• Defending The Public Trust.

    The Clerk of the Circuit Court has always been a Constitutional Official. As the Clerk of the Circuit Court, my responsibility is to keep and protect public records and to make them available when requested, pursuant to Florida Statutes, Chapter 119, Chapter 286 and Rule 2.240 of the Rules of Judicial Administration.

    The Clerk of the Circuit Court is the Defender of the Public Trust, Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts, Custodian and Keeper of the Land and Court Records. The Clerk provides "checks and balances" that protect the public trust. The Clerk is the custodian of all public records.

    I encourage you to explore our new website and familiarize yourself with the services we provide.

    We are here to serve you.

    Armando R. Ramirez
    Osceola County Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts
    Custodian and Keeper of the Land and Court Records'

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Traffic and Criminal Court Online Payments

Online payments are made available through our partner website, nCourt. You may click on the button below to be taken to their website to complete your payment, or by telephone at 1-888-912-1534.

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Partial Payment Plan Available

The Clerk’s Office is now accepting partial payments for non-criminal traffic citations upon entering a 90-day payment plan. A one-time non-refundable administrative fee of $25.00 and the first month's payment, plus any applicable late fees are due at the time of enrollment, along with a completed Payment Plan Agreement. For more details, call our Traffic Division at 407-742-3566 or to download the Payment Plan Agreement form, just click the button below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What if I don't have my citation number?

A: Use our Search Records area to look up your citation number.

Q: What happens if I am late with my citation payment?

A: If you are past your due date on your citation, it is possible your driver's license has been suspended. Making your payment right away is the best way to get your license cleared.

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Latest News

The Impact of Foreclosures on Families

The Clerk of the Court, Armando Ramirez realizes many residents of Osceola County have been affected by the devastating effects of a foreclosure. However, there are other aspects of the foreclosure which go far beyond the obvious issues of the credit ratings and the difficulties of finding a new place to live. This aspect is one Clerk Ramirez feels very strongly about, the impact a foreclosure has on the family and community.

Please read the following report to gain some insight on how a foreclosure can affect a family and the community: Impacts of Foreclosures on Families and Communities

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Criminal Payment Plan Fees

Effective August 1, 2015, the Osceola County Clerk's office will no longer charge a one-time $25.00 administrative fee for setting up a payment plan, however, a $5.00 fee will be charged for receiving and disbursing payments. Please see the following references to Florida Statute below:

Service Charges

Pursuant to Florida Statute 28.24(26)(a): “The clerk of the circuit court shall charge for services rendered…For receiving and disbursing all restitution payments, per payment…3.50.”

Pursuant to Florida Statute 28.24(26)(b): “The clerk of the circuit court shall charge for services rendered…For receiving and disbursing all partial payments, other than restitution payments, for which an administrative processing service charge is not imposed pursuant to s.28.246, per month…5.00.”

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Forensic Examination Documents Made Publicly Available

The forensic examination of the real property records of Osceola County, Florida was commissioned by Armando Ramirez, a duly elected public official with the title of Clerk of the Circuit Court of Osceola County, Florida. In all times and places within this report, the Clerk of the Circuit Court shall be hereinafter referred to as “Clerk”.

In Florida, the Clerks of the Court have a dual role as both a clerk of the official records (which contain vital statistics as well as real property records, the focus of this examination) and as clerks of the circuit courts in the counties which they serve. It is this Clerk’s opinion, being autonomous from legislative and judicial influence, that it is his moral duty to the property owners of Osceola County to conduct a comprehensive forensic examination of not only his Court Records but also of his Official Property Records in light of the ongoing foreclosure crisis.

While the Florida Statutes do not specifically state that among the duties of the Clerks is to be concerned with the integrity of the records they were elected to maintain, there is nothing in the Statutes that prohibit the Clerks from engaging the services of examiners to review and investigate the records as to whether the records violate civil or criminal statutes by virtue of their submission for recordation or filing with said Clerks. Thus, it appears that the Clerk in question desired to undertake such a task, believing that the records he was duly elected to maintain have been compromised as to their integrity. To that end, the Clerk took it upon himself to investigate and seek out examiners worthy of such a task, a specialty which proffers very few contenders, and entered into a contract with DK Consultants LLC, a Texas-based limited liability company, that performs such tasks. DK Consultants LLC did not solicit the Osceola County Clerk.

By mutual agreement, specific filing dates of June 1, 2012 through June 1, 2014 were selected as target filing dates; however, there was nothing prohibiting the examiners from conducting aforensic examination outside of those target dates if they found probable cause to search outside of those parameters where alleged criminal violations would apply; such was the case here.

It was the initial intent of this Clerk to have this forensic examination and investigation conducted of his records due to the current state of suspect affairs surrounding certain corporate entities operating within the United States and the State of Florida that appear to have tainted his real property and court records with false, misrepresentative and malicious filings that have not only comprised the integrity of the records he was duly elected to maintain, but also may have committed crimes against the people of the State of Florida as well as against the real property owners of Osceola County, Florida. The Clerk therefore contractually retained the examiners to conduct such an investigation by virtue of a comprehensive forensic examination, which initially took place between July 14 through July 18, 2014, and continued thereafter until the time the results of the examination were released in this report. There appears to be probable cause to believe that criminal activity within both sets of these records did in fact occur.

Click this link to view the attorney opinion letter: Attorney Opinion Letter

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Financial Transparency

What exactly is Financial Transparency?

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, one of the definitions of "transparency" is "characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially concerning business practices".

The Clerk of the Court wishes to make sure the County Courthouse's Financial Reports are made public as soon as they are available.