The Clerk's Office

The Miami-Dade County Clerk is a duly elected constitutional officer as mandated by Article V, Section 16 of the Constitution of the State of Florida. The Clerk is elected to a four-year term by the electorate of Miami-Dade County. The Honorable Harvey Ruvin was elected to the Office of the Clerk in November, 1992 and has been re-elected since then.

The responsibilities of the Clerk are established by the State Constitution, the Florida State Statutes, County Ordinances and Regulations and Judicial Orders. In this capacity he serves as:

  • Ex-Officio Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners
  • County Auditor
  • Custodian of all County Funds
  • Custodian of all records filed with the Court

The Clerk is assisted in fulfilling his duties by Senior Deputy Clerks, Division Chiefs, and a staff of more than fourteen hundred full and part-time employees. The Clerk's Office is dedicated to providing support to the court system and professional service to the public, the judiciary, the legal community and the County Commission.

The Clerk's Office is committed to enhancing the level of efficiency in its services and access to the public. In facing the confines of limited resources, and ever-increasing emphasis will be given to new innovative technologies which will enable staff to "work smarter, not harder" and perform in a more cost-effective manner.