Collect and disburse fines, court costs, forfeitures, fees, and service charges.
Conduct mortgage foreclosure sales
Maintain custody of all evidence and exhibits entered by the court
Assist in completing paperwork required to file a small claims action
Maintain custody of all court records
Maintain court registry
Audit guardianship reports
Audit child support payments
As Recorder of Deeds
Record and index deeds, mortgages, and descriptions of all county property
Process tax deed applications and conduct sales
Record public defender liens and judgments entered by the court, record tax liens and claims against an estate,
instruments of conveyance, agreements, contracts, maps and plats of subdivisions and surveys
Maintain a public records index
Collect and disburse intangible taxes
Collect and disburse documentary stamp monies
As Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners
Attend meetings of the Board of County Commissioners.
Produce, record, index and distribute the official minutes of these meetings.
Maintain legal custody of the Official County Seal.
Maintain custody of all county resolutions, ordinances, and contracts.
Process appeals for Value Adjustment Board
As Accountant and Custodian of County Funds
Provide accounting services to all departments under the Board of County Commissioners
Provide an accounting system for all fiscal changes implemented by the Board
Handle investments of available county funds
Provide financial reporting to the Board and all federal and state agencies
Process accounts payable
Process the county payroll
As County Auditor
Pre-audit all county expenditures before payment
Review proposed contracts before adoption
Conduct internal post audits to determine if financial controls in place are sufficient
Prepare reports suggesting improvements to management
Other Duties of the Clerk
Process marriage license applications
Compile and provide statistical data for state agencies and the judiciary
Maintain records storage facilities
Process passport applications.
Roger D. Eaton
Clerk of the Circuit Court & County Comptroller
350 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Murdock Administration Building
18500 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL 33948