Clerk of Court Reminds Citizens with Court-Ordered Financial Obligations that Help is Available

Clerk of Court Tara S. Green
Clerk of Court Tara S. Green

Clay County Clerk of Court Tara S. Green reminds individuals owing court-ordered financial obligations in Clay County that reasonable payment plans are available.

 

“I know many in our community are facing financial trouble and uncertainty due to the community and business impacts from the coronavirus emergency,” said Clay County Clerk of Court Tara S. Green. “I’m committed to finding a solution that works for citizens without imposing an undue burden. Help is available.”

 

Citizens seeking a change to an existing payment plan, or those who would like to establish a new payment plan for a court-ordered fine, fee, or other obligation, should reach out to local Clerk’s Office Compliance Department staff.  Approximately 13% of citizens with existing payment plans in Clay County are currently delinquent (i.e., more than 60 days past due), but our staff is prepared to provide assistance that keeps them on track.  Our clerks can even discuss a short-term payment plan option (90 days) for citizens who have a traffic ticket to pay.

 

Supervisor Stephanie Wright
Supervisor Stephanie Wright
Clerk Tawnya Disparti
Clerk Tawnya Disparti

Clerk’s Office Compliance Supervisor Stephanie Wright and Compliance Clerk Tawnya Disparti (pictured) are part of a team of clerks who speak regularly to citizens about how they can remain in good standing, not allowing the COVID-19 emergency to cause a set-back in their progress as they get their lives back on track.

 

Statewide, an awareness effort is underway to educate citizens about the availability of payment plans. The new video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoqUpIRdQcM&feature=youtu.be

 

Please help us share this important message.  Clerk of Court Green is also available to discuss this effort with members of the media directly, as all Clerks work to spread the word throughout Florida.

 

While most Clerk’s office locations remain closed in large part to the public, many services are still available by calling (904) 269-6302 or by going online at www.clayclerk.com where even online payment plan forms are available.  We ask impacted citizens to start this process as soon as possible to avoid jeopardizing their status with the court system during this challenging time.