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.

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…

Electronically Certify Official Records Online
Friday, July 26, 2019 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller has partnered with TrieData to offer the ability to electronically certify Official Records online. This new service, called Clerk e-Certify, uses advanced encryption features to produce secure, tamper-proof electronically certified copies of official records in minutes.

Traditionally, to obtain a certified copy of an Official Record r…

Manatee County Clerk of Court staff members step up to mentor students
Thursday, July 25, 2019 --

BRADENTON, Fla. — Thirty-four staff members with the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller recently participated as mentors in the Dive Into Reading program created by the Anna Maria Oyster Bar, totaling approximately 272 hours volunteered.

The 2019 program served 365 children, who collectively read 13,730 books. Approximately 354 volunteers participated to help serve 11 Manat…

Colonneso steps into vice president position for Florida Clerks Association
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 --

Angel Colonneso, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, was recently elected and sworn in as the vice president for the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers and to the Executive Council of the Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation at its summer 2019 conference from June 25 – 27, 2019.

In her role as vice president, Colonneso and the 15-member board are responsi…

Florida Clerks Thank Angel Colonneso
Thursday, June 20, 2019 --

Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers would like to thank the Honorable Angelina "Angel" Colonneso, Esq. for serving as the 2018/2019 Treasurer. In this role, Clerk Colonneso oversees the association's financial reporting and provides crucial fiscal oversight.

Clerk Colonneso's service to FCCC includes serving as the Chair of the Communications Committee and the Clericus Workgroup, as the Vice-…