Public Records

Make a Public Record Request


The Public Records Division oversees the management of all paper and electronic records created by the County, provides mail/courier services for the County and Constitutional Officers and provides in-house centralized scanning, copying and printing services for all County departments.

Requesting records

Different entities are able to provide different types of records upon request in accordance with the Public Records Act.

To request items such as permits, building records and media, contact our Public Records division through the methods mentioned below.

Make a request

You may request public records by the following means:

Hours & Location

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Manatee County Government
Administration Building
Second Floor

1112 Manatee Ave. W.
Bradenton, FL 34205

Fee schedule

As permitted by Chapter 119.07 of the Florida Statutes, copy charges are as follows:


  • $0.15 per page - One-Sided (Up to and including 11" x 17")
  • $0.20 per page - Double-Sided (Up to and including 11" x 17")
  • $2.00 per page - Size 18" x 24" 
  • $4.00 per page - Size 24" x 36" 

Compact Disk (CD)

  • $10.00 per CD*

*Research fees may apply, if applicable.

Certification Stamp

  • $1.00 per page

Other Agency Records

Please contact the appropriate agency directly to request any records related to each:

Manatee County Clerk

  • Official Records
  • County Board Records
  • Deeds and Plats

Manatee County Sheriff's Office (MSO)

  • Incident Reports
  • Background Checks

Manatee County Tax Collector

  • Tax Documents

Manatee County Property Appraiser

  • Property Documents