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February 9, 2023
Re: Notices of Commencement
To whom it may concern,
Effective immediately (February 9, 2023), and in accordance with Florida Statute 713.13(1)(g), “owners must sign the notice of commencement and no one else may be permitted to sign in his or her stead.”
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 386.362.0500.
Suwannee County Clerk of Court
The U.S. Government recently announced its plan to give citizens up to $20,000 of student loan relief, and cyber criminals have taken note! Look out for phishing emails that appear to come from an official federal agency, such as the U.S. Dept. of Education. Stay vigilant and visit official government websites for the best information.
The Requested Fine for Missed Jury Duty is a SCAM
Please be aware that scammers are contacting Florida residents claiming they missed jury duty and requesting residents to pay a fine by purchasing a gift card to Clerks’ offices. This was reported in the Manatee and Sarasota County area and it is not clear the extent of the spread of the scam.
If you receive suspicious communication, please contact your local law enforcement.
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BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT TELEPHONE CALLS!
CLERK’S OFFICE WARNS OF SCAM FOR
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND LEGAL TROUBLES
Please be warned that fraudulent telephone calls are being reported locally where the caller claims to be calling from the Suwannee County Clerk’s Office from a phone number listed as some variation of 386.362.05XX, typically 386.362.0547. The telephone scam suggests that the recipient has legal troubles and should confirm their identify by providing the last four digits of their Social Security Number. The caller may identify themselves as a supposed employee of the Clerk’s Office. These calls are from con artists spoofing Clerk’s Office telephone numbers, as the Suwannee County Clerk’s Office does not request Social Security Numbers over the phone.
If you receive a suspicious telephone call suggesting you have legal troubles, requesting personal information, or asking for payment for something you believe to be fraudulent, write down as much information about the telephone call as possible and contact the Clerk’s Office directly at 386.362.0500 or through our website at www.suwgov.org. You should also report the incident to the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office at 386.362.2222.
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PUBLIC NOTICES REGARDING PUBLIC RECORDS
NOTICE OF THE RIGHT OF ANY AFFECTED PARTY TO REQUEST THE ADDITION OF INFORMATION TO A PUBLICLY AVAILABLE INTERNET WEBSITE
Any affected person has a right to request that a county recorder or Clerk of the Court add information to a publicly available Internet website if that information involves the identity of a respondent against whom a final judgment for an injunction for the protection of a minor under s. 741.30, s. 784.046, or s. 784.0485, F.S., is entered, unless the respondent is a minor. The request must be in writing and contain the case number. To make a request contact the Clerk’s office by mail or in person at 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTICE OF THE RIGHT OF ANY AFFECTED PARTY TO REQUEST REMOVAL OF CERTAIN CHAPTER 119 INFORMATION OR RECORDS
Any person has a right to request that a county recorder remove, from a publicly available Internet website, information made exempt from inspection or copying under s. 119.071, F.S., or an image or copy of a public record, including an official record, if that image or copy is of a military discharge; death certificate, or a court file, record or paper relating to matters or cases governed by the Florida Rules of Family Law, the Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure, or the Florida Probate Rules. However, grantor, grantee or party names may not be removed from the Official Records index unless the grantor, grantee or party name includes the street address, such as in a Trust or LLC. Requests must be notarized, state the statutory basis for removal, and confirm the individual’s eligibility for the exemption. To make a request contact the Clerk’s office by mail or in person at 200 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, Florida 32064 or by email at email@example.com.
Important Changes Implemented July 1, 2021 for filers of court records
Important notice for any filers of court records! Beginning on July 1, 2021 the Suwannee Clerk’s Office will no longer identify confidential information in most circuit civil, county civil, and small claims court documents. Filers will be solely responsible for ensuring any confidential information in these types of cases is appropriately redacted or identified for redaction by filing a Notice of Confidential Information. This is in accordance with a change to Rule 2.420 of the Judicial Rules of Administration ordered by the Florida Supreme Court.
A video giving an overview of the changes can be found here.
The Florida Supreme Court’s amendment to Rule 2.420 can be found here.
Attorneys click here for more information.
Legal staff click here for more information.
Self-represented litigants click here for more information.
Please click here to access the Notice of Confidential Information Within Court Filing for Suwannee County.