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.

Manatee Clerk’s office, Manatee County Government awarded the Triple Crown medallion for exceptional financial reporting
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller and Manatee County Government recently earned a Triple Crown medallion from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

The Triple Crown medallion is awarded to governments that achieve all three annual awards granted by the association in one year. This year is the first year that GFOA has prese…

Florida Clerks Recognize Senator Jim Boyd as Legislator of the Year
Friday, July 23, 2021 --

BRADENTON, Fla -- The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller and 2021-22 Florida Court Clerks and Comptroller (FCCC) President Angel Colonneso gathered together with fellow Clerks and Comptrollers on Tuesday, July 20, in the historic courtroom within the Manatee Clerk’s Office to present Senator Jim Boyd with the Clerk Legislator of the Year Award for his support of Clerks durin…

Manatee County Clerk offers property owners a free service to alert them to property fraud
Friday, July 23, 2021 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller offers a free public service for property owners to protect themselves against property fraud. 

Property fraud occurs when scammers file official-looking records such as deeds or a lien against a property. Unless the property owner is periodically checking the Official Records, these fraudulent documents remain undetected. 

The Manate…

Manatee County Clerk’s office sweeps all seven categories in Best Practices Excellence Program
Monday, July 19, 2021 --

Manatee County Clerk’s office sweeps all seven categories in Best Practices Excellence Program

BRADENTON, Fla. - The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s office swept the board in Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers (FCCC) Best Practices Excellence Program by receiving a Recognition of Excellence certificate in all seven categories.

The Best Practices Excellence Program …

Manatee Clerk’s office releases unclaimed funds list
Monday, July 19, 2021 --

Manatee Clerk’s office releases unclaimed funds list

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s Office recently published a listing of unclaimed funds held by our office this past year.

Unclaimed funds is money from:
• Jury service
• Restitution
• Cash bond refunds
• Garnishments
• Over payment refunds
• Court registry disbursements

To see if you are owed any money, please cl…

Manatee Clerk sworn in as statewide association president
Thursday, July 8, 2021 --

Manatee Clerk sworn in as statewide association president

Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Angel Colonneso, is the 2021-22 Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers President. 

St. Petersburg, FL – The Honorable Angel Colonneso, Clerk of the Manatee County Circuit Court and Comptroller, was installed as the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers (FCCC) President on Wed…

Rule 2.420 Changes

Rule 2.420 Changes Effective July 1, 2021 Filers are now solely responsible for ensuring any confidential information contained in small claims, county civil, and most circuit civil court documents is appropriately identified for redaction.

Teen Court/Teen Court Too hosts first-ever virtual Attorney Training
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 --

On May 1, 2021, 27 teens and preteens, ages 10-17, eagerly logged on to Zoom for the first-ever virtual Manatee County Teen Court Attorney Training. The Teen Court Attorney Training is part of the Manatee County Teen Court/Teen Court Too program.

Teen Court/Teen Court Too is designed to stop youthful delinquent behavior before a pattern is established. 

In the attorney training, the participants…

Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Issues Notice of Upcoming Changes to Redaction of Private Information in Certain Court Records
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 --

The Manatee County Clerk’s Office is issuing a notice to the public about a recent change in the filing of court records with regard to the redaction of confidential information.

In accordance with a recent amendment by the Florida Supreme Court, to Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420, “the clerk will not be required to identify and designate information as confidential,” in circuit civil, coun…