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Jury duty, online foreclosure auction cancelled

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (August 27, 2012) – The Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller’s office will remain closed Tuesday, due to conditions from Tropical Storm Isaac.

Jury duty previously scheduled for Tuesday is cancelled. This applies to jurors already serving on a trial and to residents called to serve for the first time on Tuesday. All court hearings are cancelled.

Jurors scheduled to report for the first time should call the jury information line at (561) 355-2930 or toll-free at 1-888-780-5032 for updates. Jurors already serving on a trial should call the 15th Judicial Circuit’s hotline at (561) 355-6744 for more information.

The online foreclosure auction scheduled for Tuesday is also cancelled. Properties available during Tuesday’s sale will be rescheduled for a later date.

First appearances at the Palm Beach County Jail will continue as scheduled Tuesday. Clerk’s office employees who work at the jail should report to work as scheduled on Tuesday, or follow normal call-in procedures and contact their supervisor if they are unable to work on Tuesday.

Other Clerk’s office employees should call the office’s Employee Hotline at 561-233-0341 for the latest information about when the office reopens and when they should report to work.

A decision on whether the Clerk’s office will open Wednesday will be made on Tuesday.

For updated information related to hurricanes, severe weather or other emergencies that may affect operations, please visit www.mypalmbeachclerk.com or call the emergency hotline at (561) 355-2384. Updates also will be available through the Clerk’s Twitter account and Facebook page.

For general information about the office during regular business hours call (561) 355-2996.

The Florida Constitution established the independent office of the Clerk & Comptroller as a public trustee, responsible for safeguarding public records and public funds. Clerk Sharon Bock is directly elected by and accountable to Palm Beach County residents.  In addition to the roles of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Recorder and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, the Clerk & Comptroller is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Auditor for Palm Beach County.

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