About the Clerk

Gary Knowles is a duly elected Constitutional Officer as mandated by Article V, Section 16 of the Constitution of the State of Florida.  Gary is a lifelong resident of Taylor County and was elected to office in 2020. He began working in the Taylor County Clerk’s office in 1993. He started in the finance department and has since performed essentially every service provided by the Clerk’s Office. His most recent position before being elected Clerk has been that of Senior Deputy Clerk.. He is a member of the Florida Association of Court Clerks and Comptrollers and Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation (CCOC).

He performs the Clerk’s duties for the entire court system which includes, Circuit Criminal, Circuit Civil (foreclosures, real estate cases, malpractice, negligence, contracts, etc.), Family Law (divorces, adoptions, child custody, etc.), Traffic and Criminal Traffic, County Criminal (Misdemeanor), County Civil (small claims, landlord/tenant cases, etc.), and Juvenile Court. The Clerk also serves as Clerk and Comptroller to the Board of County Commissioners, preparing and overseeing a budget of over $46,000,000.00 per year.

Our top priority is to provide you, the Citizens of Taylor County, with the highest quality of Honest, Professional, and Courteous service that you deserve. The Clerk’s office doors are always open to assist the public with any issue, and everyone who visits this office will continue to receive the same professional service.