The Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is an independently elected constitutional officer, who protects the interests of you, the citizen. As the county comptroller and custodian of county funds, critical checks and balances are in place to make sure your tax dollars are spent appropriately. The Clerk serves as the custodian of all official records and court files, ensuring the integrity of this documentation remains preserved.
Keith Heisner, Chief Deputy Clerk of Information Services, assists the Clerk in achieving objectives for the advancement of information technology and emergency management planning. Information Services provides technology support and services to the Clerk's office while collaborating with state and local government agencies and the citizens.
Kathy Davis, Chief Deputy of Court Services, oversees the operational data for management and planning, as well as compiling and monitoring of all court functions. In addition, the Court Services Department coordinates jury management and the collection of all court-assessed fines and fees, which are transmitted monthly to the Department of Revenue.
Traci Phillips, Chief Deputy of Financial Services, is responsible for assisting the Clerk in safeguarding taxpayer dollars through the collection, custody and disbursement of county funds. The Clerk's Finance Department records official public records and conducts an annual inventory of county fixed assets. The department monitors compliance for grant administration, purchasing and contracts, investments of county funds, and provides accounting support for county departments and constitutional officers. In addition, the Finance Department performs a pre-audit of all Board expenditures and compiles required reports of all monies received and disbursed by the Board of County Commissioners.
Robin Barclay, Chief Audit Officer, oversees the Internal Audit Department. The primary role of Internal Audit is to serve the citizens of Citrus county through the independent evaluations of clerk and county departments to safeguard resources and taxpayer funds. This department provides an assessment of county and clerk operations by conducting audits to test policies, procedures, compliance, and fraud mitigation.
The Clerk has had the pleasure of visiting numerous Citrus County organizations, associations and clubs to share with them the services available in the Clerk's Office, as well as provide updates and legislative changes. If you are interested in scheduling the Clerk as a guest speaker, please contact her executive assistant at (352) 341-6424 or email .