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.

Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Issues Notice of Upcoming Changes to Redaction of Private Information in Certain Court Records
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 --

The Manatee County Clerk’s Office is issuing a notice to the public about a recent change in the filing of court records with regard to the redaction of confidential information.

In accordance with a recent amendment by the Florida Supreme Court, to Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420, “the clerk will not be required to identify and designate information as confidential,” in circuit civil, count…

Homeowner, be aware. Don’t overpay for your records.

Private companies are urging homeowners to purchase copies of their property deeds for a high fee. Don’t overpay for your property records. Read to find out how to order your records for a nominal fee.

Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller welcomes new Public Information Officer
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 --

Jennifer Linzy has been named Public Information Officer for the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller.

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller's office welcomes Jennifer Linzy as its new Public Information Officer. In this role, Linzy will manage the Clerk's internal and external communications, website, and social media, in addition to growing and maintaining media rel…

Manatee Clerk’s office offers high school seniors and recent graduates a great place to work

Last fall, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s office introduced local high school students to job and career opportunities available with the Clerk’s office. By working with the School District of Manatee County, seniors were invited to apply for exciting part-time positions. These positions offered technical, on-the-job training, specifically within the Clerk’s Courts division. Janessa Almodovar, Ella Botko, and Alexander Dantoulis joined the team in late 2020/early 2021.

2021 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

Beginning Friday, May 28, is the 2021 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. During this holiday, which runs through June 6, essential disaster preparedness items will be tax-free.

Special Passport Event Provides After Business Hours in May 2021  
Monday, April 12, 2021 --

If you’d like get a passport, but find it hard to apply for one because of your busy work/personal schedule, the Manatee Clerk’s Office wants to help you.  Next month, the Clerk’s Office will be offering special passport application hours to help those on tight schedules.  Our normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.  Passport services will be offered on Saturday, May 1st…

Manatee County Clerk’s Teen Court Holds Virtual Training in May
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 --

If your teen is interested in participating in the Manatee Clerk’s Office Teen Court/Teen Court Too Program as an Attorney, we are inviting them to an upcoming training program.  Training for volunteer youth attorneys will take place Virtually via Zoom, on Saturday, May 1st, 2021 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

The training will educate teens on how to be a Teen Court/Teen Court Too Attorney in real cr…

Manatee County Clerk’s Office Celebrates Sunshine Week 2021
Friday, March 12, 2021 --

In recognition of Sunshine Week (March 14 – 20, 2021), Angel Colonneso, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, is honoring Florida’s commitment to government in the sunshine.  Clerks play a vital role in providing access to important documents, including court and official records.

Florida has an extensive history of protecting citizens’ rights to have access to public informa…

Friday, March 12, 2021 --

An official proclamation, from the County of Manatee, designates March 15-19, 2021, as “Government Finance Professionals Week.”  The proclamation issued March 9, 2021, extends appreciation to all government finance professionals in the State of Florida and in the County of Manatee and acknowledges their hard work, dedication and leadership.

This Government Finance Professionals Week is sponsored …