
Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone: (386) 362-0500
Email: EricM@SuwGov.org

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