About the Clerk

Kelvin Soto, Esq. took office as Osceola Clerk of the Circuit Court & County Comptroller on January of 2021. He is a duly elected Constitutional Officer as mandated by Article V, Section 16 of the Florida Constitution.

Clerk & Comptroller Soto is a member of the Florida Association of Court Clerks and Comptrollers.

The Clerk & Comptroller’s Office is a complex organization that performs a wide range of record keeping, information and financial management for the judicial system, the Board of County Commissioners, and most importantly, the citizens of Osceola County. As an officer of the Osceola County judicial system, the Clerk & Comptroller is responsible for maintaining court records with the utmost care and security. These court records include criminal felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, and traffic cases, civil, family, probate, guardianship, small claims cases, civil traffic citations, and more.

The Clerk of the Circuit Court, as county recorder, is the official recorder and custodian of all documents placed in the Osceola County Official Records. The Official Records are a permanent repository of those documents which primarily relate to interest in or ownership of real estate. The Clerk & Comptroller collects and disburses court ordered child support and alimony payments. The Clerk & Comptroller also issues marriage licenses and is authorized to perform marriage ceremonies. Our office is responsible for issuing jury summons, requisitions and distributes payment of fees to jurors.

As Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners, the Clerk & Comptroller’s Office attends all Board meetings, records the proceedings and maintains minutes of each meeting.

Clerk & Comptroller Soto serves as the chief financial officer of the county. In this capacity the Clerk & Comptroller ensures that all expenditures of county funds are authorized by law.

The Clerk & Comptroller’s Office is proud to have been designated by the U.S. Department of State to receive and process passport applications and is the only entity in Osceola County so empowered.

All records filed with the Clerk & Comptroller are available for public inspection unless otherwise exempt by judicial rule, court order, or Florida statute.