BRADENTON, Fla. — The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is participating in Veteran’s Stand Down Court 2019, an event organized by the Manatee County Veterans Services Office, on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. – noon at the Manatee County Fairgrounds in Palmetto.
In its 21st year, the event aims to help homeless and potentially homeless veterans and their families receive critical needs and services in Manatee County.
Staff from the Manatee County Clerk of Court will assist with unpaid court fees and fines on closed cases, unpaid traffic fees and fines and driver’s licenses. Legal Aid of Manasota will be present to provide support on civil case questions.
During the day, additional services and assistance will be offered, such as Veteran Services, eye exams, hot meals, showers and hygiene products, haircuts, clothing, resume assistance, legal services and medical, mental health and dental screenings.
No pre-registration is required. Participants must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and
are asked to bring a valid form of identification, including a DD214, VA card or driver’s license.
About the Manatee County Clerk of the Court
The Florida Constitution established the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller as a public trustee, independently elected to protect public funds and public records while executing the functions of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Comptroller, Treasurer and Auditor, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners and County Recorder. Located at 1115 Manatee Ave. W. in Bradenton, the Clerk oversees a staff of more than 275 people, responsible for performing nearly 1,000 constitutional or statutory functions or duties, representing the broadest and most diverse mantle of responsibility of any locally elected official. The citizens of Manatee County elect the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller to a four-year term. Currently, Angelina M. Colonneso serves as the Clerk of the Court. For more information, call 941-749-1800 or visit www.ManateeClerk.com.