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Motor Vehicle
If I do not renew my car, truck, motorcycle or trailer registration/decal before the expiration date, will a late penalty apply?
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Not a Manatee County resident?  Effective 7/24/17, Out-of-County residents needing to process title and/or registration transactions for vehicles, boats, and mobile homes can only be served at First Manatee South County Tag Agency, located at 5756 14th St W, Bradenton.

Per Florida Statute 320.07(4)(a), a delinquent fee is imposed on any applicant who fails to renew their registration before the end of the month in which registration renewal is due. The delinquent fee is applied on the 11th calendar day of the month succeeding the renewal period.

The exact expiration date is shown on the current registration certificate and it is the registered owner's responsbility to know the expiration date and renew on time. 

  License Tax      Delinquent Fee

       up to $25.00              $5.00

  $25.01 to $50.00            $10.00

 $50.01 to $100.00           $15.00

$100.01 to $400.00          $50.00

$400.01 to $600.00         $100.00

$600.01 and higher          $250.00

For additional information on registration renewals, view our Registration Renewal publication.

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