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UPDATE: Jury duty suspension extended

By Staff | Mar 25, 2020

UPDATE: The Florida State Supreme Court has issued a new administrative order further suspending all jury trials through April 17. The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a massive effect upon the operations of the clerks and the state courts system.

Anyone with a summons for jury duty dated between now and April 17 is not required to report. If you are unsure if your summons is impacted, call the number provided on the summons or visit the Jury Duty page on “http://www.LeeClerk.org”>www.LeeClerk.org.

The new order also extends an earlier suspension of speedy trial rules and related court procedures. Visit “Noteworthy Information” at www.LeeClerk.org for updated information on the court schedules and clerk services.

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ORIGINAL (March 23, 2020):

On March 20, the Lee County Clerk’s Office reported that it is committed to providing a safe environment for the public and employees. Based on guidance from public health authorities and the escalating health risk to customers and employees, it has made the following changes to its services:

– Customer service counters: Lee County Clerk of Courts has limited public access to all Clerk of Courts customer service counters as of March 19. It will continue to monitor the situation and will re-evaluate public access at its office locations on April 3.

– Passport services: Passport Services have been suspended until future notice. For other passport serving locations, call 877-487-2778.

– Marriage licenses: Marriage licenses are being provided if the wedding is in the next 60 days. Applicants must start the application online at www.leeclerk.org and call 239-533-5007 for an appointment to pick up the license.

– Wedding ceremonies: Wedding ceremonies have been suspended until future notice.

– Official records – recording documents: If you know the amount of your transaction, you may drop off or mail your documents with payment, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the addresses below:

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

– 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).

– Call 239-533-5007 for an estimate and then mail or drop off your documents with a self-addressed stamped envelope for processing.

– E-Record your document using one of the third party vendors listed on our website.

You may pay by credit card over the phone or mail a check.

– Drop off location:

Administration Building

2115 Second Street

Fort Myers, FL 33901

– Mailing address:

Recording Office

P.O. Box 2278

Fort Myers, FL 33902

– Court related – filing documents and making payments: Payment due dates have been extended 60 days. You can pay online at www.LeeClerk.org or leave your payment in the secure drop box, or pay by mail.

Customers can e-file (www.LeeClerk.org), mail or drop off documents. If you mail or drop-off your documents, include your payment, case number, contact information and explanation.

– Drop off location:

Justice Center

2075 Dr. MLK Blvd.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

– Mailing address:

Clerk of Court’s Office

P.O. Box 2507

Fort Myers, FL 33902

– Jury duty: All jury duty is canceled until March 27. This date may be extended.

– Self help center: The self help center is closed and legal aid appointments have been suspended until further notice.

For recording documents, marriage license and passport questions, call 239-533-5007.

For court related questions, contact 239-533-5000 or leeclerk_info@leeclerk.org.