Recent Updates

11/22/19
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...
11/18/19
Rules for Recorded Documents Since changes cannot be made once an instrument is recorded, please do the following when preparing instruments for recording: Use clear, black print or typing for best reproduction or photographing; Reserve a 3-inch square at the top right-hand corner of the first page...
11/08/19
Born and raised in Hernando County, Doug graduated from Hernando High School in 1995 with High Honors, where he was a member of the BETA Club and the National Honor Society.  After high school, he went on to attend the University of South Florida where he attained a Bachelor of Science in...
11/08/19
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...
11/08/19
General Information Where can I get a petition? By selecting the VAB Petition Packet. Petitions are also available through the Department of Revenue https://floridarevenue.com/property/Pages/VAB.aspx or Hernando County Property Appraiser www.co.hernando.fl.us/pa. How much does it cost? There is a $...
11/08/19
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...
11/08/19
What is an injunction for protection against domestic violence? An injunction is a court order signed by a judge that can be served and or enforced by law enforcement. An Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence may be issued against a spouse or former spouse, a person related by blood...
11/08/19
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...
10/08/19
  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...
09/27/19
  Before you get started, you will need: Your case number or your citation number Total amount(s) due (Shows under Financial Summary on the case) Don't have that info? Click the button below to search our records. Search Our Records Also Please Note: You are responsible for all amounts due...
05/06/19
Main Office: Hernando County Courthouse Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone: 352-754-4201 (Automated Attendant) Address: 20 N. Main Street, Brooksville FL 34601 (All...
05/01/19
Tax Deed Sale - Disclaimer Please read the following disclaimer(s) prior to viewing the associated records. Hernando County Clerk, Doug Chorvat 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...
04/10/19
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...
03/16/19
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...
03/15/19
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 ...
01/07/19
Case Search To search for criminal court cases, please click here.   General Criminal Information There are three different types of criminal cases. Circuit Felony (CF) – any crime punishable by a prison sentence. This category also includes more serious traffic offenses such as fleeing law...
10/03/18
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...
08/24/18
Note:  Credit card and debit card transactions shall incur an additional 3.5% service charge. Circuit Civil Fees  Upon the Filing of a Civil Action that Exceeds $15,000 or proceedings in the Circuit Court, the Plaintiff shall pay a fee of $400.00 Civil Action Cross-Claim, Counter Claim or...
08/17/18
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. The fee for a marriage license is $86.00 and there...