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To continually strive to improve our customer service, we have implemented ways for specialized title transactions to be processed. The options below provide you with the flexibility to meet your needs and avoid wait times in our lobbies.
Visit the First Manatee South County Tag Agency, located at 5756 14th Street West, Bradenton, in the Southwood Shoppes plaza. This office has extended hours Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Saturday hours (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.). All transactions can be processed as a walk-in (with some restrictions) or can be dropped off. Drop-off work will be processed with a one-business-day turnaround. This office accepts cash, check, and debit. A 3.5% fee is charged on all check transactions to guarantee funds and on all debit transactions as a processing fee. Appointments are available at this office but are not required. To schedule an appointment, visit the auto tag agency website.
This option is available only to Manatee County residents and Manatee County businesses.
Drop off title and/or registration work at the Manatee County Tax Collector's DeSoto office, located at 819 301 Boulevard West, Bradenton. Most transactions are completed and available for pickup after 4 p.m. within two business days, not including the day the work is dropped off and holidays. When picking up or dropping off work, you must check in with the receptionist.
A control sheet and a copy of the applicant's valid, unexpired driver license or ID card must accompany the drop-off work. For each control sheet, submit one check made payable to Ken Burton, Jr., Tax Collector, with the amount blank. Cash is not accepted. Please place the control sheet, drop-off work, and check in an envelope or folder.
Any rejected work will be returned with a checklist detailing the reason for rejection. Work that is resubmitted after corrections have been made is still subject to the two-business-day turnaround.
The following publication lists provide information for the specialized title transactions that must be processed at the First Manatee South County Tag Agency or as drop-off work at the Manatee County Tax Collector's DeSoto office.