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October 20, 2014
One day only! Save 40 percent on overdue traffic tickets on November 8!
“Operation Green Light” waives collections fees for Palm Beach County citations

October 15, 2014
Clerk & Comptroller releases September foreclosure statistics
Palm Beach County’s new foreclosures down nearly 12 percent from previous year 

September 29, 2014
Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock named one of “top 20 women in law”
Clerk Bock on Daily Business Review’s list of top 20 women in South Florida’s legal profession

September 29, 2014
Clerk & Comptroller collecting cell phones for abuse victims
Donated cell phones and chargers will go to two local domestic violence shelters

September 11, 2014
Clerk & Comptroller releases August foreclosure statistics
Palm Beach County’s new foreclosures down 17 percent from previous year

August 26, 2014
Clerk & Comptroller’s office accepting property appraisal petitions
Deadline is September 15 for Taxpayers to Petition the Value Adjustment Board

August 15, 2014
Clerk Bock Announces College Scholarship Winners
Employee donations provide four $1,000 scholarships for students

August 14, 2014
Clerk & Comptroller’s Employees Help Students Start School Year With New Supplies
Donations include $1,400 in Walmart gift cards

August 14, 2014
Clerk & Comptroller releases July foreclosure statistics
Palm Beach County’s new foreclosures up 7 percent from previous month

July 14, 2014
Clerk & Comptroller releases June foreclosure statistics
Palm Beach County’s new foreclosures down 50 percent compared with first six months of 2013  

June 26, 2014
Clerk & Comptroller honored with Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Clerk’s office is one of 20 in Florida to earn all three GFOA awards for financial reporting

June 24, 2014
Clerk & Comptroller one of South Florida’s healthiest workplaces
Office is a finalist for South Florida Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers award

June 13, 2014
Clerk & Comptroller Releases May Foreclosure Statistics
Number of new Palm Beach County foreclosure cases increases slightly in May

June 11, 2014
Clerk Bock re-elected to statewide clerks Executive Council
Group plays important role in setting, reviewing Clerks’ budgets

May 28, 2014
Clerk Bock to highlight guardianship fraud program at World Congress on Adult Guardianship

May 13, 2014
Clerk & Comptroller Releases April Foreclosure Statistics
Palm Beach County’s new foreclosure cases down 44 percent from April 2013   

May 6, 2014
Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock makes financial recommendations to Board of County Commissioners
Commissioners updated on County’s financial health in “State of the County” address

May 5, 2014
Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock to present "State of the County" financial review
Award-winning annual guide to county finances also will be distributed Tuesday

April 29, 2014
Guardianship fraud bill approved by Florida legislature  
Legislation modeled after successful guardianship fraud program in Palm Beach County

April 9, 2014
Clerk & Comptroller releases March foreclosure statistics  
Palm Beach County’s new foreclosure cases down 52 percent from March 2013

March 17, 2014
Getting a passport this spring? Check online before you get in line  
Online wait times application helps you plan best times to visit courthouse branches

March 10, 2014
Clerk & Comptroller releases February foreclosure statistics
Palm Beach County’s new foreclosure cases down 49 percent from February 2013

February 28, 2014
Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County named Vision Award winner
“Checks & Balances” ranks # 35 among the top annual reports in international contest 

February 14, 2014
Couples Marry in Clerk's Valentine's Day Group Wedding
Clerk Bock presides over fourth group wedding at the National Croquet Center

February 11, 2014
Clerk & Comptroller releases January foreclosure stats
Palm Beach County’s new foreclosure cases down 3 percent in January

January 27, 2014
Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County named CFO award finalist
Annual awards by the South Florida Business Journal honor region’s top financial executives

January 22, 2014
Clerk & Comptroller offers domestic partner benefit to employees
Domestic Partner Tax Equity Policy helps offset federal taxes on health insurance

January 15, 2014
More services coming to Clerk & Comptroller’s Royal Palm Beach office

January 9, 2014
Tie the knot – for free – at Valentine’s day group wedding
Clerk & Comptroller, National Croquet Center team up for fourth consecutive year

January 7, 2014
Clerk & Comptroller releases December, year-end foreclosure stats
Palm Beach County’s new foreclosure case numbers at their lowest since 2006

December 16, 2013
Clerk’s Circuit Sound Carolers make joyful music for charity        
Clerk employees’ 16th annual holiday show benefits Season to Share nominee Berline Senelier 

December 11, 2013
Clerk & Comptroller releases November foreclosure stats      
New foreclosures down nearly 47 percent from previous year

December 2, 2013
Clerk & Comptroller financial reports receive top awards    
Financial literacy for residents a priority for Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock

November 27, 2013
Clerk Bock donates cell phones, other items to help local domestic violence shelters continue life-saving work 
Clerk & Comptroller employees collected phones, personal care items throughout October

November 12, 2013
Clerk & Comptroller releases October foreclosure stats 
New foreclosure filings up 21 percent from September, down 53 percent from previous year  

November 6, 2013
Clerk & Comptroller gives $5.4 million in excess fees to county 
More than $40 million remitted to Palm Beach County coffers since 2005

November 5, 2013
Earn service hours at the Clerk’s office over winter break 
Special volunteer orientation scheduled for November 14

October 9, 2013
Clerk & Comptroller releases September foreclosure stats 
New foreclosure filings down 51 percent from previous year

September 26, 2013
Clerk & Comptroller collecting cell phones for abuse victims
Donated cell phones and chargers will go to two local domestic violence shelters

September 24, 2013
New Service Coming To Clerk & Comptroller’s Royal Palm Beach Office 
Marriage licenses available starting October 1

September 12, 2013
Clerk & Comptroller Releases August Foreclosure Stats 
New foreclosure filings down 61 percent from previous year  

August 26, 2013
Clerk & Comptroller’s Office Accepting Property Appraisal Petitions
Deadline is September 16 for Taxpayers to Petition the Value Adjustment Board  

August 14, 2013
Clerk & Comptroller Releases July Foreclosure Stats
Change in state law contributes to steep decline in foreclosure filings 

August 12, 2013
Clerk & Comptroller’s Employees Help Needy Students Start School Year With New Supplies
Donations include 70 backpacks, $150 in Walmart gift cards 

July 17, 2013
Clerk Bock Announces College Scholarship Winners
Employee donations provide four $1,000 scholarships for students 

July 11, 2013
Clerk & Comptroller Releases June Foreclosure Stats
New cases down 6 percent from May, nearly 20 percent from June 2012

July 11, 2013
Clerk Bock to Highlight Office's Successful Efforts to Fight, Criminalize Guardianship Fraud
Bock joined by State Attorney Aronberg, Chief Deputy Gauger for guardianship speech

June 25, 2013
Clerk & Comptroller Honored with Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award 

June 19, 2013
Chief Officer Named to Florida Government Finance Officers Association Board of Directors

June 19, 2013
Clerk & Comptroller Releases May Foreclosure Stats
New cases up 10 percent from April, down 21 percent from May 2012

June 17, 2013
Clerk & Comptroller Hours Changing, Branch Office Expanding
New public hours will allow more time to process electronically-filed documents

May 28, 2013
Veterans’ Court Team Honored with Two Awards
Annual “State of the County” address also details county’s financial health

May 21, 2013
Clerk Bock Makes Money-Saving Recommendations to County Commissioners
Criminal Court Director Louis Tomeo among group honored for Veterans’ Court project

May 20, 2013
Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock to Present "State of the County" Financial Review
Award-winning annual guide to county finances also will be distributed Tuesday

May 16, 2013
Fraud Alert: Two Schemes to Get Your Personal Information
Fraudsters impersonating Clerk’s office employees to get bank accounts, other info

May 8, 2013
Clerk & Comptroller Releases April Foreclosure Stats
New Cases Down Nearly 14 Percent from March, and 26.5 Percent from April 2012

May 8, 2013
Belle Glade Office Closed to the Public on May 17

April 22, 2013
Clerk & Comptroller’s guardianship investigation results in second arrest
Mother accused of stealing more than $37,000 from teen’s guardianship account

April 11, 2013
Clerk & Comptroller releases March foreclosure stats 
New cases up 9 percent from February, down 26 percent from March 2012

March 19, 2013
Clerk & Comptroller releases February foreclosure stats 
New cases down 20 percent from January

March 18, 2013
Clerk investigation leads to arrest of former employee

February 14, 2013
Couples marry in Clerk’s Valentine’s Day group wedding
Clerk Bock presides over third-annual event at the National Croquet Center

February 13, 2013
Clerk & Comptroller releases January foreclosure stats 
New cases up 12 percent from December 2012

February 11, 2013
High school students can earn service hours this summer at the Clerk’s office
Special volunteer orientations scheduled this month

January 28, 2013
First arrest results from Clerk & Comptroller’s guardianship fraud investigation
Father accused of using more than $58,000 intended for daughter’s guardianship account

January 16, 2013
Clerk & Comptroller releases December, year-end foreclosure stats 
New cases up nearly 27 percent from 2011

January 3, 2013
Say “I Do!” To Free Group Wedding Ceremony On Valentine’s Day
Registration opens today for event officiated by Clerk Bock at National Croquet Center

2012 News Archive

December 17, 2012
Clerk’s Employees Raise Their Voices, And Raise Money, For Charity
Holiday show benefits 2012 Season to Share nominee Helen Gatti

December 12, 2012
Clerk & Comptroller Releases November Foreclosure Stats 
New cases down nearly 15 percent from October

November 20, 2012
Clerk & Comptroller Receives Top Awards For Financial Reporting
Clerk publications honored for showing residents how tax money is spent

November 20, 2012
Tying The Knot On 12/12/12? Get Married At The Historic Courthouse
Clerk Bock offers couples unique opportunity to wed in historic courtroom

November 14, 2012
Clerk & Comptroller Releases October Foreclosure Stats 
New cases for 2012 already exceed new foreclosures total from 2011

November 8, 2012
Clerk Bock Distributes Diapers, Cell Phones To Local Domestic Violence Agencies
Clerk & Comptroller’s office employees donate thousands of diapers, collect 547 phones

October 31, 2012
Clerk’s Guardianship Audits Uncover More Than $1 Million In Questionable Expenses
Program marks one-year anniversary in Palm Beach County

October 16, 2012
Clerk & Comptroller Releases September Foreclosure Stats 
New case filings decrease 24 percent from August, 5 percent from September 2011

September 24, 2012
Clerk’s Office Collecting Used Cell Phones and Chargers For Domestic Abuse Victims
Donated phones will go to three Palm Beach County shelters

September 21, 2012
Consumer Alert: Don’t Pay “Deed Processing Notice”
Deeds available and can be printed for free on Clerk’s website

September 18, 2012
Clerk Bock Announces Restored Hours For Public, Reopening Of Mid-County Branch

September 14, 2012
Clerk & Comptroller Releases August Foreclosure Stats 
New case filings increase 22 percent from July, 32 percent from August 2011

September 7, 2012
Clerk & Comptroller’s West County Branch Is Moving
Office closed on September 14, reopening September 18

August 29, 2012
Clerk & Comptroller’s Office Accepting Property Appraisal Petitions
Deadline Approaching for Taxpayers to Petition the Value Adjustment Board

August 27, 2012
Clerk’s Office To Close Tuesday 
Jury duty, online foreclosure auction cancelled

August 20, 2012
Palm Beach County Clerk’s Office Employee Arrested for Drug Possession

August 13, 2012
Clerk & Comptroller Releases July Foreclosure Stats 
New case filings decrease 2 percent from June; up 28 percent since July 2011

August 13, 2012
Clerk’s Office Helps Needy Students Start School With New Supplies
Employees donate hundreds of pencils, pens, paper and other back-to-school items

August 2, 2012
Clerk Bock Announces College Scholarship Winners
Employees provide three $1,000 scholarships for students 

July 31, 2012
Chief Officer Named President Of Local Finance Association

July 11, 2012
Clerk & Comptroller Releases June Foreclosure Stats 
New case filings decrease nearly 8 percent from May; up 28 percent since June 2011

July 9, 2012
Clerk Bock Appointed To Statewide Courts Technology Commission
Clerk’s focus on technology and modernization of office makes her valuable addition to commission

June 21, 2012
Clerk Bock Re-Elected To Statewide Clerks Executive Council 
Group plays critical role in setting Clerks’ budgets, presenting to state Legislature

June 13, 2012
Clerk & Comptroller Releases May Foreclosure Stats 
New case filings up more than 3 percent from April; nearly 62 percent since May 2011

June 12, 2012
Paying a Traffic Ticket? Text Messaging Can Save Time Waiting in Line
Clerk Bock introduces new service that lets customers check wait times by text

June 6, 2012
Clerk Bock Announces New Hours Of Operation, Closing Of Mid-County Branch
$2.5 million budget cut forces Clerk’s office to reduce services

May 24, 2012
Calculate Your Recording Fees With Clerk-Culator
Clerk & Comptroller’s office the first in state to offer free mobile app

May 15, 2012
Clerk Bock Makes Money-Saving Recommendations To County Commissioners
Annual “State of the County” report also details County’s financial health

May 14, 2012
Clerk Bock To Present Financial Review To County Commissioners
Checks & Balances guide to Palm Beach County finances also available

May 9, 2012
Clerk & Comptroller Releases April Foreclosure Stats
New case filings up nearly 60 percent from April 2011

May 9, 2012
Clerk’s Office Moving Tax Deed Sales Online
Online move will save staff time, allow more people the chance to participate

April 12, 2012
Be On The Lookout: Company Soliciting Residents To Buy Public Records
Notices that look like bills appearing once more in Palm Beach County mailboxes

April 6, 2012
Clerk & Comptroller Releases March Foreclosure Stats 
New cases up more than 65 percent from March 2011

April 3, 2012
Clerk Bock Saves County Taxpayers $1 Million With New Banking Contract
Renegotiated deal with Wells Fargo reduces annual fees, maximizes savings of county money

March 8, 2012
Clerk & Comptroller Releases February Foreclosure Stats
New cases up more than 58 percent from February 2011

February 29, 2012
High School Students Can Earn Service Hours This Summer At The Clerk’s Office
Special volunteer orientations scheduled for March, May

February 21, 2012
Case Management System Launch Successful
Web-based system offers easier court records searches and access to information

February 15, 2012
Clerk & Comptroller Releases January Foreclosure Stats 
New cases down slightly from December, but higher than January 2011

February 14, 2012
Couples Tie The Knot In Clerk’s Valentine’s Day Group Wedding
Clerk Bock officiates second annual event at the National Croquet Center

February 8, 2012
Clerk’s Office Services Temporarily Affected By Move To New System
Online services, access to documents temporarily unavailable starting Feb. 16

January 23, 2012
Spaces Filled For Valentine’s Day Group Wedding
Waiting list is open for couples to take part in Clerk Bock’s free group ceremony

January 5, 2012
Clerk & Comptroller Releases December, Year-End Foreclosure Stats
New cases in 2011 down almost 39 percent from prior year

2011 News Archive

December 28, 2011
New Redaction Requirements Take Effect Jan. 1
A change in the state's public records laws will impact the way you access paper and electronic public records.

December 27, 2011
Say “I Do!” To Free Group Wedding Ceremony On Valentine’s Day
Registration opens Wednesday for event officiated by Clerk Bock at National Croquet Center 

December 15, 2011
Charity Begins At The Clerk’s Office
Clerk employees sing to raise money for Home Safe, and Clerk Bock presents $38,650 in donations to local agencies

December 7, 2011
Clerk & Comptroller Releases November Foreclosure Stats 
New cases up 51 percent compared with same time last year

December 1, 2011
Clerk’s Office Gift Guide: Only Thank-You Notes, Please
Presents, cookies and other holiday goodies are against Clerk’s ethics policy

November 10, 2011
Clerk Bock Distributes Cell Phones To Local Domestic Violence Agencies
Record-setting 342 phones donated to help Palm Beach County abuse victims

November 10, 2011
Clerk & Comptroller Releases October Foreclosure Stats 
New cases up nearly 7 percent compared with same time last year

November 3, 2011
Clerk & Comptroller Receives Top Awards For Financial Reporting
Clerk publications honored for helping educate residents about how tax money is spent

November 2, 2011
Getting Married On 11/11/11? Get Your Marriage License Now!
Clerk’s office anticipates increase in marriage license applications

October 13, 2011
Clerk & Comptroller Releases September Foreclosure Stats
New cases increase for the second straight month

October 11, 2011
Clerk, Tax Collector Team Up To Save Taxpayer Money
Clerk’s office will manage Tax Collector’s investment portfolio to help improve earnings

October 3, 2011
Clerk & Comptroller, Florida Highway Patrol Partner For More Efficient Processing Of Traffic Tickets
New technology enables electronic transmission of ticket images

September 29, 2011
Clerk Collecting Used Cell Phones, Phone Chargers For Domestic Abuse Victims
Donated phones will go to three Palm Beach County shelters

September 14, 2011
Clerk & Comptroller Releases August Foreclosure Stats
New case filings up almost 19 percent from last month

September 12, 2011
Clerk Bock Announces New Hotline To Report Guardianship Fraud
Service is the first of its kind in Palm Beach County

 

August 29, 2011
Clerk Bock Announces Three Scholarships For Deserving College Students
Employee donations provide $1,000 scholarships for students 

August 26, 2011
Clerk & Comptroller’s Office Accepting Property Appraisal Petitions
Deadline Approaching for Taxpayers to Petition the Value Adjustment Board

August 12, 2011
July Foreclosure Stats Available From Clerk & Comptroller
Foreclosure sales cancellations, new case filings decline

August 8, 2011
Clerk Bock Warns Of Organized Scheme Targeting Timeshare Owners 
Callers claiming to be Clerk & Comptroller’s office employees

August 2, 2011
Clerk & Comptroller’s Investment Portfolio Management Protects Taxpayer Money
Debt ceiling debate may affect portfolio’s rating, but not its ability to earn investment income

August 1, 2011
Clerk Bock Warns Public Of Financial Scams 
Scammers Target Elderly with False Claims of Money Owed to Them

July 22, 2011
New Rules Will Help Protect Public’s Privacy In Court Records
Supreme Court Opinion an Important Step in Online Access to Court Documents

July 13, 2011
June Foreclosure Stats Available From Clerk & Comptroller
Foreclosure Sales Cancellations Continue To Decline, While New Case Filings Increase

June 10, 2011
May Foreclosure Stats Available From Clerk & Comptroller
Foreclosure Sales Cancellations At Lowest Rate Since October 2010

June 3, 2011
Clerk & Comptroller's Guide to County Finances is Online
Clerk Bock Releases “Checks & Balances” To Help Palm Beach County Taxpayers Know How County Money Is Managed, Spent

May 31, 2011
Clerk & Comptroller’s Office Supporting Upcoming Outreach Event for Veterans

May 27, 2011
Clerk & Comptroller Investigation Leads to Fraud Arrest
Review of Questionable Quit Claim Deeds Uncovers Suspected Plot to Illegally Transfer Properties

May 17, 2011
April Foreclosure Stats Available From Clerk & Comptroller
Fewer Cases Give Clerk’s Office Opportunity to Focus on Backlogs

May 16, 2011
Clerk Bock To Present County Commissioners With Year-End Financial Review
The Presentation will also Include Recommendations for Improving County Finances

May 12, 2011
Strategist To Give Outlook On Fannie Mae, Housing Market, Interest Rates And Other Economic Indicators 
Clerk Bock Invited Speaker to Address Investment Committee on May 19

April 20, 2011
March Foreclosure Stats Available From Clerk & Comptroller
Clerk Bock Predicts Increase in New Foreclosure Filings Will Continue

April 13, 2011
Opportunity For Teens To Earn Community Service Hours This Summer
Clerk & Comptroller Puts Out Call for High School Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

April 11, 2011
Clerk Bock Recognizes Illustrated Properties Volunteers and Others During National Volunteer Week
Volunteers Help Ease Foreclosure Backlog and Save Taxpayers $300,000 Annually

April 6, 2011
Clerk & Comptroller Investigative Team Identifies, Recoups Money Owed To County 
Clerk Bock’s Team Also Receives Inspector General Accreditation After Independent Review by Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation

March 16, 2011
February Foreclosure Stats Available From Clerk & Comptroller 
Slowdown in New Foreclosure Filings Continues in Palm Beach County

March 13, 2011
Deputy Clerk Spots Forged Document, Prevents Defendant’s Unauthorized Release From Jail
The Fake Documents Included an Order Dropping Charges

March 11, 2011
New! Genealogy Research – Get Started with Clerk Records

February 23, 2011
January Foreclosure Stats from Clerk & Comptroller 
Office also Marks One Year of Online Foreclosure Sales

February 9, 2011
Clerk Bock Warns of Scam Targeting Potential Jurors
Caller Attempts to Solicit Personal Information in Possible ID Theft Scheme

January 12, 2011
December, Year-End Foreclosure Stats Available From Clerk & Comptroller
New foreclosure filings down 37 percent in 2010, but sales cancellation rate and workload still high

January 5, 2011
Clerk Bock To Reopen Royal Palm Beach Office For Limited Hours And Services
Starting January 6, the mid-county branch will open Thursdays and Fridays for traffic citation payments only

2010 News Archive

December 30, 2010
Spaces Filled For “Sweetheart Deal” Valentine’s Day Wedding
Waiting list is open for couples to take part in Clerk Bock’s free group ceremony

December 28, 2010
Say “I Do” To Clerk’s “Sweetheart Deal” Valentine’s Day Wedding
Registration open for free group wedding at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach

December 20, 2010
CFO-Elect Atwater Recognizes Clerk & Comptroller Bock for Outstanding Achievements in Government Finance
The Clerk’s comptroller staff consistently receives honors for financial reporting and top ratings for the investment of Palm Beach County tax dollars

December 17, 2010
Charities Share More Than $62,000 In Donations From Clerk Employees
Clerk Bock awards checks to local nonprofit groups at Thursday ceremony

December 14, 2010
November Foreclosure Stats Available From Clerk & Comptroller
Clerk Bock reports the lowest number of initial foreclosure filings since 2007

December 13, 2010
Circuit Sound Lifts Their Voices To Raise Money For Kids In Distress 
Donations fall like snowflakes while volunteer employee choir performs holiday classics

November 22, 2010
“Catch Me If You Can” Movie Inspiration To Speak On Latest Fraud And Cybercrime Schemes
Clerk Sharon Bock Presents Frank Abagnale as Part of Ongoing Educational Series

November 10, 2010
October Foreclosure Stats Available From Clerk & Comptroller
October figures show largest month-over-month decline in initial foreclosure filings for 2010

November 8, 2010
Clerk Investigation Leads to Arrest of Former Employee
Suspect Accused of Improperly Dismissing Traffic Cases

November 5, 2010
Clerk Bock Delivers Cell Phones To Local Domestic Violence Agencies
Record-setting 269 phones donated to help Palm Beach County abuse victims

October 27, 2010
Property Tax Petition Hearings Underway In Palm Beach County
Clerk Bock reports more than 10,800 petitions received, down from last year’s record amount

October 21, 2010
Clerk Collecting Used Cell Phones For Domestic Violence Victims
Drop off phones at the Clerk’s Self Service Centers by October 29 

October 13, 2010
September Foreclosure Stats Available From Clerk & Comptroller
New case filings increase over previous month, but are still down over last year

October 8, 2010
Clerk Bock Announces Three Scholarships For Deserving College Students
Students earned $1,000 scholarships from Clerk & Comptroller employee donations 

September 24, 2010
Promptness Will Help Drivers Avoid Tougher, Costlier Penalties From Traffic Law Change

September 10, 2010
August Foreclosure Stats Available From Clerk & Comptroller
Numbers up compared with July, but still down over last year

September 9, 2010
Chief Officer Receives Board Appointment To Finance Association 

August 27, 2010
Clerk & Comptroller’s Office Accepting Property Appraisal Petitions 
Deadline for Taxpayers to Petition the Value Adjustment Board is Approaching

August 13, 2010
Clerk Bock to Bring Electronic Filing to Courts Next Year
Florida Supreme Court approves request for E-Filing of lawsuits, court documents in Palm Beach County

August 13, 2010
July Foreclosure Stats Available From Clerk & Comptroller
New case filings down slightly over previous month

July 17, 2010
Clerk Bock Kicks off Wellness Campaign 
Effort designed to improve employee health, keep insurance costs low 

July 15, 2010
Clerk Bock Welcomes Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente 
Courthouse visit includes updates on new Clerk & Comptroller technologies

July 8, 2010
June Foreclosure Stats Available From Clerk & Comptroller 
Slight increase from last month, but filings down compared with last year

July 7, 2010
Clerk Bock: Temporary Workers Will Help Clear Portion of Foreclosure Backlog 
$403k in state money expected to help move approximately 16 percent of pending cases

June 30, 2010
Avoid Paying Excess Fees For Public Records
Be wary of private companies overcharging for copies of deeds, other documents   

June 28, 2010
Clerk Bock Announces Traffic School Limits and Other Legislative Changes to Take Effect July 1

June 14, 2010
Clerk Bock Elected to Statewide Executive Budget Council 
Group plays key role in reviewing, presenting clerk budgets to Legislature

June 9, 2010
Clerk & Comptroller Eliminates Standard Government Benefit to Cut Costs 
Office one of few local government agencies no longer offering payouts for sick time

June 7, 2010
May Foreclosure Stats Available From Clerk & Comptroller 
New filings decline again, but massive foreclosure case backlog remains

June 3, 2010
Clerk Bock Cuts Management Positions to Bridge Budget Gap 
Front-line staff spared in effort to reduce impact on public

May 26, 2010
Clerk & Comptroller Offers Opportunities for High Schoolers Seeking Community Service Hours
The office’s volunteer program is a win-win for all!

May 25, 2010
Supreme Court Approval of E-Filing Proposal Essential to Offset Budget Cuts
The Electronic Filing of Lawsuits and Other Documents Would Mean Cost Savings for Attorneys, Courts and Public

May 18, 2010
Clerk & Comptroller’s Handling of Employee Layoffs Recognized as Model for Other Organizations

May 17, 2010
Be Proactive in Protecting Your Privacy, Preventing ID Theft
Clerk Bock urges Palm Beach County residents to review online records 

May 10, 2010
April foreclosure statistics available from the Clerk & Comptroller’s office
New filings decline, but backlog of 53,000+ foreclosure cases remains

May 5, 2010
Law Week Reminder: Low-Cost Court Forms and Legal Help Available Year-Round
Clerk & Comptroller Self Service Centers assist more than 80,000 customers a year

April 20, 2010
Clerk Bock Presents Year-End Financial Review and Offers Recommendations to County Commissioners 
User-friendly citizens’ guide to county finances also released

April 19, 2010 
Clerk Volunteers Save Palm Beach County Taxpayers Thousands 
Clerk Bock recognizes volunteers for service during National Volunteer Week

April 19, 2010
 
Clerk Bock to Present Year-End Financial Review on April 20 
User-friendly citizens’ guide to county finances also released  

March 11, 2010
Clerk Presents Best Practices Award To FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center
The innovative green initiative was recognized for reaching thousands of Palm Beach County school children 

February 9, 2010
Clerk Braces for More Staff Cuts in Wake of Warning from State CFO
Immediate hiring freeze implemented to offset anticipated impact of $1.6 million cut in Palm Beach County on Feb. 22

January 22, 2010
Clerk & Comptroller Conducts First Online Foreclosure Auction 
Buyers from around the world can now bid on Palm Beach County’s foreclosed properties

2009 News Archive

December 23, 2009
Twenty-six Charities Benefit from Nearly $78,000 in Clerk Employee Donations
The Economy may be Down, but Charitable Giving isn't at the Clerk & Comptroller's Office

December 14, 2009
Blizzard of Goodwill Generates Money for Local Charity 
Caroling Clerks Perform Annual Holiday Show Amid Donations Dropped From Above

December 10, 2009
Going Once, Going Twice, the Clerk’s Foreclosure Auctions Are Going Online! 
Clerk Bock Uses Technology to Make the Selling and Buying of Foreclosed Properties Easier

December 4, 2009
Investigation by Clerk’s Audit Unit Leads to Arrest

December 1, 2009
County Commission Recognizes Clerk for 20 Years of Award-Winning Financial Reporting Proclamation Declares December 2 as “Financial Reporting Excellence Day”

November 23, 2009
Senate President Atwater Appoints Clerk Sharon Bock to State-Level Executive Council 
Bock’s financial expertise needed in transition to new legislative budgeting process

November 12, 2009
Clerk & Comptroller Receives Top Awards for Financial Reporting
Independent Reviewers Applaud Office’s Efforts to Educate Public About Tax Dollars

November 4, 2009
Avoid Paying Excess Fees for Your Records 
Clerk Issues Warning About Companies Charging More Than They Should

October 7, 2009
Property Tax Petitions Skyrocket Nearly 40 Percent 
Taxpayer Appeals to the Value Adjustment Board Reach Record High

September 1, 2009
Clerk Offers $99.99* Wedding Packages For 9-9-09

August 25, 2009
Property Tax Appeals Expected to Increase by 21 Percent 
Taxpayers Can Petition the Value Adjustment Board Online Using Clerk & Comptroller’s Convenient myVAB

August 7, 2009
Clerk & Comptroller Makes Paying Traffic Tickets Easier With Added Locations and Hours for Your Convenience
Clerk Bock Finds New Way to Improve Customer Service Despite Budget Cuts

June 10, 2009
Legislative Cuts Force Clerk & Comptroller to Close Branch Office
Royal Palm Beach Office Will Stop Serving Customers on June 30

May 30, 2009
Clerk & Comptroller Announces Layoff of 66 Employees
Legislation forces Clerks statewide to make drastic cuts to staff and services by July 1

May 29, 2009
Florida Legislature Increases Court Fees Again
First Round of Fee Changes Begin on June 1

May 19, 2009
User-Friendly Tool for Taxpayers Now Online
Clerk Bock Puts Palm Beach County Finances at Your Fingertips!

April 20, 2009
Palm Beach County Debt Practices Failed Taxpayers
Clerk Review Uncovers a Costly Lack of Oversight, Internal Controls and Transparency

March 25, 2009
Statewide Prosecutor Honors Clerk Bock for Contribution During 18-Month Grand Jury Session

January 28, 2009
And the Winner Is...Government Transparency
Clerk Bock’s Financial Reporting is Recognized for Excellence at Critical Time

2008 News Archive

December 18, 2008
‘Tis the Season for Giving at the Clerk’s Office
Employees Raise More Than $42,000 for Local Charities

December 17, 2008
Clerk’s Office Connects Customers to Crisis Help & More 
New 2-1-1 Phones Provide Crisis Intervention, While Donated Cell Phones Will Help Victims of Domestic Violence

December 2, 2008
Clerk Launches New Online Video Minutes Tool 
MyMinutes” Gives Citizens an Easy Way to Search County Meeting Records With Video!

August 5, 2008
Clerk Uses New Technology to Improve “VAB” Petition Process 
MyVAB Offers Online Filing of Property Assessment Challenges and More!

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