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  • Teen Court/Teen Court Too Volunteers needed

    Thursday, April 06, 2017—Teen Court and Teen Court Too are real Courtroom experiences for first-time juvenile offenders. Youths between the ages of 10-17, who admit that they are guilty of selected misdemeanor offenses and some Court-Ordered, non-violent felony cases are heard by a jury of their peers instead of going before a Juvenile Court Judge.

    Youth volunteers are needed to fill the crucial roles of prosecuting and defense attorneys. No legal studies background is needed; although an interest in the judicial system and the role of attorneys is a a plus.

    During this training, youths who are interested in becoming Teen Court and Teen Court Too attorneys will receive training from practicing attorneys on courtroom decorum, questioning, objecting and code of conduct.

    For more information or to sign up for this attorney volunteer training series, please contact Sue Lockliear or Rina Madrid at (941) 741-4027, or visit the website of the Clerk of the Circuit Court at

    Lunch and refreshments will be provided; Volunteer hours will be earned upon completion.

    Type of event: Youth volunteer attorney training, free and open to students ages 12-17

    Date & time: April 29, 2017; 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Event location & address: Palmetto Historical Park, 516 10th Avenue West, Palmetto

    Reservation deadline: April 26, 2017

  • Manatee Clerk Warns of Recorded Deed and Property Assessment Solicitation Letter

    Thursday, March 23, 2017—Some Manatee County homeowners are receiving letters from companies offering to sell them a copy of their deed and property assessment profile.  These copies are being offered for prices ranging from $50 to $100 per deed.  The letters periodically appear in Manatee County and are often concentrated in a specific zip code or neighborhood, so that neighbors receive the letters at the same time.
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  • Manatee Clerk Child Support Program Community Outreach at the Manatee County Boys and Girls

    Wednesday, March 08, 2017—The Manatee County Clerk’s office and Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County are excited to announce that the Child Support Program staff will be available at the Palmetto and DeSoto Boys & Girls Clubs to assist parents and/or caretakers of the Boys & Girls Clubs’ members with any questions or concerns they may have regarding child support. Individual case information or general questions can be answered.
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  • Attorneys - Please check your forms and documents!

    Friday, January 13, 2017—R.B. "Chips" Shore was Manatee County Clerk of Court for 38 years, and many form documents and pleadings created over the years by attorneys that name Mr. Shore as the Clerk of Court --such as Summonses and Proposed Certificates of Sale, Title, and Disbursement - are still being used today. Since Mr. Shore's passing, the Clerk's office has been accepting these documents and asking the filers to update their forms, but this issue still exists and is creating an additional workload for the Clerk's staff as each individual document must be updated. Please check the forms that you use to make sure they are up-to-date. As of March 1, 2017, all documents and pleadings filed with the Manatee County Clerk of Court will need to reflect the clerk as Angelina "Angel" Colonneso or they will be placed in "PENDED" status until they are corrected and resubmitted. Thank you very much for your helping us with this matter.
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  • Manatee Heritage Days to be held March 1-31, 2017

    Thursday, January 12, 2017—From March 1-31, 2017, the 38th annual Heritage Days celebration will focus on our county's history. All month long, historical sites and organizations throughout our county will 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 month's events.
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  • Kiosk now available at Historic Courthouse for payments

    Friday, December 16, 2016—Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Angelina Colonneso is pleased to announce the installation of a kiosk inside the front doors of the Historic Courthouse. The kiosk will allow customers to pay traffic tickets or child support payments without having to go through security or stand in line. The automated kiosk will take credit cards or exact cash. The machine is not able to provide change.  There is a $3.00 vendor service fee for up to the first $100 and 3% fee for transactions over $100. The Clerk wanted to give busy customers the option of using the kiosk in order to save time. The kiosk is available during business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  The Clerk will evaluate the use of the kiosks to determine if there is a need for  additional kiosks to be installed in other locations, including a 24 hour availability option. The counter staff remain available to assist customers in making their payments.
  • New Feature added to assist with Fraudulent Liens Detection

    Thursday, November 10, 2016—Angelina Colonneso, Manatee County Clerk of Court and Comptroller is pleased to announce a new Property Notification feature added to the Clerk’s website. This feature allows the public to register their name(s) to receive an email if anyone files any official record against their property. With the rash of fraudulent liens filed against properties, Ms. Colonneso instructed her technology staff to provide a means of notifying and protecting the Manatee County citizens.
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  • Clerk receives Highest Award for Financial Reporting

    Friday, October 14, 2016— For the 37th consecutive year, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, Angelina “Angel” Colonneso, has been awarded with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the County’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR), for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015 for Manatee County reporting and the 17th consecutive year for Manatee County Port Authority. This Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by government and its management.

    The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

    “It’s an honor to be recognized by the GFOA for our reporting. We strive to make our financial reports clear and easy to understand. It’s imperative that taxpayers know how and where their money is being spent and that they feel comfortable with our service and transparency.  This report fully discloses the financial decisions and operations of our local government and I’m extremely proud of the Finance team’s work,” says Angel Colonneso. 

    This report is available on the Internet on the Finance page of the Clerk’s web site, CAFR.

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