Hendry County Notice: Judicial Circuit issues memo for COVID19 Quarantine Violators

LaBelle – On Friday, April 3, 2020, the 20th Judicial Circuit issued a memo in response to COVID19. The memo states that, “Any person arrested for violating any rule under Fla. Stat. 381.0035, any isolation, or quarantine, or any requirement adopted by the DOH shall be held in custody with a NO BOND HOLD pending […]

Hendry County Advisory Regarding COVID-19

(April 3, 2020) – Hendry County is issuing the following advisory regarding COVID19: · Taking care of yourself and your loved ones is the most essential function at this time · Staying home is critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our community · Hendry County will not allow team and/or organized sports in […]

Notice of multiple office closures in Hendry County

In response to the concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), multiple Hendry County Offices have announced closures. The Hendry County Property Appraiser issued the following notice: Effective Monday, March 23, 2020 at 5 p.m., the Hendry County Property Appraiser’s Office will be closed to the public until further notice. • Our LaBelle and Clewiston offices will remain […]

Hendry County Declares a Local State of Emergency

(March 19, 2020) – Hendry County officials have declared a Local State of Emergency in response to the potential spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its potential impacts on the County. The declaration is effective immediately as of 4:28pm on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Although there are currently no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hendry County […]

Conducted every ten years the 2020 Census is coming

What do Hendry County, fair representation, redistricting, and $675 million have in common? The 2020 Census. It’s coming, and taking part is your civic duty. The census is conducted every 10 years by the U.S. Census Bureau, and the results determine congressional representation and federal funding for states and communities like ours. Every year, more […]

Topics put ‘On the Table’ alike across Southwest Florida

CLEWISTON — The “On the Table” community roundtable discussions as conducted in many other places came to Southwest Florida this autumn, sponsored by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and the FutureMakers Coalition and attended by a wide spectrum of community partners on Thursday, Oct. 17. In Hendry County, one gathering was at the Clewiston Adult […]

Broadband network study OK’d by BOCC

LABELLE — A study of whether it’s feasible to set up a community-wide broadband network in Hendry County will go forward after action taken by the county board last week. A request for proposals had been advertised for the study during the summer, with the proposals opened on July 19, and a duly constituted review/ranking […]

Hendry County opts for code enforcement magistrate system

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Board of Commissioners on a 4-1 vote Aug. 13 approved switching to a special magistrate system for county code enforcement cases. It’s a move that the five commissioners have been discussing intensely at nearly every meeting for more than a year. County Attorney Mark Lapp told the board a section […]

Hendry County issues local State of Emergency Residents are urged to prepare for Hurricane Dorian

(August 29, 2019) – LaBelle, Fla. – Hendry County Officials have declared a local State of Emergency effective at 1pm, Thursday, August 29, 2019 in preparation for the potential threat of Hurricane Dorian. Hendry County Emergency Management (EM) Officials are urging residents to prepare for the possibility of tropical storm conditions beginning Sunday afternoon through […]

Hendry County celebrates Grand Opening of new LaBelle Airport Terminal

Hendry County staff, elected officials and representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) along with contractors, consultants and community partners celebrated the grand opening of the new LaBelle Airport terminal building with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, August 23. The total project which includes the terminal building, […]