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Your Clerk’s office earns distinguished Finance Award for the third consecutive year
Published: 3/23/2023

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) recognizes the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller (Clerk) for its exemplary financial reporting for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, with a series of financial reporting awards.

Manatee Clerk’s office celebrates public records and sunshine laws during Sunshine Week, March 12-18
Published: 3/10/2023

Your Manatee Clerk & Comptroller is celebrating Sunshine Week, a nationwide event taking place from March 12-18, which promotes transparency in government and raises awareness about the public's right to access information.

Florida has a long-standing history of open access to public records, dating back to 1909 with the Public Records Law. In 1967, Florida enacted the Sunshine Law which esta…

Manatee Clerk & Comptroller’s Passport Division opens for two Saturdays in March
Published: 2/28/2023

Get ready for summer travel. Our office is opening its doors on two Saturdays in March to accept passport applications.

On Saturday, March 11 and 25, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, the Clerk’s passport division will assist first-time passport applicants for adults and minors, renewal of adult passports (issued more than 15 years ago), and renewal of minor passports.

“Since 2018, my office has hosted ou…

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