Special Announcement

** Office Closing Early **
Monday, August 21, 2017 1:00PM
The Manatee County Clerk of Court has been advised of several groups intending to stage protests and demonstrations in and around the Manatee County Courthouse and downtown Bradenton area on Monday, August 21, 2017 near the close of business. Given recent similar events that have occurred nationally, within the last week that erupted in violence, the Clerk has decided, as a matter of safety for our customers and our employees, to close our office and the Historic Records Library at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, August 21, 2017. We plan to resume normal office hours on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Electronic Access to Court Records

The Florida Supreme Court has authorized the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller to provide the public with electronic access to many court records, indexes and dockets as well as non-confidential document images through this website as provided by law. Note: F.S. 28.2221(5)(a).


Court Records Search
(Non Attorney of Record)

Based on the identity of the user and their relationship or role, the law provides various levels of access to court records for attorneys, parties, governmental agencies, and law enforcement. This access is provided by entering into a Subscriber Agreement.

Attorney of Record
Court Records Search

Party Access - Access by written application is provided to indexes, dockets and images not sealed by the court where the user is a listed party in a case. By selecting this access, the user agrees to these terms and conditions.

Party Access

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Important Notices


Mandatory e-filing begins April 1, 2013 for Attorneys


Notice of Confidential Infor-
mation Within Court Filings

The Florida Supreme Court has issued Opinion No. SC08-2443 regarding the Implementation of Committee on Privacy and Court Records Recommendations – Amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure; The Florida Rules of Judicial Administration; The Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure; The Florida Probate Rules; The Florida Small Claims Rules; The Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure; and the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure.

Effective 10/1/2011, this opinion and the rule contains requirements and rules for filers in some court actions.   The opinion is available for review at www.floridasupremecourt.org /decisions/2011/sc08-2443.pdf

Reassignment of 2009 Circuit Civil Cases 




Value of Real Property or Mortgage Foreclosure Claim Form

Important Notice to Attorneys Filing Foreclosure Actions in the 12th Circuit