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Lafayette County, Florida Overview

Lafayette County is located in the state of Florida. Named after Marquis de Lafayette, the county was formed in December 23, 1853 and its county seat is Mayo. The county has a total population of 8848, as of 2013, with its area spanning 548 square miles (land area being 543 square miles, while water area being 4.5 square miles). The county consists of 2 ZIP codes. Lafayette County borders the following counties: Madison County, FL to the north; Dixie County, FL to the south; Suwannee County, FL to the east; Taylor County, FL to the west, and; Gilchrist County, FL to the southeast.

Lafayette County Clerk Information

The Lafayette County Property Appraiser’s primary responsibility is to insure fair and impartial appraisals for all the property owners of Lafayette County. Other responsibilities of the Property Appraiser include the administration of the many property tax exemptions, keeping ownership records current, and maintaining aerial photographs including computerized mapping of the county.

The Property Appraiser’s Office keeps a record of all sales that occur in the county. In addition, they have information about the size of all parcels and about the structures located on the property. They have ownership maps and aerial photos of the entire county. These are in digital form and can be printed if you need copies. The Property Appraiser website also contains an Interactive Record Search & GIS Mapping System, where you can search with basic search parameters like name and parcel ID, and also with advanced search parameters like structure and sales history.

Below is the physical address of the Property Appraiser:

Tim Walker, CFA
120 West Main Street
Mayo, FL 32066
Phone: 386-294-1991
Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm (Mon-Fri)

Court Clerk Information

Pursuant to provisions of the Florida Constitution, which have governed the people for over 150 years, the role of the Clerk of Courts has been established in three main areas;

  • Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts
  • Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners, including serving as accountant, auditor, and custodian of county funds.
  • County Recorder

    Within these areas, the Clerk of Court, as an elected public trustee, sets in place at the county level a system of “checks and balances” which has been proven to serve the public well.

    The Clerk of Court allows searching of official records and court records, both hosted on different websites linked in the Clerk of Courts website. Official records can be ordered online. Court records can be searched through an online database available. Four access options, the Public one allowing anonymous searching, while the other three requiring a username and password. Public records can be searched in their website, where you can put in several search parameters, like name and date range, and records from different courts can be searched.

    Below is the physical address of the Clerk of Courts:

    Steve Land
    Lafayette County Clerk of Court
    P.O. Box 88
    Mayo, FL 32066
    Phone: 386.294.1600

    Lafayette, FL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20096,772
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,089
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009169
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009984
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200986
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009102
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200948
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009672
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200932
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,084
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200996
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200914
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200915
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200954
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009109
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009103
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20097
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200916
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20092,023
    Lafayette County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Lafayette County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
    State Law:Marriage; Domestic Violence – Title XLIII, Chapter 741
    All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
    Office:Lafayette County Marriage License
    Location:Courthouse, Corner Of Fletcher & Main, Mayo, Florida, 32066
    Phone:904-294-1600
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