Recent Updates

04/25/17
Jury service is essential to the functioning of our judicial system and to the operation of our entire system of government. Jurors perform the crucial task of deciding the case upon the evidence which the lawyers present and by applying to that evidence the law upon which the judge instructs them...
04/13/17
    Operation Safe Surrender Do you have a non-violent misdemeanor warrant? Operation Safe Surrender will allow people with outstanding warrants a chance to safely have their warrant reviewed, and potentially resolved, instead of being arrested. This is a one-day event. Operation Safe Surrender is...
04/07/17
General Information Where can I get a petition? By selecting the VAB Petition Packet. Petitions are also available through the Department of Revenue www.myflorida.com/dor/property or Hernando County Property Appraiser www.co.hernando.fl.us/pa. How much does it cost? There is a $15 petition filing...
03/14/17
A Baker Act Petition will initiate an emergency pickup and evaluation for persons who are mentally ill and refuse to seek treatment and are a danger to themselves and/or others.  A Marchman Act Petition is filed to obtain a court order for substance abuse treatment when the Respondent has refused...
03/14/17
  Probate The Probate Division maintains the files on probate estates, wills and trusts.  Probating an estate is the legal process provided for by Florida Law, which determines the value of a deceased persons property and its distribution to heirs.  Probate is necessary whenever a deceased person...
03/14/17
Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Clerk of Circuit Court for Hernando County.  The Clerk of Circuit Court is an independently elected Constitutional Officer and Clerk employees are not employees of Hernando County. All employees at the Clerk's Office are at-will employees...
09/13/16
The Clerk's Office is responsible for conducting foreclosure sales in accordance with Chapter 45, F.S.  Sales are held immediately outside of Room 245 of the Hernando County Courthouse, 20 N. Main Street, Brooksville at 11:00 AM ET every Tuesday and Thursday (except on legal holidays).  A list of...
08/16/16
Audit Services is an independent appraisal function within the office of the Hernando County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller. The internal auditors report directly to the Clerk and Comptroller and provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and...
08/04/16
Tax Certificate Sales The tax certificate sale is handled by the Tax Collector's Office; should you have questions, please contact their office at (352)754-4180.  A tax certificate represents a tax lien on a property; it does not convey title to the land.  A tax certificate sale for all items...
07/01/16
Tax Deed Sale - Disclaimer Please read the following disclaimer(s) prior to viewing the associated records. Hernando County Clerk, Don Barbee Jr. thanks you for visiting this site. Please take a minute to read the following: **NOTICE TO ALL BIDDERS** The high bidder is required to post with the...
07/01/16
Subscriptions Include: Case Data - Misdemeanor/Criminal Felony/Criminal Traffic/Traffic cases Traffic Infractions Filed Index Traffic DDS Elections Index Official Records Weekly Index    Download information: File Layout The Clerk Data subscription does not include images. If you have questions...
06/22/16
View Forms & Documents Do we have to have an attorney? An attorney is not required.  If you or your spouse have any legal concerns or questions, you should consult an attorney.  The Clerk's office cannot give you legal advice.   Where can we file a divorce? A divorce may be filed with the Clerk...
06/22/16
Note:  Credit card and debit card transactions shall incur an additional 3.5% service charge.   Family Law Fees  Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce) Fees   Dissolution, Marriage $408.00 Counter Petition for Dissolution of Marriage (When the original case is not already a dissolution) $392.50...
06/16/16
If you own or manage living accommodations for a period of six months or less, you are required (by Florida Statute and County Ordinance 92-06) to collect the 5% Hernando County Tourist Development Tax and remit it to the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners. Rentals longer than six months...
06/16/16
To obtain a marriage license both parties must complete a marriage application (Marriage Kiosk link below) and must be 18 years of age or older and provide proof of their age, identification in the form of a driver's license, state ID, or passport.  If the applicants are 16 or 17 years of age they...
06/14/16
  Duties of Financial Services Authority for Responsibility Section 1.(d), Article VIII, State Constitution, provides that "the Clerk of the Circuit Court shall be ex officio clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, auditor, recorder and custodian of all county funds." The Finance Department of...
06/14/16
Small claims is truly the "people's court".  If someone owes you money or you feel that you were wronged, and the amount is less than $5,000, you may file a case in Small Claims Court.  In most cases you do not need a lawyer for a small claims case.  If your case is more complex, you might be...
06/14/16
A general informational packet explaining the Tenant Eviction Filing process can be found here.   A landlord may file a Complaint for Eviction and Damages when the tenant fails to: Pay rent within 3 days of receiving a Three Day Notice to Pay or Vacate Comply with a Seven Day Notice of Curable...
06/14/16
Welcome to the Traffic Division! Looking for information on a traffic citation? Search our online records. Please note: the information on this page only applies to civil traffic citations (also known as traffic tickets or infractions).   All criminal traffic citations (DUI, Driving w/license ...
06/14/16
Juvenile Dependency The dependency section of the Clerk’s Office handles cases regarding children who are abused, abandoned, neglected, at risk or children in need of services. Dependency clerks assign case numbers and court dates, prepare court dockets and attend hearings, issue summons and pick-...