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I have a homemade boat that I would like to title and register in my name. What do I need to do?
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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.

All owners will need to be present with their valid (unexpired) state-issued license/ID or valid (unexpired) passport. If you purchased the homemade boat from the builder, you will need to provide a bill of sale from the builder that specifies the purchase price. If you constructed the boat yourself, you will need to provide receipts for any materials purchased where sales tax was or was not collected.

If the homemade boat is 16 feet or more in length, you will need to provide a Certificate of Inspection from the Florida Marine Patrol. (Call 863.648.3200 to schedule a time for the inspection.) While in our office, you will be asked to complete Form 82040 and Form 87002. (Completing these forms ahead of time will expedite your transaction.) Title and registration fees will apply and sales tax may also be collected, when applicable.

This transaction is only processed at one of the following locations:

  • The First Manatee South County Tag Agency - 5756 14th St W, Bradenton 34207.  Open Mon - Fri 9am-6pm & Sat 9am-2pm.  This office accepts cash and check only.  A 2% fee will be charged on check transactions to guarantee funds.  Appointments can only be scheduled online.
  • The DeSoto office - 819 301 Blvd W, Bradenton, 34205.  Open Mon - Fri 9-5.  Appointments can only be scheduled online.
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