All Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of Presidents Day.

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.

Persons summoned for jury duty on Tuesday, Feb. 20, should call 352-742-4162 or visit  on Friday, Feb. 16, after 5 pm 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 regular operating hours, call (352) 608-3008 from 8 am to 8 pm Monday through Friday, or from 10 am to 2 pm, 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 pm, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)
  • Leesburg (near the Lake County Tax Collector’s Office)
    1720 N. Citrus Blvd., Leesburg
    Pickup Time: 10:30 am, 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 am, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)

Items may also be mailed to the Lake County Clerk’s Office at P.O. Box 7800, Tavares, FL 32778. Please allow ample time for delivery and processing. For a list of available online services, visit



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