The Honorable Kelvin Soto, Esq. Officiates Second Annual HalloWedding Group Scare-A-Mony, Vow Renewal & Reception

Kissimmee, FL – It was an enchanting morning for a celebration of love and marriage at the Osceola County Historical Courthouse this Halloween. A total of seven couples participated in this unique experience, with six couples committing to “until death do us part” and one couple re-recommitting their eternal love during the 10:00 a.m. wedding, vow renewal and reception.  

The ceremony was officiated by The Honorable Kelvin Soto, Esq., Osceola Clerk of the Circuit Court & County Comptroller. The Historic Courthouse was transformed into an upscale Halloween wonderland, adorned with cobwebs, pumpkins, and black and purple roses.   Guests were serenaded by Halloween themed music, and a enjoyed celebrating their loved ones at the reception afterward with sweet treats.  

“May there never be tricks in your marriage, only treats and your love remains sweet for all eternity,” said Clerk & Comptroller Soto during the ceremony.  

Since taking office in January 2021, Clerk & Comptroller Soto and his executive team have taken every opportunity to fulfill the organization’s aspirations, one of which is to advance the well-being of all, one person at a time. The office aspires to serve the community with care, committing to excellence and driving efficiencies. This annual one-of-a-kind event is just one of the many ways Clerk & Comptroller Soto’s team is meeting the public where they want. Our team looks forward to creating more unique experiences to connect with the community we serve.   

Friends and family wishing to relive the experience may do so by viewing the ceremony which was live streamed and saved on the office’s Facebook page, @clerkkelvinsoto. For additional information please visit our website  



Kelvin Soto, Esq. was elected Osceola Clerk of the Circuit Court & County Comptroller in 2020.  Prior to serving as Clerk & Comptroller, he served two terms on the Osceola County School Board.  Clerk & Comptroller Soto serves more than 400,000 constituents as the Clerk of Court, Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners, County Comptroller, County Recorder, and County Auditor in the nation’s 18th fastest growing county. 

Osceola Clerk & Comptroller Kelvin Soto, Esq. Announces Comprehensive Compensation Plan for Current & Future Employees



KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The Office of Kelvin Soto, Esq., Osceola Clerk of the Circuit Court & County Comptroller, has announced the June 17, 2023, rollout of a comprehensive compensation strategy designed to enhance recruitment efforts, increase retention of valued employees, and to provide a long-term strategy tied to a merit-based philosophy in lieu of prior administrations’ longevity-based systems.

In 2020, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment to implement a minimum wage of $15 per hour by September 2026. Upon taking office in 2021, Clerk & Comptroller Soto committed to swiftly implementing a $15 minimum starting pay which he realized in 2022. The Soto Administration’s new compensation plan will ensure the average hourly pay of operations employees is $18.80 in FY23 and that the office’s minimum starting salary will well exceed the 2026 constitutional mandate at a rate of $16.50—$1.50 per hour more and three years ahead of the constitutional mandate.

“I am pleased to announce a competitive compensation strategy that is designed not only to entice recruitment, but to reward our employees by ensuring their compensation is competitive in both the private and public markets,” said Clerk & Comptroller Kelvin Soto, Esq. “Our mission is to advance the well-being of all, one person at a time. This necessarily includes our valued employees who serve our constituents every day.”

The compensation strategy takes into consideration various factors, including salary adjustments for eligible employees, market research based on industry standards and local market trends, as well as adhering to transparency and just pay in establishing job responsibilities and competencies. To ensure future success of the compensation plan, the Soto Administration committed to excellence in innovation, reclassifying staff where necessary to maximize efficiency, combining departments with complimentary duties, and embracing the use of technology to assist the office in reducing costs wherever possible.


Statement from The Honorable Kelvin Soto, Esq., Osceola County Clerk of the Circuit Court & County Comptroller, on the Passage of HB 837



“Over the last several days, my office has processed an unprecedented number of circuit civil cases related to auto and other negligence claims in response to the legislature’s passage of HB 837.

Beginning March 17, 2023, attorneys from across Florida began filing cases in anticipation of the Governor’s approval of the bill, which took effect Friday, March 24, 2023.  As a result, my office received more than seven times the anticipated number of circuit civil cases we would expect for March.

Our office actively monitors the legislative process and anticipated the passage of HB 837.  As such, we nimbly deployed staff to ensure that we could stay within state mandated timeliness requirements for the processing of new cases.  As of today, I’m proud to share that 99 percent of these cases were completed within those guidelines.

This was only possible due to the hard work undertaken by this Administration to modernize personnel management, prioritize training, and our commitment to a robust recruitment process; this has enabled a more agile workforce that can more easily address changing needs made apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This in turn allowed us to benefit from our cross-training efforts, permitting deputy clerks to learn new competencies and to provide opportunities for professional growth.  These efforts reduced the backlog in half by the end of the weekend.  While we still have some outstanding cases to process, we have confidence that they will be complete before the week’s end.

Moving forward, we are fully prepared to address the proportionate increase in subsequent filings.  We are equipped to manage these increases without any hindrance to our customers, maintaining the high level of customer care and service our constituents have come to expect.”

Kelvin Soto, Esq.
Osceola Clerk of the Circuit Court & County Comptroller