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.

Colonneso appointed to Florida Supreme Court commission

Angel Colonneso, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, was recently appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to serve on the Florida Courts Technology Commission, a standing Supreme Court commission.

The Florida Courts Technology Commission oversees, manages and directs the development and use of technology within the judicial branch under the direction of the Florida Supreme Court. The 25-member Florida Courts Technology Commission also coordinates and reviews recommendations with regard to all court policy matters relating to the use of technology in support of the effective administration of justice.

“It is an honor to be appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to this commission,” said Colonneso. “I look forward to working with members of Florida Courts Technology Commission on technology policy matters in relation to the administration of justice.”

Colonneso has been a member of the Access Governance Board of the Florida Courts Technology Commission since 2012, and most recently, a member of the Criminal Case Initiation Workgroup, which also operates under the Florida Courts Technology Commission.

The commission’s members consist of two district court judges, five circuit court judges, two county court judges, three court administrators, three court technology officers, four clerks of court, four Florida Bar members and two members of the public at large.

This year, Colonneso was elected and sworn in as the vice president for the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers, the statewide, nonprofit member association comprised of the Florida Clerks of the Circuit Court and Comptrollers. Florida Senate President Bill Galvano also recently appointed Colonneso to serve on the Executive Council of the Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation with nine other council members, who will discuss and make decisions regarding Clerks of Court Operation Corporation business and budgetary matters.