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.

Department of Financial Recovery

The Department of Financial Recovery was established to ensure effective and efficient collections of funds owed to Manatee County. The staff is responsible for assisting with the completion of the Indigence application and determining indigence for the purposes of costs or representation based upon the information provided. Payment plans are prepared and monitored for the repayment of costs and fees.

Please email questions or concerns to the Department of Financial Recovery


Contact Department of Financial Recovery
Supervisor: Lauren Robinson
Supervisor Title: Team Lead, DFR
Mailing Address
Attn: Department of Financial Recovery
P.O. Box 25400
Bradenton, FL 34206
Physical Address
1115 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205