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.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 --

Operation Green Light
A Driver License Reinstatement Event

Save Money, Get Back On The Road 


Operation Green Light 2022 Short Video from FCCC Communications on Vimeo.

The Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller is hosting Operation Green Light in person at the Manatee County Courthouse on Saturday, June 11 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM to help customers* with su…

Manatee County Clerk's office hosts its 4th Annual Community Drive-Thru Shred Day Event
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller's office invites community residents to safely and securely dispose of personal documents for FREE at its 4th Annual Community Drive-Thru Shred Day Event. This event will take place from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1402 14th Ave W, Palmetto, FL, 34221, on Saturday, May 21, 2022.

ShredQuick, a professional shred…

Inspector General Releases Manatee County Code Enforcement Division Report
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 --

The Division of the Inspector General has completed the investigation of allegations received regarding the Manatee County Code Enforcement Division. Click here to view the full report. 

For media inquiries, please contact Jennifer Linzy, public information officer, at

Manatee County Clerk’s Office Celebrates Sunshine Week 2022
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 --

In recognition of Sunshine Week (March 13 – 19, 2022), Angel Colonneso, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, honors Florida’s commitment to government in the sunshine.

Florida has an extensive history of protecting citizens’ rights to access public information.

Beginning in 1909 with the Public Records Law and evolving to the Sunshine Law, Florida has long supported providi…

The Manatee County Clerk’s office celebrates Government Finance Professionals Week 2022
Thursday, March 10, 2022 --

An official proclamation from Manatee County designates March 14-18, 2022, as "Government Finance Professionals Week." The proclamation issued March 8, 2022, extends appreciation to all government finance professionals throughout the state and Manatee  County for their hard work, dedication, and leadership.

The Florida Government Finance Officers Associations (FGFOA), a professional association f…

Manatee County Clerk Passport Division Opens for Two Saturdays in April
Monday, March 7, 2022 --

Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court has announced its annual Passport event dates for 2022.

Since 2018, the Manatee County Clerk of the Court has opened on weekends and after hours to assist customers whose busy schedules may prevent them from applying or renewing their passport during regular business hours. This year’s event will be held in person on Saturday, April 2, and Saturday, April…

Fake check scam alert
Monday, February 14, 2022 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller’s Office recently became aware of a fraudulent check scam in which an individual is promised a job with a charity and receives a check that appears to be created and issued by the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners and signed by the Board Chair and Angelina Colonneso, the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller.

In the e…

Manatee County Clerk hosts second annual Valentine’s Day Group Wedding
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 --

Second Annual Valentine's Day Group Wedding Invite with Hearts

Clerk Colonneso to marry couples in free group wedding ceremony  

Couples looking for a unique and memorable wedding day are invited to participate in the Manatee County Clerk's second annual Valentine's Day group wedding. The planned event consists of a single group ceremony that Clerk Angel Colonneso herself performs.  

The ceremony will take place on Monday, February 14, at 2:00 p.m. in th…

Manatee County Law Library renamed in honor of first African American attorney in Manatee County
Monday, November 29, 2021 --

The Manatee County Law Library is now known as the Layon F. Robinson, II Law Library.

photo of law library entrance

Friends, family, and colleagues gathered at the Manatee County Law Library to honor the life and legacy of the late Layon F. Robinson, II. 

The Manatee County Board of County Commissioners adopted resolution R-21-124, designating the Manatee County Law Library as the Layon F. Robinson, II Law Library. On Mond…