Clerk's News

These are the most recent news items from the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller.  For older articles please view the News Archive.

Complimentary Shredding Day 2019

Weather permitting, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is sponsoring a complimentary shredding day for Manatee County residents at the west side of Palmetto’s Manatee County Fairgrounds in the VIP parking lot on Saturday, May 4 from 9 – 11 a.m.

New Online e-recording Option
Thursday, April 18, 2019 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller has partnered with eRecording Partners Network to offer an online portal to streamline all aspects of the recording process and improve the office’s ability to serve its Manatee County constituents.

Now, the office can accept any electronic recorded documents through eRecording Partners Network’s online portal. Traditionally sent to th…

Manatee County Clerk of the Court hosts youth training for Teen Court volunteer attorneys
Monday, April 1, 2019 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is hosting a training event to provide young adults, ages 12-17, the opportunity to learn how to be an attorney in real criminal cases for Manatee County’s Teen Court and Teen Court Too, a diversionary program designed to stop youthful delinquent behavior before a pattern is established.

The training event will take place at the Manate…

Manatee County Clerk of the Court kicks off Sunshine Week with newly established public records seminars
Friday, March 1, 2019 --

In recognition of Sunshine Week, a nationwide initiative being celebrated March 10-16, 2019, the office of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is launching a series of workshops to discuss the public records resources available and Manatee County citizens’ access to them.

The first program will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 at the McClure Center of the Manat…

Manatee County Clerk of Court celebrated couples on Valentine’s Day
Thursday, February 28, 2019 --

Valentine’s Day is generally a very popular day for weddings, and the office of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller spent the day celebrating couples, performing 12 marriage ceremonies and issuing 14 marriage licenses.

The staff of the Marriage License and Passport Division provided each couple applying for a marriage license with a red carnation, cupcakes, a 4-inch by 6…

Passport Application Event 2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 --

The Manatee County Clerk of Court is hosting a passport application event from 8:30a.m. to Noon on Saturday, March 16th at the Manatee County Historic Courthouse located at 1115 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton. As an added convenience, the Clerk’s office is equipped to take passport photos on-site for a fee of $16.05. Clerk staff will be available to assist customers throughout the passport applica…

Schedule of month-long events outlined for Manatee Heritage Days
Monday, February 11, 2019 --

BRADENTON, Fla. — Manatee Heritage Days, supported and organized by the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller's Department of Historical Resources, is being held March 1 – 31, 2019 with a full schedule of events to mark its 40-year anniversary and celebrate the community’s past countywide.

Manatee County’s historical organizations are coming together to create events during th…

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian discusses book during Florida Maritime Museum fundraiser
Friday, January 18, 2019 --

CORTEZ, Fla. — The Florida Maritime Museum, supported by the office of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, is presenting an author talk and Fishing For Our Future fundraiser with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jack E. Davis on Thursday, March 14 from 6 – 8:30 p.m.

A professor of environmental history at the University of Florida and an award-winning author of “The Gul…

Manatee County Clerk of the Court unveils updated website
Saturday, December 1, 2018 --

BRADENTON, Fla. — The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller recently revealed a refreshed website for its Manatee County customers.

The updated ManateeClerk.com provides users with an easy-to-navigate online experience and access to its various departments, services, latest news, important information, forms, reports, fee listings and much more.

With continuity and consistenc…