E-Certify and Electronically Certified Documents

With Electronic Certified Official Records Documents, the Manatee County Clerk is taking the necessary steps to provide digital documents and reduce document fraud while increasing efficiency.  You can use E-Certify to verify the authenticity of an Electronically Certified Document from the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller.

Note: The Social Security office, will not accept electronic certified documents. Any certified copy needed for a name change or benefits with the Social Security office will need to be obtained in the Clerk’s Official Records division at our Historic Courthouse Location.

1115 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Electronic certified copies are accepted by Tax Collector’s Office and Passport Services.

Benefits of Electronic Certified Documents are:

  • Electronic Delivery
  • Real-time
  • Convenient - receive your document anywhere you have an internet connection. 
  • Secure - digitally signed
  • Efficient
  • Environmentally friendly

To Purchase Official Records Electronic Certified Documents Online

Go to https://records.manateeclerk.com/OfficialRecords/Search and locate an Official Record Instrument you would like to buy as an Electronic Certified Copy.

On the Document Details page for any Official Record that allows Electronic Certification you will see a button for "Purchase Certified Copy from E-Certify".

Upon completion of your purchase, you will receive an email from certifiedcopy@ManateeClerk.com with an encrypted PDF Certified Document attached. The amount of time it will take to deliver the Electronic Certified Document(s) will depend on your email server. It is normal to have to wait for a couple of minutes before receiving an email to your inbox.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view E-Certified Official Records

Upon opening this document using Adobe Acrobat Reader, the software will verify the authenticity of the document and confirm the certifier and whether this document has been modified since it was issued by the Clerk’s office.

You can even print the electronic certified copy and use the hard-copy for your purpose. If you would like to verify the authenticity of the hard-copy document, go ahead and scan the QR code on the first page of the document and it will prompt you to download the original document from Clerk’s repository for an online side-by-side comparison. As an alternative to scanning the qr code you can enter the document's verification code on: https://verify.clerkecertify.com/VerifyImage