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Lee Clerk of Court Service Changes

Updated Criminal Court Schedule as of March 30, 2020

 **Court dates are changing often, to receive email or  text notifications, please visit https://enotify.flcourts.org/ 

Mondays:

8:30 am- Felony Arraignments followed by in custody VOP advisements in courtroom 4A
8:30 am- Juvenile Detentions in courtroom 6A
10:00 am- First Appearance in courtroom 3D
11:00 am-Shelter hearings in courtroom 3C
1:00 pm- Felony bond hearings followed by release from custody pleas in courtroom 4A (schedule via assigned judge’s JA)
* Misdemeanor arraignments out of custody as already scheduled

Tuesdays:

8:30 am- Domestic Violence Arraignments in courtroom 2A
8:30 am- Juvenile Detentions in courtroom 6A0
10:00 am- First Appearance in courtroom 3D
11:00 am-Shelter hearings in courtroom 3C
1:00 pm- Felony bond hearings followed by release from custody pleas in courtroom 4A (schedule via assigned judge’s JA)
 * Misdemeanor arraignments out of custody as already scheduled. 

Wednesdays:

8:00 am  9:30 am - In custody MM/CT VOP arraignments, followed by release from custody pleas, in courtroom 3D
8:30 am- Juvenile Detentions in courtroom 6A
10:00 am- First Appearance in courtroom 3D
11:00 am-Shelter hearings in courtroom 3C
1:00 pm- Felony bond hearings followed by release from custody pleas in courtroom 4A (schedule via assigned judge’s JA)
2:00 pm- In custody misdemeanor arraignments in courtroom 3D

Thursdays:

8:00 am  9:30 am - In custody MM/CT VOP Advisements, followed by release from custody pleas courtroom 3D
8:30 am- Juvenile Detentions in courtroom 6A
10:00 am- First Appearance in courtroom 3D
11:00 am-Shelter hearings in courtroom 3C
1:00 pm- Felony bond hearings followed by release from custody pleas in courtroom 4A (schedule via assigned judge’s JA)
2:00 pm- In custody MM/CT VOP arraignments, followed by release from custody pleas in courtroom 2A
3:30pm - Misdemeanor bond hearings in courtroom 2A

Fridays:

8:00am - 9:30am - In custody MM/CT VOP arraignments, followed by release from custody pleas, in courtroom 3D
8:30 am- Juvenile Detentions in courtroom 6A
9:30 am- First Appearance in courtroom 3D
11:00 am-Shelter hearings in courtroom 3C
1:00 pm- Felony bond hearings followed by release from custody pleas in courtroom 4A (schedule via assigned judge’s JA)
*Jail Management will be scheduled on Tuesdays and Fridays, with First Appearance (excluding holidays)
* VOP hearings will be continued along with all other non-essential hearings will be rescheduled
* First Appearance, juvenile detention and shelter hearings will remain as scheduled on weekends * All problem solving court proceedings have been cancelled.  Arrangements are being made separately via teleconference for check-ins only with each team and not formal.  

Lee Clerk of Court Suspended Services

Please note the essential services provided by your Clerk’s Office and where to find those services:

Court-Related Services:  

Court records and court dates can be found online at www.LeeClerk.org  

Court Payment due dates have been extended 60 days

Documents & payments can be mailed, submitted online, e-filed or left in the drop-box in the lobby of the Justice Center, MLK Entrance

                                                For online services and e-filing, go to www.LeeClerk.org

Drop Off Location                             Mailing Address

Justice Center                                    Clerk of Court’s Office

2075 Dr. MLK Blvd.                            PO Box 2507

Fort Myers, FL 33901                         Fort Myers, FL 33902

All Jury Duty is cancelled through April 30, 2020. 

Self Help Center is closed and Legal Aid appointments are suspended until further notice.

Tax Deed Sales are suspended through April 30, 2020.

For Court questions call 239-533-5000 or email leeclerk_info@leeclerk.org 

Official Records Services & Recording Documents:

Recording transactions can be eRecorded; or mailed or dropped-off with payment and a self-addressed stamped envelope.

If you do not know the amount of your transaction, you may:

  • Call 239-533-5007 for an estimate and then mail or drop off your documents with a self-addressed stamped envelope for processing.
  • Drop off your documents to the address below in a sealed envelope with your Name, Address and Phone Number on the outside of the envelope and we will call you with an amount (including postage if not including a self-addressed stamped envelope).

For online services and e-Recording, go to www.LeeClerk.org. Select one of the eRecording third party vendors to eRecord.

Drop Off Location                             Mailing Address

Administration Building                   Recording Office

2115 Second Street                            PO Box 2278

Fort Myers, FL 33901                        Fort Myers, FL 33902

Marriage Licenses are suspended starting April 3rd.  This service will resume once we have established a video signature verification process that applicants will access to from their home. Check our website for updates on this service.

Wedding Ceremonies have been suspended until future notice.

Passport Services have been suspended until future notice.  Please call 1-877-487-2778 for other passport serving locations.

Questions for the Recording Office, call (239) 533.5007 or email to leeclerk_info@leeclerk.org

Tourist Development Tax Payments

Payments can be submitted online, mailed, or dropped-off.

For online payments, go to www.LeeClerk.org

 Drop Off Location                                Mailing Address

City/County Annex Building            Tourist Development Tax Collections

1825 Hendry Street, 1st Floor        P.O. Box 2257
Fort Myers, FL  33901                          Fort Myers, FL 33902-2257

Questions for Inspector General or for Tourist Tax (239) 533-2190 or email: TouristTax@leeclerk.org

Clerk of Court Branch Offices in Cape Coral and Bonita Springs are closed until further notice.

Please email leeclerk_info@leeclerk.org with any questions and continue to check our website  www.LeeClerk.org for the latest updates on services.

eRecording

Some of our eRecording vendors are offering discounts. However so as not to recommend one vendor over another, we are sharing all of the information below:

e-Docs Solutions- 1.888.973.3627

Cost Savings: If the customer mentions LeeCountyClerk as a discount code

Basic Level:  Normal pricing is $0.00 Annual Subscription Fee and per-document e-Recording Transaction Fee of $40.00.  Customers who mention your discount code will instead pay $20.00 per-document e-Recording Transaction Fee.

Standard Level:  Normal pricing is $95.00 Annual Subscription Fee and per-document e-Recording Transaction Fee of $10.00.  Customers who mention your discount code will receive a one-time credit of $50.00 toward their Annual Subscription Fee.  

Professional Level:  Normal pricing is $195.00 Annual Subscription Fee and per-document e-Recording Transaction Fee of $5.00.  Customers who mention your discount code will receive a one-time credit of $100.00 toward their Annual Subscription Fee, as well as 10% off their per-document e-Recording Transaction Fee for the life of their membership.

eRecording Partners Network- 1.888.325.3365

Cost savings: None – this is their normal pricing. No sign up fee, No annual fee - $4.00 per document.  Charge for recorded documents only, no charge if document rejected.

Simplifile- 1.800.460.5657

Cost savings: None – We don’t have a set fee schedule. Fees can vary based on a number of factors including volume and type of business. For example, a company submitting notices of commencement might pay a lower fee than a title company submitting deeds and mortgages. Because of the vetting they do of potential customers, they cannot accommodate one time individual filers. We have already reduced our fees. We have highly discounted rates for contractors recording NOC’s and we have  waived the license fee for the vast majority of our submitters.  

CSC eRecording Solutions- 1.800.927.9801

Cost savings:  In response to the current COVID-19 crisis we are waiving the set-up fees for new Submitters who make this request when contacting CSC. Please provide your paper Submitters with our contact information.

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