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.

Annual Fiscal Reports, Women of History Theme

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller has released its 2017-18 fiscal reports, which are now available for public viewing on its website.

Published annually, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) provides a detailed view into the financial results and position of Manatee County. The Manatee County Popular Report is a condensed and simplified report of the detailed information provided in the CAFR. Its primary purpose is to provide the citizens of Manatee County with an understandable outline of the county’s financial performance.

“We take very seriously our stewardship of the county’s investments and its financial performance,” said Angel Colonneso. “These reports are presented in a valuable, summarized format that every resident can use and access online at any time.”

Each year, the CAFR features a theme. In honor of the 100th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote, this year’s theme is Women of History. The 2017-18 report is dedicated to the women of Manatee County who have made significant contributions to the community. The nine notable women that are highlighted include Florine Abel, Ellen Bolding, Evelyn Gobbie, Frankie Howze, Louise Rogers Johnson, Kathryn Kermode, Marjorie Kinnan, Roberta Knowles and Viola Welch.

“While this is not a comprehensive list, this small group represents women who have impacted Manatee County and helped make our community what it is today,” said Colonneso. “We are grateful for their courage to step outside of traditional roles and help to make the area a great place to work and live.”