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 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-…

Annual Fiscal Reports, Women of History Theme
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller has released its 2017-18 fiscal reports, which are now available for public viewing on its website.

Published annually, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) provides a detailed view into the financial results and position of Manatee County. The Manatee County Popular Report is a condensed and simplified report of the detailed…

Complimentary Shredding Day 2019

Weather permitting, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is sponsoring a complimentary shredding day for Manatee County residents at the west side of Palmetto’s Manatee County Fairgrounds in the VIP parking lot on Saturday, May 4 from 9 – 11 a.m.

New Online e-recording Option
Thursday, April 18, 2019 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller has partnered with eRecording Partners Network to offer an online portal to streamline all aspects of the recording process and improve the office’s ability to serve its Manatee County constituents.

Now, the office can accept any electronic recorded documents through eRecording Partners Network’s online portal. Traditionally sent to th…