Crystal Kinzel June Update – Clerk of Courts and Comptroller for Collier County




The Clerk’s Report – June 2023

Download a PDF of this Report

With season behind us and the school year wrapping up, now is the perfect time to take a break and enjoy what makes Southwest Florida such a special place to live!

Contractors are hard at work installing emergency beach berms, but several beaches and pools are open for enjoyment. Also, we invite you to bring your children by the Collier County Courthouse to take a stroll through the decades that helped shape our community.

Participate in the 2023 Board of County Commissioners Budget Workshop

Every year, the Collier County Board of County Commissioners conducts a Budget Workshop where proposed budgets are reviewed before the following fiscal year. This is a great opportunity to learn where your tax dollars will be directed for the upcoming year and more importantly, you can get involved and speak up for your community.

Fraud Alert: New Victims Surfacing  in Court Appearance Scam

A new round of telephone scams is emerging in Southwest Florida. I want to share the details with you so that you can stay vigilant and protect yourself.

Moments in Collier County’s 100-year History

History of Leadership Collier

As we celebrate our Centennial, we look back on the role that Leadership Collier has had in our county’s growth and development. I interviewed the founders of Leadership Collier, Scott Salley and Mike McComas. Find out how the Leadership programs started in Collier County.

Over Four Decades, A Donation of 1,061.5 Acres has Helped Fund Golden Gate Estates’ Infrastructure

On November 15, 1983, Avatar Properties Inc., formerly known as GAC Properties, Inc., entered into an agreement with Collier County, Florida, to donate 1,061.5 acres of land to the County. The lands deeded to the County under this agreement could only be used to provide governmental facilities for existing and future residents of Collier County.

Upgrading our Systems to Work Smarter & Protect Your Data

The Clerk, by state Constitution, is the County Comptroller.  Duties and responsibilities include custodian of funds, auditor, keeper of books and records and responsibility for financial reporting. From processing county payments to vendors and processing payroll for all of the Board’s employees, the men and women of the Clerk’s Office work to remain good stewards of taxpayers’ money.

Looking for a Rewarding Career?
Join the Clerk’s Courts Division!

The Court Division is a vital part of the local court system, maintaining the Criminal, Civil, Traffic, Probate, Domestic Violence, Mental Health, Family and Juvenile case types. The Clerk’s staff performs critical support to the courts by opening court cases, maintaining court records, collecting statutory-related court fees, and serving as the official record keeper in the courtroom.

Work for the Clerk! Meet Deputy Clerk Mikaela

e-Recording Becomes More Accessible in Collier

eRecording Partners Network (EPN) has joined Collier’s list of third-party e-recording partners including ICE/Simplifile and Corporation Service Company (CSC). This will allow EPNs e-recording customers to easily submit electronic documents for e-recording in Collier’s Official Records.

Providing Support and Protecting Victims
of Domestic Violence

While you may not think of the Clerk of the Courts in the domestic violence recovery process, we provide essential services to help victims in filing protective orders or injunctions, dissolution of marriage, and additional court filings. We’re proud of our partnership with The Shelter for Abused Women & Children in preventing, protecting, and prevailing against Domestic Violence in Collier County.

Did you know that you can search
court records online?

Searching for court records online has never been easier at With just a few clicks, you can review:
  • Civil, Criminal, Probate & Traffic Cases
  • Non-Certified Copies
  • Court Date
  • Fees Owed
  • Case Status

Thank you to Pelican Bay Men’s Club for inviting me as a guest speaker!

I appreciate the opportunity to speak to organizations about the many roles and responsibilities of the Clerk of Court and Comptroller. I discuss the available services that we offer to the community, as well as how to easily access these services through our website. We offer protection measures to help prevent vendor fraud, real estate fraud, and current scams through our Risk Alert Notification Program. If you have a group that may be interested in these topics, or any other aspect of the Clerk’s Office, please give us a call to schedule an event. We are available for most hours of the day or day of the week, we work to make it fit your schedule.  Please sign up soon as we do begin filling dates for “season”, but summer is a great time to catch up with our full-time residents.  Our information is maintained for your use, we’re glad to let you know how to get the most from our systems.

We’re looking forward to more presentations with the Pelican Bay Men’s Club.

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

Email 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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