Clerk's News

These are the most recent news items from the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller.  For older articles please view the News Archive.

Manatee Clerk & Comptroller donate much-needed items to help kids never miss a day of school
Thursday, January 19, 2023 --

SAS and Clerk teams with donated items

The Office of Angelina “Angel” Colonneso, Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller of Manatee County, collected many boxes and bags of clothing, hygiene products, dental hygiene products, water bottles, rain gear, and more to help children from low-income households never miss a day of school.

Working with School Attendance Support, Inc. (SAS), a nonprofit whose mission is to address school…

Clerk & Comptroller passport division passes audit with flying colors
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 --

two passports on top of a mapThe U.S. Department of State’s Office of Acceptance Facility Oversight (AFO) has deemed the Clerk & Comptroller of Manatee County passport division committed to providing a first-rate passport acceptance program.

In its most recent audit of the Clerk’s passport division, an AFO analyst reviewed the division’s passport application acceptance procedures, information security, supplies, and trai…

Upcoming changes to civil courts in 2023
Thursday, December 22, 2022 --

Beginning January 1, 2023, the dispute amounts for County Civil and Circuit Civil courts are changing.

The Office of Angelina “Angel” Colonneso, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, wants citizens to know what to expect in the New Year.

  • County court will hear cases for amounts from $8,000 to $50,000.
  • Circuit court will hear cases for amounts greater than $50,000.
  • Smal…
Manatee County Clerk & Comptroller’s Holiday Hours
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 --

In observance of the upcoming holiday season, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller will be closed on the following days:

  • Friday, December 23, in observance of Christmas Eve
  • Monday, December 26, in observance of Christmas Day
  • Monday, January 2, in observance of New Year’s Day

Online services, such as payments and record searches, are available on our website at ww…

Manatee County Clerk invites couples to be wed on Valentine’s Day in a BIG way
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 --

Couples looking for a special, unique way to tie the knot are invited to participate in the Manatee Clerk & Comptroller’s third annual Valentine’s Day group wedding. This beautifully planned event consists of a single group ceremony performed by Clerk & Comptroller Angel Colonneso that unites the couples in attendance.

Last year the Clerk’s office united 12 couples in wedded bliss. 

The …

Jury scam calls: What to do if you receive one
Thursday, December 15, 2022 --

The office of Angelina "Angel" Colonneso, Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller for Manatee County, is warning Manatee County citizens of a recently reported jury scam.

According to the report, a victim received a call from a caller identifying themselves as a member of law enforcement. The caller told the victim they had a warrant for missed jury duty and to release the warrant must pay a…

The Manatee County Clerk's office honors Veterans this November with free services
Thursday, October 27, 2022 --

In recognition of Veteran's Day, we are honoring military veterans and active-duty personnel by providing complimentary passport photos, notary services, and copies throughout November.

Complimentary copies include, but are not limited to, marriage licenses, deeds, court records, and more. Also, this includes certified copies.

Our office implemented this small token of appreciation to say thank …

Shred your documents and more for free at Manatee Clerk's Fall Shred Day event
Thursday, October 13, 2022 --

Do you have personal documents you need to dispose of but don't want your information to get into the wrong hands? What about old electronics you are no longer using and are taking up space in your home? Still have old hard drives with who knows what still on them but no longer need? Then, bring them to our Fall Community Shred Day Event! 

We invite residents to safely and securely dispose of per…

Manatee County Clerk’s Office recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 --

Each year thousands of women, men, and children in Florida are impacted by domestic violence.

Throughout October, the office of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller observes National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this month, we are heightening awareness of our services to help protect the individuals affected by domestic violence issues.     

Our office provi…