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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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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.