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.

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…

Manatee County Clerk of the Court hosts youth training for Teen Court volunteer attorneys
Monday, April 1, 2019 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is hosting a training event to provide young adults, ages 12-17, the opportunity to learn how to be an attorney in real criminal cases for Manatee County’s Teen Court and Teen Court Too, a diversionary program designed to stop youthful delinquent behavior before a pattern is established.

The training event will take place at the Manate…

Manatee County Clerk of the Court kicks off Sunshine Week with newly established public records seminars
Friday, March 1, 2019 --

In recognition of Sunshine Week, a nationwide initiative being celebrated March 10-16, 2019, the office of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is launching a series of workshops to discuss the public records resources available and Manatee County citizens’ access to them.

The first program will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 at the McClure Center of the Manat…