Barbara-Jo Bell

County Judge

Judicial Assistant: Lindsay Stewart
Office: 352-540-6240
Fax: 352-754-4267

Office Information
Hernando County Courthouse
20 N. Main Street
Brooksville, FL 34601

Hearing Requests

Please use the following email address to request a hearing date: OR by calling 352-540-6240

After a hearing is set and confirmed by the Judicial Assistant, it will not appear on the clerk docket until the Notice of Hearing is filed.

Hearing Cancellations

A Notice of Cancellation must be e-filed with the Clerk’s Office no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled hearing time.  If the hearing to be cancelled is within 5 business days of the scheduled hearing, you must emergency e-file the Notice of Cancellation and send a courtesy copy to Lindsay Stewart at

Submitting Proposed Orders

FOR PROPOSED ORDERS submitted through the E-Portal.

Please click here to review the instructions to submit proposed orders.

*NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:* The Code of Judicial Conduct governing behavior by judges forbids the Judges of the Fifth Judicial Circuit to discuss pending cases with the public. Please do not call the Court expecting to speak with a Judge about any case. The Court is only allowed to consider arguments made in the courtroom and in documents properly filed by actual parties in the case as authorized by law and the Rules of Court. The Court cannot ethically read or consider any other opinions or arguments about the case. Communications that do not meet these legal requirements cannot be forwarded to the Judges.