Article V and Article VIII of the Florida Constitution provide the basis for the role of the Clerk. Pursuant to these sections of the Florida Constitution the offices of clerks of the circuit courts in each county is designated as the “ex officio clerk of the board of county commissioners, auditor, recorder, and custodian of all county funds.”

The Finance Department for Columbia County is under the supervision of the Columbia County Clerk of the Court, James M. Swisher, Jr.

James M. Swisher, Jr.
Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller
Columbia County, Florida
Phone: 386-758-1342

Lauren Pope
Finance Director
Clerk Finance

[email protected]
Phone: 386-758-1342

Ben Scott
Finance Director
BCC & Clerk to Board Finance

[email protected]
Phone: (386) 719-1452




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