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.

A Closer Look at the Recording Department
Friday, March 5, 2021 --

What exactly does the Recording Department do at the Manatee Clerk’s Office?

Take a look at this video to find out: https://youtu.be/mSzSw1OtoSw

To read more about the Recording Department, be sure to visit our website at: https://www.manateeclerk.com/departments/recording/

 

Manatee Heritage Days to be held March 1-31, 2021
Monday, February 22, 2021 --

Manatee Heritage Days

Manatee Heritage Days to be held March 1-31, 2021
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          This year marks the 42nd 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.  Reenactmen…

Manatee County Clerk of Court Finds nearly 80-thousand dollars in Potential CARES Act Claims Fraudulent Activity
Friday, February 19, 2021 --

The Division of Inspector General at the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller’s Office has identified a total of $77,000 of potential fraudulent activity in CARES Act claims and are currently reviewing more cases that could increase this amount. These cases have been referred to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office for investigation. The Inspector General’s Office has also pr…

Manatee County Clerk’s Office Receives Recognition for Financial Reporting
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s Office has been recognized with three honors from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) in the areas of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

For the 41st consecutive year, the GFOA has awarded the Manatee County Clerk’s Office with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence …

Manatee County Clerk of Court Closes for Presidents Day 2021
Monday, February 8, 2021 --

The office of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller will be closed for Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 15, 2021, reopening Tuesday, February 16.

WHERE:
1115 Manatee Ave. W. | Bradenton | 34205
941-749-1800

AUTOMATIC CLERK REVIEW FOR CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION IN CIVIL FILINGS ENDS IN JULY
Monday, January 25, 2021 --

AUTOMATIC CLERK REVIEW FOR CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION IN CIVIL FILINGS ENDS IN JULY

Jan 25, 2021 By Gary Blankenship Senior Editor 

Rule change aims to speed access to court records

Effective July 1, clerks of court will no longer review civil filings to screen out confidential information before putting those documents in public court files, leaving it entirely up to lawyers to ensure their clie…

Appointments Required for Passports at Manatee Clerk's Office
Thursday, January 14, 2021 --

If you plan on applying for a passport soon at the Manatee County Clerk’s Office, please call ahead to schedule an appointment.  Effective 1/19/2021, appointments will be required for all passport business.  This change is being made to assist with social distancing for our customers.  To schedule an appointment, call (941) 741-4020.

 

Manatee County Clerk’s Teen Court Hearings Being Conducted Virtually
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s Office has a new video to help explain how Teen Court is now operating.  Due to Covid and in an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy, all Teen Court hearings are being done virtually instead of in-person.  The new video, explains how the new hearings are being conducted virtually, via Zoom, and how to apply to become a volunteer.

Manatee Clerk of Court Teams Up With School District to Educate Students about Career Opportunities
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s Office is helping educate high school students about career opportunities at the Clerk’s Office by creating a new video.  In the past, representatives from the Clerk’s Office would visit different school campuses and events to discuss the different opportunities available for recently graduated high school students.  Due to Covid-19, …