Notice Regarding Book/Page Numbers in the Manatee County Clerk’s Official Records
Beginning January 1, 2020, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller will no longer assign Book and Page numbers to documents recorded in Official Records. The Clerk will continue assigning consecutive Instrument Numbers as the official register numbers to reflect the order in which documents have been recorded. For historical purposes, documents recorded prior to January 1, 2020, will remain indexed and searchable by Book and Page. If you create or use forms that reference Book and Page numbers, you should modify those forms to capture or reference Instrument Numbers for any documents recorded on or after January 1, 2020. Recorded plat maps will continue to receive Book and Page numbers.

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.

FL Courts E-Filing Portal Maintenance
Thursday, December 5, 2019 --

FL Courts E-Filing Portal Maintenance

December 7, 2019

The Florida Courts E-Filing Portal will be unavailable 12/07/2019 beginning at 12 AM Eastern Time Zone for maintenance. The estimated downtime is 5 hours. We apologize for this inconvenience. We strive to maintain our services with excellent security and system processes and this requires maintenance. Please contact the service desk at suppo…

Civil Jurisdictional Changes
Friday, November 22, 2019 --

Chapter 2019-58, Laws of Florida, raise the county court jurisdictional threshold for civil actions from $15,000 to $30,000, except for those actions within the exclusive jurisdiction of the circuit court, effective January 1, 2020. The bill also requires Clerks to provide claim value data and necessary case event data to the Office of State Courts Administrator (OSCA) for use in the development o…

Closed for Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 21, 2019 --

The office of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29. Located at 1115 Manatee Ave. W. in Bradenton, the office will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2.

Michael Gallen appointed General Counsel
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller recently appointed Michael Gallen to the role of general counsel.

 

Gallen brings more than 17 years of experience in the legal field. In his new function, he will lead the Manatee County Clerk of Court’s strategic and tactical legal initiatives and provide senior management with effective advice on strategies and their implementation…

Recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 --

October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is acknowledging the month by collecting and contributing books to benefit children visiting its Violence Protection division. Staff will also wear purple ribbons to help raise awareness.

Donations to the book drive can be made to the Violence Protection divisio…

Closed for in-service day
Monday, September 30, 2019 --

WHO, WHAT and WHEN
The office of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller will be closed to the public for an in-service day on Wednesday, Oct. 9 and reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10.

WHERE
1115 Manatee Ave. W. | Bradenton | 34205
941-749-1800

Colonneso appointed to Florida Supreme Court commission
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 --

Angel Colonneso, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, was recently appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to serve on the Florida Courts Technology Commission, a standing Supreme Court commission.

The Florida Courts Technology Commission oversees, manages and directs the development and use of technology within the judicial branch under the direction of the Florida Supre…

Manatee County Historical Records Library holds local genealogy workshop
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 --

The Manatee County Historical Records Library, supported by the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, is presenting a workshop on local genealogy and historical research on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, from 9 a.m. – noon.

The Manatee County Historical Records Library staff will provide a tour of the library and discuss how to use the resources available for its visitors at 9 – 1…

Manatee County Clerk of Court celebrates Constitution Day
Thursday, September 5, 2019 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is celebrating Constitution Day on Tuesday, Sept. 17 and will observe the holiday throughout the week.

This day marks the 232nd anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. The Daughters of the American Revolution first presented a resolution t…