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Clerk’s Office Continues to Serve Hendry County!

COVID-19 has certainly changed the way we’re all living our lives and conducting business. During these difficult times, as your Clerk of Court, I wanted to update you on how our office has adapted in order to safely provide the services you need.

When determining how best to conduct business under unparalleled circumstances, the overriding factor will always be the health and safety of my staff, their families, and all citizens who use our services. We have, and will continue to follow all CDC recommendations. The Clerk’s Office continually works and communicates with our local government and community partners, including the court system (local judiciary, Office of the State Attorney, Public Defender’s Office, and law enforcement and county government officials. Rest assured, your local officials are all working together to protect the health and safety of this community.

Both Governor DeSantis and the Florida Supreme Court have confirmed our office provides essential services, which requires the Clerk’s Office to remain open to the public. Our doors remain open to people who need help in the following areas specifically listed by our Governor and the Florida Supreme Court: Domestic Violence, Baker Acts, Vulnerable Adult Injunctions, Shelter Hearings, and Appointment of Emergency Temporary Guardians. If you need help in one of these areas, our doors remain open to you, and we have staff ready to assist. As for other services not specifically deemed essential by Governor DeSantis and the Florida Supreme Court, we are not open to the public. However, many of our services can be handled online by visiting www.hendryclerk.org from the comfort of your home on your smart phone or computer.

Since the emergence of COVID-19, my office, like many others in the community, has had to “reinvent” the way we do business. Thankfully, our experience and skill with using technology was up to the task. We’ve partnered with TurboCourt, which works similar to TurboTax, to offer solutions to citizens involved in court cases who do not have attorneys. TurboCourt can assist residents with filing legal pleadings in an efficient, easy to understand manner.

The Clerk’s Office will not be processing passport applications until further notice from the National Passport Center. Please contact our office at (863)-675-5217 if you have any questions regarding Marriage Licenses at this time. Official Records will continue to be processed if they are received by mail, e-recording or by leaving in our drop box. A drop box is located in the parking lot of the Hendry County Courthouse. You must include your name and telephone number in the event there is an issue with the documents and we need to contact you. A check or money order for the proper recording fee must be attached to your Recording Documents and a return envelope with postage. Cash cannot be accepted.

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 We strongly encourage individuals with traffic tickets or other outstanding court-ordered financial obligations, who are facing a hardship, to contact our office at the following numbers: (863) 675-5209 or (863) 675-5217

Port LaBelle Utility Payments may be placed 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 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.

Kimberley Barrineau
Ad Interim Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller
Hendry County, Florida
www.hendryclerk.org  (863)-675-5217

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization, extra safety precautions are being taken.  Effective March 24, 2020 and until further notice, the Hendry County Clerk of Court’s Office will be closed to the public.   Staff will be available to answer any questions by telephone or to assist with the essential or critical court proceedings, as required.

The Clerk’s Office will continue to provide the following essential or critical court proceedings as ordered in Administrative Order No. 2.39: 

  • First appearance hearings;
  • Criminal arraignments, as necessary;
  • Hearings on motions to set or modify monetary bail for individuals who are in custody;
  • Juvenile dependency shelter and arraignment hearings, including shelter reviews;
  • Juvenile delinquency detention and arraignment hearings;
  • Hearings on petitions for temporary injunctions relating to safety of an individual;
  • Hearings on petitions for risk protection orders:
  • Hearings on petitions for the appointment of an emergency temporary guardian;
  • Hearings to determine whether an individual should be involuntarily committed under the Baker Act or Marchman Act;
  • Hearings on petitions for extraordinary writs as necessary to protect constitutional rights;
  • Hearings on petitions for judicial waiver of notice pursuant to section 390.01114(4), Florida Statutes; and
  • Hearings related to the state of emergency or the public health emergency, including but not limited to proceedings related to violation of quarantine or isolation, violation of orders to limit travel, violation of orders to close public or private buildings, and enforcement of curfew orders.

 The Clerk’s Office will not be processing passport applications or marriage licenses at this time.   Official Records will continue to be processed if they are received by mail or by drop box.

 A drop box is located in the parking lot of the Hendry County Courthouse.   You must include your name and telephone number in the event there is an issue with the documents and we need to reach you.   A check or money order for the proper recording fee must be attached to your Recording Documents and a return envelope with postage.   Cash cannot be accepted.

 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 

We strongly encourage individuals with traffic tickets or other outstanding court-ordered financial obligations, who are facing a hardship, to contact our office at the following numbers: (863) 675-5209or (863) 675-5217

Port LaBelle Utility Payments may be placed 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 would like to make payment by credit card please call (863)-612-4732.

Kimberley Barrineau
Ad Interim Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller
Hendry County, Florida
www.hendryclerk.org  (863)-675-5217

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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