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.

Your Clerk’s office earns distinguished Finance Award for the third consecutive year

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
Friday, March 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
Tuesday, February 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…

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 --

Operation Green Light
A Driver License Reinstatement Event

Save Money, Get Back On The Road 

Operation Green Light 2023 - Teaser from FCCC Communications on Vimeo.

The Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller is hosting Operation Green Light in person at the Clerk & Comptroller's office located in the Manatee County Historic Courthouse on Saturday, March 11, 2023 and March 2…

Manatee Heritage Days: February 24-March 31, 2023
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 --

This year marks the 44th year for Manatee Heritage Days, the time when Manatee County’s historical organizations and sites come together to celebrate our community’s heritage by providing opportunities for our area’s residents and visitors to experience the past. Reenactments, special exhibits, lectures, classes, walking tours, open houses and family programming will highlight the celebration’s ev…

Manatee Clerk Teen Court/Teen Court Too Supervisor appointed to serve on the Florida Association of Teen Courts Board of Directors
Thursday, February 9, 2023 --

The Florida Association of Teen Courts (FATC) has appointed Yantee Hines, Manatee Teen Court/Teen Court Too program supervisor to serve a one-year term on the FATC Board of Directors.

Since 1995, the FATC has served Teen Court programs across Florida by providing collaboration, support, resources, and professional fellowship to reduce recidivism and provide a positive, safe environment for volunt…

Manatee Clerk & Comptroller joins the 100 Percent Club
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 --

Your Clerk & Comptroller is proud to announce that we joined the Florida Office of the Attorney General in its fight against human trafficking by becoming members of the 100 Percent Club. A statewide initiative to raise awareness of human trafficking through workforce training.

To be a member of the 100 Percent Club means 100 Percent of Clerk employees completed a virtual training session pro…

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…