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.

Historic Courthouse and North Entrance with the park also known as Courthouse Square

Manatee County Clerk of Court celebrates Constitution Day

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is celebrating Constitution Day on Tuesday, Sept. 17 and will observe the holiday throughout the week.

This day marks the 232nd anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. The Daughters of the American Revolution first presented a resolution to Congress in order to mark the anniversary of the U.S. Constitution each year.

As part of the week, the Manatee County Clerk’s Office will distribute complimentary pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution while supplies last and one per customer. The staff will also commemorate the day by wearing patriotic colors on Tuesday.

"Our founding fathers gave us the Constitution as the cornerstone of our democracy and an outline of how government should operate," said Angel Colonneso, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller. "This document entitles us to our freedom to vote, freedom of speech and freedom to possess other viewpoints. Join us as our office celebrates Constitution Day, its founding and pay tribute to those who fought and defended our Constitution and uphold our rights, which we hold so dear."