Bradenton, Fla. – The Office of Angelina “Angel” Colonneso, Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller for Manatee County is hosting its annual Operation Green Light event for two Saturdays in March. This in person event will take place on Saturday, March 11, 2023 and Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon.
Since 2016, beginning with Driver License Reinstatement Days, the Clerk’s office has helped hundreds of customers become eligible for driver license reinstatement.
“Operation Green Light is not just about getting your license back, it’s about taking control of your future,” said Angel Colonneso, Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller for Manatee County. “With a valid driver’s license, you have more time, more freedom, and more opportunity. Which is why we are proud to host this event every year. I encourage people to take advantage of this event to get back on the road again.”
This upcoming event is an opportunity for Manatee County customers with suspended driver licenses to pay overdue court obligations, including traffic tickets, while saving up to 30 percent in collection agency fees.
The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)’s FLOW bus will be on-site offering license reinstatement assistance.
What Customers Need to Know
For customers interested in setting up a payment plan, pursuant to F.S. 28.246 a down payment of up to $100 is required, in addition to a $25 charge to establish a payment plan, plus any clearance fees.
Only customers who did not participate in the 2022 Operation Green Light event are eligible to participate this year.
Customers need to bring with them their driver license and case numbers, if they have it, and cash or a credit card for payment. A 3.5% non-refundable processing fee will be added to each credit card transaction.
This is a walk-in event and appointments are not required.
Call the Clerk’s Traffic department at (941) 741-4060 or the Financial Recovery department at (941) 741-4067 for event questions.
About the Clerk’s Office
The Clerk of Circuit Court was established as a public trustee by the Florida Constitution in 1838. The Clerk of the Circuit Court serves as the Clerk of Courts, the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, Auditor, Recorder, and Custodian of all County Funds. In Manatee County, the Clerk’s office also administers a local child support enforcement program, violence protection advocacy program, Manatee Teen Court, and the preservation of historical resources through its historical resources department. Located at 1115 Manatee Avenue West in downtown Bradenton, the Courthouse is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.. Please be sure to visit our website at www.manateeclerk.com and sign up for our electronic newsletter at https://bit.ly/MB-Sign-Up-Form.