Tax Deed Surplus As Of December 17, 2020

12/11/201808-2N-25-0000-0003-011018TD162Richardson Lester & Dobey R$4,292.81
3/12/201910-2N-25-0000-0006-141018TD184Bailey Daniel Junior & Jewel C$1,042.04
9/10/201910-2N-25-0000-0006-096019TD008Pedro Diaz$3,328.05
9/10/201915-2S-25-0000-0011-015019TD093Gregory W Rowland$1,878.84
11/14/201919-3N-22-0000-0001-001019TD120North Florida Holdings LLC$7,655.50
11/14/201915-3N-24-0000-0041-000019TD116William D Adams$6,363.82
11/14/201909-2S-24-244A-0006-004019TD114Viola & Ora Williams$20,456.95
11/14/201910-2N-24-0000-0002-120019TD104Wesley B & Angelique R Howell$1,235.07
11/14/201904-3N-23-1845-0001-020019TD102Otto & Betty Reynolds$5,834.24
1/14/202002-2N-25-0000-0001-008B19TD134Sallie M Austin-Peaden$4,153.37
1/14/202016-3N-24-0000-0020-000019TD136Diane Burt$2,276.56
1/14/202018-3N-23-0000-0047-000019TD137Catherine Parks$46.89
8/11/202014-2S-24-221D-000C-007020TD077Magdalena E Loss$82,878.62
8/11/202005-5N-22-2510-0006-003020TD085Dewey E Tucker$16,283.34
8/11/202021-3N-23-1670-0019-001020TD127Wesley A & Karem M Berry$10,669.89
9/8/202000-2S-22-213U-000C-310720TD109Beverly A Penfield$189,705.58
9/8/202016-2S-24-0962-0000-007020TD110Charles W Clary$102,037.38
9/8/202021-3N-23-1670-0012-009020TD122James and Mary Orice$5,685.43
9/8/202017-4N-24-0000-0011-003020TD151Jack Barfiled$2,793.19
9/8/202021-3N-23-1670-0024-045A20TD152Alan Wanye Casey$2,435.81
9/8/202027-4N-22-0000-0003-008B20TD153Lisa D Bean$11,985.87
9/8/202003-5N-24-2770-0000-121020TD162Alma V Hall$103.55
10/20/202017-3N-23-2490-0082-006020TD041Lois M Weaver$7,307.19
10/20/202016-3N-23-2690-0007-004A20td182Grube Lois$4,966.90
11/12/202003-4N-23-1000-000D-007020TD191Maison Development LLC$3,299.39
11/12/202023-3N-22-2550-0012-003020TD192Neva P Hurd$9.96
11/12/202003-4N-23-1000-000H-003020TD195Southland Investmen Holdings LLC$788.51
11/12/202003-4N-23-1000-000D-008020TD197Maison Development LLC$3,595.78
12/8/202035-5n-23-0000-0013-0008020TD207Patricia A Faulk$22,244.51

Clerk Peacock Presents at Virtual New Clerk Academy!

Clerk Peacock presented at the Virtual New Clerk Academy this morning. This course is offered through Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers and provides newly-elected Clerks with training and development opportunities. Clerk Peacock presented an overview of the history and structure of the Clerk’s Offices as well as Clerk’s court-related budgeting and reporting duties.

Inspector General – Feedback

The Clerk’s Inspector General Department is seeking feedback on their work. Members of the public are invited to provide comments to help the department improve its policies and procedures and better serve the citizens of Okaloosa County.

Please direct all comments to We will be accepting comments until January 5th, 2021.

Information about the Clerk’s Inspector General Department as well as copies of published audit and investigative reports, can be found at Fraud, waste, and abuse can also be reported directly through this site.

This request is specifically for the Inspector General’s Department feedback.

Passport Service Resumes!

Passport InformationPassport FAQ's

Passport Information

Starting Monday, November 30th, the Clerk’s Office will begin passport services at both locations. These will be done by appointment only during the following timeframes: 8:30 – 10:30am and 2 – 4pm. Call (850)651-7200 to set up your appointment.

Crestview Courthouse
101 E. James Lee Blvd., Room 108
Crestview, Florida

Okaloosa County Courthouse Annex Extension
1940 Lewis Turner Blvd.
Fort Walton Beach, Florida

All persons applying for a passport must appear in person at the Clerk’s Office. To avoid having to come to the Clerk’s Office twice, the following recommendations are made for your visit:

  • Uniforms should not be worn in the photograph (except for religious attire).
  • Writing or photos on shirts is discouraged.
  • A hat or headgear that obscures the hair or hairline should not be worn (except for religious attire).
  • Glasses must be removed unless they are required for medical reasons (a medical certificate may be required).
  • Any exceptions noted above may require a brief written note or explanation.
  • An unacceptable photograph may delay the issuance of a passport.

Photos are not required to be taken by the Clerk’s Office (there are other businesses who offer this service) and we recommend you read the photo requirements as noted on the website

Other helpful passport information:

  • You may complete the passport application (link found below) in advance of coming to the Clerk’s Office. You should use BLACK INK ONLY.
  • DO NOT SIGN the application until you are in front of a deputy clerk. The Clerk’s Office must witness your signature.
  • The U.S. Department of State does not accept cash or credit cards. Separate payment must be made to the Clerk’s Office and the U.S. Department of State. If you are paying by check or money order, TWO separate checks or money orders will be required. You can pay the Clerk’s Office by cash or credit card and the U.S. Department of State by check or money order.
  • Some cruise lines will let you board without a passport but still require other documentation such as a birth certificate, certified copy of your official name change, etc.… If you have questions, be sure to call your cruise line prior to your trip and verify what documentation they require for you to board.
  • Depending on the destination of your cruise ship, passports may not be required but it may be prudent to have one anyway in the event of an emergency and you are required to leave the ship.
  • All submitted documents must be original or certified as an original including birth certificates. Please note that these documents will be sent with your passport application but will be returned to you from the passport agency. The Clerk’s Office is not responsible for any lost documents by the passport agency.

Passport FAQ’s

What is a passport?
A passport is an internationally recognized travel document attesting to the identity and nationality of the bearer of the passport. The passport is a request on the part of the issuing government that officials of foreign governments permit the bearer to travel in their territories and to afford them all lawful aid and protection.
Who needs a passport?
Anyone, including infants, departing from the United States and entering the United States from outside the United States needs a passport. The U.S. Department of State provides information regarding the passport and visa requirements of foreign countries and their respective fees. A passport is NOT required for travel by U.S. Citizens to any territory or waters, including Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Proof of identity and citizenship is ALWAYS required.
*** Recommendation by the U.S. Department of State, Miami Passport Agency ***
Parents and guardians of minors who are applying for a passport for travel out of the country are advised as a best practice to apply for a passport as well even if the minor is planning to travel without the parent or guardian. In the event of an emergency while your child is outside of the country the parent or guardian will be able to travel immediately if necessary. Having a valid U.S. passport eliminates the stress of having to apply for a passport on an urgent basis in an emergency. For more information regarding passport and visa requirements, please visit .
What are the requirements for a passport?

The requirements for a U.S. passport are federal requirements and are not set or established by the Clerk’ Office. The following is required to apply for a passport:

  • Proof of Identity – a current valid driver’s license, military identification, etc.
  • Certified copy of birth record – The birth record must be certified by the state or U.S. Territory in which the birth took place. A raised or embossed seal must be affixed to the birth record.
  • Proof of Citizenship – If you were born outside the U.S. a Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship is required.
  • Photo – a recent 2” x 2” photo is required. The Clerk’s Office can provide you with this photo. If you obtain this photo elsewhere, please visit this website for more information:
  • Completed Passport Application (DS-11 form) – Passport application forms can be found here:
  • Other documents MAY be required to process your passport application and these documents may not be known until you are in our presence.
Do I have to apply for a passport in person?

Yes. All passport applicants, regardless of age, MUST personally appear in our office. Please note that for minors, Federal law requires BOTH parents or legal guardians’ signatures on a passport application for a child 15 years of age or younger, or documentation of the absence of the second parent. It is strongly encouraged for both parents or guardians to appear in person when applying for a child’s passport.

A minor, ages 16 and 17, may apply for a passport without a parent or guardian as long as they have an operator’s driver’s license and written consent from the parents or guardians or can submit a parent’s or guardian’s check for payment of the passport application. We recommend at least one parent be present to sign the passport application so as not to delay the passport application process.

How long is a passport valid?

The passport book and card are valid for ten (10) years if you are 16 years of age or older. The passport book and card are valid for five (5) years if you are 15 years of age or younger.

Can a passport be renewed by mail?

Yes, if your most recent passport was issued when you were at least 16 years old, was issued within the past 15 years, and you use the same name as on your most recent passport OR you have had your name changed by marriage or court order and you can submit proper documentation to reflect the name change. All passport renewals require the completion of DS-82 Form which can be obtained from the following website:

How long does it take to receive a passport once I apply?

Current processing times can be viewed at the following website: If you need your passport sooner, you may request expedited services at an additional cost.

Where can I get passport forms?

You can obtain any passport form from the Clerk’s Office or you can download them online from

What are the fees for passports?

When coming to the Clerk’s Office to apply for a passport you MUST have two separate forms of payment. There will be a fee paid to the passport agency and a separate fee paid to the Clerk’s Office. The passport agency fees can be reviewed at the following website:

The Clerk’s Office fees are as follows:

  • $35.00 Execution Fee – This is a federally regulated fee and is not set by the Clerk’s Office.
  • $15.00 Passport Photo Fee
  • U.S. Postal Fees – the postal fees are set by the U.S. Postal Service, are subject to change, and may vary. Overnight fees MAY be required.
Okaloosa County Courthouse
101 East James Lee Blvd.
Crestview, FL 32536
(850) 689-5000, ext 4450
Office Hours:
Mon – Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm CST
Courthouse Annex Extension
1940 Lewis Turner Blvd.
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547
(850) 651-7200, ext 4450
Office Hours:
Mon – Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm CST



Pursuant to Section 286.011, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the final meeting of the 2020 Okaloosa County Value Adjustment Board will be held on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. CST, in the Okaloosa County Administrative Building, 1250 N. Eglin Parkway, Shalimar, FL, in the Commission Chambers.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the recommendations of the Special Magistrates, authorize execution of the final decision forms, certify the 2020 Assessment Roll, advertise the Notice of Tax Impact of VAB, and authorize payment of the Magistrate’s invoices.

Okaloosa County adheres to the American Disabilities Act and will make reasonable modifications for access to these hearings upon request. Requests may be made to the County Commission office (850-689-5000, 3412) and must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing in order to provide the requested service.

If you have any questions, please contact the VAB Clerk at 850-689-5000 extension 3412.


Operation Green Light Today!

During our Operation Green Light Virtual Event, Okaloosa County customers with suspended driver licenses will have an opportunity to pay overdue court obligations, including traffic tickets, while saving up to 35-40 percent in additional fees to get their license back.

How to Participate:
Visit either our Crestview or Fort Walton Beach locations from November 17-19 to save up to 40% for cases when paid in full. 

Contact us for more information
(850) 651-7200

Okaloosa County Courthouse
101 East James Lee Blvd.
Crestview, FL 32536
(850) 689-5000
Office Hours:
Mon – Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm CST
Courthouse Annex Extension
1940 Lewis Turner Blvd.
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547
(850) 651-7200
Office Hours:
Mon – Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm CST
Operation Greenlight beings today!
Stop by either location to save up to 40% off of overdue court obligations. Call our offices to learn more at (850 )651-7200.


How far back do official records go on the Clerk’s website?

This week’s FAQ: How far back do official records go on the Clerk’s website?
A: Official Records can be searched from the public records link from January 1, 1983 to present.
Documents recorded prior to 1983 may be searched by selecting the “Alpha Index” at the top of the page. Once you have obtained the book and page number from the Alpha Index you may then search it on the main public records search page.

CASE NO: 2018-CA-004315





THIS MATTER came on to be heard on the Personal Representative’s Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records and the Court being fully advised in the premises, it is:

ADJUDGED that the Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records 1s
GRANTED. It is further:

ADJUDGED that pursuant to Rule 4-1.5(f)(4)(B)(ii) of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar, the Motion to Approve Contract Entered Into by Personal Representative, including all attachments to the Motion, the Order Approving Contract, and the Motion to Determine Confidentiality of Court Records are confidential documents and shall be sealed by the Clerk absent further Order of this Court. It is further:

ADJUDGED that the party’s name is not made confidential by this Order. It is further:

ADJUDGED that the progress docket or similar records generated to document activity in this case are not be made confidential. It is further:

ADJUDGED that the Personal Representative or the attorney(s) for the Personal Representative are the only individuals who are permitted to view the confidential Court records, absent further Order of this Court. It is further:

ADJUDGED that this Court finds the degree, duration, and manner of confidentiality ordered by the Court is no broader than necessary to protect the interests set forth in Rule 2.420(c)(9)(A)(vii) and of the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration and Rule 4-1.5(f)(4)(B)(ii) of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar and there are no less restrictive measures available to protect the interests set forth in Rule 2.420(c)(9)(A)(vii) of the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration and Rule 4-1.5(f)( 4)(B)(ii) of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar. It is further: 

ADJUDGED that the Clerk of the Court is directed to publish the Order in accordance with Rule 2.420(d)(4) of the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration

ORDERED at Crestview, Okaloosa County, Florida.

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Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547