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 Annual Debt Report Now Available
Friday, November 19, 2021 --

 

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller has published Manatee County’s first Annual Debt Report for the fiscal year  ended September 30, 2020. This Annual Debt Report provides the public a detailed look at the County's comprehensive debt. 

Manatee County’s debt is comprised of several types of bonds to include, non-self supporting revenue bonds and self-supporting revenue…

Manatee Clerk appointed to Workgroup on Trial Court Technology Strategies
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 --

Chief Justice Charles T. Canady recently appointed Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Angel Colonneso to serve on  the Workgroup on Trial Court Technology Strategies (Workgroup) until June 30, 2023. This Workgroup will develop a strategy to ensure that effective case management tools are available in the trial courts across Florida.

According to Administrative Order AOSC21-…

Clerk’s Office waives fees for Veterans the month of November
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 --

In recognition of Veteran's Day, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is honoring military veterans and active-duty personnel by providing complimentary passport photos, notary services, and copies throughout November.

Complimentary copies include, but are not limited to, marriage licenses, deeds, court records, and more. Also, this includes certified copies.

The Manatee…

Manatee County Clerk’s Office recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 --

Each year thousands of women, men, and children in Florida are impacted by domestic violence. Through the month of October, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller's Office observes National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by giving heighten awareness of the services we provide to help protect the individuals affected by domestic violence issues.     

Our office provides c…

Two Manatee County Inspector General team members attain industry certification
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 --

Bradenton, Fla. — The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s Office is proud to announce that two of our Inspector General team members were awarded certifications through the Association of Inspectors General (AIG). On August 27, 2021, Senior Auditors’ Glen Riley and Jennifer Bal attained certification as Certified Inspector General Investigators (CIGI). 

The Association awa…

The Manatee County Clerk’s Office introduces a new service: New Cases Filed Today
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court proudly introduces a new service—New Cases Filed Today. New Cases Filed Today provides a list of recent court cases that populate as the cases are filed with our office. Cases include county civil, misdemeanors, and traffic infractions, to name a few. The list resets every day at midnight to display new cases filed over the next 24 hours. 

Customers s…

The U.S. Constitution: Guiding and protecting us daily
Friday, September 17, 2021 --

Today marks the 234th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. Today we celebrate the freedoms and rights afforded to us by our founding fathers. It is a day to remember our unyielding unity as a nation to overcome challenges and seize opportunities.

The U.S. Constitution demonstrates the power of the written language. This relatively short document has provided tremendous guidance to our democratic…

Manatee County Teen Court/Teen Court Too celebrates 30 years
Friday, September 3, 2021 --

This month, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Manatee County Teen Court/Teen Court Too program.

The Manatee County Clerk’s office implemented the Teen Court/Teen Court Too program as an alternative to the juvenile justice system.

Before Teen Court, first-time youth offenders charged with a crime were summoned to appear for arraig…

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…