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.

Florida Governor extends order to prevent renters and homeowners from losing their homes.
Thursday, July 2, 2020 --

On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis, extended Executive Order 20-94, as extended by Executive Orders 20-121 and 20-137, until 12:01 am on August 1, 2020, which gives a limited extension of relief for mortgage foreclosures and evictions relief. The original Executive Order, 20-94, was set to expire July 1, 2020. The extension means that individuals that rent or own a home with a mortga…

Civil Jury Trials in Manatee County Extended Through the End of the Year
Thursday, July 2, 2020 --

There will be no civil jury trials in Manatee, Desoto and Sarasota Counties through the end of the year.  The 12th Judicial Circuit Court of the State of Florida has extended civil jury trials through December 31, 2020. 

The Florida State Courts System has proactively addressed the effects on court operations of the Coronavirus Disease and considers the health, safety, and well-being of courthous…

Manatee County Clerk's Office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, in observance of Independence Day
Monday, June 29, 2020 --

The Manatee County Clerk of Court and Comptroller’s Office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, in observance of Independence Day.  The office, located at, 1115 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, 34205, will reopen on Monday, July 6th. For information about our on-line services, visit our website at: www.manateeclerk.com

Manatee Clerk of Court Angel Colonneso sworn in as President Elect of the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers
Friday, June 26, 2020 --

Congratulations to the Honorable Angel Colonneso, Manatee County Clerk of Court and Comptroller on her newly elected position as President Elect of the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers (FCCC).  On Friday, June 26, Ms. Colonneso was officially sworn into office during the Leadership Transition Ceremony, which was part of the FCCC Virtual 2020 Summer Conference. 

Ms. Colonneso will serve along…

Video Explains the Changes Made at the Manatee County Clerk of Court and Comptroller's Office
Thursday, June 25, 2020 --

Welcome back! Everyone at the Manatee Clerk of Court and Comptroller’s Office is so happy to see our customers again. On Wednesday, June 24th, we resumed all in-person services.  We have made some changes to keep our customers and employees safe during the continued state of emergency.  Please enjoy this video about what your next visit to the Manatee Clerk's Office will look like.

Video highlights steps to protect health in Florida’s courts and Clerks’ offices
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 --

New expectations at the Manatee County Judicial Center and courthouses around the state are highlighted in a video released Tuesday, June 23rd, to prepare and assure people about changes to protect their health. A return to the Judicial Center and other courthouses in Florida during the ongoing public health emergency includes new steps such as touchless temperature checks, health screenings, phys…

All Child Support Questions and Business Can Be Handled On-Line or By Phone
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 --

Manatee County’s Child Support Program is making it easy to take care of business and continue to social distance.  To get case status updates, information, return or request forms, or to resolve an enforcement action, please visit: www.ChildSupport/FloridaRevenue.com or call (850) 488-KIDS (5437), Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 6:00pm.

Manatee Clerk of Court Resuming All In-Person Services
Friday, June 19, 2020 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller’s Office will be resuming all in-person services, on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.  We will be doing this by appointment only in an effort to limit the number of customers in the office and comply with social distancing.  To make an appointment at the Clerk’s Office, please call (941) 749-1800 and we will schedule you during our normal bu…

Notice of Commencement “NOC” forms for builders are now posted on our website
Friday, June 12, 2020 --

Notice of Commencement “NOC” forms for builders are now posted on the Clerk’s website under the Recording section of “Forms for download”.