Leon County residents will soon face longer turnaround times at the courthouse. A smaller budget means fewer hours every day to pay traffic tickets and file papers.
Starting July 1, the state’s court clerks are facing a 7 percent budget cut. In Leon County, that means cutting back hours clerks are open to the public. Leon County Clerk Bob Inzer says he’s cutting two hours per day: The new hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. He says people will probably notice that several services are slower or reduced as well, including phone help for civil cases, and general case processing.