April Collier Clerk of Courts Newsletter



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It’s the start of spring! I hope everyone is enjoying the great weather. Our office has been working on several projects that will help improve our services and benefit the public.

One of the most exciting projects we are preparing to launch is a new jury management system. I understand that many of you might have felt dread the first time you received your jury summons.

Implementation of New Jury Management System to Improve Juror Process, Efficiency, and Reporting in Collier County

Our office is pleased to announce the implementation of the new jury management system for the Collier County Courthouse. With this high-tech management system, the jury selection process will be streamlined to save time for potential jurors in responding to a summons and automate the overall process for the convenience of jurors, judges, and attorneys.

OIG Staff Presents at 2023 Virtual Winter Conference

Robin Sheley and Sherri Wasson from our Office of Inspector General presented ‘Creating a Valuable Audit Plan’ during the 2023 Virtual Winter Conference held last March 1, 2023.

Phase I of Collier Legal Notices Website is Expected to Launch in the Second Quarter of 2023

Collier County will be among the first in the state to launch its own website where the public will be able to view legal notices related to tax deeds, the Value Adjustment Board (VAB), and more. The first of three phases is currently in testing and we expect to launch phase one in the second quarter of 2023.

2023 Operation Green Light Results

Last Saturday, March 25, 2023, Collier County residents seeking to get back on the road joined us for the 2023 Operation Green Light at the Heritage Bay Satellite Office. We were able to collect $18,626.31 in total receipts with $7,642.87 in revenue.

Through the 2023 Operation Green Light, 100 cases were resolved with 59 being paid in full and 41 cases being placed on payment plans. 37 residents were able to have their driver’s licenses reinstated.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the event!

Beware of Check Washing Scams

What is old is new again, at least in the world of fraud. While we are becoming educated in the increasingly sophisticated techniques used by those committing fraud, we must be wary of the old ways.

Annual Collier County Passport Saturday to be held on April 22, 2023 

The Annual Passport Saturday will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Heritage Bay Government Services Center located at 15450 Collier Blvd, Naples, Florida. Passport Saturday is a one-day event held all throughout the state to accommodate residents who are planning to apply for a United States passport but are unable to do so on a regular work day.

Learn more

Thank you to 4H, the League of Women Voters of Collier County, and Collier County Public Schools for bringing students to learn more about the Courthouse during Know Your Government Day! 

I was excited to share the role of the Clerk of Courts, act as guide to the courtrooms where Judge Tamara Nicola provided great information on court processes. At a hosted lunch, students had a great opportunity to discuss current issues that are in front of the Board of County Commissioners with Commissioners and the Clerk, Thanks to the organizers for this great opportunity to meet with students and provide a hands-on learning experience.

Popular Annual Financial Report Receives First PAFR Award for its High Quality  

On March 20, 2023, our staff received notice that its Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021, had received the Government Financial Officers Association (GFOA) award for PAFR reporting.

Moments in Collier County’s 100-year History: The History of the Collier County Clerks 

For the past 100 years, Collier County’s Clerks of Court have played a vital role in managing the county’s courthouse, ensuring the safety of taxpayer dollars, and executing our many statutory duties. There have only been nine Clerks serving Collier County, some of whom were appointed by the presiding governor while the majority, including myself, were elected by County voters.

Get to know the nine Collier Clerks of Court and how they left their marks in today’s Collier County.

Watch the full video here.

On The Table SWFL Discussion with Our Office Staff

On The Table SWFL inspired us to provide staff an opportunity to contribute to the community dialogue on important issues. We opened our Table Talk with conversations about how other local government offices work. It was a great opportunity to dive deeper into how decisions made by county leaders impact residents.

Eighteen staff members outlined their greatest concerns for our community:

  • Growth in Collier County
  • Economic concerns
  • Crowded roadways
  • Housing costs and availability
  • Availability of services for disabled individuals

Thank you to the Collaboratory, Collier County Community Foundation and Charlotte Community Foundation for organizing this opportunity!

Be a Part of Our Team! 

We are inviting job seekers to visit our table at the Immokalee Job Fair on April 26, 2023, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The event is hosted by CareerSource SWFL and will be held in their Immokalee Office at 750 S 5th St, Immokalee, FL 34142.

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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