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 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, …

FL Courts E-Filing Portal Maintenance
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 --

The Florida Courts E-Filing Portal will be unavailable 11/21/2020 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 for any questions.

Manatee County Clerk’s Teen Court Resumes Hearings Virtually
Monday, November 9, 2020 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s Office is happy to announce that Teen Court hearings are resuming in November 2020.  Due to Covid, the hearings at the Manatee County Judicial Center were paused for the past few months.  Until further notice, the new hearings will be conducted virtually, via Zoom, and not held in person.  The first virtual hearing will take place on …

Veteran’s Amnesty Court in Manatee County
Thursday, November 5, 2020 --

Veterans who have fines, court fees and more, will be given some extra help this month.

A Veterans Court Amnesty Day will be held on Saturday, November 14, from 8:00am to 12:00pm, at the Manatee County Courthouse, located at 1051 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, 34205.

Veterans are encouraged to attend to receive help with: 
*Unpaid court fees and fines (on closed cases)
*Unpaid traffic fees
*Fines or D…

Manatee County Clerk of the Court honors veterans with waived fees
Thursday, November 5, 2020 --

This month, in honor of Veteran’s Day, November 11th, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s Office is providing a number of complimentary services to veterans.

Throughout the entire month of November, military veterans and active-duty personnel can receive free passport photographs with a passport application, as well as complimentary copies and notary services. 

“We wa…

Manatee County Clerk of the Court Hosts Special Passport Application Event in November
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 --

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s Office wants to help community members get their passports!  The Clerk’s Office understands people are busy during the work week.  In an effort to help those who can’t make it by the office during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, the Clerk’s Office will be opening its doors during the weekend this month, for a special passport …

Manatee Clerk Holds Operation Green Light to Get Drivers Back on the Road
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 --

Every year, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller’s Office hosts Operation Green Light to waive late fees and help residents repay their outstanding court fees to get their driver licenses reinstated.  This year’s Operation Green Light event will be hosted on Saturday, November 21st, from 8:00am – 12:00pm, at the Manatee County Clerk’s Office, located at 1115 Manatee Aven…

The Manatee Clerk’s Office Introduces a New Online Service to Save Customers Time and Provide Filing Assistance
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 --

Manatee County residents can now save a trip to the Clerk’s office and obtain Florida Supreme Court approved forms online!  The Manatee Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is happy to announce a new service called, TurboCourt (Do It Yourself).  This on-line service assists individuals in preparing and filing court documents.

By using TurboCourt (Do It Yourself), self-represented litigants …

Manatee County Historical Records Library Celebrates Family History
Thursday, October 8, 2020 --

In many places, the month of October brings cool weather and an occasion to watch the trees change colors. While Manatee County residents probably won’t see much in the way of a colorful deciduous trees, there’s a different kind of tree that October brings recognition to – our family tree.

October is Family History Month and during the week of October 12 – 17, 2020, from 9:00 am – noon, the Manat…