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I mailed my application for documentation to the US Coast Guard, but I need to operate my boat on the water in the meantime. What can I use as a temporary registration?
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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.

Our office can issue a temporary registration, which includes an FL # and a decal for use while awaiting your official documentation with the US Coast Guard. In order to receive an FL # and decal, you will need to be present with a state-issued license or ID card and provide a letter or postcard from the US Coast Guard, which proves that your application has been filed and is pending approval. Fees will be due based on the length of the boat and how you will be using it (commercial or pleasure purposes).

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