Hendy County Public Records refer to those collections of records that the law and practicality had made available to the public at all given circumstances. This is because these records are considered to be so important to public welfare that they are supposed to be available at all times. Of all the types of documents and records located within the archives where these records are kept, perhaps the one type that people most search for are court records.
A particular court record begins its life the moment that a case is filed before the court. it does not matter what kind of case it is, whether it is a civil case, a criminal case, or anything else, all cases would have records. At the beginning of its life, these records would only have the name of the parties, the type of case it is, and, more often than not, the claims of the party filing the case, or what is referred to as the Prayer. As time passes, however, more and more information are added to the folder where these records are kept so that by the end of the life of the case, the records would include the different events that had happened while the case was being tried, the names of the principal counsels and witnesses, the evidences presented by both parties, and, if the case was already disposed of, the reason that it was disposed of in that way.
As was mentioned before, public records are always available to the public despite the circumstance and for any reason. No less than Florida statute had made court records a part of the public records, but at the same time, the statute had charged the official custodian of these documents, the clerk of court, not only with making them available to the public but also securing them. Thus, while the clerk could not refuse a request to look into the records, they are well within their mandate to restrict the way that the records are actually accessed.
For those who wish to look into court records from the office of the clerk of court, there are certain steps that must be followed. Note that because the clerk is the official custodian, the office is the only office that could certify the authenticity of the record. To obtain records from their office, the searcher must actually appear at their office located at LaBelle, Florida. There is no need to present an official request to view the records, but for those who have a specific record in mind, it may perhaps be more efficient if the specifics of this record are left with the clerk so that they could do the search themselves.
Once the records are located, note that they could not actually be taken out of the archives per the mandate of the clerk of court, but because they are supposed to be available, obtaining a copy of the same is relatively easy. The only requisite for a copy to be made would be a request, again, no official request needed, and the payment of the copying fee which is usually one dollar per page. Once the records are copied, the same may be certified for two dollars per documents.
Another option would be to take the search online. While the state of Florida does operate and maintain an online database, the same is incomplete given the volume of the record and the amount of work that must be done. Instead, it is advised to use other online databases when doing the search over the World Wide Web. These databases are easy to locate and are always easier to use. More, they are often free of charge and would not actually need the searcher to leave their own homes, so long as they have a computer, an internet connection, and a printer. In addition, these searchers are more efficient because of interconnectivity, which connects websites that have other records that may be of interest to the searcher.
Hendry County Court Records Public Access
To obtain certified copies of court records from the Florida database, follow the following instructions.
- Visit the MyFlorida Welcome Page
- Provide the information required. Note that not all blanks need to be filled.
- Locate the record that you wish to order at the results page.
- Click the square before the title of the record, then click ‘Continue’ at the bottom of the page.
- Review your order. Once satisfied, click ‘Continue’ at the bottom of the page.
- Enter your payment information.
- Review your order again, then click ‘Order’ at the bottom of the page.
- The records should arrive within two to three business days
Florida Public Records
Comprehensive Public Court Records of Florida Counties