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  • New Local Administrative Order

    Effective Monday, June 01, 2015— New local Administrative Order limits the filing of proposed orders

    Pursuant to Local Administrative Order 2015-9.2 IN RE: PROPOSED ORDERS entered May 8, 2015 no proposed order may be e-filed with the exception of the following specific orders/divisions –

    Circuit Civil -

    • Uniform Final Judgment of Foreclosure (pursuant to AO2012-3.2 and any subsequent administrative orders regarding foreclosures)

    Guardianship -

    • Order Approving Initial Plan
    • Order Approving Annual Plan
    • Order Approving Initial Inventory
    • Order Approving Annual Accounting
    • Order Approving Final Accounting
    • Order of Discharge

    Probate -

    • Order Admitting Will
    • Order of Discharge

    With the exception of the proposed orders listed above, the Clerk is authorized to reject and return all unsigned proposed orders received via e-filing.  Additionally, if the Clerk receives any paper proposed orders – the Clerk is not responsible for delivery to the presiding judge; and is authorized to reject and destroy the proposed order without notice.  

    Please refer to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court’s website – - to view the Administrative Order.

  • Manatee Village Historical Park and Historical Records Library closed 6/8/15 for staff training

    Monday, June 01, 2015—The Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, and the Manatee County Historical Records Library, 1405 4th Avenue West, Bradenton, both part of the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller’s Historical Resources Department, will be closed on Monday, June 8, 2015, for In-Service Training.  Along with staff of the three other sites in the department that are generally closed on Mondays, the Florida Maritime Museum, the Manatee County Agricultural Museum and the Palmetto Historical Park, staff of Manatee Village Historical Park and the Manatee County Historical Records Library will participate in team building and staff training on that day.  The Manatee County Historical Records Library will reopen at 2:00 PM on the 8th while the Manatee Village Historical Park will remain closed that entire day and will reopen for regular operating hours on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

    For more information about the Manatee Village Historical Park, call (941) 749-7165.  For information about the Manatee County Historical Records Library, call (941) 741-4070.

  • Clerk Warns that Jury Duty Scam is Active in Manatee County

    Friday, May 22, 2015—Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, R. B. “Chips” Shore wants the public to be aware of a telephone scam that is taking place and affecting Manatee County residents.
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  • Grand Reopening of the Historic Courtroom

    Save the Date!

    Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. 

    Manatee County's original courtroom has been restored to its 1913 grandeur. Witness its reopening and be part of its new history.

    See flyer for printable version. 
  • Operation Green Light - A Local Success

    Thursday, May 07, 2015—Operation Green Light, the statewide collection initiative held on Saturday, April 18th, that allowed citizens to pay costs and fines on cases referred to collections  in full; not to pay the collection agency surcharge, and reinstate their suspended driver licenses, was a success. Our office collected over $72,700 during the 5-hour event.  Full payment of cases in collections was made on 265 cases, allowing for 34 driver license reinstatements, and 139 driver licenses made eligible for reinstatement.


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