October 2022 Community Newsletter


The Clerks Report

What a way to end September! In my 34 years here in Collier County and almost 40 in Florida, this storm was the worst direct hit to our coast that I’ve experienced.

Many of our new residents may not remember that it was just five years ago that Hurricane Irma blew through our community and caused significant damage. And we’ve seen damage from storms like Hurricane Charlie and Hurricane Andrew.

Though we lost power, and our community was challenged, we worked together to rebuild Southwest Florida into the paradise coast that we all know and love.
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Collier County Board of County Commissioners
adopts $1.9 Billion Budget

On September 22, 2022 the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) adopted the $1,959,954,000 (yes, that is billions) Fiscal Year 2023 budget. Adopting the annual budget and the associated tax rates are arguably the most important duties of a County Commissioner.
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After the Hurricane, Watch Out for Scams

Residents should be alert to scammers offering storm-related repairs or tree removal services, promising emergency grant funds, or alleging charitable intentions in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Natural disasters create opportunities for fraud by scammers using phone, text, mail, email, and even door-to-door methods to target affected residents.
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Expanded Legal Self Help Center Now Open

After months of renovation to improve our office and customer service area, the Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is proud to announce the opening of our expanded and improved Legal Self Help Center located on the 1st Floor of the Courthouse Annex.
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Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s Office recognizes October as
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

For the entire month of October, the Collier County Clerk’s office will be observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a commitment to raising awareness in the community and providing safe, confidential services to those in need. The Clerk’s office has held a long-time partnership with The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, to give victims support in filing protective orders, dissolution of marriage, and other court forms as needed.

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Clerk Crystal K. Kinzel
encourages residents to register for free
Risk Alert Notification Program

In the first half of 2022, a total of 817 cases of data compromises were recorded with over 53 million affected US individuals. These data compromises vary from data breaches, data exposure, and data leakage which are some of the causes of online identity theft.

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Called to Service: What to do when you receive a summons for Jury Service

US citizens are obligated to appear for jury duty upon receiving a summons from a court via US Mail. As a juror, you are tasked to determine the facts and provide unbiased views on a criminal or civil case based on the pieces of evidence presented during a trial.
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We’re hiring!
Visit CollierClerk.com to see available positions.

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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