The Real ID Act is a federal act requiring the establishment of minimum standards for state-issued driver licenses and identification cards in accordance with The REAL ID Act of 2005.
IMPORTANT: If your Florida Driver License or ID Card does not have a gold star in the upper right corner, or you are obtaining a first time Florida Driver License or ID Card, you must provide identity documents when processing a transaction in person.
Review the following website to determine the documents you will need to comply with the Federal Real ID Act: http://www.dhs.gov/secure-drivers-licenses.
Not a Manatee County resident? Effective 7/24/17, Out-of-County residents can only be served at our Driver License Office, located at 904 301 Blvd W, Bradenton. An appointment is required. Visit taxcollector.com to schedule an appointment. Out-of-County residents must select the “Non-Manatee County Resident DL/ID Card Transaction” Service in order to be served. Testing services (e.g. road testing, written exams) are provided for Manatee County residents only.