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).

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.

 

How to Access Court Records

The clerk offers several levels of electronic access to records based on the status of identity of the user. Florida law restricts access to some cases, documents and information based on the record and the user. For example, Florida law prohibits public access to juvenile records but makes an exception for law enforcement. In addition, attorneys and parties have increased access to their own cases. The clerk has created different levels of access depending on the user. Except for Public Internet access, all users must enter into a subscription agreement and access court records through secure login and password.

  1. Public Internet –  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).
  2. Attorneys may enter into subscription agreements to have Internet access to all records in their cases not sealed by the Court. Attorneys are also given access to indexes, dockets and images of court records that are not confidential, sealed or expunged. There is no fee for Attorney Subscriber Access.  Download the Attorney Subscriber Access Agreement. To learn more about e-filing with the Manatee County Clerk's office, go over to the Statewide ePortal website.
  3. Parties have Internet access to all records in some cases not sealed by the Court. Special party access will not be provided to the following case types: Sexual Violence, criminal cases, guardianships, incapacity, Jimmy Ryce, Juvenile, sealed cases. Parties access these case types through the Public Internet. Access is provided by submitting a signed and notarized access request form. Parties may also grant special access to an attorney, not of record, by submitting an Authority for Attorney Electronic Access Form
  4. Public Internet Subscribers have access to all records that are not confidential and will receive e-mail announcements regarding our website. This access is by Subscription Agreement.  Download the Public Subscription Agreement
  5. Government agencies and their agents have access to all records that are not confidential or sealed by the Court. Download the General Government Agreement .  Law Enforcement Officers receive expanded Internet access to records that are not sealed by the Court. Download the Law Enforcement Agreement.  The Attorney General and the Dept Children & Families (Safe Children Coalition) have entered into special agreements with the clerk and receive additional access to juvenile dependency actions. The Manatee County School Board has entered into a special agreement with the clerk to receive access to Truancy actions.

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Pilot Program For Electronic Access To Court Records


Background:

Experiment enhanced electronic access to court records of court actions in Manatee County is provided by Angelina M. Colonneso Clerk Ad Interim, Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller pursuant to order of the Florida Supreme Court. Access is to records of court actions through the Internet. The constitutional presumption in Florida is that all records of the judicial branch of government are public. Some records, depending on the type of court action or particular document filed in a court action, are confidential pursuant to Florida statute, Court Rule or Court Order and are not available for public view, either electronically or from a paper court file. The clerk is also redacting (removing) certain information from otherwise public records such as social security numbers, bank account, credit and debit card numbers and the identity of victims of criminal sexual abuse offenses.

This document will give you detail about access to public court records, how electronic access is provided and how the clerk protects confidential information, how the public can take steps to protect their confidential information.

The Right To Access Public Court Records vs. Privacy Of Protected Personal Information:

Article I, Section 24, Florida Constitution establishes the public constitutional right to access to records of the judicial branch of government.

Access To Public Records And Meetings:

(a) Every person has the right to inspect or copy any public record made or received in connection with the official business of any public body, officer, or employee of the state, or persons acting on their behalf, except with respect to records exempted pursuant to this section or specifically made confidential by this Constitution. This section specifically includes the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government …

The presumption is then that all records of the court are public records unless a statute, court rule or court order exempts the record from public access. The Florida Legislature has enacted many statutes making various records confidential. Some of these provisions require clerks to keep records confidential. Other provisions provide a basis for the parties to an action to request the Court to make records confidential. Court rules of procedure, enacted by the Florida Supreme Court also make certain court records confidential and also provide a method for the parties to request that their records be sealed under special circumstances.

All court files used to be kept in paper form; the advancement of technology has enabled the clerk to provide better access to court records through electronic access from the Internet. In July 2001, the Manatee Clerk’s office began imaging court records in Manatee County. The public was given Internet access to non-confidential images through our website with positive results.

Attorneys, title companies, law enforcement, prospective landlords, and employers all used the system to search public court records without having to come down and order up a paper file. Average citizens began using it to check up on prospective contractors for their home repairs. And even a dating service was using it to check on prospective dates for their clients.

With the tragedy of September 11th and the increasing incidents of identity theft, the sentiment shifted to a fear that easy access could be used for criminal purposes. The Florida Supreme Court took action and ordered a moratorium on electronic access to court records and created the Privacy Committee to study this.

After a year and a half of meetings, the committee issued its report to the Court. The committee made quite a few recommendations regarding electronic access, but the Manatee Clerk thought that there needed to be a real-world test to gather information for the Court so it could develop rules for access that were based on real data.

The Manatee Clerk offered to be a pilot for electronic access for the State of Florida and the Supreme Court agreed.

The Court found that electronic access is a goal and that policies and procedures governing electronic access must balance the publics’ right to access court records with the privacy rights of the participants in court actions.

The clerk hopes that the pilot program will provide the Court with valuable data and serve as a model for other clerks to use in providing access to their constituents. Public comment on the benefits or problems with electronic access is welcome. Please comment to:publicinfo@manateeclerk.com (please send all e-file related comments to support@myflcourtaccess.com).

The Pilot Program:

Basics: The pilot program is an experimental program to expand electronic access to court records to:

  1. Expand indexes and court dockets to provide the public with more information about court actions.
  2. Provide a method for members of the public to subscribe to obtain access to images of non-confidential cases and documents. Phase two, which began March 1, 2010, allows public Internet access to images of non-confidential court records, except family law and probate actions.
  3. Expand access for attorneys to include access to non-confidential cases.
  4. Implement redaction technology to remove social security numbers, bank account, debit and credit card numbers and identities of victims of sexual or child abuse under Florida statutes chapters 794, 800 and 827.
  5. Report to the court on the use of electronic access and the success of protections put in place for confidential records. 

Pilot Project Goals:

The pilot has several goals to produce information to assess electronic access:

  1. The pilot will establish a finite set of records that clerks would maintain confidential/private in court records and produce information and data relevant to the ability of clerks to identify these records.
  2. The pilot will produce information and data regarding personnel training programs employed by the clerk regarding identification and protection of confidential/private court records.
  3. The pilot will produce information and data documenting the human processes and technology systems employed by the clerk to identify and protect confidential/private court records.
  4. The pilot will produce information and data regarding the use of redaction technology to identify and remove confidential/private information located in otherwise public court records.
  5. The pilot will produce information and data to educate the public and court system participants regarding private information in court records.
  6. The pilot will produce a model for establishing levels of electronic access for judges, attorneys, parties, government users, subscribers and the general public; through both password-protected login and public web access.
  7. The pilot will produce and recommend an order for filing of documents electronically to allow private/confidential information to be filed in a reference list which would be non-public.
  8. The pilot will produce information and data regarding other aspects of electronic access such as geographic information about court records users, public comment on the benefits or problems encountered accessing court records electronically and the costs and savings associated with electronic access.

Levels Of Access:

The pilot provides levels of electronic access to records based on the status of identity of the user.

Florida law allows certain person or governmental entities to access some court records when the public is not permitted access. For instance, law enforcement officers are permitted under Florida law to access juvenile delinquency records when those records are exempt from public access. To allow for variations in Florida law for different access permissions, the clerk created twelve different levels of access.

  1. Judges, Judicial staff and clerks have internal system access to all records.
  2. The State Attorney has access to most records not sealed by the Court.
  3. The Sheriff has Internet and internal access to most records not sealed by the Court.
  4. Attorneys of record have Internet access to all records in their cases not sealed by the Court.
  5. Parties have Internet access to all records in some cases not sealed by the Court.
  6. Public Internet Subscribers and the public using the Clerk’s in-house system have access to all records that are not confidential or sealed by the Court.
  7. Government agencies and their agents have access to all records that are not confidential or sealed by the Court.
  8. Public Internet – In the first six months of the pilot access will be limited to case names, indexes and dockets; during the second six months, Internet users who answer simple location and use questions will receive additional access to non-confidential images.
  9. Law Enforcement Officers receive expanded Internet access to records that are not sealed by the Court.
  10. The Attorney General and the Dept Children & Families (Safe Children Coalition) receives additional access to juvenile dependency actions.
  11. Some School Board personnel receive access to Truancy actions.
  12. Tax Collector and Property Appraiser receive access very similar to other Government agencies.

With the exception of public Internet access, all other access is through subscription agreement and secure login and password.

How The Clerk Protects Confidential Court Records:

The Clerk protects confidential court records in several ways

Case Type Security:

Certain case types are confidential and exempt from public access such as juvenile, adoption and some mental health actions. The clerk’s electronic access system recognizes cases by case type and denies access to any record in the case except the case number if the case is one of the types that has its security set as a confidential case type. For example, all juvenile cases are confidential and public access is denied for any cases filed as a juvenile case type.

The court may also order a document sealed pursuant to the provisions of the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration. The clerk can individually seal a case from all access except the Court.

Other restrictions by cases type are also recognized by the electronic access system. For example, Florida law provides that no Internet access shall be given to images in cases that fall under the Florida Family Law Rules or Probate Rules. The clerk’s system recognizes these case types and applies this restriction.

Case Types Confidential And Exempt From Public Access:

  • Adoption (FINAL)
  • Adoption (while open and pending) including gestational surrogacy 
  • Domestic Relations – Paternity after parties marry –sealed
  • All Juvenile Actions
  • Petitions to waive Parental Notice of Termination of Pregnancy
  • Any action sealed by court order

Document Security:

Certain documents are confidential by Florida law even if they are filed in a case that is a public case type. For example, a birth certificate is a confidential document even if it is filed in a public case such as dissolution of marriage cases. The court may also order a document sealed pursuant to the provisions of the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration. The clerk protects confidential or sealed documents by using a code that is input by the clerk into the electronic court records system when the document is filed with the clerk. The electronic access system recognizes the code and denies public access to the document.

Confidential Documents:

  • AFFIDAVIT (NO PROOF OF A MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATION RECEIVED)
  • AFFIDAVIT (RESPONDENT HAS BEEN TERMINATED FROM MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT)
  • AFFIDAVIT (RESPONDENT HAS BEEN TERMINATED FROM SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT)
  • Affidavit Application for Appointment of Public Defender
  • AFFIDAVIT OF EXPECTANT PARENTS
  • All Juvenile except sealed
  • AMENDED INVENTORY FILED
  • AMENDED INVENTORY FILED
  • ANNUAL ACCOUNTING OF GUARDIAN
  • ANNUAL GUARDIANSHIP PLAN
  • BAKER ACT HEARING COURT APPEARANCE SHEET
  • BIRTH CERTIFICAT/RECORD FILED
  • BIRTH CERTIFICATE
  • CASE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SHEET
  • CERTIFICATE OF CONSENT FOR MARRIAGE
  • CERTIFIED COPY CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
  • CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES REPORT
  • CIVIL SEXUAL/CHILD ABUSE REPORT
  • CONFIDENTIAL DISCLOSURE OF REDACTED PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION
  • CONFIDENTIAL VICTIM ADDRESS-PETITIONER
  • CONSENT FOR ADOPTION
  • COPY OF DEATH NOTICE
  • COPY OF MINORS LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE
  • DELAYED BIRTH CERTIFICATE
  • DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SHEET
  • DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION (CONFIDENTIAL) VIOLATION REPORT FILED
  • DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS (CONFIDENTIAL) VIOLATION REPORT FILED - WITH NCIC REPORT ATTACHED
  • ENFORCEABLE PROCESS INFORMATION SHEET
  • FINAL ACCOUNTING OF GUARDIAN
  • FINAL ACCOUNTING OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
  • FINAL JUDGMENT OF ADOPTION SIGNED BY JUDGE
  • FINAL JUDGMENT TERMINATING PARENTAL RIGHTS
  • FINAL REPORT OF GUARDIAN OF THE PROPERTY
  • FINGERPRINT
  • FINGERPRINTS OF DEFENDANT
  • FIRST AND FINAL ACCOUNTING OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
  • HIV test results
  • Infraction Uniform Traffic Citation filed
  • INITIAL GUARDIANSHIP PLAN
  • INTERSTATE ACCOUNT REQUEST
  • INVENTORY FILED
  • MANATEE COUNTY PARKING CITATION FILED
  • Manatee County Parking Citation, filed
  • MEMORANDUM TO CLERK
  • MEMORANDUM TO CLERK AND COURT DOCKET
  • MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATION COMPLETION FILED (CONFIDENTIAL)
  • MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER CLINICAL RECORD
  • MENTAL HEALTH REMINDER LETTER RETURNED
  • MENTAL HEALTH REPORT/EVALUATION FILED
  • NOTICE OF DISCHARGE
  • NOTICE OF LIS PENDENS-RECORDED
  • NOTICE OF RELATED CASES
  • NOTICE OF RELEASE OR DISCHARGE
  • NOTICE OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
  • NOTICE OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER - HUSBAND
  • NOTICE OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER - WIFE
  • ORDER APPOINTING COURT MONITOR
  • ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN ADVOCATE FILED
  • ORDER PERMANENT GUARDIANSHIP
  • PETITION FOR ADOPTION
  • REPORT OF EXAMINING COMMITTEE
  • REPORT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM
  • STATE HOSPITAL REFERRAL AND NOTIFICATION OF NEED FOR SCREENING FILED IN OPEN COURT
  • STD test results
  • SUBSTANCE ABUSE COMPLETION FILED (CONFIDENTIAL)
  • SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROVIDER CLINICAL RECORD
  • SUBSTANCE ABUSE REMINDER LETTER RETURNED
  • SUBSTANCE ABUSE REPORT/ EVALUATION FILED
  • SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT STATUS REPORT - CLIENT TERMINATED (CONFIDENTIAL)
  • TRANSFER EVALUATION FILED IN OPEN COURT
  • VERIFIED INVENTORY OF GUARDIAN
     

Sealed Documents:

  • CONFIDENTIAL ABUSE REPORT
  • FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE ADULT SENTENCING SUMMARY FORM FILED - SEALED
  • FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE PERFORMANCE SUMMARY
  • FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION FILED AND SEALED
  • GUARDIAN AD LITEM REPORT - SEALED
  • MONTHLY PROGRESS REPORTS (PRIVATE)
  • MONTHLY PROGRESS REPORTS FILED AND SEALED
  • ORDER TO EXPUNGE/SEAL
  • ORDER TO SEAL
  • PAPER/PLEADING FILED AND SEALED BY COURT
  • PRE-SENTENCE INVESTIGATION FILED-SEALED
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL /DRUG/ALCOHOL//MEDICAL RECORDS/VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENTS RECORDS SEALED F.S. 394.921 - sealed
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OR REPORT: CONFIDENTIAL
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORT OF
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL/CLINICAL EVALUATION
  • REPORT OF COURT MONITOR
  • SEALED PER COURT ORDER
  • SUMMARY FROM STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES SERVICES FILED AND SEALED
  • SWORN STATEMENT OF TRUE NAME AND PSEUDONYM
  • (when ordered sealed by court)
     

Information Security:

Some court records contain personal identification information such as social security numbers, bank account debit and credit card numbers. Florida law also makes confidential the identity of victims of child and sexual abuse, respondents in Baker Act and substance abuse cases, and, upon request, the identity of victims of domestic violence. Florida law requires clerks to remove these numbers by January 1, 2012. Until that date, these numbers are public records. The Manatee Clerk has employed redaction software to remove these numbers. What that does is take images of court records, converts them to text by optical character recognition then scans and highlights suspected social security, bank debit and charge card numbers. A person reviews the image and authenticates the find and either accepts or rejects it. The image of the record with the numbers blacked out is then made available to the public.

Redaction software is very effective at removing these numbers, but no system alone will remove all confidential/private information in court records. The section below has instructions on locating and protecting your personal identification information.

The clerk also removes information from public court records that identifies the victim of a sexual or child abuse crime. Information is hand-redacted from criminal actions involving sexual or child abuse, sexual violence cases and police reports in other domestic and civil cases.

To ensure that information is properly removed prior to public access, some case types and document types have a special electronic security called “Viewable on Request©.” Selecting an image of a court document in cases or documents coded “viewable on request©”, will not allow the user to view the record at that point. Instead, a request is generated to a clerk, who performs a second examination of the document to remove personal identification information and information about the victims of sexual or child abuse crimes. After the clerk has completed, the requestor then receives a notice that the document is available for viewing. Once a document has been requested and reviewed, it is available for all future access without requiring a request/review.

Viewable On Request© Cases    (All documents in these cases are viewable on request©):

  • Jimmy Ryce Actions
  • Civil Tort Actions with cause of action based on Sexual/ Child Abuse
  • Felony Action involving alleged violations of F.S. 827, 800, 794 (sexual and child abuse cases)
  • Sexual Violence Injunction cases
  • Extradition
  • Misdemeanor Actions involving alleged violations of  F.S. 827, 800, 794 (sexual and child abuse cases)

Viewable On Request© Document Types:

  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND WAIVER OF RIGHTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND WAIVER OF RIGHTS FILED IN OPEN COURT
  • AFFIDAVIT
  • AFFIDAVIT / ORDER FOR APPT OF PD
  • AFFIDAVIT AND APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT OF PUBLIC DEFENDER
  • AFFIDAVIT AND MOTION FOR WAIVER OF FEES FOR PETITION FOR INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION
  • AFFIDAVIT FILED
  • AFFIDAVIT OF CORROBORATING WITNESS
  • AFFIDAVIT OF DEFENSE FILED
  • AFFIDAVIT OF DILIGENT SEARCH AND INQUIRY
  • AFFIDAVIT OF INDIGENT STATUS
  • AFFIDAVIT OF INDIGENT STATUS - DENIED
  • AFFIDAVIT OF INDIGENT STATUS - DENIED BY CLERK - APPROVED BY COURT
  • AFFIDAVIT OF INSOLVENCY FOR PURPOSES OF APPEAL
  • AFFIDAVIT OF NO FLORIDA ESTATE TAX DUE
  • AFFIDAVIT OF VIOLATION OF INJUNCTION (PRIVATE)
  • AFFIDAVIT OF VIOLATION OF INJUNCTION FILED
  • AFFIDAVIT TO REINSTATE DRIVERS LICENSE/PRIVILEGE AND MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH 3
  • ALERT SERVED
  • ALL documents in VOR© case types
  • AMENDED
  • ANSWER TO WRIT OF GARNISHMENT
  • APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT AS GUARDIAN
  • APPLICATION FOR DETERMINATION OF CIVIL INDIGENT STATUS - DENIED
  • APPLICATION FOR DETERMINATION OF CIVIL INDIGENT STATUS - DENIED BY CLERK/COURT APPROVED
  • APPLICATION FOR DETERMINATION OF CIVIL INDIGENT STATUS - GRANTED
  • ARREST CARD
  • Attachment to
  • ATTACHMENT TO JUDGMENT - SENTENCING PAGES
  • ATTACHMENT TO PLEADING
  • ATTACHMENT(S) TO
  • ATTACHMENTS TO JUDGMENT FOR DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
  • AUTHORIZATION TO DISBURSE OR TRANSFER ASSETS
  • BANK STATEMENT
  • BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS INFORMATION SHEET
  • CAVEAT BY CREDITOR
  • CAVEAT BY INTERESTED PERSON
  • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE WITH MANDATORY DISCLOSURE
  • CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
  • CIVIL ATTACHMENT TO PLEADING
  • COMPLAINT
  • CONTINUING WRIT OF GARNISHMENT
  • CONTINUING WRIT OF GARNISHMENT RETURNED
  • COPY LETTER TO DEPT OF HIGHWAY SAFETY & MOTOR VEHICLES SURRENDERING DRIVERS LICENSE
  • COPY OF
  • COPY OF ESTATE TAX CLOSING LETTER
  • COPY OF NOTICE OF INTENT TO INITIATE DRIVER'S LICENSE SUSPENSION
  • COPY OF RECEIPT FOR SURETY BOND PAYMENT
  • CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED
  • County Ordinance Handicap Parking Violation citation, filed
  • CSE CASE MANAGER MEMORANDUM
  • CSE TRANSMITTAL
  • DEFENDANT REQUEST SENT TO JUDGE'S OFFICE
  • DEFENDANT'S EXHIBIT
  • DEFENSE RESPONSE TO DISCOVERY
  • DEPOSITION OF
  • DEPOSITION OF FILED
  • DISPOSITION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY WITHOUT ADMINISTRATION
  • ESTATE TAX CLOSING LETTER
  • EXHIBIT
  • FACT INFORMATION SHEET
  • FAMILY LAW FINANCIAL AFFIDAVIT
  • FINAL CERTIFICATE AND RECEIPT FOR ESTATE TAX
  • FINAL JUDGMENT ASSESSING ATTORNEY FEES/COST CERTIFIED COPY RECORDED : $
  • FINAL JUDGMENT ASSESSING ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS FILED: $
  • FINAL JUDGMENT FOR COST CERTIFIED COPY RECORDED
  • FINAL JUDGMENT FOR COSTS FILED
  • FINAL JUDGMENT OF INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE NOT SERVED
  • FINAL JUDGMENT OF INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE
  • FINAL JUDGMENT OF INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE SERVED
  • FINANCIAL AFFIDAVIT
  • FINANCIAL AFFIDAVIT - CUSTODIAL PARENT
  • FINANCIAL AFFIDAVIT - HUSBAND
  • FINANCIAL AFFIDAVIT - WIFE
  • FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL ARREST/NOTICE TO APPEAR FILED
  • FOREIGN PROBATE
  • GENERAL TESTIMONY
  • INCOME DEDUCTION NOTICE TO PAYOR
  • INCOME DEDUCTION ORDER
  • INDIGENT CRIMINAL DEFENSE COST ASSESSED
  • INTERCEPT NOTICE
  • INVENTORY OF SAFE DEPOSIT BOX
  • LETTER
  • LETTER MAILED ADVISING BANK RETURNED CHECK DUE TO INSUFFICIENT FUNDS
  • MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
  • MEMORANDUM
  • MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
  • MOTION FOR WRIT OF GARNISHMENT
  • MOTION TO COMPEL
  • NON CRIMINAL BOATING CITATION FILED:
  • NON CRIMINAL CITATION FILED:
  • NON TAXABLE CERTIFICATE AND RECEIPT FOR ESTATE TAX
  • NONMILITARY AFFIDAVIT
  • NON-RECORDED JUDGMENT FILED
  • NOTICE
  • NOTICE OF FEDERAL ESTATE TAX RETURN DUE
  • NOTICE OF FILING
  • NOTICE OF PRODUCTION FROM NON PARTY - ATTORNEY TO ISSUE SUBPOENA
  • NOTICE OF PRODUCTION FROM NON-PARTY
  • NOTICE OF TAKING DEPOSITION DUCES TECUM
  • NOTICE TO APPEAR FILED
  • NOTICE TO DEFENDANT
  • NOTICE TO DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND MOTOR VEHICLES TO SUSPEND DRIVER LICENSE AND VEHICLE REGI
  • NOTICE TO DESIGNATE WHICH ASSETS OR WAGES ARE EXEMPT FROM POSSIBLY BEING SEIZED PURSUANT
  • NOTICE TO PAYOR
  • ORDER AUTHORIZING PAYMENT OF ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION TO GUARDIAN
  • ORDER DESIGNATING DEPOSITORY
  • ORDER DESIGNATING DEPOSITORY FOR ASSETS
  • ORDER EXTENDING HEARING FOR PROTECTION AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE
  • ORDER EXTENDING INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE
  • ORDER OF DISMISSAL OF TEMPORARY HEARING FOR PROTECTION AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE
  • ORDER OF DISMISSAL OF TEMPORARY INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE
  • ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: CIVIL CONTEMPT AND ORDER TO APPEAR (PRIVATE)
  • ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: CIVIL CONTEMPT AND ORDER TO APPEAR SERVED (PRIVATE)
  • ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: CRIMINAL CONTEMPT AND ORDER TO APPEAR (PRIVATE)
  • ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: CRIMINAL CONTEMPT AND ORDER TO APPEAR RETURNED SERVED (PRIVATE)
  • ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: CRIMINAL CONTEMPT AND ORDER TO APPEAR RETURNED UNEXECUTED (PRIVATE)
  • ORIGINAL
  • PERSONAL INFORMATION
  • PETITION
  • PETITION FOR INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE
  • PETITION FOR ORDER DESIGNATING DEPOSITORY FOR ASSETS
  • PETITIONER'S EXHIBIT RECEIVED INTO EVIDENCE
  • PETITONER'S
  • PLAINTIFF
  • PLAINTIFF'S EXHIBIT
  • PLEA OF GUILTY OR NO CONTEST TO A CRIMINAL CHARGE IN COUNTY COURT FILED
  • PLEA OF GUILTY OR NO CONTEST TO A CRIMINAL CHARGED FILED IN OPEN COURT
  • PROBABLE CAUSE AFFIDAVIT FILED
  • QUALIFIED DOMESTIC RELATIONS ORDER
  • RECEIPT
  • RECEIPT (EVIDENCE)
  • RECEIPT OF BENEFICIARY AND CONSENT TO DISCHARGE
  • REGISTRATION STATEMENT
  • REPORT
  • REQUEST FOR ADMISSIONS
  • REQUEST TO INITIATE SUSPENSION OF DELINQUENT OBLIGOR'S DRIVER'S LICENSE
  • REQUEST TO PRODUCE
  • RESPONDENT'S EXHIBIT RECEIVED INTO EVIDENCE
  • RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR ADMISSIONS
  • RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION
  • RESPONSE TO REQUEST TO PRODUCE
  • STATE ATTORNEY INTAKE DETERMINATION REPORT FOR VIOLATION OF INJUNCTION (NOT FILED)
  • STATE ATTORNEY INTAKE DETERMINATION REPORT FOR VIOLATION OF INJUNCTION (NOT FILED)(PRIVATE)
  • STATE ATTORNEY INTAKE DETERMINATION REPORT FOR VIOLATION OR INJUNCTION (INFORMATION FILED)
  • STATE ATTORNEY INTAKE DETERMINATION REPORT FOR VIOLATION OR INJUNCTION (INFORMATION FILED)(PRIVATE)
  • STATE ATTORNEY INTAKE DETERMINATION REPORT FOR VIOLATION OR INJUNCTION (UNDER INVESTIGATION)
  • STATE ATTORNEY INTAKE DETERMINATION REPORT FOR VIOLATION OR INJUNCTION (UNDER INVESTIGATION)(PRIVATE
  • STATEMENT OF CLAIM
  • STIPULATION
  • STOP PAYMENT AFFIDAVIT FILED
  • SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM FOR DEPOSITION RETURNED
  • SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM FOR TRIAL RETURNED
  • SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM RETURNED
  • SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM WITHOUT DEPOSITION RETURNED
  • TEMPORARY INJUNCTION AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE SERVED
  • TEMPORARY INJUNCTION AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE UNEXECUTED
  • TEMPORARY INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE
  • TERMINATION NOTICE FROM EMPLOYER
  • TRAFFIC SCHOOL COMPLETION CERTIFICATE RECEIVED
  • TRAFFIC SCHOOL COMPLETION CERTIFICATE RECEIVED LATE
  • TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS
  • TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS HELD
  • TRANSCRIPT OF:
  • TRANSFERRED CASE WITH CERTIFIED COPY OF TRANSFER ORDER AND PROGRESS DOCKET & ALL ORIGINAL PLEADINGS
  • UNIFORM SUPPORT PETITION
  • VICTIM IMPACT AND RESTITUTION STATEMENT FILED
  • VICTIM INFORMATION SET UP SHEET FOR RESTITUTION FILED $
  • VIOLATION OF PROBATION ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND WAIVER OF RIGHTS FILED
  • VIOLATION OF PROBATION WARRANT RETURNED UNEXECUTED PER ADMINSTRATIVE ORDER
  • WAIVER OF ACCOUNTING AND PORTIONS OF PETITION FOR DISCHARGE; WAIVER OF SERVICE OF PETITION FOR DISCH
  • WAIVER OF ACCOUNTING AND SERVICE OF PETITION FOR DISCHARGE AND RECEIPT OF BENEFICIARY AND CONSENT TO
  • WAIVER OF NOTICE AND OF HEARING AND OF ALL OBJECTIONS TO PETITION FOR DISCHARGE AND FINAL REPORT AND
  • WAIVER OF NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
  • WORTHLESS CHECK AFFIDAVIT FILED
  • WRIT OF GARNISHMENT RETURNED
  • XEROX COPY CLERK'S RECEIPT FOR HOLDING SALE
  • XEROX COPY RECEIPT
     

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How You Can Protect Your Confidential Information:

The conclusion reached from the examination of electronic access to court records is that the parties (those who file records with the Court) are in the best position to identify and protect their confidential information. There are several steps you can take to protect this information.

Review Your Court Records Before You File:

Before you file, take advantage of the procedure adopted by the Court for Manatee County by removing your social security numbers, bank account, debit and credit card number and placing them on the Notice of Confidential Information within Court Filing form that would only be accessed by parties, their attorneys and the Court. Available by clicking here Notice of Confidential Information pursuant to Rule 2.420(d)(2) (Word Version). If you have an attorney, they can assist you with this. If you are representing yourself, a clerk will assist you with questions about the procedures and forms; however, since these are your records, you are in the best position to locate and remove these numbers.

Review Your Previously Filed Court Records:

The clerk employs redaction software to identify and remove social security number, bank account, debit and credit card numbers, but to ensure that the numbers are removed you should review what you file with the clerk. If you identify any numbers that have not been redacted, you can complete a Request for Removal form and request removal, available by clicking here Request for Removal form (Word Version).

Steps To Take To Examine Your Records:

  1.  Look through any paper copies you have retained from your court action. If you locate any court papers with a social security, bank account, debit or credit card number, fill out the form showing the case number and document name and send it to the clerk. The clerk will make sure the numbers are redacted.
  2.  Search the clerk’s court records access website. If public access is permitted to your case or documents, you may be able to view the documents from Public Internet access. Otherwise, you need to request Party Access to your cases using the form for party access Party Access Form. With party access, you can review any document that has not been sealed by the Court. If you locate a document with numbers, complete the Request for Removal form and send it to the clerk and the clerk will redact the numbers.
  3.  If you cannot access the record from Public Internet access and do not request Party Access, you can visit the clerk’s office and examine your cases in our public viewing area and complete the form if you locate any numbers.

Angelina M. Colonneso, Clerk Ad Interim
Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller
Manatee County, Florida
manatee.pilot@manateeclerk.com (please send all e-file related questions to support@myflcourtaccess.com)

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