Manatee County, Florida Divorce Records

There were 936 divorces in Manatee County in 2009, as you can see at You will need to select the “Marriages and Dissolutions of Marriages” chart, and click on Table-M4. 


Divorce records, like marriage records, are public. They contain information such as the full names of the couple, the maiden name of the wife, and the date and place of marriage and divorce.

Enclosed in a Divorce Record Request

All divorce records must have this form enclosed: Payment of $5 will need to be included for the first copy, and $4 for each additional copy. You will also need to make a copy of your photo ID and include it with your request.

Divorce Record Copies from the State’s Health Department

If the divorce record was created from June 6, 1927 to the present, the state will be able to dispense a copy. The state’s Vital Statistics Office can be reached at:

Bureau of Vital Statistics
Mailing address: Attn: Customer Services, Post Office Box 210, Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042.
Physical address: 1217 Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL  32202. Visiting hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Eastern Time.
Phone Requests: (904) 359-6900 extension 9000, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00pm, Eastern Time. Over the phone credit card orders will be accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the VitalChek network at: 1-(877)-550-7330.
Faxed requests: (877) 550-7428.

Local Requests for a Divorce Record

A divorce record is available from the Clerk of Circuit Court for Manatee County; this office is physically located at:

Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court
1115 Manatee Ave. West, Bradenton, FL 34206
Phone (941)749-1800

This office can be found online at R.B. Chips Shore is your current Clerk for Manatee County. Specific information about divorce procedures can be obtained at

Online Divorce Record Request

Other County Records
Manatee Background Check
Manatee Court Records
Manatee Criminal Records
Manatee Birth Records
Manatee Death Records
Manatee Genealogy Records
Manatee Marriage Records
Manatee Vital Records
Manatee Public Records
Manatee Property Records