Hendry County Clerk of Circuit Court Receives Best Practices Award

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. This week, during a session at the association’s summer conference, Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers (FCCC) recognized 55 members for participating in its second annual Best Practices Excellence Program.

Florida’s Clerks and Comptrollers have collaborated on Best Practices for more than 14 years. The Best Practices Excellence Program was established last year as an opportunity for Clerks to receive Recognition of Excellence certificates for completing assessments that evaluate acceptance of certain Best Practices.

The FCCC Best Practices Committee, chaired by Volusia County Clerk of Court Laura E. Roth, Esq., determined seven areas of Best Practices for the program to recognize in 20202021. This year, the committee added five new categories: Eviction, Evidence Storage and Destruction, Public Records Requests, Request to Redact Exempt Personal Information and Exploitation of Vulnerable Adult Injunction.

Among the 68 Clerks and Comptrollers, a total of 55 offices participated in the program, and 30 Clerks and Comptrollers received Recognition of Excellence certificates in every category that applied to their designated office. In total, participating offices collectively completed 551 assessments to achieve their best practice certificates.

“In the second year of our FCCC Best Practices Excellence Program, we aimed to expand the program with categories that captured additional local processes that were customercentric and applicable across offices of varying sizes and resources,” said 20212022 FCCC President and Manatee County Clerk of Court and Comptroller Angelina “Angel” Colonneso, Esq. We continue to be inspired by the reception of and participation in this program by Clerks and Comptrollers committed to improving efficiency and collaboration with our justice partners and providing better services to constituents. I’m proud to honor my fellow colleagues with these recognitions and thank them for their hard work.

The Best Practices Excellence Program has exceeded our expectations as a means to showcase Clerk’s commitment to continuous improvement and greater consistency across standard processes,” said FCCC CEO Chris Hart IV. I’m thrilled with the new categories implemented under the leadership of FCCC President Angel Colonneso and FCCC Best Practices Chair Laura Roth, and I’m excited to see the

The 20212022 Best Practices Excellence Program evaluated and recognized Clerks and Comptrollers in

the following areas:


  • Eviction
  • Evidence Storage and Destruction
  • Public Records Requests
  • Requests to Redact Exempt Personal Information
  • Exploitation of Vulnerable Adult Injunction
  • Bail Bonds
  • Compliance Services
  • Confidential Judicial Records
  • Guardianship Audits
  • Marriage License
  • Recording Fundamentals
  • Service of Documents by Clerks for Pro Se Litigants

Functions of the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners

The Hendry County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller serves as the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners.The functions in this role can be grouped into two main categories: administrative and record keeping services.The administrative services are crucial for operations within county government and the record keeping services create checks and balances.

Families Depend On Clerk of Courts

Each year, hundreds of families depend on the Hendry County Clerk of the Circuit Court to maintain accurate child support payment records.This process provides accountability within Florida’s child support system, helping to ensure obligations are met and the basic needs of children are provided.#FLClerks

Mental Health Awareness Month!

Do you know someone suffering from mental health issues?

It is important to know your resources to help protect you and your loved ones. Contact the Hendry County Clerk of the Circuit Court to learn about the Baker Act, the Marchman Act and Risk Protection Orders.#FLClerks

Mental Health Awareness

During #Mental Health Awareness Month, the Hendry County Clerk of the Circuit Court is spreading awareness and sharing about several resources we provide.

We are honored to play a part in local services that help Floridians facing mental illness and drug abuse issues.You are not alone!

#FLClerks

Looking to learn more about your family history?

Looking to learn more about your family history? A great place to start is with the Hendry County Clerk of the Circuit Court.

The Hendry County Clerk of the Circuit Court maintains historical documents.

Contact our office to begin your journey back in time! #FLClerks

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