HOA declarations enable the associations to impose fees, file liens, collect assessments and implement other protocols that provide for the administration and financial viability of the community. It is imperative that HOAs PRESERVE or REVIVE and maintain their covenants and restrictions under MRTA.

Moody’s Upgrades Collier County’s Special Obligation Revenue Bonds to ‘Aaa’

In a report dated January 25, 2023, Moody’s assigned its highest rating to Collier County, Florida’s Special Obligation Revenue Bonds. The ‘Aaa’ bond rating will enable Collier County to borrow at lower, more favorable interest rates, saving taxpayers millions of dollars over the life of the bonds.

Register for “The 5 Most Common Mistakes Buyers and Sellers Make” Real Estate Seminar this February

Collier County residents and visitors are invited to learn more about The 5 Most Common Mistakes Buyers & Sellers Make on Thursday, February 16, 2023. The seminar will be held at Collier County Library (2385 Orange Blossom Dr, Naples, FL 34109) from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The Job is not finished until the Permit is Closed  

Installing a new roof? New air conditioning unit? Remodeling the kitchen? A permit is required before certain work may be done on the property, but the job is not finished until the permit is closed.

Deadline Extended to Petition the
Value Adjustment Board

The Collier County Property Appraiser has the responsibility to assess the value of any real and tangible properties for all Collier County citizens, including your homes. You may submit a protest to the County’s Value Adjustment Board (VAB) if you disagree with the initial appraisal.

Operation Greenlight is coming on March 25th at Heritage Bay

More Supporters Stepped Forward to Make our Valentine’s Ceremony Extra Special!

We are excited to share that several sponsors have stepped up to provide gifts and experiences for our couples at the Valentine’s Wedding and Vow Renewal Ceremony. These gifts include photos, cakes, food, gift bag items, and more.

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Office of Inspector General Alerted the Public to a Court Appearance Fraud Scheme

In the first week of January, our Office of Inspector General alerted the public to a fraud scheme after receiving complaints from Collier County residents about suspicious phone calls claiming that they failed to appear at a court hearing. The complainants stated that they were asked to pay between $3,000 to $3,500 in cash to avoid executing an arrest warrant with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

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What is the significance of July 7th at 2:00 pm?

As one of Collier County’s Centennial celebrations, the Collier County Museum will be hosting an opening of a time capsule on July 7th. Some people might find themselves asking, why on July 7th and not on May 8th, which is the date when Collier County was established?

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You’ve had such a long and successful career.
Well done! Enjoy your retirement!

Raymond Milum
Director of Recording & Accounting

Raymond has been a vital member of our office for 26 years. He originally joined the Collier County Clerk’s Office 1997 as an accountant and was later promoted to the position of accounting manager.

When the Recording Division and Accounting Division were merged to form one department, Raymond Milum was promoted to the position of Director of Recording and Accounting. In this new role, Raymond oversaw the agency’s budget and accounting functions as well as recording, protecting, and preserving official county records such as deeds, mortgages, declarations of domicile, and releases of liens. Under his leadership, this merger reduced overall costs and improved efficiency through the streamlining of similar functions. Raymond and recording staff were instrumental in bringing historical records to digital formats for easy public access.

Raymond has prepared the Clerk’s award-winning budget for over 18 years. Our sincerest gratitude and praise to Raymond for all the work he has provided in managing our Accounting and Recording Department. We are very lucky to have such a reliable and hard-working man in our team. We wish Raymond a happy and safe retirement!

Michael Smykowski
Senior Internal Auditor

Mike is one of our office’s most competent staff with over 30 years of finance/budget experience as a local government professional. He began his career as a Budget/Management Analyst with the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. When he transferred to Collier County, he initially served as finance professional supporting Everglades Restoration efforts and then promoted to Budget Director of the South Florida Water Management District with oversight of a $500M budget.

When he transferred to Collier County, he initially served as finance professional supporting Everglades Restoration efforts and then promoted to Budget Director of the South Florida Water Management District with oversight of a $500M budget. After coming to Collier County, Mike worked in the Collier County Budget Office for 20 years, ultimately serving as Budget Director with oversight of a $1.2B budget. He joined the Clerk’s Office for a brief period in 2015-2016 and returned in 2018 to become a key member of our office as the Senior Internal Auditor tasked with monitoring and examining contracts, expenditures, and agenda items.

For over 30 years, Michael Smykowski has been contributing to the success of Collier County and our residents. We are very grateful for the time he spent on our team. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors!

Thank you ENC&C!

Clerk Crystal K. Kinzel was honored to be awarded the East Naples Civic & Commerce (ENC&C) DIAMOND Award in recognition of her contributions to the future of East Naples.

Breakfast  with the
Lely Presbyterian Church

I was excited to have breakfast and speak about several evolving issues in Collier County and the services provided by our office with the members of the Lely Presbyterian Church. Thank you, Pastor Ed Brandt, for organizing this breakfast and discussion!

Would you like Clerk Kinzel to speak at one of your upcoming events?

Email cyndee.woolley@collierclerk.com to confirm a date!




Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller
3315 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 102
Naples, Florida 34112  USA

Community Relations and Outreach
(239) 252-6879

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