Lake County Clerk’s Office to close in observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

All offices of the Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The closure includes the Lake County Courthouse, 550 W. Main St., Tavares; the Records Storage Facility, 313 S. Bloxham Ave., Tavares; Clerk and County Finance, 315 W. Main St., Tavares; the South Lake Branch Office, 290 Citrus Tower Blvd., Suite 116, Clermont; and the North Lake Branch Office, 902 Avenida Central, The Villages.

Individuals summoned for jury duty on Tuesday, Jan. 16, should call 352-742-4162 or visit starting after 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, for reporting instructions.

To make an online payment for most fees and fines owed for traffic and criminal cases, visit To make a payment by phone during normal operating hours, call (352) 608-3008 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, or from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

For those looking to make a next-business-day payment, submit documents for recording, or deliver court documents for filing, the Clerk’s Office offers convenient drop-box locations for these services, which are available 24/7. Drop-boxes are located in the following three areas:

  • Downtown Tavares (at the Guardian Ad Litem/Veterans Services Building)
    418 W. Alfred St., Tavares
    Pickup Time: 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)
  • Leesburg (near the Lake County Tax Collector’s Office)
    1720 N. Citrus Blvd., Leesburg
    Pickup Time: 10:30 a.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)
  • Clermont (behind the Citrus Tower Village Publix Shopping Center)
    290 Citrus Tower Blvd., Suite 116, Clermont
    Pickup Time: 10:45 a.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)  For a list of available online services, visit


The Lake County Supervisor of Elections office will be closed on Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The office will reopen at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 16th.


All Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake) offices will be closed Monday, January 15, 2024, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. 

All offices will reopen Tuesday, January 16, 2024, with regularly scheduled hours. As in all medical emergencies, residents needing immediate assistance should dial 911.  For more information, visit our website at or follow us on X at @FLHealthLake.

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