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Once you have an account you can access your court records on http://www.manateeclerk.org/ If you need to request access please follow the instructions on the left.

 

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Court Records Access

The Florida Supreme Court has authorized the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller to provide the public with electronic access to court records indexes and dockets as well as non-confidential court document images through this website. There is no longer a requirement for a subscription of website login to access these document images. Public Access to Court Records

In addition, based on the identity of the user and their relationship or role, the law provides expanded records access and the clerk offers several levels of electronic access to court records and e-filing. These users must enter into a subscription agreement to establish access to court records through a secure login and password.

Florida law restricts access to some cases, documents and information based on the record and the user. For example, Florida law prohibits public access to juvenile records but makes an exception for law enforcement. In addition, attorneys and parties have increased access to their own cases. Learn more about the Clerk’s Pilot Website.

How to Access Court Records

The clerk offers several levels of electronic access to records based on the status of identity of the user. Florida law restricts access to some cases, documents and information based on the record and the user. For example, Florida law prohibits public access to juvenile records but makes an exception for law enforcement. In addition, attorneys and parties have increased access to their own cases. The clerk has created different levels of access depending on the user. Except for Public Internet access, all users must enter into a subscription agreement and access court records through secure login and password.

  1. Public Internet –  The Florida Supreme Court has authorized the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller to provide the public with electronic access to many court records, indexes and dockets as well as non-confidential document images through this website as provided by law. Note: F.S. 28.2221(5)(a).
  2. Attorneys may enter into subscription agreements to have Internet access to all records in their cases not sealed by the Court. Attorneys are also given access to indexes, dockets and images of court records that are not confidential, sealed or expunged. Attorney subscribers are also set up for efiling. There is no fee for Attorney Subscriber Access.  Download the Attorney Subscriber Access Agreement.  In order to set up a depository account to pay filing fees for actions efiled with the clerk, attorneys must complete this form. A depository account is not required for filings that do not have an associated fee. For more information contact Carla Welke at 941-741-4031.
  3. Parties have Internet access to all records in some cases not sealed by the Court. Special party access will not be provided to the following case types: Sexual Violence, criminal cases, guardianships, incapacity, Jimmy Ryce, Juvenile, sealed cases. Parties access these case types through the Public Internet. Access is provided by submitting a signed and notarized access request form. Parties may also grant special access to an attorney, not of record, by submitting an Authority for Attorney Electronic Access Form
  4. Public Internet Subscribers have access to all records that are not confidential, will receive e-mail announcements regarding our website, and may e-file in cases where they are listed as a party or are authorized to file documents in a case (example: Process Servers filing returns of service). This access is by Subscription Agreement.  Download the Public Subscription Agreement
  5. Government agencies and their agents have access to all records that are not confidential or sealed by the Court. Download the General Government Agreement .  Law Enforcement Officers receive expanded Internet access to records that are not sealed by the Court. Download the Law Enforcement Agreement.  The Attorney General and the Dept Children & Families (Safe Children Coalition) have entered into special agreements with the clerk and receive additional access to juvenile dependency actions. The Manatee County School Board has entered into a special agreement with the clerk to receive access to Truancy actions.