Historic Boat Tours to benefit Manatee Historic OrganizationsThursday, January 30, 2014—The Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court’s Department of Historical Resources in partnership with Island Pearl Excursions will host six heritage water tours in March. A portion of proceeds will benefit four historic organizations including Manatee Village Historical Park, Florida Maritime Museum, the Palmetto Historical Park, and the Manatee Agricultural Museum.
Manatee Heritage Days
Friday, January 17, 2014— From March 1-31, 2014, the 35th 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. Read the event flyer for more details.
Manatee County Historical Records Library receives donation of papers on ‘The Making of A HospitalTuesday, January 14, 2014— Dr. Richard Conard who along with Doctors E.P. Dickerson, Roger Meyer, Kenneth Schermer, Thomas Sprenger, and Harold Sutton and twenty four other community doctors as investors founded Blake Hospital in the early 1970s recently donated his collection of papers that tell the story of the hospital’s beginnings.
Tax Deed Advertisement Change
Wednesday, December 18, 2013— Please be advised that beginning December 31, 2013, Notices for Application of Tax Deed will be advertised in the Legal Notice Section of the Bradenton Herald – www.bradenton.com/legal-notices/
Mandatory e-filing for criminal, traffic and juvenile law divisions extended.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013— The mandatory e-filing deadline for all criminal divisions has been extended to February 3, 2014. Please see AOSC13-48 ELECTRONIC FILING OF CRIMINAL CASES IN THE TRIAL COURTS OF FLORIDA VIA THE FLORIDA COURTS E-FILING PORTAL. Based on our office’s e-filing readiness, we encourage you to e-file all of your case documents including criminal via the Portal. We have been successfully accepting and filing documents via the Portal in civil, probate, small claims and family law divisions, as well as for appeals to the circuit courts in these categories since April 1, 2013. We are prepared to do the same for all court divisions.
ATTENTION - New Requirement for Certain Family Law Cases/Standing Family Law Court Order
Friday, September 27, 2013—For details about the new requirements please download: AO13-15A-12 Standing Family Order
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
Message for our Customers
Effective June 1, 2009, the Legislature has imposed increases for filing fees and service charges to go to the state to fund various court functions. While the Clerks are required by law to collect these additional fees, they do not benefit your local Clerk’s office.
In addition, severe cuts recently made to Clerks’ budgets by the Florida Legislature have required significant reductions in personnel. As a result, you may experience longer processing and wait time for services from the office. Thank you for your patience and understanding.