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  • Manatee County Clerk’s Office Wins Diversity Award

    Thursday, January 22, 2015—The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, R.B. “Chips” Shore and his office were announced as the winner of the first Sarasota-Manatee Human Resources Association Alltrust Diversity Award. The award is given to the Sarasota-Manatee Human Resources Association (SHRA) member and their organization who have demonstrated an appreciation for workforce diversity and who have successfully created an inclusive work environment.
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  • 2015 Manatee County Heritage Days - Calendar of Events

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015—From March 1-31, 2015, the 36th annual Heritage Days celebration will focus on our county’s history.  All month long, historical sites and organizations throughout our county will celebrate our community’s heritage by providing opportunities for our area’s residents and visitors to experience the past.  Reenactments, special exhibits, lectures, open houses and family programming will highlight the month’s events.
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  • Florida Supreme Court's Request for Survey Assistance

    Wednesday, January 07, 2015—The Florida Supreme Court would like to hear from you. The Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga has asked the Honorable Joseph E. Smith (St. Lucie), Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers President, if Clerks, Clerk staff, jurors and non-attorney court users would participate in a survey to help “understand the opinions and thoughts of those within and impacted by the state courts system so the Court can identify issues and trends from various perspectives.” Survey data will be used to inform the Court’s Long Range Strategic Plan for 2016-2022. President Smith accepted the Chief Justice’s offer to assist the Judiciary and contribute to their data collection efforts.

    Specifically, the Court would like Clerks, Clerk staff, non-attorney court users and jurors to participate in online surveys.  The survey will be active through January 30.

    Please complete the Florida Supreme Court’s Juror and Non-Attorney Court User Survey online at


  • Update Regarding Same-Gender Marriage

    Friday, January 02, 2015—

    Beginning next week, our office will issue same-gender marriage applications.

    Please feel free to use our online "e-Marriage Application" located at under the Online Services tab. Although you must appear in person to complete the application process, this online tool does simplify and assist in the process.

    For additional information regarding the marriage application, and services provided by our office to marriage applicants, please visit our website at, referring to the Directory tab and selecting the Marriage License Division from the listing on the left-hand of our home page.

     Information includes the requirements necessary to successfully complete the application process, as well as FAQs, the roster of Premarital Preparation Course Providers, and our fee schedule.

    PLEASE NOTE: Our office will be open during our regular business hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm.

  • e-Courts 2012 Conference Presentations

    The following are PowerPoint slide decks that will be presented at the e-Courts 2012 Conference on Monday, December 10, 2012

    Judge Haworth’s E-Court 2012 Keynote

    Shore-Pettijohn E-Courts 2012 Plenary

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