Manatee County

Court Locations

Manatee County Judicial Center

The Manatee County Judicial Center is located adjacent to the Manatee County Historical Courthouse at:
1051 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, Florida 34205

(941) 749-3600
12th Judicial Circuit website

Directions to the Manatee County Historical Courthouse

Tampa (or points north): Follow I-75 South to new exit 220 (old exit 42) (SR 64). Head West on SR 64 for 8 miles into downtown Bradenton past Manatee Memorial Hospital on the right. SR 64 is the same as Manatee Avenue. The Courthouse is on the left at 1115 Manatee Avenue West. It is in the center of down town, set back from the street.

St. Petersburg (heading south): Follow I-275 South (Portions toll) over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Take the US-19 South exit, exit number 2, towards Palmetto/Bradenton. Merge onto US-41 South. Turn slight right onto Manatee Ave. West (SR 64). The Courthouse is on the left at 1115 Manatee Avenue West. It is in the center of down town, set back from the street.

Sarasota (or points south) via I-75: Follow I-75 North to new exit 220B (old exit 42 B) (SR 64). Head West on SR 64 for 8 miles into downtown Bradenton past Manatee Memorial Hospital on the right. SR 64 is the same as Manatee Avenue. The Courthouse is on the left at 1115 Manatee Avenue West. It is in the center of downtown, set back from the street.

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