Lee Clerk now offers virtual lines for court services

FORT MYERS, FLA (July 30, 2020) – The office now offers ClerkExpress, a new service that allows customers to check-in via text message to avoid waiting in the lobbies for court services.

Before customers leave their house, they can text “getinline” to 866-915-9224. They will receive a text message prompting them to choose a location and service. Then they are prompted to text back when they arrive at the Clerk’s office. Once ready to be served, the customer will receive another text message advising them to proceed to the lobby.

“We encourage online services whenever possible but if you do need to conduct your court business in-house, with social distancing guidelines in place, there is limited space in our lobbies,” said Linda Doggett, Lee County Clerk of Courts. “Now customers can wait in the convenience and safety of their own car until they are ready to be served.”

For added convenience, the Clerk’s office also provides customers with a QR code that auto-populates the text message to the ClerkExpress system.

Currently, the new service is available only for Court service appointments at the downtown Justice Center complex located at 2075 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.

Before making the trip, customers are advised to check the Clerk’s website to see if any specific documents or payment methods are required.

For more information about ClerkExpress, please visit LeeClerk.org


The Florida Constitution established the Clerk of the Circuit Court as a public trustee, responsible for safeguarding public records and public funds. Clerk Linda Doggett is directly elected by and accountable to Lee County residents. In addition to the role of Clerk of the Circuit Court, the Clerk is the County Recorder and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, and the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Auditor for Lee County.

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