About the Clerk

Clerk PictureKimberley Barrineau was elected without opposition to her first, full term as Hendry County’s Clerk & Comptroller June 12, 2020. Kimberley assumed the role of elected official January 4, 2021 at the conclusion of her appointed term in the position by Gov., Ron DeSantis.  Kimberley joined the Clerk of Courts office in 2003 and has served as a Deputy Clerk and Chief Deputy Clerk. Ms. Barrineau grew up in Hendry County and has lived here all of her life. She has worked in the Hendry County Court system for nearly 16 years, starting out at the sub-office, where she worked as the supervisor. The Clerk of Courts & Comptroller is a duly elected Constitutional Officer as mandated by Article V, Section 16 of the Constitution of the State of Florida. She is a member of the Florida Association of Court Clerks and Comptrollers. The Hendry County Clerk of Court’s office is a complex organization that performs a wide range of record keeping, information and financial management for the judicial system, the Board of County Commissioners, and most importantly, the citizens of Hendry County. The Clerk of Court as an officer of the Hendry County Court System is responsible for maintaining court records with the utmost care and security. These court records include criminal felony and misdemeanor cases, civil, family, Probate and Small Claims proceedings, Juvenile cases and traffic citations.

The Clerk of Court is the official recorder and custodian of all documents placed in the Hendry County Official Records. The Official Records are a permanent repository of those documents which primarily relate to real estate transactions. The Clerk collects and disburses court ordered child support and alimony payments. The Clerk issues marriage licenses. Our office is responsible for issuing jury summons, requisitions and distributes payment of fees to jurors.

As Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners, the Clerk attends all Board meetings, records the proceedings and maintains minutes of each meeting.

The Clerk serves as the chief financial officer of the county. In this capacity the clerk ensures that all expenditures of county funds are authorized by law.

The Clerk’s office has been designated by the United States Department of State to receive and process passport applications and is the only agency in Hendry County so empowered.

All records filed with the Clerk are available for public inspection during normal business hours with the exception of those records specifically exempt by judicial order or Florida Statute.

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