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.

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…

Florida Clerks Recognize Senator Jim Boyd as Legislator of the Year
Friday, July 23, 2021 --

BRADENTON, Fla -- The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller and 2021-22 Florida Court Clerks and Comptroller (FCCC) President Angel Colonneso gathered together with fellow Clerks and Comptrollers on Tuesday, July 20, in the historic courtroom within the Manatee Clerk’s Office to present Senator Jim Boyd with the Clerk Legislator of the Year Award for his support of Clerks durin…

Manatee County Clerk offers property owners a free service to alert them to property fraud
Friday, July 23, 2021 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller offers a free public service for property owners to protect themselves against property fraud. 

Property fraud occurs when scammers file official-looking records such as deeds or a lien against a property. Unless the property owner is periodically checking the Official Records, these fraudulent documents remain undetected. 

The Manate…

Manatee County Clerk’s office sweeps all seven categories in Best Practices Excellence Program
Monday, July 19, 2021 --

Manatee County Clerk’s office sweeps all seven categories in Best Practices Excellence Program

BRADENTON, Fla. - The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s office swept the board in Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers (FCCC) Best Practices Excellence Program by receiving a Recognition of Excellence certificate in all seven categories.

The Best Practices Excellence Program …

Manatee Clerk’s office releases unclaimed funds list
Monday, July 19, 2021 --

Manatee Clerk’s office releases unclaimed funds list

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s Office recently published a listing of unclaimed funds held by our office this past year.

Unclaimed funds is money from:
• Jury service
• Restitution
• Cash bond refunds
• Garnishments
• Over payment refunds
• Court registry disbursements

To see if you are owed any money, please cl…