Monroe County Public Notices


Notice - Value Adjustment Board Workshop

"Notice is hereby given that the Monroe County Value Adjustment Board will hold a Workshop on Friday, August 20, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., at the Harvey Government Center located at 1200 Truman Avenue, 2nd Floor, Key West, Florida.

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the State of Florida, Department of Revenue Property Tax Oversight Program, Chapter 12D-9, Florida Administrative Code, requirements for Value Adjustment Boards that were implemented March 30, 2010, and any other matters that may properly come forward."
Amy Heavilin, Clerk of Court
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Monroe County, FL

Notice - Citizen Value Adjustment Board Member Notice

"Pursuant to the provision of Chapter 194.015 of the Florida Statutes, the Clerk of the Value Adjustment Board is now accepting applications from any citizen, owning a homesteaded property within Monroe County, wishing to participate as a citizen member on the Value Adjustment Board. The citizen may not be a member or an employee of any taxing authority, and may not be a person who represents property owners in any administrative or judicial review of property taxes. By statute, the Board of County Commissioners is limited to appointment of only one citizen member to the Value Adjustment Board."

The application is available at 500 Whitehead Street, Suite 101, Key West FL or on our website <%=Application("homeURL")%>.

Please forward resume to:
Amy Heavilin, Clerk of Court
Clerk to the Value Adjustment Board
PO Box 1980
Key West FL 33041-1980
*Deadline for submission is July 25, 2008
Amy Heavilin, Clerk of Court
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Monroe County, FL

Notice - Clarification To Advisory Bulletin 06-28

"Any person preparing or filing a court document should not include a social security number or a complete bank account, debit, charge, or credit card number in such document, unless required by law or court rule, or necessary to the adjudication of the case.

Any person has a right to request that the Clerk of the Circuit Court remove from an image or copy of a court document a social security number or complete bank account, debit, charge, or credit card number contained in a court document. Such request must be made in writing and delivered by mail, facsimile, electronic transmission, or in person to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. The request must specify the case number, the title of the document, and the identification page number of the document which contains the number to be redacted. A fee will not be charged for the redaction of a social security number of a complete bank account, debit, charge, or credit card number pursuant to such a request."
Amy Heavilin, Clerk of Court
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Monroe County, FL

Notice - Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead contact this office by phone or in writing.
Amy Heavilin, Clerk of Court
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Monroe County, FL

Notice - Additional $4.00 Per Page Recording Charge

The 2004 Florida Legislature has adopted SB2962, which provides:

"Effective June 1, 2004, an additional service charge of $4 per page shall be paid to the clerk of the circuit court for each instrument listed in section 28.222, Florida Statutes, except for a judgment received from the court or a notice of lis pendens, recorded in the official records. The funds collected shall be remitted to the Department of Revenue for deposit into the Clerks of the Court Trust Fund for appropriation by law for the purpose of addressing cash-flow problems that may arise in clerk of the court offices during July and August of 2004, and shall be distributed pursuant to the provisions of section 28.36, Florida Statutes."

Amy Heavilin, Clerk of Court
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Monroe County, FL

Notice - Social Security Number, bank account number, charge, debit, or credit card number

The 2002 Florida Legislature has adopted HB1673, HB 1675, and SB 24-E, which provides:

"Any person who prepares or files a document to be recorded in the official records by the county recorder as provided in chapter 28, Florida Statutes, may not include a person's social security number or complete bank account, debit, charge, or credit card number in that document unless otherwise expressly required by law."

and further provides:

"Any person, or his or her attorney or legal guardian, may request that a county recorder remove from an image or copy of an official record placed on a county recorder's publicly available Internet website, or a publicly available Internet website used by a county recorder to display public records outside the office or otherwise made electronically available outside the county recorder's office to the general public, his or her social security number or complete account, debit charge, or credit card number contained in that offical record. Such request must be legibly written, signed by the requestor, and delivered by mail, facsimile, electronic transmission, or in person to the county recorder. The request must specify the identification page number of the document that contains the number to be redacted. The county recorder does not have a duty to inquire beyond the written request to verify the identity of a person requesting redaction. A fee may not be charged for redacting such numbers."

The request as outlined above may be directed as follows:

MAIL:
Monroe County Courthouse
530 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL

FAX:
(305)295-3623

EMAIL:
publicrecord@monroe-clerk.com

MAIL:
Marathon Sub Courthouse
3117 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL

MAIL:
Plantation Key Government Center
88820 Overseas Highway
PLantation Key, FL

Amy Heavilin, Clerk of Court
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Monroe County, FL

Notice - Military Discharge, Death Certificate, Family Law, Juvenile and Probate

The 2002 Florida Legislature has adopted HB1679, which provides:

"No county recorder or clerk of the court may place an image or copy of a public record, including an official record, on a publicly available Internet website for general public display 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.

Any records specified in this subsection made available by the county recorder or clerk of the court on a publicly available Internet website for general public display prior to the effective date of this act must be removed if the affected party identifies the record and requests that it be removed. Such request must be in writing and delivered by mail, fascimile, or electronic transmission, or in person to the county recorder or clerk of the court. The request must specify the identification page number of the document to be removed. No fee may be charged for the removal of a document pursuant to such request."


The request as outlined above may be directed as follows:

MAIL:
Monroe County Courthouse
530 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL

FAX:
(305)295-3623

EMAIL:
publicrecord@monroe-clerk.com

MAIL:
Sub Courthouse
3117 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL

MAIL:
Plantation Key Government Center
88820 Overseas Highway
Plantation Key, FL

Florida law requires that images and copies of the above listed documents remain on file and available to the public upon request in the Office of the Clerk/County Recorder.
Amy Heavilin, Clerk of Court
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Monroe County, FL

Notice - Veteran forms DD-214, DD-215, WD AGO 53, WD AGO 55, WD AGO 53-55, NAVMC 78-PC and NAVPERS 553

The 2002 Florida Legislature has adopted Senate Bill 24-E, which provides:

"Any veteran of the United States Armed Forces or his or her widow or widower, attorney, personal representative, executor, or court appointed guardian has the right to request that a county recorder remove from the official records any of the following forms recorded before, on, or after the effective date of this act, by or on behalf of the requesting veteran: DD-214; DD-215; WD AGO 53; WD AGO 55; WD AGO 53-55; NAVMC 78-PD; and NAVPERS 553. The request must specify the identification page number of the form to be removed. The request shall be made in person and with appropiate identification to allow determination of the identity of the requested. The county recorder has no duty to inquire beyond the request to verify the identity of the person requesting the removal. No fee shall be charged for the removal"

Anyone who desires to take advantage of this right as described above may appear in person at any one of the offices of the Clerk of the Circuit Court at the following locations:

Monroe County Courthouse
530 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL

Marathon Sub Courthouse
3117 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL

Plantation Key Government Center
88820 Overseas Highway
Plantation Key, FL

Amy Heavilin, Clerk of Court
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Monroe County, FL





PUBLIC NOTICE

The 2002 Florida legislature has enacted HB 1673, 1675, 1679 and SB 24-E which limit access to certain documents and information on publicly available websites.

The Clerk of the Courts Office, as County Recorder, is in the process of modifying our website to conform to the requirements of the new law. Access to document images must be disabled during this time.

When this work is completed, access to the document images - in conformity with the new law - will be restored.

Public access to view and inspect images of recorded documents is available at the Clerk's Offices at the locations as listed.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this action may cause users of this website.

Amy Heavilin, Clerk of Court
Clerk of the Circuit Court

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