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 Homeowners: Don’t overpay for your records
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 --

The Office of Angelina "Angel" Colonneso, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, is warning homeowners of letters sent by private companies offering to provide a copy of their recorded deed for $89.

The official-looking letter is sent to new homeowners, informing them that a deed has been recorded in Official Records. The document identifies the mail recipient as the new pro…

Manatee County Residents: Beware of Jury Scams
Monday, August 1, 2022 --

The Office of Angelina "Angel" Colonneso, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, warns Manatee County residents of a recent jury duty scam reported in Manatee County.

According to the report, the scammer claimed a resident missed jury duty and now must pay a fine using prepaid gift cards. Then directed the resident to send the gift cards to the Sarasota County Clerk & Co…

The Manatee Clerk & Comptroller's office releases its annual list of unclaimed funds
Friday, July 15, 2022 --

Did you know that you might have money owed to you?

Nearly $30,000 in unclaimed funds are being held by our office. Clerks of Court hold unclaimed money for people who forgot to cash their jury duty checks, overpaid court fees, are owed vendor payments, and more!

Click here to view the listing of unclaimed funds to find out if you are owed money. The filing deadline to claim funds is September 1…

Florida Homeowner Assistance Fund
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 --

Are you a homeowner facing foreclosure? You may be eligible for relief through the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). 

According to DEO, Florida’s HAF program mitigates financial hardships associated with the COVID-19 pandemic by preventing homeowners’ mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures, and displacements, as well as loss of ut…

Manatee County Clerk & Comptroller prevents over $1.25 million in ineligible COVID assistance payments
Friday, July 1, 2022 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller's Division of Inspector General (IG) prevented over $1.25 million in ineligible and potentially fraudulent CARES Act funds and COVID assistance payments from being paid by reviewing applications totaling $10.2 million.

The IG reviewed payments for the Manatee County Housing Assistance and Small Business Grant Programs within the Econ…

Manatee County Clerk’s office awarded for excellence in state association’s Best Practices program
Thursday, June 23, 2022 --

At the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers (FCCC) summer conference, the FCCC Best Practices Committee awarded the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller with a Recognition of Excellence in each category of the FCCC's Best Practices in Excellence Program.

According to FCCC, the Program was established last year as an opportunity for Clerks to receive Recognition of Excellen…

Manatee County Clerk partners with CSC to increase eRecording presence
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller is pleased to announce that it has partnered with CSC. This new partnership provides customers an additional vendor to e-record their documents with the Clerk's office. Additionally, this partnership allows the Clerk's office to honor its mission of providing better and more efficient service through technology.

What is e-recording…

Manatee County Clerk's office hosts its 4th Annual Community Drive-Thru Shred Day Event
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller's office invites community residents to safely and securely dispose of personal documents for FREE at its 4th Annual Community Drive-Thru Shred Day Event. This event will take place from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1402 14th Ave W, Palmetto, FL, 34221, on Saturday, May 21, 2022.

ShredQuick, a professional shred…

Inspector General Releases Manatee County Code Enforcement Division Report
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 --

The Division of the Inspector General has completed the investigation of allegations received regarding the Manatee County Code Enforcement Division. Click here to view the full report. 

For media inquiries, please contact Jennifer Linzy, public information officer, at jennifer.linzy@manateeclerk.com