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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 Clerk's office announces jury duty is suspended until further notice
Friday, April 3, 2020 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller’s office announces jury duty is suspended until further notice.  Pursuant to a local administrative order, (AO 2020-8.2 Temporary Suspension of Jury Summonses), clerks suspended summoning jurors for jury duty until further order of the court.  Upon completion of the COVID-19 pandemic, the court will enter an administrative order cance…

Manatee Clerk's Office Only Issuing Marriage Licenses to Manatee County residents
Thursday, April 2, 2020 --

Due to the most recent Executive Order signed by the Governor, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller’s office is only issuing marriage licenses to Manatee County residents.  This will remain in place until April 30.  Marriage Licenses are available by appointment only.  To get a marriage license, you need to do the following:  Apply on-line at: https://www.manateeclerk.co…

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller’s Remains Closed to the Public
Thursday, April 2, 2020 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller’s office wants to remind everyone that we are closed to the public.  While in-person services are limited due to the coronavirus emergency, our office is still offering resources to the community.

  • Staff is still on hand to help those in need of domestic violence injunctions, restraining orders as well as paperwork for Baker Act and…
Manatee Clerk’s Office Cancels Complimentary Shredding Day
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 --

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s Office has decided to cancel next month’s shredding day.  The complimentary event was supposed to take place on Saturday, April 18, at the Manatee County Fairgrounds in Palmetto.

 

For the past few years, community members took advantage of the one day event to help guard against identity the…

The Manatee Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller is closed to the public
Friday, March 20, 2020 --

The Manatee Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller is closed to the public amid concerns over coronavirus.

  • Assistance is available for domestic violence, violence protection, baker act, marchman act and emergency family issues.
  • All other matters need to be taken care of on-line, by mail or by calling: (941) 749-1800.
  • Paper pleadings, official records and payments can be placed in the lo…
Child Support Information during Clerk's Closing
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 --

For all Child Support updates, please visit this website: https://floridarevenue.com/childsupport.

Manatee County Clerk's Teen Court program canceled until April 21st
Monday, March 16, 2020 --

The Manatee County Clerk's Teen Court program is canceled and will reconvene April 21st. If you have any questions, please contact:Sue Lockliear at: Sue.Lockliear@manateeclerk.com, (941) 741-4027; or Vicky Alvarez at: Vicky.Alvarez@ManateeClerk.com, (941) 741-4027.

Jurors in Manatee County Excused for Two Weeks Because of Coronavirus concerns
Friday, March 13, 2020 --

Pursuant to Florida Supreme Court Order AOSC20-13 and Chief Judge Bonner of the 12th Judicial Circuit, jurors summoned between the dates of March 16 – 27, 2020, are excused from jury service because of the health concerns with the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. All defendants shall continue to appear in court as ordered. “We appreciate the community’s patience and understanding as we continue t…

Manatee County Clerk’s Teen Court needs more volunteers
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 --

Does your pre-teen/teenager need community service hours?  The Teen Court/Teen Court Too program, under the direction of the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller, is in need of volunteers. 

Teen Court was established in 1991 as a pre-trial diversionary program for first-time juvenile offenders, ages 10-17 who admit guilt to selected misdemeanor offenses and some court ordered non…