Notice Regarding Book/Page Numbers in the Manatee County Clerk’s Official Records
Beginning January 1, 2020, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller will no longer assign Book and Page numbers to documents recorded in Official Records. The Clerk will continue assigning consecutive Instrument Numbers as the official register numbers to reflect the order in which documents have been recorded. For historical purposes, documents recorded prior to January 1, 2020, will remain indexed and searchable by Book and Page. If you create or use forms that reference Book and Page numbers, you should modify those forms to capture or reference Instrument Numbers for any documents recorded on or after January 1, 2020. Recorded plat maps will continue to receive Book and Page numbers.

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.

Passport Application Event
Thursday, February 20, 2020 --

Saturday, March 14th 8:30AM to 12:00PM
Manatee County Historical Courthouse
1115 Manatee Avenue West

This event is for first time applicants, renewal of adult passports (if the passport was issued more than 15 years ago) and renewal of passports for minors. We are equipped to take passport photos for an additional fee of $16.05.
To save time when visiting our office – you can complete and print your…

Presidents Day Office Closure
Thursday, February 13, 2020 --

The office of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller will be closed for President's Day on Monday, Feb. 17 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Manatee County Heritage Days 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020 --

This year marks the 41st year for Manatee Heritage Days, the time when Manatee County’s historical organizations and sites come together to celebrate our community’s heritage by providing opportunities for our area’s residents and visitors to experience the past. Reenactments, special exhibits, lectures, classes, walking tours, open houses and family programming will highlight the month’s events. …

Valentine’s Day Group Wedding Ceremony
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 --

Angelina Colonneso, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, invites couples to a special event to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

The planned event will consist of a single group ceremony that will unite all couples in attendance and will be performed by Clerk Angel Colonneso herself. The couples and their guests will celebrate with refreshments and cake which will be provided at …

Holiday Office Closures
Monday, December 16, 2019 --

The office of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller will be closed for Christmas Eve on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day on Wednesday, Dec. 25 and reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26.   Our office will also be closed New Year’s Day on Wednesday, Jan. 1 and reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2.

FL Courts E-Filing Portal Maintenance
Thursday, December 5, 2019 --

FL Courts E-Filing Portal Maintenance

December 7, 2019

The Florida Courts E-Filing Portal will be unavailable 12/07/2019 beginning at 12 AM Eastern Time Zone for maintenance. The estimated downtime is 5 hours. We apologize for this inconvenience. We strive to maintain our services with excellent security and system processes and this requires maintenance. Please contact the service desk at suppo…

Civil Jurisdictional Changes
Friday, November 22, 2019 --

Chapter 2019-58, Laws of Florida, raise the county court jurisdictional threshold for civil actions from $15,000 to $30,000, except for those actions within the exclusive jurisdiction of the circuit court, effective January 1, 2020. The bill also requires Clerks to provide claim value data and necessary case event data to the Office of State Courts Administrator (OSCA) for use in the development o…

Closed for Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 21, 2019 --

The office of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29. Located at 1115 Manatee Ave. W. in Bradenton, the office will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2.

Michael Gallen appointed General Counsel
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller recently appointed Michael Gallen to the role of general counsel.

 

Gallen brings more than 17 years of experience in the legal field. In his new function, he will lead the Manatee County Clerk of Court’s strategic and tactical legal initiatives and provide senior management with effective advice on strategies and their implementation…