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.

Valentine’s Day Group Wedding Ceremony

Angelina Colonneso, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, invites couples to a special event to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

The planned event will consist of a single group ceremony that will unite all couples in attendance and will be performed by Clerk Angel Colonneso herself. The couples and their guests will celebrate with refreshments and cake which will be provided at the end of the ceremony.

The ceremony will take place at 2:00 pm in the Gazebo on the front lawn of the Manatee County Historic Courthouse located at 1115 Manatee Ave West in Bradenton, Florida. Couples will receive a printed photo and a special Certificate of Marriage commemorating the special day. The certificates will be given at the end of the ceremony.

Ms. Colonneso has waived the $20.00 photo fee and the $30.00 ceremony fee for couples participating in the group wedding from the “Simply Elegant Wedding” package; however, standard license fee will still apply. To participate, couples must sign-up no later than January 31st, 2020 via email at

In order to comply with state mandated time requirements and to be eligible to register for this event, application for marriage licenses must be made between December 19th 2019 and February 11th 2020. To apply for a marriage license both applicants must appear in person at our office during our hours of operation, Monday- Friday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm. To expedite your visit, fill out the marriage online application on our website at

For more information, contact the Marriage and Passport department at 741-4020.