A Message from
Mitzie W. McGavic
Clerk of the Circuit Court
DeSoto County

www.desotoclerk.com

Your Clerk is an independently elected constitutional officer who represents the interests of you - the citizen. As Clerk, we serve as the keeper of the court records, documenting our lives from birth to death.

The Clerk's office performs nearly 1,000 different constitutional and statutory functions or duties, representing the broadest and most diverse mantle of responsibility of any locally elected official. Find out more about the many things we do and the many ways we can help you.

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Check your personal records

Your public and official records document your life – from birth to death and everything in between. But they also may contain confidential information you don’t want in general circulation. Did you know a divorce decree might list your bank or credit card numbers? And property ownership documents may have your social security number embedded into the case number?

That’s why it’s a good practice to check your public and official records just like you check your monthly bank statement or credit card bill. Your Clerk of Court can help – at no cost to you. Here’s how to get started... more

Small Claims Court

Access to the courts is every American's right. Often the Clerk's office can assist in getting you the information you may need.

Now there's help for consumers who have claims of up to $5,000. Your Clerk of Court can provide you with step-by-step information, forms and basic assistance in filing small claims.

Whether you are seeking to collect money owed to you or attempting to recover security deposits from a landlord, your Clerk of Court can equip you with the tools and information you need to file a small claim.

HOW SMALL CLAIMS COURT WORKS >>

Landlord / Tenant Rights

Both landlords and tenants have certain rights that are protected by Florida law.  If you are a tenant having a problem with your landlord or a landlord who needs to evict a tenant, your County Clerk of Court can help. 

Landlord Rights
The most common reasons landlords evict tenants are because the tenant has failed to pay rent on time or has not complied w... more

Contact Us

Mitzie W. McGavic, Clerk of the Circuit Court
115 E. Oak St., RM 101
Arcadia, FL 34266
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Phone: (863) 993-4876
Fax: (863) 993-4669