About the Clerk

Danny J. Shipp, took office as Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller on January of 2001. He is a duly elected Constitutional Officer as mandated by Article V, Section 16 of the Constitution of the State of Florida. He is a member of the Florida Association of Court Clerks and Comptrollers. The Levy County Clerk of Court’s office is a complex organization that performs a wide range of record keeping, information and financial management for the judicial system, the Board of County Commissioners, and most importantly, the citizens of Levy County. The Clerk of Court as an officer of the Levy County Court System is responsible for maintaining court records with the utmost care and security. These court records include criminal felony and misdemeanor cases, civil, family, Probate and Small Claims proceedings, Juvenile cases and traffic citations.

The Clerk of Courts & Comptroller is the official recorder and custodian of all documents placed in the Levy County Official Records. The Official Records are a permanent repository of those documents which primarily relate to real estate transactions. The Clerk collects and disburses court ordered child support and alimony payments. The Clerk issues marriage licenses and is authorized to perform marriage ceremonies. Our office is responsible for issuing jury summons, requisitions and distributes payment of fees to jurors.

As Clerk & Comptroller to the Board of County Commissioners, the Clerk attends Board meetings, records the proceedings and maintains minutes of each meeting.

The Clerk & Comptroller serves as the chief financial officer of the county. In this capacity the clerk ensures that all expenditures of county funds are authorized by law.

All records filed with the Clerk are available for public inspection during normal business hours with the exception of those records specifically exempt by judicial order or Florida Statute.