By Sandra H. Brown
Glades County Clerk of Court
MOORE HAVEN – As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization, extra safety precautions are being taken. Effective March 23, 2020 and until further notice, the Glades 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:
a.) First appearance hearings;
b.) Criminal arraignments, as necessary;
c.) Hearings on motions to set or modify monetary bail for individuals who are in custody;
d.) Juvenile dependency shelter and arraignment hearings, including shelter reviews;
The Clerk’s Office will not be able to process 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 at the south entrance door to the Glades 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. Cash cannot be accepted.
All fines and payments can be made over the telephone by credit card or by check mailed to Clerk of Court, PO Box 10, Moore Haven, FL 33471. You may also make payments by going to the Clerk’s website at www.gladesclerk.com.
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- 946-6010 or 863-946-6011 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.