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Notice of Changes for Entering Hendry County Courthouse

Please be advised that, all persons entering the Hendry County Courthouse must enter through the courtyard on the east side of the Judicial wing (facing S. Bridge Street) and exit thru the south side doors toward the courthouse parking lot. Individuals with disabilities will be allowed entrance on the south side of the courthouse near the courthouse parking lot if special accommodations are needed. 

New safety measures have been implemented at the Clerk’s Office, which may at times cause long lines outside the building.

Per 20th Judicial Administrative Order 2.39, Anyone entering the Court House Facility are now required to wear face masks or face coverings, maintain six feet distance from others, and have their temperatures checked.  Anyone with a temperature over 100.4 degrees will not be permitted to enter the building. Only customers with court business will be given access and a limited number will be allowed in the lobbies. 


Marriage Licenses are being issued by appointment only. Please call (863)-675-5217 to make an appointment. Please visit our website (www.hendryclerk.org ) for a copy of the Family Law Handbook and to see what documents are required for the application.

Passport applications are now being taken by appointment only. Please call 863-675-5217 to schedule an appointment.
Due to COVID-19 the Department of State has limited its U.S. passport operations. Expedited passports are not being offered. Additionally, if you apply for a passport you will experience delays before receiving your passport and return of your citizenship documents. The Department of State will not offer normal processing times or expedited service until phase three of their reopening plan. You should continue to monitor https://travel.state.gov  for updates.

Civil Department is now open to the public with limited space so only the person requiring the service will be allowed in the office to observe social distancing.

Criminal Department is now open to the public with limited space so only the person requiring the service will be allowed in the office to observe social distancing.

All Court and Traffic payments can be made over the telephone by credit card or mailed to the Clerk of Court, PO Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975 by cashier’s check or money order (No Personal Check).   You may also make payments by going to the Clerk’s website at www.hendryclerk.org  

Port LaBelle Utility Payments can now be made in person or you may continue to place them in the drop box located in the parking lot of the Hendry County Courthouse. Please include your account number with street address and name. Payments will only be accepted by personal check, cashier check or money order – NO CASH if you are dropping off in the drop box. If you would like to make payment by credit card please call (863)-612-4732.

This is certainly a difficult time for everyone, but I know our community is up to the challenge.  When problems present themselves, we solve them. Please call our office at 863-675-5217 LaBelle Office /863-983-1464 Clewiston Office, or go online to www.hendryclerk.org  to see how we can help you.

Thank you,
Kimberley Barrineau
Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Hendry County

Kimberley Barrineau was appointed Ad Interim Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller on November of 2019 by Governor Ron DeSantis. The Clerk of the Circuit Court is an elected office established according to the Florida Constitution for the purpose of serving the citizens of each county as a public trustee. As an elected official, the Clerk of the Circuit Court helps provide for the system of “checks and balances” that is the very foundation of the American form of government.

The goal of the Hendry County Clerk’s Office is to efficiently and effectively perform as clerk of the Circuit and County Courts, Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners, Recorder and Guardian of Public Records, Treasurer, Auditor and Custodian of all county funds.

The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court envisions earning the public trust through leadership in its diverse role as Clerk to the Courts, Guardian of Public Records and Auditor of the Public Resources and Systems. The Clerk’s Office will be an advocate for people in need of access to public resources and records. We will provide an efficient, friendly and professional work force prepared to meet changing customer needs. The Clerk’s Office will safeguard and enhance resources through strong internal audits and effective investment strategies. 

The Office of the Hendry County Clerk of Circuit Court believes:

  • In the worth and dignity of each individual and our obligation to fair treatment
  • That we are working partners with the courts and other agencies with which we interact.
  • In the value of teamwork, leadership and clear communication.
  • In a innovative approach to problem solving that will provide members of the office with the resources and authority to do their job.
  • In maintaining high ethical standards.

As your Clerk of the Circuit Court, I am pleased to provide you with this web site for accessing information about the services and functions of this office. We are deeply committed to protecting the public records and serving you. I encourage you to explore our web site and familiarize yourself with this office. We welcome your e-mail, recommendations and suggestions on ways to improve our services to you. We pledge to continue our efforts to provide you with the most efficient, cost effective services possible. My office strives to provide information and services through this site that will assist you in a manner more convenient than having to travel to one of our office locations.


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