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  • Vanderipe House Request For Proposals

    Monday, April 14, 2014— The Manatee County Historical Commission, Inc., a Non-Profit Agency existing under the laws of the State of Florida, will receive proposals from individuals, corporations, partnerships, and other legal entities authorized to do business in the State of Florida, to provide site planning and architectural services for the restoration of the historic W.H. Vanderipe House at the Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, FL  34208.  This RFP includes but is not limited to site planning, architectural/engineering/design, scheduling and cost estimates of this 19th century home moved to Manatee Village Historical Park in accordance with the specifications included in the RFP.  - Download the Vanderipe House RFP

  • Florida Maritime Museum Closed on April 26 to Host Veterans Kayak Event

    Thursday, April 10, 2014—The Florida Maritime Museum (FMM) and Heroes on the Water (H.O.W.) are hosting a kayak launch and lunch celebration to commemorate the completion of four skin-on-frame kayaks built by local H.O.W. members. This launch is being presented in conjunction with Legacy of Valor, a campaign created by The Patterson Foundation to honor the service and sacrifice of veterans and their families.
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  • Fla. High Court Sets Standards For Access To E-Records

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014— Law360, Miami (March 20, 2014, 8:36 PM ET) ‐‐ The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday established standards for access to electronic records that will allow trial courts around the state to begin making court filings readily accessible online while also protecting confidential information.
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  • Manatee Heritage Days

    Friday, January 17, 2014— From March 1-31, 2014, the 35th 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, open houses and family programming will highlight the month’s events.  Read the event flyer for more details.

  • Manatee County Historical Records Library receives donation of papers on ‘The Making of A Hospital

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014— Dr. Richard Conard who along with Doctors E.P. Dickerson, Roger Meyer, Kenneth Schermer, Thomas Sprenger, and Harold Sutton and twenty four other community doctors as investors founded Blake Hospital in the early 1970s recently donated his collection of papers that tell the story of the hospital’s beginnings.
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  • Tax Deed Advertisement Change

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013— Please be advised that beginning December 31, 2013, Notices for Application of Tax Deed will be advertised in the Legal Notice Section of the Bradenton Herald – www.bradenton.com/legal-notices/

  • Mandatory e-filing for criminal, traffic and juvenile law divisions extended.

    Tuesday, October 01, 2013— The mandatory e-filing deadline for all criminal divisions has been extended to February 3, 2014.  Please see AOSC13-48 ELECTRONIC FILING OF CRIMINAL CASES IN THE TRIAL COURTS OF FLORIDA VIA THE FLORIDA COURTS E-FILING PORTAL.  Based on our office’s e-filing readiness, we encourage you to e-file all of your case documents including criminal via the Portal.  We have been successfully accepting and filing documents via the Portal in civil, probate, small claims and family law divisions, as well as for appeals to the circuit courts in these categories since April 1, 2013.  We are prepared to do the same for all court divisions.

  • ATTENTION - New Requirement for Certain Family Law Cases/Standing Family Law Court Order

    Friday, September 27, 2013—For details about the new requirements please download: AO13-15A-12 Standing Family Order

  • e-Courts 2012 Conference Presentations

    The following are PowerPoint slide decks that will be presented at the e-Courts 2012 Conference on Monday, December 10, 2012

    Judge Haworth’s E-Court 2012 Keynote

    Shore-Pettijohn E-Courts 2012 Plenary

  • Message for our Customers

    Effective June 1, 2009, the Legislature has imposed increases for filing fees and service charges to go to the state to fund various court functions. While the Clerks are required by law to collect these additional fees, they do not benefit your local Clerk’s office.

    In addition, severe cuts recently made to Clerks’ budgets by the Florida Legislature have required significant reductions in personnel. As a result, you may experience longer processing and wait time for services from the office. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


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